Savannah Center Case Study

How Savannah Center's quality requirements were met by Upshifters

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About the Company

The Savannah Center is one of the premier wedding and event venues in Cincinnati. From the elegant Grand Ballroom to the fully equipped Corporate Rooms, Savannah Center hosts intimate breakfasts or sit-down dinners for up to 1,200 guests. The center is known for offering gracious service and the warmth of Southern hospitality. For small meetings or large seminars, their Corporate Guests have state-of-the-art technology to suit their needs.

The Challenge

As one of the largest and most premier event centers in the Tri-State, the Savannah Center must always provide superior service to its clients’ needs. For many years the Savannah Center resorted to traditional staffing services to fill the shifts at their events. However, they were confronted by the ever-present issues when using traditional staffing companies – reliability and worker quality.

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Enter Upshift

When Upshift approached Savannah Center in 2017, General Manager Steve Dawkins decided to pursue a full partnership to solve his staffing issues. Upshift enabled Steve to post his shifts within seconds rather than making multiple calls to various agencies.

Since his first post on Upshift, Steve noticed a drastic increase in the quality and reliability of workers. The Savannah Center has had Upshifters with extensive, little, or no experience in the industry. Our Upshifters have included a national champion swimmer from Xavier University, a programmer, and an enterprise salesman, all working shifts at Savannah in their off-hours.

Many who would not typically enter the service industry are more than happy to use Upshift – especially for well-paid shifts in great settings.

Results?

Upshift’s industry-leading digital platform has enabled the Savannah Center to attract higher quality workers for their events.

Markup-based billing and wage transparency allows the Savannah Center to pay a higher wage to attract the best talent. The willingness of those traditionally outside of the temporary labor market to pick up these shifts has resulted in a massive increase in the quality of those coming to work for the Savannah Center!

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Upshifters Converted to Savannah Center Employees

+96%

Success Rate

“As our needs change, we can change what we need from Upshift. If we have a really busy weekend, I can post a job for 4 more people the same day and see who applies. It’s very instantaneous!”

Taryn WeisheitTaryn Weisheit

General Manager. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, New Albany

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