Based at Phoenix and with central offices in Chicago and denverthe number of Qwick employees has increased tenfold since then January 2021. Qwick continues its accelerated pace of hiring with plans to double its workforce until the end of 2022.
“We couldn’t be more delighted to welcome Derek to our people-focused business and leadership team as we enter our next phase of Qwick’s growth,” said Jamie Baxter, co-founder and CEO of Qwick. “As an organization that champions the future of work for hospitality professionals and the businesses that rely on us, we also aim to create a rewarding experience for our own employees. This is where Derek’s leadership is essential – his relevant experience and significant outlook are optimal as we strive to be more widely known as a top employer and truly the best place to work.”
Johnson comes to Qwick with over 15 years of experience in talent and people operations, where he has developed and scaled inclusive cultures for notable organizations. Most recently, Johnson was Senior Vice President of People and Culture at Athletic Greens, where he implemented global employment-related policies and training and aligned HR and organizational strategies, among many other initiatives. Prior to this role, Johnson was Head of Employee Experience for Better.com, where he led the Employee Experience, Workplace Experience, Employee Relations, ERG and Engagement teams. He also oversaw the updating of all employment-related policies and training. Previously, Johnson spent time shaping his career at Google, Prologis, Return Path, Muve Health and CH2M Hill.
“I am thrilled to join a company that shares my own values of employee satisfaction and diversity at a pivotal time when the company places such importance on growth,” said Derek Johnson. “Furthermore, I have a personal passion for the hospitality industry and am impressed with Qwick’s impact in the space so far, which is rooted in the company’s inclusive culture. I am thrilled to cultivate personal and professional growth among existing and incoming Qwick team members and leverage our human resource management processes to achieve goals around Qwick’s talent, continued growth of the company and the continued success of our business and professional partners.”
Qwick’s rapid internal growth will support its planned external expansion into over 30 cities and metropolitan areas across the country by the end of 2022.
Qwick is the leading Recruitment-as-a-Service platform that connects service industry professionals directly to real-time shifts, gives them the freedom and flexibility to work their own hours, and allows them to get paid as little as 30 minutes after their shift. With an average shift fill rate of 97% and immediate access to a pre-screened and certified share workforce, thousands of business partners across the United States rely on Qwick to end under- effective. Qwick is a growth-stage company on a mission to change the way people work and has won numerous accolades nationally, including as the 2021 and 2022 ‘Great Place to Work’ in the US and one of the fastest growing companies featured by Inc. Magazine. Learn more about qwick.com.