Squaddle is a new app launching this week, tackling the problem of finding staff for the hospitality industry.
The hospitality sector finally has a solution for its biggest problem, finding staff. Squaddle is a free first of its kind app that connects skilled hospitality workers with the businesses that need them on-demand. The Perth app officially launches this week, after recently listing in the Google and Apple app stores.
The app allows hospitality businesses to satisfy staffing needs at short notice and access a pool of skilled, rated, local workers. Within a few minutes businesses can post a gig, receive quotes and fill a need. Business owners can view the contractor’s work history, skills and peer ratings before awarding the gig.
Squaddle provides hospitality contractors with the opportunity to find short-term work, earn extra income and select suitable gigs around existing commitments, during a time when many people in Perth are looking for extra income.
Squaddle is a Perth based start-up founded by local IT professionals Adam Sarris and James Hill, who saw an opportunity to provide an easy way to manage staff shortfalls and increased demands in hospitality. Sarris explains
“I wanted to open an espresso bar, but during the planning process realised that staffing would be an ongoing issue for the business, which is how I discovered this unfulfilled need of hospitality businesses, and the concept of Squaddle was born.”
Daniel Sterpini the business owner of Cocktail Gastronomy and Lucky Chan’s tried the app for the first time during the Noodle Night Markets, and Squaddler, Emily Shakeshaft was quick to respond, being on duty within 90 minutes of the business posting the gig on Squaddle. Mr Sterpini explains:
“Squaddle is a simple and convenient solution for finding staff which previously was a very laborious process.”
Since the launch over 500 hospitality contractors have signed up to Squaddle and over 50 Perth businesses have registered to help satisfy their staffing needs. Having received a positive response in the Perth market, Sarris and Hill plan to launch the app in all major Australian cities in 2017.