RESTORING EMPLOYERS’ CONFIDENCE
The risk in the informal sector is that any job can be entrusted to anyone at any price, even if they have no skills.
Yet there is a real demand to find artisans whose skills are recognized. Employers have no confidence and rely on recommendations from their family and friends, who do their best to guarantee the artisan’s skills, a competitive price and, especially, that the job will be done.
The artisan, for his part, is sometimes faced with unscrupulous employers who do not pay him, whereas he has done the job. Today, a professional who wants to offer his services no longer needs to write his mobile phone number on the wall of a building, or go by word of mouth... A qualified carpenter or plumber can now offer his services via the LYNK job platform.
He can get out of the informal sector thanks to new technology.
Julius Okoth, a carpenter by trade. “A major challenge for me was to gain my clients’ trust and be paid. Sometimes I used to do a job and when I delivered to the client they rejected it and didn’t pay me. When I tried to ask for an advance, they didn’t do it because they didn’t trust me and they used to ask: ‘Why should I believe you? I don’t know where you work.’”
Julius ended up rapidly developing his activity. He believes that it was not word of mouth which triggered this change. It was LYNK. He has conducted some 90 missions thanks to the platform.
LYNK provides a real solution to guarantee fair wages, job security and a safe working environment. The client can be reassured via the application. He can compare, book, pay, then rate the professional.
A relationship of trust is built and develops over time.