By Susan Saldibar
Okay, so, warning that the first half of this video is sort of crazy. Super fun exchange between our own Rachel Hill; Katie Rhone, VP of hero development with KARE (a Foresight partner); and Ted Lasso, a user of the KARE platform.
It was broadcast on Halloween (part of the reason for the crazy), and you can dive right back in and relive the craziness here. (Spoiler alert: Costumes were involved ….)
That’s not what this video is all about.
It’s about once and for all kicking misconceptions about KARE to the curb so that communities and HEROes (that’s what KARE calls caregivers, and I love it) can feel great about taking advantage of this groundbreaking app.
#1: KARE is an agency that will price gouge you.
Nope. Nope. Nope.
KARE doesn’t even set your pay rates. You do. Plus,
- No annual fee.
- No monthly fee.
- No negotiating “buyouts.”
- No markup percentages.
- No minimums.
KARE only charges a small fee when you fill a shift. That’s it. So when you find a HERO you love, you hire them. No other charge.
#2: They will steal your FTEs.
That’s about as far from reality as you can get.
Not sure, by the way, how anyone can “steal” an employee. But if you think your unhappy employee might use the app to see what else is out there, I have news for you. They’re already looking. KARE, trust me, is the least of your problems.
The truth …
Most of those HEROes using the app just want to grab some additional shift work. KARE makes it easy for folks to get that “second job” to provide income when they need it. KARE is not designed to replace you as an employer.
#3: KARE is too good to be true.
Katie and Ted hear this all the time. What’s the catch?
There isn’t one.
Maybe the reason you’re looking for one is that, like so many, you’ve been brainwashed into thinking that finding good people to fill your shifts means dealing with the inflexibility and expense of staffing agencies.
But the reality is …
A new generation of workers has raised the bar on the way they look for work and get hired. The old agency model doesn’t fit younger workers. They want access, control, and transparency.
Perfect timing. Because that’s exactly what KARE has put together.
The only downside to KARE is for the agencies that have been squeezing communities for years. So it’s a welcome fix to a decades-old problem.
But what’s really cool about KARE is that it doesn’t have to be a big decision. You can try it out once and yank your job posting if you get cold feet. Or find a great fit, hire them, and don’t use the app until you have to hire someone again. …
But you probably won’t.
Because KARE is good stuff. KARE is exactly the platform we’ve needed. And KARE (IMHO) just may be the last nail in the agency coffin. They won’t like it. But turnabout is fair play, right?
Watch the video. Or, better yet, cut to the chase. Grab your phone and download the app.