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We provide hospitality staffing in every corner of the industry.
Restaurants + bars.
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Hospitality works better with Qwick.
Experience is guaranteed.
Freelancers are vetted before joining, and our rating system helps elevate talent along the way.
We find you the best match.
Our system learns what and who works best for your business to pair each shift with the best possible match.
Our service adapts to your needs.
With adjustable rates and an easy-to-use app, our platform is designed to accommodate all types of hiring needs.
We’re here to help.
Our team is always only a text away to support you and answer questions.
Qwick helps businesses work better.
Just ask our regulars
They are reliable, consistent, and supportive. Their service is top notch. Their platform is easy to use and updates are always given promptly.
Tres LA Group
shifts filled with Qwick
I was even able to hire a few professionals to join our team full-time. Qwick solved a staffing crisis for me in one week, and now I no longer need to post for emergency shifts.
Westlake Wine Bar
Your company has been a life-saver during the past couple months. I'm so glad that your team members enjoy coming here, as much as we love having them.
Highly recommend every single staff member I have tonight. I hope they work all my events. Thank you for making my job the easiest it’s been in quite awhile.
Bryan Glazer Family JCC
I love the model that Qwick has established of allowing employers to hire workers FT without any conversion fee!
Where has Qwick been all my life? I just used this service for the first time in Nashville, TN and hands down easiest and most effective way I have hired so far in my 7 years of business.
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Qwick is the professional platform at the heart of the hospitality industry. We empower businesses to staff flexibly and fill shifts with qualified freelancers through our easy-to-use digital platform, eliminating the inefficiencies of traditional temporary staffing. Our industry focus allows us to find and elevate the very best talent, while our technology is tailor-made to solve the hospitality industry’s most common staffing challenges.
We charge 40% on top of the freelancer’s hourly pay and give you the flexibility to set your own rates. (We advocate for livable wages, and will recommend rates based on demand and seasonality to help ensure your shifts are filled with the best talent.)
We verify that all Qwick freelancers have at least one year of relevant experience in the shifts they’re qualified for and confirm their qualifications during a personal orientation. We also validate each freelancer’s food and alcohol handling certifications (as needed for various shift types).
Any freelancer you’ve rated 5-stars will be offered first pick at future shifts with your business. You can build your custom roster of preferred freelancers by rating them with five stars.
Feel free! When you (inevitably) find someone you’d like to hire full time, you can do so with no additional fees.
We’re rapidly expanding across the country to help you fill shifts from our network of talented hospitality freelancers in 20+ U.S. cities. View the full list here .
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Qwick for Freelancers 4+
Flexible f+b shifts. daily pay, qwick, inc..
- 4.8 • 15.5K Ratings
Qwick helps F+B freelancers find shifts that match their expertise, empowering them to work more flexibly and freely. As the professional platform at the heart of hospitality, we’re dedicated to the industry as your digital staffing resource so you can: MAKE YOUR OWN SCHEDULE Our platform makes it easy for you to work when, where, and how you want. No more crossing your fingers when the weekly schedule drops. RECEIVE BETTER PAY, YOUR WAY Earn a living wage, not a minimum wage—fast (as soon as 30 minutes after you clock out). GET MORE WORK WITH GREAT WORK Our two-way rating system means that the better you do, the more shifts you're matched with. Shift types offered include: • Front of House - Busser - Bartender - Mixologist - Barista - Restaurant Server • Back of House - Dishwasher - Line Cook - Prep Cook - Food Assembler - Barback • Events + Catering - Event Chef - Banquet Cook - Banquet Server - Banquet Captain - Concession Worker - Event Help TEXT US ANYTIME Our service-oriented support team is here for you with real-time answers from real people.
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Got accepted for my first shift (which was 2 weeks away- they have very limited shifts available so don’t depend on this full time!!!) Uncontrollable circumstances arose on my way to the shift , pushing me back 5 mins. On the app, you can hit the “running a little late” button which is supposed to contact the on-site manager of that job. But of course an error occurred. So I just called the business on my own (found their number on google) no answer so I contacted support through the app. They sent me another phone number to the on-site manager , which I called & still no answer. So I showed up anyway asap (7 mins late)….. Didn’t make the shift but spoke with the manager, she understood and told me to come to the next shift EARLY!! Which I agreed and apologized for my inconvenience. Got back on the app and was told, that specific company doesn’t want to work with me anymore but I could still work through the app, I will just no longer see their shifts. A couple hours later, I was banned from the whole app. No explanation or reason. Tried to reach out to support to resolve the miscommunication, NO RESPONSE!!
