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Hogaru - Colombia - Cleaners with the advantage of a platform and a decent job

What type of innovation?

Hogaru's digital platform allows clients to contract cleaning and cafeteria services on the date and with the desired frequency, easily manage and pay for their reservations and qualify the cleaning professionals who perform the service. Likewise, Hogaru assures its clients that all cleaning professionals in their company are hired with a good salary and with all legal social benefits, complying with all the requirements of Colombian legislation.2 Since its inception, Hogaru has focused on in formalizing domestic work in Colombia, participating in the creation of more than 560 direct jobs. (Wikipedia)

Advantages for workers

A platform for cleaning workers with the flexibility of Gig economy but with fair salary and legal social benefits

Website

https://www.hogaru.com/hogares/apporta

 

HYR - USA/New York - Portable Benefits for the platform workers

What type of innovation?

Hyr is a mobile app-based staffing platform that allows merchants to instantly connect with skilled and experienced gig workers to fill hourly paid shifts. For Hyr’s pros, our fully mobile platform allows talented, driven workers an option to choose their hours and pick up shifts in a pinch. We play upon a growing restlessness among a younger generation, who value time over money. And value experiences over things. The Bucket List Generation — who are being defined by what you’re working for, not where you work. We also believe that these workers deserve more, so have created a form of benefits that are portable – called UPoints.

Advantages for workers

Portable benefits

Website

https://hyr.work/

LevelUp - France - Course for free when you work for a set of platforms

What type of innovation?

The #1 online school for independent workers If you work for one of their partners (Malt, Deliveroo, Uber), you can access all their certifying courses for free. 300 freely accessible courses,12 modules specifically to meet the needs of independent workers. Get certificates, develop new professional skills.

Advantages for workers

Uber, Malt, Deliveroo Workers: courses for free; professional training;

Website

https://levelup.openclassrooms.com/en/index.html

Fiverr Elevate - all information to run the business

What type of innovation?

an online academy with everything you need to start your business or freelance career; Fiverr Elevate serves up offers and insights. Examples: info about retirement; tools to save time and get paid; management of income; how to find the right health insurance; taxes;legal formation

Advantages for workers

professional training; legal and financial formation;

Website

https://elevate.fiverr.com/

Hilfr - Denmark - a Collective Agreement

What type of innovation?

Hilfr.dk has negotiated a collective agreement with 3F, a Danish trade union. The collective agreement means people working a lot through the platform can be employed by Hilfr.dk.

Advantages for workers

proper tax payments, good hourly pay and decent working conditions.

Basic profile: freelancers set their own hourly rate; both freelance and customer are covered by insurance.Freelance must file a tax report and is obliged to do it. Customers need the individual CPR-number (personal identification number) of freelance to get the Danish servicefradrag (a tax deduction scheme). A freelance Hilfr is free to choose to be employed as a Super Hilfr.

Super profile: Freelancers are employed by Hilfr ApS. The minimum salary is 141.21 DKK/hour but the Hilfr (freelance) can choose to raise the pay. The Hilfr gets pension, holiday pay and sickness cover. Both Hilfr and customer are covered by insurance from Tryg. Hilfr.dk reports the income directly to the tax authorities = guaranteed correct tax payments. Customers can use Hilfr ApS CVR number for the Danish servicefradrag (a tax deduction scheme). Super Hilfrs typically have vast cleaning experience through Hilfr or other cleaning companies.

Website

https://hilfr.dk/om-super-hilfrs

Samasource - USA/ Los Angeles - employs workers from all over the world

What type of innovation?

Samasource employs low-income workers in developing countries to classify data, among other tech work. Samasource mission is to expand opportunity for low-income individuals through the digital economy. (Wikipedia) As of September 2017, Samasource[10] has employed 8,697 workers. The program currently employs more than 600 workers across India, Kenya, Uganda, and Haiti. (Wikipedia)

Advantages for workers

Samasource trains workers in basic computer skills and pays a local living wage for their labor.

Additionally, Samasource provides health and wellness education, professional skills development, a scholarship program to assist with continuing education costs, and a program to provide micro loans and mentorship to aspiring entrepreneurs. Some of Samasource's clients include Walmart, Google, General Motors and Microsoft. (Wikipedia)

Website

https://www.samasource.com/

Molenbike - providing ownership and fair wages to bike couriers

What type of innovation?

