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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:
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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!
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.
As a company, our “bias to action” value drives proactive, result-oriented innovation. We prioritize taking initiative, making informed decisions, and executing plans swiftly. This culture of action empowers our teams to tackle challenges and seize opportunities with confidence, emphasizing continuous improvement and collective impact.
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.