Developer Response ,
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New design is hard to read, but a great app, nonetheless
I love how easy this app is to use. I have been treated professionally by the company so far, and it’s definitely the most intuitive gig app to use (I subscribe to all of them) and I like that you can easily see all info about a shift in a glance, including exact location unlike most other gig apps. There have been some clock out issues, but I remain at the location and keep trying until I am successful. I do think that once the manager has been contacted to come meet with you that you should be able to start the shift - it’s not fair to have to wait 15-20 minutes for others to arrive before you get approval to begin work. Perhaps adding functionality such as an “I’ve arrived” gps button that shows that you are within 100 feet of the building, which then notifies the manager. Having to call the manager outside of the app is a bit unwieldy but not a dealbreaker. I loved the old design but it was recently updated and, well, it’s hard on the eyes. The font they switched to is difficult, and I’m hoping it is reverted to the previous font or something more legible. The rebrand comes from the mindset that they are trying to mimic the handwriting on BOH tickets according to their press release, which is a clever idea in concept but not in execution. I will update my review to 5 stars for sure if things change to an easier to read font.
Thank you for reaching out and thank you for the review! We appreciate the feedback as well!
Great way to make money
I just worked my first shift and made almost $200 in 4 hours (with my referral bonus). The app is simple to use. Clocking in and out was easy. I might give up my regular job and just do this instead! You get to pick when and where you want to work, and if you like a place and they like you, they can continue to request you for shifts or maybe offer you a position in their company if that’s something you’re interested in. You get to try different places and see what works best for you, so you don’t get stuck working a job that you hate day after day. It feels pretty empowering to be in charge of when, where, how, and for what rate of pay you want to work. And if you don’t like a place, you don’t ever have work there again. The only down side is that there aren’t that many shifts close to where I live and sometimes there aren’t many shifts available at all and all you can do is join the waitlist. I’m hoping more restaurants will start using Qwick soon and shift availability will no longer be a problem.
Thank you so much for this fantastic review!
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Qwick is a staffing platform offering part-time and flexible jobs in the food service industry
Expected pay: minimum wage – $30 per hour
Commissions & fees: 40% of workers pay, paid by employer
Where: 23 U.S. cities
Requirements: smart phone, prior experience, any required licensing (such as food handlers certificates for chefs); attend an online orientation
Qwick connects individuals and companies that are hosting events with cooks, waiters, bartenders and concession attendants capable of staffing these events.
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How it works
You sign up with the site and tell it your expertise. Qwick vets each worker through an online application and orientation, where they’ll need to pass a “certification” test that presumably reflects their experience and skill. Only workers with at least a year of experience are accepted.
Once your application is approved, the site starts sending you potential jobs that fit your experience.
Each job offer is designed to tell workers everything they need to determine whether to accept or reject a shift. This includes the location, start time, pay, staff contact, parking, and required dress code. You’ll also be told what type of event it is and how many people will be attending.
Both workers and employers are rated at the end of each shift. Any worker who earns a rating below 3.5 stars is kicked off the platform and will not receive any more shifts. Workers who get high ratings, which reflect promptness, professionalism and reliability, are offered jobs before lower-rated workers.
Notably, poorly rated employers are also kicked off the platform. So you’re likely to find that this site’s employers are more agreeable than most.
If you set up Instant Pay on your account, you can get paid for a shift within an hour of completing it. Without Instant Pay, you’ll still get compensated within days of finishing work. That makes this a nice spot for workers in need of fast cash.
Qwick also encourages corporate clients to develop relationships with workers and hire them directly, if they so choose.
Unlike most gig companies that levy steep finder’s fees on companies that hire a worker they met through a gig site, Qwick expects no remuneration. Says the site: “We believe that helping quality people to find quality jobs will help to build great long-term relationships with the businesses that we partner with.”
Qwick operates in 23 cities , and is worth a look when you’re in its market area. You can sign up for Qwick here. If you’re not in a market where Qwick operates, consider Wonolo or Jitjatjo .
What their users say (from Indeed ):
Management is really great and quick to respond if you have any issues or questions come up. The pay is good and so are the opportunities I can find. The only downside is that there are not a lot of job postings and the postings that do show up get taken very quickly.
“Great company to work for; however it is not enough hours or shifts. It’s either feast or famine!”
I enjoy being a hospitality freelancer through Qwick. I work when I want so I’m able to have a decent work/life balance. The pay is decent for most of the opportunities.
“You get the freedom to pick your shifts and get free food too at most of them. A lot of the places will offer permanent work to repeats as well. Overall a great gigs ap.”
“I can pick up shifts when I need extra money; it’s convenient and always works out. My pay and benefits are in my bank account within two business days, if I don’t do the instant pay.”
“Helps me pay bills…i cant complain. Register with the App . take some certifications. Then look for shifts to pick up. Not all will be close to you. You pick which ones you want.”
Even though you can work your own schedule. If you are a professional bartender or banquet server Quick or management will take all the gratuities!! I worked a gig, my own register made over $400 in tips, I got $58. If you are not experienced this may be a good gig for you. Otherwise Quick and the venue host are making $100’s of dollars of you. All the while treating you like a peasant!! It’s only good for inexperienced, sub par workers!
