FRS Recruitment has completed the purchase of Clare based, tech start up Get the Shifts, the on-demand staffing platform. FRS will use the acquisition to further grow its market share of the temporary staffing market in Ireland and use the platform to expand into international markets. The deal will allow FRS to develop end to end automated solutions for recruitment in Ireland and abroad.
Previously dubbed the ‘Tinder for jobs’, Get the Shifts provides on demand temporary hospitality, retail and marketing personnel. They deliver high quality, experienced staff to their clients for shifts, ranging from 1 to 500 staff at a time to some of Ireland’s best known brands. Their service can be accessed through the platform from a mobile or desktop device 24/7 and staff can be supplied with as little as 3 hours’ notice.
Under the terms of the deal, Get the Shifts will become a division of FRS Recruitment, utilising the shared services, reach and resources of the social enterprise co-operative, FRS Network. All staff working for Get the Shifts will join the FRS Recruitment team, with Hannah Wrixon becoming General Manager of Get the Shifts.
Speaking about the acquisition, Colin Donnery, General Manager of FRS Recruitment said, “We are very excited to be working with Get the Shifts and their team. Everyone in recruitment can see the innovative approach that Hannah and her colleagues have brought to temporary recruitment in recent years. We believe this acquisition is a real accomplishment for FRS as it not only brings a remarkable business under our banner, but also gives us access to the brilliant Get the Shifts team.
“Now that they are part of FRS Recruitment, we believe we can develop strong synergies that will benefit both these operations. FRS Recruitment has been experiencing growth across all our core markets and that is a trend we expect will continue. This acquisition will provide the opportunity to future proof our ambitions in Ireland and abroad, developing on demand, fully automated staffing solutions that will benefit our clients wherever they are in the world,” he said.
Hannah Wrixon, General Manager of Get the Shifts said, “We are delighted to be joining forces with FRS Recruitment. FRS are one of the leading recruitment operations in Ireland and our shared values made it an easy decision. We have no doubt that they can help us in the next stage of our growth. They have repeatedly proven they are a progressive, growing business with a global outlook.
“By joining forces with FRS, Get the Shifts will be able to benefit from their reach and resources to further build the platform, allowing our business to reach new markets both at home and abroad. This represents real progression for all involved with Get the Shifts which will benefit all our existing and future customers. We can’t wait to get started on this exciting new chapter,” Ms. Wrixon concluded.