LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Talent sharing pioneer, Forge Technologies Inc. (Forge), is continuing its growth by announcing its first acquisition of the year: ShiftMe, a shift-swapping app aimed at giving employees flexibility over their hours.
ShiftMe is a Los Angeles-based technology startup that offers a mobile application for shift scheduling and swapping that makes lives of managers and employees simpler. Its core technology enables employees to list a shift that they can no longer work on the app for other employees to pick up and gives managers the ability to approve the swap.
“Offering flexibility in the hourly work segment is increasingly becoming top of mind to customers who are faced with low unemployment rates and high turnover,” said Stacey Ferreira, CEO of Forge. “With the ShiftMe acquisition, we’ll be able to deliver on increased customer demand and expand our capacity as we continue to grow into our key verticals - Retail and Hospitality - this year.”
Forge primarily offers a talent sharing software that enables businesses in a close geographic proximity to partner and share part-time labor. Businesses give their employees, who may be looking for additional hours, an option to join the network. In exchange, businesses are able to interview, hire and train other employees from nearby businesses who are non-competitive in the network. Once hired, employees can use Forge’s flexible scheduling to ensure they’re never double-booked for shifts. Forge is proven to increase operational efficiencies, decrease time-to-hire and decrease overall costs associated with full-time employment.
“We share an immense dedication to innovating work-life practices for all and improving the lives of millions. We are thrilled to join Forge as we expand into new geographies this year,” said Megan Hottman, CEO of ShiftMe.
ShiftMe will operate solely under Forge out of Los Angeles.
Forge Technologies is the leading Talent Sharing pioneer, whose technology provides a new model for companies to efficiently source, train, and schedule hourly employees while providing flexibility and work life balance. With 100+ clients served in the United States alone, Forge improves the way the world works. Visit us at www.joinforge.com.