Innovative temporary staffing app, Rota, has expanded its operations to another city, Glasgow. Building on their success since they launched in Edinburgh in October last year, they have already seen a strong start in Glasgow with Candidates and Clients already keenly signing up to Rota.The Head of Scotland, Hannah Jackson, who has extensive experience in the hospitality and recruitment industries within Scotland, identified Glasgow as the natural next step in the growth of Rota in Scotland. “I instantly fell in love with the ethos of Rota and the extremely clever and innovative technology that powers it. I knew that we were going to reinvent the way in which hospitality temporary staffing is managed. We have had an extremely successful eight months in Edinburgh and I am now incredibly excited to be bringing Rota to my hometown, Glasgow!” Co-founder & Director of Partnerships, Tom Williams, believes that the successful expansion demonstrates the hunger within the hospitality industry for a technology-based staffing solution like Rota, “We’ve seen huge demand from employers, particularly larger organisations, for a better alternative to traditional staffing agencies. Our unique technology has provided that better alternative whilst not losing sight of the human element that we pride ourselves on - both in our comprehensive vetting process and relationships with clients.”
Rota now operates in six UK cities; London, Manchester, Leeds, Heathrow as well as the two Scottish locations, with over 250 clients utilising the platform - including Waldorf Astoria, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa and Royal Scots Club. As well as providing a better service for clients, they also offer higher wages to candidates meaning that over 5,000 of the UK’s lowest earners have benefited from working through Rota.
Rota is revolutionising temporary staffing, starting in hospitality, by connecting employers directly to staff when they need them with greater control, choice and transparency. Uniquely, all Rota Members are carefully vetted at an assessment day to ensure that all staff are of the highest quality and qualified for the roles. Rota then use their own proprietary technology to match these skilled, experienced staff to jobs in restaurants, hotels and caterers while offering their members better working conditions thanks to a two-way rating system.
Rota is made up of a team of seasoned serial entrepreneurs with backing from experienced advisors & investors from Uber, Hassle, Hello Fresh, Just Eat, UK Voucher Codes & more.