Three things every event company must understand about employee misclassification

If you’re in the event industry, you’ve most likely heard about employee misclassification and the very serious ramifications that can occur if your temporary crew is improperly classified. So, the question is – should you classify your crew as independent contractors under form 1099 or as part-time W-2 employees? In recent years, several branches of…

Are you making these 3 event staff management mistakes?

Producing and staffing successful events requires not only a robust talent pool of qualified and competent people, but it also requires event companies to employ the right tools to communicate with and manage them and satisfy all parties involved in the process. As the competition in this industry continues to grow fiercer, it’s on you…

The next big thing in crew management

The gig economy continues to grow at an astounding rate. This is in large part to the plethora of technology and platforms currently available to both businesses and their workers. These solutions make it more streamlined for businesses to manage their entire labor workflow, as well as easier for their people to obtain work. However,…

2019 tips for crew scheduling, time tracking, and managing live event crews

How many Americans will rely on temporary work, freelancing, and on-demand apps to make a living by the year 2020? The answer is… a lot. By 2020, there will be 64 million people working in “contingent” or “alternative work arrangements” in the US. However, even with the gig economy rising, most event companies still struggle…

Crew scheduling: explained in fewer than 140 characters

In the event industry, your time is precious. We know that you are running from one event, to the next, and doing everything in your power to make your clients happy, and wow their audiences both large and small. That’s why we wanted to break down this concept of event crew scheduling and describe it…

Are you still using excel spreadsheets to crew your events?

Are you still using excel spreadsheets and manual processes to crew your events? If so, you must be getting really tired of the lack of collaboration, lack of real-time visibility into project statuses and costs, the corrupt files, and the time wasted. If you’re getting frustrated with your current crew scheduling and management processes, you…

Up and away: the changing path of travel management for live event crews

Traveling an event crew can be incredibly time-consuming and expensive. Many companies lose out on easy opportunities to keep costs down when they still book, communicate, and manage their crews’ travel itineraries through systems that lack integration with the rest of their workflow. However, this is changing. LASSO recently launched LASSO Travel, which simplifies travel…

Are you managing your event company through your email inbox?

Do you remember when that little “ding” and the automated voice saying, “You’ve got mail!” had you dashing to your computer to see what new messages you had received? Well, things have changed. Today, our email inboxes are overloaded with all kinds of messages causing us to work less efficiently, communicate less clearly, and waste…

How Event Companies Waste Time & Money

Benjamin Franklin once said, “lost time is never found again.” In this industry, lost time is a concern due to the fact that it can negatively impact the success and profitability of every event. Most event companies are constantly searching for ways to reduce their costs and bolster revenue margins. However, the problem is that…