Concept

Staff Finder’s platform enables businesses to find temporary workers to cover immediate hourly or daily staffing needs around the clock. Employers advertise a job, an alert is sent to suitable candidates who can accept/decline and the employer is presented with a list of prospective cover staff. On completion of the job, the contractor can clock their hours, they both can rate one another, and invoicing and payment is managed automatically.

How they’re disrupting

With offices in London, Zurich and Lausanne Staff Finder focuses on the hospitality, events & promotion, retail, logistics, business services and office sectors. Their stats claim 98% of all job requests are filled within 4 hours from creation. Not bad. In turn this is enabling a host of businesses to manage unpredictability and flexibly respond to staff shortages and peak demand.

Disruption potential

The global staffing industry is big business. In 2014 the market value was estimated at $400 billion.

Investments and future

Early this year Staff Finder secured a €20m growth equity investment led by One Peak Partners and Goldman Sachs Private Capital. The funding will help the Swiss company to accelerate its international expansion strategy and support its product development roadmap.