Shiftgig Named 'Innovator of the Year' by HR Dive

The Dive Awards recognize top HR industry disruptors 

CHICAGO – December 4, 2017 – Shiftgigthe mobile technology platform that connects businesses with vetted, hourly workers, announced today it has been chosen as Innovator of the Year by HR Dive, a leading industry news publisher.

“A whole new ecosystem of jobs and job-doers is emerging. Shiftgig, our winner of Innovator of the Year, saw the potential in this new paradigm and ran with it,” said Kathryn Moody, Editor for HR Dive. 

This marks the first win for Shiftgig in the HR Dive awards and shows the impact the company has made this year. In 2017, Shiftgig hit several important milestones:

  • Shiftgig Specialists have now worked more than 500,000 shifts, including coveted events like the World Series and at major retailers across the U.S.
  • More than 40,000 Specialists have been pre-vetted by the Shiftgig team and are available today for one-time shifts and longer engagements.
  • More than 2,600 businesses use Shiftgig today, including leading companies across foodservice, hospitality, retail, warehouse and experiential marketing.

The company also brought in a new CEO, formerly the Vice President of Talent Solutions at LinkedIn, Wade Burgess. He brings with him a wealth of experience in the fast-paced HR technology industry.

“Being recognized for our innovation and nominated by the readers of HR Dive is an honor,” said Wade Burgess, CEO of Shiftgig. “This year, the company has made a lot of progress in changing the way people work and we look forward to continue revolutionizing the way talent and businesses connect.”

The 2017 Dive Awards recognize the industry’s top disruptors and innovators. These executives, companies, trends and breakthroughs are transforming the industry and shaping the future. HR Dive solicited suggestions for title nominees from its 37,000+ readers. Winners were chosen by the editors of HR Dive based on resonance and industry impact. 

About Shiftgig

Shiftgig connects businesses with the on-demand workforce through our industry-leading mobile platform. Our technology provides financial opportunity for hourly workers seeking flexibility and choice, while delivering powerful business agility to companies. More than 2,600 clients in food service, hospitality, retail, warehouse and experiential marketing use Shiftgig because of its ability to easily fill and manage short- term job assignments with pre-vetted, skills-assessed workers. Shiftgig is changing the way people work. For more information visit 

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