Molenbike is a co-operative of bike couriers which specifically aims to be environment-friendly. It also offers its couriers a sustainable job for a fair wage and gives them the opportunity to partake in conversations about the organisation's development.

Advantages for workers

Bike couriers get paid a fair wage and are allowed to have a say about the organisation's development

Website

https://www.molenbike.be/nl/index.html

Eva - allows both users and drivers to vote at its yearly meeting

What type of innovation?

Eva is a ride-sharing application built as an co-operative: it provides fair prices to users and offers better wages to drivers. It does not intend to turn a profit. Both users and drivers can become members and vote in the yearly meeting.

Advantages for workers

Ownership of the organisation is provided to both the users and the drivers

Website

https://eva.coop/

Savvy - using your experiences as a patient for paid gigs

What type of innovation?

Savvy offers gigs to patients suffering from all kinds of illnesses, by letting them share their experiences with companies and researchers. Patients are getting paid to improve products and services through surveys, interviews, product testing and more. Savvy is patient-owned and the majority of the profits go back to its members.

Advantages for workers

Patients get to use their experiences for research and product development purposes for profit, and they influence the platform's course

Website

https://www.savvy.coop/

Stocksy - exerting influence on business decisions

What type of innovation?

Photographers and cinematographers for Stocksy retain agency over their work and their representation. Moreover, they become a co-op member. This gives them the opportunity to exert influence on business decisions through meetings and voting possibilities. When the Stocksy financial results show a surplus, the co-op members also receive a part of the profits, based on their contributions.

Advantages for workers

Being able to raise your voice when you question the platform's course

Website

https://www.stocksy.com/

Isahit - granting autonomy to female workers

What type of innovation?

French Impact Sourcing platform providing socially responsible digital micro-tasks in Africa, Asia and South America

Advantages for workers

Isahit employs workers, especially women, in lower-income countries and trains them as well, in digital and organizational skills, to gain autonomy

Website

https://isahit.com/en/

Sesame - offering benefits to freelancers

What type of innovation?

To make freelancers life easier, Malt, Qonto and Alan are launching Sesame. For the first time, three players in the freelancing market are coming together to offer you offers that will secure your business, protect you and accelerate your business.

Advantages for workers

Freelancers get offered opportunities and discounts to make their working life easier

Website

https://sesamefreelance.fr/

Cabify & InterAmerican Development Bank - allowing drivers to easily save for retirement and emergencies

What type of innovation?

The IDB Retirement Savings Laboratory offers Cabify drivers an emergency savings plan (with the aim of later converting it into a long-term savings plan) through the same application that they use to work, which also allows them to save for retirement.

Advantages for workers

Saving for retirement and emergencies in an easy way

Website

https://blogs.iadb.org/trabajo/es/como-aprovechar-las-oportunidades-que-brinda-la-economia-gig-para-fomentar-el-ahorro/

RideAlto - Benefits and no more expenses for drivers

What type of innovation?

W2 employees in a ridersharing & delivery services company (ridesharing company based upon safety, cleanliness and consistency)

Advantages for workers

No vehicle expenses - Health benefits

Paid time off program - Weekly bonuses available.

Compensation: No more chasing gigs. Drivers are salaried and average $13-$15/hr. They have a paid time off program and benefits for full-time employees.

No more expenses: Alto provides late-model SUVs. They cover all gas and maintenance costs.

A few requirements: Drivers are at least 21 years old, tech-savvy, with a Texas driver’s license and a clean record.

Website

https://www.ridealto.com/

Heru - Simplified access to benefits for Gig workers

What type of innovation?

Simplified access to portable benefits for gig workers in Mexico. Mission: improve the conditions of independent workers by building, through technology, services and benefits according to their needs and lifestyle.

Advantages for workers

"Las Heru Casas": spaces designed specifically for drivers where they can go to the bathroom, hydrate, charge their cell phone, connect to WiFi or to other members of the Heru community or simply wait in a comfortable and safe place for your next trip.

Partnership with the best insurers in Mexico to provide drivers with access to insurance.

Coming soon! With Heru app drivers will be able to: Have access to the real-time location of Heru Casas; Access to products and services designed for every driver through their allies; Track all incomes and expenses in order to generate better financial health; Request credits that allow them to develop.

Website

https://somosheru.com/#/home

Dumpling - become a real small business owner

What type of innovation?

a Seattle-based startup originally launched in 2018 to create an alternative to on-demand grocery delivery services like Instacart.

