It's easy to see why Miami attracts over 5 million visitors every year, the highest number of any US city after New York. Year-round warm weather, sandy beaches, and a vibrant mix of cultures are just a few reasons why many visit the Magic City.
Home to 10 major stadiums, Miami also hosts thousands of event venues, making it a premier destination for sporting events, concerts, functions, conferences, weddings, parties, and celebrations.
But while securing the right venue is critical to planning any event, we also know that ensuring your events are fully staffed with reliable professionals is just as crucial.
If you're organizing your next event and looking to find reliable staff fast, this guide will tell you everything you need to know about Miami's most trusted platform for event staffing.
Miami event staffing realities
As hospitality insiders, we know all too well about the realities and pitfalls of event staffing, especially in fast-moving, high-demand markets like Miami. As an organizer, you might find yourself short-staffed on the day of an event, but staffing challenges also extend to communication issues, time management, and role versatility, usually stemming from a lack of professional experience.
High competition for top talent
The hospitality industry is in constant high demand for experienced, reliable talent. But as the industry regains its pre-pandemic momentum, it's more important than ever to properly vet skilled workers to ensure they meet the needs of your particular function.
That's why the competition for top talent in event staffing is fierce, posing challenges in a competitive industry that requires quickly finding the right number of experienced staff to run an event smoothly.
Some of the most competitive staffing sectors in hospitality include:
- Catered events (banquets, weddings, conferences, graduation parties, etc.)
A Qwick solution
At Qwick, we’ve developed a platform that allows event planners, caterers, event venues, hotels and more to easily fill shifts with experienced hospitality talent. Whether you need to fill a few last-minute shifts or schedule an entire staff for an upcoming event, Qwick has the solution for you:
Comprehensive vetting process
Our comprehensive onboarding process ensures that Qwick freelancers are individually vetted for experience and expertise, pass a position-specific quiz, and have all necessary certifications for the shifts they are qualified for. This process provides prospective event planners with a large pool of talented, pre-vetted industry professionals.
Efficient shift-matching algorithm
Whether you need to fill a single shift or a thousand, we've got you covered. Once a shift is posted, our matching algorithm gets to work filling it with the best possible match from our vast network of skilled hospitality talent.
Over time, our platform learns what and who works best for your business, growing your personalized preference pool and consistently matching you with freelancers that meet your needs.
Effective rating system
After each Qwick shift, businesses have a chance to share feedback on the freelancer and provide a rating from 1 to 5-stars. This rating system ensures that 5-star talent is elevated and more frequently matched with shifts at your business.
Rate a freelancer 5-stars to automatically include them in your preference pool and be prioritized for future shifts. Similarly, you can low rate freelancers who you would prefer not to offer future shifts to. This rating system effectively maintains high standards of reliability and shift satisfaction across our network.
We know there are many ways to approach staffing an event, and many instances in which you may find yourself needing an extra set of hands, which is why Qwick's flexibility allows you to use the platform however it makes sense for your business.
Event planners, caterers, and event venues leverage Qwick for regular, recurring staffing needs, to fill urgent, on-demand positions, and staff up for large events in advance.
The platform is flexible and need-based, giving you access to freelancers qualified across more than 20 different shift types. Plus, when you (inevitably) find freelancers you love working with, feel free to make an offer and hire them full-time—there are no hiring fees!
Qwick: your go-to for event staffing in Miami
Whether you're planning a small banquet or a massive festival in Miami, the dynamics of event management are fluid, often requiring staff to have the confidence and versatility to step into various roles. Ensuring your events have professional staff who can do that can be challenging, but Qwick can help.
Qwick's easy-to-use platform matches you to reliable, skilled event staff in Miami so your event can be a raving success.
Ready to mark staffing off of your to-do list? Create an account with Qwick today and let us match you with Miami’s top event staff.