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Who are we
We’re Upshift – a revolutionary labor marketplace connecting people looking for work with businesses in need of extra staff through our app.
While the world is witnessing a big shift in how people work, Upshift is setting the standard for what the future of flexible work is going to look like. Right now, Upshifters work for hundreds of businesses in the US that you might recognize with more joining as our partners every day.
*Data from 2021 Great Place to Work® Institute survey. Engagement rate means the degree to which people are tuned into their work, and act as owners of the business.
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⭐ 2016 - Company founded
Founded in 2016 and accepted into a local startup accelerator in Cincinnati, Ohio. Humbly serving our clients, our Founders worked shifts as a banquet server for our partners.
🏢 2017 - Office in Macedonia opened
Opened an office in Skopje, Macedonia. From that point, this has been the heart of tech operations at Upshift.
🏙️ 2018 - Clients in 4 metro locations
Upshift serves clients in 4 metro locations (one of our new partners being Nashville Zoo). The first company conferences happened in the US and in Macedonia.
💸 2019 - 10 metro locations and institutional investors
Operating in 10 metro locations and first institutional Investors came on board including Recruit Holdings - the parent company of Indeed.com and Glassdoor.com
📈 2021 - 10x growth
We saw 10x growth and entered a number of new markets in Georgia, Texas, and Florida.
🚀 2022 - Operating in 25 metro locations with 60+ full time employees
After 10x growth in 2021, we’re operating in 25 metro locations and our full-time team is 60+ people strong.
Right now, Upshift empowers over 150,000 Upshifters
Before, it was hard to find flexible work with good pay. Working on a rigid schedule often meant having to sacrifice family responsibilities, hobbies or other professional pursuits.
Upshift changes that. We put the control in the hands of Upshifters.
Upshifters get opportunities to work when they want, where they want and how much they want. Our app allows them to earn supplemental income, have a flexible schedule and have happier days at work.
We are backed by Recruit Holdings Inc. (Parent company of Indeed.com and Glassdoor.com).
Market leaders rely on Upshift:
Some of Upshift's mentions in the local media
How we work
Our organization is based on meritocracy. Being able to perform is something that we’re all focused on. Everybody does their share, and we all get better together. We are held accountable and rewarded for what we do, not for how others feel about us in the moment.
We are striving to empower everybody in our organization to continue to use their talents, to put their effort in, and to be as entrepreneurial as humanly possible.
To put it simply, our company rewards people for the results they produce, not how someone feels about them at any given moment. This meritocracy empowers everyone at Upshift to unleash their inner entrepreneur knowing that accountability and rewards are earned at every level. We don’t play office politics and we don’t believe in rigid hierarchies. If you do well you are going to be recognized for it!
What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? What successes could you dream up? At Upshift, we are planning to be the world’s largest HR Tech company! We are looking for people with the mentality and initiative needed to turn these big dreams into reality!
The sense of ownership is one of the most powerful weapons a team or organization can have. We believe in taking ownership and responsibility over making things better and we feel empowered to make these changes. We expect our team to operate like owners, but we also treat them as owners – every employee gets equity in the business.
We want to ensure that everybody feels comfortable being themselves at work, because when you are yourself, you bring your best ideas, your unique perspective and your best engagement.
We want people who are confident in their abilities, but are also willing to listen and adjust to achieve a collective win. Striving for greatness requires drive and passion, and the realization that you don’t know everything.
More about our values
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How Upshift disrupts the $150bn recruiting industry
Difficulties in finding the appropriate staff were what drove Upshift’s co-founder and CEO Steve Anevski to think about what is the future of the workforce industry. He came up with a solution for a mobile-based marketplace.
Leading by influence, not authority
One of the leaders of Upshift – our COO, Chris Cano, is also an accomplished author. Read one of the chapters of his book “If You Build It They Will Stay: Your Guide to Connecting Generations in the Workplace” about traits of leaders in the workplace.
A high-performing and motivated team is essential for any business looking to achieve a lot in a short space of time. Business leaders spend much of their workweek making this a reality, and some crack the puzzle.
Frequent company retreats
We are a fully remote company, which doesn’t mean we don’t meet up. Upshift has frequent retreats in exotic places to integrate and get to know each other.