Advantages for workers

Workers that use Dumpling’s platform are effectively small business owners. Dumpling shares information with workers about how to set up a sole proprietorship or LLC and offers a suite of tools, including a personalized website, business coaching, and a pre-funded credit card to shop orders, to help them run their own businesses.

Drive workers, who set their own prices, must build up a client base directly with customers. Drivers are assigned a unique ID code, which they can give to potential riders. If a customer wants to book a ride through Drive, they go to the app, input the code, and request or schedule a ride directly from a specific driver. On Dumpling Grocery, consumers can search for nearby workers with a zip code and this feature will be added to Drive as more workers join.

Website

https://drive.dumpling.us/

Uber and Giglab Sverige: a good experiment of data portability

What type of innovation?

Giglab Sverige has been doing an experiment with Uber in The Nethelands. Drivers can request to export a ".pdf" with their work performance (not the stars, more like an overall automated review) and this is accepted as part of the CV data for workers in Adecco Temp agency platform.

Advantages for workers

The PDF performance overview give the gig workers the recognition for the services they have provided through the Uber apps: it's a quite important progress speaking about data portability for gig workers (in order to facilitate the transfer from one "employer" to another, improve labor mobility and let the workers to control their online reputation).

Website

https://www.giglabsverige.se/

GoGet: Flexible and Sustainable Work

What type of innovation?

A community platform of part timers with a diverse range of experiences (the so called "GoGetters", more than 20,000 workers).

Advantages for workers

GoGet’s vision is to bring flexible work to the world in a sustainable manner. The community has to be a "safe place" for the workers and the platform has to get access to benefits by providing: the ability to learn and upskill through online trainin; the ability to network and build a career; the access to financial benefits such as on demand savings or on demand insurance. Micro-loans are on the way as well.

Website

https://goget.my/

Get Benefits & Get Paid Quickly with CareerGig

What type of innovation?

A platform that connects companies and freelancers with the possibility for the contractors to get benefits without losing the freedom of freelancing.

Advantages for workers

The freelancers can get access to health insurance, retirement and other benefits typically reserved for full time workers. In addition to this they have the certainty to be paid instantly as soon as a gig is completed. CareerGig’s blockchain-based, decentralized platform enables the members (freelancers and employers) to retain control of their data, making it available to other parties only when required. Data and transactions on the blockchain are verified and immutable ensuring that information is presented accurately and reflects the true experience, credentials, reputation and expertise of the members.

Website

https://careergig.com/

Using technology to improve Britain’s post-covid labour market for low earners

What type of innovation?

The Resolution Foundation has brought together leading foundations and social investors to launch The Workertech Partnership — the UK’s first-ever worker-focused innovation fund — backed by Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Ufi VocTech Trust, Friends Provident Foundation, Accenture, and Trust for London.

Advantages for workers

The Workertech Partnership will invest in innovators who will harness technology and data to improve the prospects, power and choices of workers on low-pay or in insecure employment. They will provide funding, and also seek to develop a supportive ecosystem to help them succeed.

Website

https://www.resolutionfoundation.org/events/workertech/

Upcover, the smart insurance for riders

What type of innovation?

A flexible, easy to use and simple insurance that covers riders for all their delivery work

Advantages for workers

Upcover's insurance is easy to turn on (by answering a few simple questions​); it costs $0.95 a day for one to three different products (ex. riders can protect their bike or bicycle, in case they injure other people or damage other property, and protect themselves in case they're injured); it's paperless (all policies are available at the click of a button).

Website

https://upcover.com.au/

All the benefits you need in a single application

What type of innovation?

An app for independent workers that facilitates access to tailored services (19,000 users in just 6 months of operation)

Advantages for workers

Within the Heru app, independent contractors can find access to tailored insurance policies, working capital and credit, tax-declaration products, financial guidance, cell phone data plans and much more. Heru is also forging new partnerships including one with UberEats to sign up its Loyalty Program partners in the app so they can have discounted access to the Heru Casas and the rest of the services.

Website

https://somosheru.com/

Nippy, supporting entrepreneurial migrants

What type of innovation?

Nippy is a platform that generates employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for migrants who arrive in the different countries of Latin America.

Advantages for workers

It is the first platform for riders in Latin America that seeks to strengthen their growth as workers by offering them the best tools and benefits. For example they offer entrepreneurial migrants search, recruitment, selection and profile tracking services and consulting services on partnership creation, investment management, incentives and public aid programs.

Website

https://nippyspa.com/

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