ShiftPixy bills itself as “the cure for toxic turnover,” noting a vision to deliver an ecosystem that “enables you to share human capital and never again have the problem of finding and keeping people” thanks to a national workforce of hundreds of operators and thousands of part-time workers.
“ShiftPixy was really founded with the idea of correcting some problems that we noticed in the human capital side [of business] for restaurant operators,” Absher said.
While turnover has always been a part of the restaurant industry, particularly in the case of part-time labor, it was the cresting of 300 or 400% in some cases, that “toxic turnover” ShiftPixy highlights, that necessitated the need for a better solution.
ShiftPixy’s mix of human capital experience among its founders and leaders and gig-economy technology have enabled the company to forge new connections between operators and part-time labor and to leverage human capital to initiate “native or self-delivery” and ghost-kitchen solutions that give operators even more tools for growth and success.
It’s all aimed at empowering operators to better navigate an ever-changing restaurant industry and economy at large.