“I enjoy working for Qwick, as I do like to make my own schedule and task out my own positions. I’ve worked places from 5-star to mom ‘n pop restaurants through Qwick. Meeting new people in the biz daily and weekly is definitely beneficial in gaining skills and expanding my horizons.”
“I signed up with Qwick went to orientation, and haven’t received any assignments. However, did receive a last min assignment that was an hour and a half away for on 13.00 hourly. Complete waste of time. You cant earn money off this mess. Deleted the app.”
“I love the flexibility and the compensation but the frequency is random and unpredictable which makes it hard to earn a living. You need additional employment as primary income.”
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For anyone in the NYC area, I haven’t seen a lot of gigs tbh (as of around fall/winter 2022). I kept seeing one over and over though…I believe it was at Yankee Stadium. The pay was pretty low. My favorite thing about the app is that they seem professional, their app works pretty well, etc. It’s just that I don’t think they have a market like that in NYC in comparison to other metro areas.
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This temp staffing startup gave employees a 4-day workweek. Job applications spiked 230%
Good morning— Fortune writer Paige McGlauflin here!
Earlier this spring, the Phoenix-based temporary hospitality staffing platform Qwick bet that a four-day workweek would help the company grow revenue and swell its job applicant pool as it scaled. The gamble seems to have paid off, the company says.
In April, I spoke with Qwick’s cofounder and CEO, Jamie Baxter, about his transition to a shorter workweek. The company had only recently emerged from a near collapse brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, which had a deleterious effect on the hospitality industry. While Qwick has since recovered, reporting a 664% increase in revenue between 2020 and 2021, Baxter cited high levels of burnout among employees as the company grew. Qwick, in turn, piloted a four-day workweek from early April through June, which it’s now extended through July 2023.
“At the end of the day, we’ve got to build the best team possible, and that means we’ve got to attract and retain the best talent,” Baxter told me last week. “The four-day workweek has really helped there.”
Since cutting the workweek short, the number of job applications Qwick receives has soared from around 400 monthly applications in April to 1,400 in May, a 230% increase. Baxter says the larger talent pool allows them to choose a higher caliber of talent.
“At all levels of our organization, we’re getting a plethora of people, and we get to choose from who we want to bring in versus [being] given a limited set of applications and choosing the best of the options that you have in front of you,” Baxter says. He points to the addition of Gint Grabauskas, formerly an executive at companies like GoDaddy and Offerpad and now Quick’s chief technology officer, as an example of the quality talent Qwick’s four-day workweek has attracted.
Morale has also increased. In an internal survey, the share of employees who reported feeling “well rested and ready for work on Monday mornings” increased by 32 percentage points to 96% during the fourth month of the pilot. Baxter likens the renewed vigor to coming back from a vacation feeling recharged. “You feel like anything that’s put in front of you, you can tackle, and we’re getting that weekly,” he says.
When we last spoke in April, Baxter hypothesized that the four-day workweek would boost year-over-year revenue growth. He expects it to top 200% by the end of 2022 but declined to share specific numbers for publication.
Though the pandemic-induced recession nearly shuttered Qwick’s doors, forcing it to lay off 80% of its staff, Baxter is optimistic going into the new year, despite an uncertain economic climate. “[I don’t think] this is going to affect us in the same way,” he says, noting that the pandemic was uniquely disastrous because Qwick’s business relies on the hospitality industry, much of which was inaccessible in 2020.
In fact, Baxter believes Qwick’s model will sustain it through the next recession because more employers will opt to hire temporary staff over full-time employees. Over 45% of Qwick’s revenue comes from restaurants and hotels.
While the pilot has another 10 months to go, Baxter expects to make it permanent. Extending the pilot allows Qwick to better understand what a four-day workweek model looks like over an entire year and as the company expands its employee base of about 260 staffers. Other employers, including Kickstarter and Microsoft Japan, have also implemented four-day workweeks to boost productivity and retain talent.
“It’d be a far stretch to imagine us going back to a five-day workweek,” Baxter says. “This allows us to keep it as a pilot, make a few slight tweaks, and then make it permanent.”
One such tweak is smoothing out logistics for holiday weekends, which could further shorten an already truncated workweek. “We can’t do three-day weeks, five [or] six times a year,” Baxter says.
Next week, Qwick will celebrate its fifth anniversary. As the company sets sights on the next five years, Baxter is adamant that the shorter workweek will allow it to attract and retain talent while expanding operations.
“[A] four-day workweek allows us to continue sprinting,” he says. “Because it’s a marathon of sprints, not just one sprint that you have to keep going on forever.”
Paige McGlauflin [email protected] @ paidion
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