How to Maximize Your Shift Postings


Andrew Bloomquist

Whether you’ve been with Upshift for a significant amount of time or are just starting to post shifts on our platform, here are some helpful tips on how to appeal to our workforce and to better ensure they come prepared, on time, and in the proper uniform/attire.

1. Make Sure to Mention All Incentives/Benefits

We all know the competition for great staff is fierce. An excellent way for your company to have the edge over other businesses battling to attract the same pool of candidates can be to offer a perk for working at your establishment.  

One example of a non-monetary perk is that offered by King’s Island to Upshifters. Kings Island is a theme park located in Southwest Ohio owned by national theme park operator Cedar Fair. They offer one ticket to Upshifters for every twenty hours they work. This incentive has helped them attract great talent!

Many clients also offer a complimentary meal while at a shift, which is also a great incentive for Upshifters to choose your shift.
In the light industrial sector, perks tend to focus more on working environment/benefits. Many of our light industrial clients like to highlight the full-time roles they have available for Upshifters who do a great job. Another great perk to highlight in a warehouse/manufacturing environment is if the facility is climate controlled.  

2. Try to be as descriptive as possible when posting.


Job Requirements

It is vital to make sure the Upshifters are as equipped as possible with the knowledge of what you expect from them and where to arrive for your posted positions.  Make sure you explain every duty to minimize confusion and ensure only qualified applicants are applying.  If certain lifting requirements need to be met or specific amounts of time that the Upshifters will need to remain on their feet, make sure to include that information in the description. 

What to Wear (Dress Code)

If you have a strict dress code, all information, including colors, types, and clothing restrictions and accessories, should be provided.  You don’t want someone to show up with clothing that violates your dress code because you weren’t specific!

Arrival Instructions

Specific instructions ensure that Upshifters arrive on-time and report to the correct work area. You will want to include parking instructions, the entrance they should use, and the name or title they should ask for upon arrival to make sure that everyone starts on time.

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3. Post Shifts in Advance Wherever Possible


It is always better to have more choices than fewer when choosing those who will work for you. The closer to the shift start time you post, the fewer Upshifters will be available, so we recommend posting as far in advance as you can to give yourself the largest pool of applicants to choose from. We hope these tips are helpful! If you have any questions or want to learn more about Upshift you can schedule a demo using the button below!

2. Try to be as descriptive as possible when posting.


Job Requirements

It is vital to make sure the Upshifters are as equipped as possible with the knowledge of what you expect from them and where to arrive for your posted positions.  Make sure you explain every duty to minimize confusion and ensure only qualified applicants are applying.  If certain lifting requirements need to be met or specific amounts of time that the Upshifters will need to remain on their feet, make sure to include that information in the description. 

What to Wear (Dress Code)

If you have a strict dress code, all information, including colors, types, and clothing restrictions and accessories, should be provided.  You don’t want someone to show up with clothing that violates your dress code because you weren’t specific!

Arrival Instructions

Specific instructions ensure that Upshifters arrive on-time and report to the correct work area. You will want to include parking instructions, the entrance they should use, and the name or title they should ask for upon arrival to make sure that everyone starts on time.

upshift for business - post shifts

3. Post Shifts in Advance Wherever Possible


It is always better to have more choices than fewer when choosing those who will work for you. The closer to the shift start time you post, the fewer Upshifters will be available, so we recommend posting as far in advance as you can to give yourself the largest pool of applicants to choose from. We hope these tips are helpful! If you have any questions or want to learn more about Upshift you can schedule a demo using the button below!

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