What does Syft Mean?
Syft is where people find flexible work that suits their schedule. Acquired by Indeed in May 2019, Syft is a leading recruiting platform in the UK that enables hospitality, events, industrial, retail and facilities management businesses to hire staff on-demand or ahead of time. Jobseekers go through a compliant onboarding process and get access to thousands of shifts daily. They also enjoy employee benefits such as pensions, holiday pay and sick pay, as well as perks and above industry average pay.
We began building our hassle-free staffing platform for employers and jobseekers in 2015. Our Co-Founder and CEO, Jack Beaman, was inspired to launch the venture by the temporary shifts he undertook during university. He felt that the sector was outdated and inefficient; employers had no say in staffing decisions and paid high, opaque fees, while workers found low wages and limited opportunities. After gaining professional experience at a tech startup and partnering with a Co-Founder, former trader and now Syft COO Novo Abakare, Beaman was able to start creating beneficial change in temporary recruitment.
We altered the recruitment industry by harnessing technological innovation and providing an effective, convenient service to job seekers and employers. Our key markets are currently the industrial, hospitality, events, retail and facilities management sectors. Launched in London, we now have growing branches in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Cardiff and will be opening in more UK cities soon.
Syft is one of the UK’s fastest growing startups. If you feel your business could benefit from hiring motivated workers available on-demand, or if you’re a job seeker looking for above-average paid casual work at your convenience, then Syft is the service for you.
How does it work for employers?
There's no upfront fees to book temp staff with Syft. We simply charge 15% of the staff pay plus the national insurance contribution, saving our clients on average 55% on agency fees compared to using a traditional temp agency. Our costs are transparent and a full breakdown is available during the booking process, providing clarity and trust. Employers can browse worker profiles, list specific shift requirements and build a pool of trusted Syfters, enjoying an unparalleled degree of control and choice in staffing decisions.Find dependable staff today!
How does it work for jobseekers?
Every wannabe Syfter undergoes a vetting process with our Onboarding Team, where we verify their experience, skills and legal compliance. Once verified, jobseekers are in charge of their own shift schedules as we designed our platform to fit in with each individual's lifestyle and to give them the power to choose flexible shifts. We believe that hard work should be rewarded fairly so all Syfters receive a pay rate well above the industry average. We understand that Syfters will improve their skills and gain experience as they work more shifts so we enable them to get verified for new roles and take up professional training to maximise their careers.Find flexible jobs with our odd jobs app today!
Syft has raised over £8.75 million funding from top-tier venture capital firms including Profounders Capital and Creandum. This support is fuelling Syft as one of the UK’s fastest growing startups. If you feel your business could benefit from hiring motivated workers available on-demand, or if you’re a job seeker looking for above-average paid casual work at your convenience, then Syft is the service for you.
Awards and Recognition
We're still early in this journey, and we're excited for the recognition and awards that we've received from several leading awards bodies. Each prize is a testament to the hard work put in by our clients, our Syfters and our internal teams; we look forward to achieving even greater successes together.
The Caterer's Product Excellence Awards 2019
“The winners and finalists encapsulate the creativity, responsibility, sustainability and originality in our industry.”
Recruitment Technology Innovation of the Year
The Recruiter Awards 2018
“Syft’s strength lies in its simplicity. It represents a win-win for the client and candidate, and has the potential to scale.”
Hottest Platform Economy / Marketplace
The Europas 2018
“Taskrabbit for the hospitality industry."
Startups 100 2018
"7th - While its customer and investor base are laudable, so too are the aims of the business."