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PRO Unlimited Launches App For On-Demand Workforce Managers

Contingent workforce management software provider PRO Unlimited is launching a mobile app for temporary staffing agencies to manage tasks for those employees.

An announcement Tuesday (July 24) said PRO Unlimited is debuting the Wand Mobile Supplier app, linking suppliers of contingent talent with features like interview schedules, hire requests, expense reviews and candidate profile and resume management.

The app, available for iPhone, services account managers, billing specialists, recruiters and other managers involved in the contingent workforce lifecycle, PRO Unlimited explained.

“We’re benefitting our clients by allowing their staffing suppliers and their candidates to respond quickly and intuitively to requests and investors,” PRO Unlimited’s executive vice president of product development, Ted Sergott, explained in a statement. “The time it takes to fill an important staffing role is a key performance indicator for both clients and staffing companies. the Wand Mobile Supplier app is another leap forward into reducing the time it takes to fill a request.”

PRO Unlimited said an Android version of the app will launch later this year.

The rise of the gig and on-demand economy has spurned innovation in services managing contingent workers, though much of the new solutions rolling out address payroll and wages for gig workers.

Last year, Work Market launched Fast Funds Mobile, a mobile solution that delivers compensation payouts to freelance workers as soon as a job is completed. Stripe launched a similar solution in 2016.

According to the PYMNTS’ Gig Economy Index, gig workers now account for 3.7 percent of the total U.S. GDP — equal to more than $711 billion in income generated through on-demand work. In addition to new ways to pay these workers, payroll firm ADP recently told PYMNTS that payroll cards have emerged as a popular payroll tool for employers of the contingency workforce.



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