Today’s gig economy is growing, thanks in large part to the technology and platforms currently available to both businesses and workers. One of the main challenges for the Event industry, is finding a comprehensive solution that allows for easy management of the many complex labor processes that surround an event – everything from finding crew to paying them, and every step in between. Amidst increasing your talent pool, communicating with your crew, scheduling, booking travel, tracking time and streamlining payment (oh, and so much more), you can easily lose focus on how all of these fundamental processes impact your bottom line when your main focus is in producing amazing events for your clients.
LASSO’s Workforce labor management and scheduling software provides a solution that allows event services organizations to get a better hold on their crew management processes, so they can harness the power of today’s gig economy and achieve the results they need to continue to grow.
LASSO Helps Automate Those Manual Tasks
When your team has to make multiple phone calls to fill just one crew position (let alone all of the emails and texts that go along with that), or when you are spending countless hours manually entering everything into excel spreadsheets, it is easy to put profitability on the back-burner in order to accomplish your event goals.
LASSO combats this by allowing businesses to streamline their workflows, which leads to increased efficiency and productivity. Rather than spending your time on the phone or trying to go between multiple spreadsheets, your team is able to use an automated and integrated workforce management system. This means that tasks such as determining crew availability, scheduling them and booking their travel, just to name a few, take less time. It also means that true cost and profitability data is tracked and at your fingertips so you know exactly where you are with your budget at all times.
LASSO Enables Smarter Decision Making
Not only is it important that you be able to build a talent pool of qualified crew, whether they are part-time w2 or 1099s, it is also important to know how other factors are impacting actual costs – such as taxes, overtime, travel, and more. LASSO’s platform gives you insight into all of these complexities, enabling you to make more strategic hiring decisions throughout the entire process. This is increasingly important as the gig economy continues to grow and evolve and as more players with varying skills enter into the workforce.
Succeeding in the gig economy is about more than finding the most skilled workers for a particular job. You also need to be able to effectively manage your workforce and make the best decisions. This includes setting up systems to track time and attendance, scheduling crew across various job functions or projects, and having the tools in place to ensure compliance.
Learn more about the workforce management and scheduling software from LASSO and how it is changing the game in the gig economy for event service companies by requesting a demo today.