WorkN founders Jake Rohn and Steve Blakely launched WorkN in 2015 with a strong vision to power a fundamental change in the way work is organized, coupled with a passion for helping people find work. WorkN first entered the market as a “gig economy” platform, bringing online staffing to the Staffing Industry, with a focus on creating custom, white-labeled mobile “on-demand staffing” for fulfillment of short term, “gig” work, making it possible for staffing firms to curate their own human cloud of talent in anticipation of customer needs. As the emergence of Uber Works and other mobile platforms posed a credible threat to the Staffing Industry, WorkN helped position the industry with capabilities to maintain competitive advantage and to differentiate themselves with clients and candidates.
Since inception, WorkN has continued to expand upon core online staffing platform capabilities to meet the unique needs of enterprise staffing companies, incorporating functionality to manage the distribution and fulfillment of long term contract assignments, robust scheduling, mobile-punch timekeeping, and customer order-entry.
WorkN embraces each client’s unique vision for their mobile strategy, which is why we offer flexibility through integrations and partnerships to the myriad of technology partners in their tech stack. WorkN continues to invest in building deep integrations to leading Applicant Tracking Systems, and to evolve platform capabilities to include features and functionality that contribute to a central in-app experience, which we refer to as the “Total Candidate Experience.” WorkN integrates with job boards to empower candidates to search and apply for jobs in the app and integrates with leading technology partners to bring other experiences into the app- including onboarding, background checks, video interviews, in-app chat, payroll providers, referral management platforms, SMS and in-app communications, and the ability to provide feedback and leverage candidate engagement tools.
With the global pandemic, the impact of Covid-19 is creating disruption in the “old way” of work. As the world is accelerating digital transformation efforts, WorkN remains committed to helping our Staffing Industry customers lean into digital transformation, curating their own “human clouds” of talent- to position themselves and their customers for rebound.