In light of the current country-wide lockdown, the UK government has relaxed competition rules encouraging businesses to collaborate in a way they have never done before.
With this in mind, Quinyx has developed a new and flexible solution, which enables companies to pool their resources. This initiative could help thousands of businesses and millions of workers who are struggling during the Coronavirus crisis.
In the long term, this could also lead to a better, happier, more efficient way of working together. A truly flexible workforce means a fully efficient business.
How does this solution work?
The principle is very simple. Let's take the following example:
Company A is a supermarket. Classed as an essential business, they are operating during the lockdown and, due to the restrictions in place, their need for staff has doubled. They are suffering with high levels of absence resulting from self-isolation and illness, and have a high number of shifts to fill in order to meet customer demand.
Company B, operating within the hospitality sector, is a non-essential business and can't trade at present. Their staff are mainly on zero-hours contracts and aren't able to work (or get paid) as their place of work is temporarily closed. They are also not entitled to the government's furlough scheme.
Quinyx allows these two businesses to enter an agreement and share their resources using our Workforce Management platform. In this example, Company B's staff will appear on the platform as "available" for Company A to schedule. Company A will post the shifts and skills needed, and Company B's workers will look for any available shifts that match their criteria, work the hours they want to work, and get paid for their work.
Who will benefit from this solution?
Businesses, workers and customers will all benefit from this innovative way of working together:
- Businesses: Better service, increased efficiency, reduced staff turnover (as workers may wish to stay with their current employer even if they are temporarily working for someone else, as opposed to seeking new employment elsewhere), and ultimately increased sales.
- Workers: Staff will be empowered to become more flexible, agile, and learn new ways of working, and of course continue earning.
- Customers: Better customer service and experience, access to goods, and less time spent out of their home.
Who can use this solution?
Quinyx Pooling Resources will appeal to any business, both essential and non-essential, striving to support its workers.
Whether they need to make part or all of their staff available to take on additional work from their selected partner or wish to draw resources from a pool of workers to accommodate an increase in labour, businesses choosing this solution will achieve the flexibility they need.
Businesses who will benefit from this include:
- Convenience stores
- Public sector
- Restaurants offering takeaway
- Delivery drivers
- Cycle retailer
- Care homes
- Any other labour-intensive organisation
In addition, once restrictions are gradually lifted by the government and trade resumes, this will continue to be applicable as some businesses such as high street retail, hotels, restaurants and pubs may experience staff shortages, require greater flexibility and need to become much more agile.
How long does it take to get started?
The process is simple, secure and quick, with no lengthy implementation required. As the Quinyx Workforce Management platform is cloud-based, there is no need for development, customisations or complex systems integrations.
The configuration sharing rules, security and regulatory requirements will be agreed between the participating parties in order to ensure full compliance, including GDPR and confidentiality.
How do I register?
If you wish to discuss your requirements, want to start sharing your workforce or need to access a pool of available workers, simply fill in the form below and our team will contact you shortly.