A tech-driven recruitment company is the first business in the UK to pay its workers within 24 hours. RedWigWam matches employers online with the growing army of temporary workers seeking short-term, flexible work.
So far, over 95,000 people aged between 16 and 90, have registered with RedWigWam and over 2,000 employers are now using the online platform to find workers for part-time or ad-hoc roles.
Entrepreneur Lorna Davidson, founder and CEO of RedWigWam, which is disrupting the recruitment sector, said: “We are looking for people who want to do great work and, in return, we will reward them straight away for doing a great job.”
When registering candidates are asked whether they would prefer to be paid daily, weekly or monthly. Over 80% have chosen to be paid within 24 hours.
“The feedback we have had has been fantastic. It means they will have the money in their bank to buy a pair of shoes for a child or go out with friends on a Saturday night,” says Davidson. “It also helps combat the issue of people considering taking out payday loans and other forms of lending – to tide them over between monthly pay days – which can be hugely expensive in terms of interest.
“We believe we are the first company in the UK to give its workers the opportunity to be paid for their work within 24 hours.”
Liverpool-headquartered RedWigWam is expanding rapidly. Among the companies which have used RedWigWam are Tesco, Co-op, Morrisons, Deliveroo, Carlsberg, Papa Johns and The Collective. The business is on course to achieve a turnover of around £2.5 million this year and is targeting revenues of £80 million within five years.
The idea for RedWigWam was borne out of the frustration Lorna experienced while running Tactical Solutions when she found it difficult to find good temporary staff.
RedWigWam uses algorithms to connect within minutes workers with employers’ short-term or ad-hoc opportunities. The company, established in 2016, now employs 16 people in its Liverpool head office. More than 1.4 million hours of work have been carried out by WigWammers since the company launched.