GVO OPENS ITS SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH THE ONLINE PORTAL SMARTHANDS
GVO, a Mountain Partners portfolio company, launches the new brand SmartHands extending its services also to the public. SmartHands provides private households with the perfect helper for daily tasks in the field of gardening, housing and family that can be completed by reliable students without specific qualifications or elaborate training.
As one of the major providers of side jobs in Germany and Austria, GVO has built and maintain a staff pool of 12.000 mainly student workers during the past 25 years. Up to now, the young academics were employed above all for commercial tasks and projects in companies. With www.smarthands.de , there is the possibility to book reliable helpers on legal and insurance-related basis hours, now also for the public.
The SmartHands team will personally select the best helper for the tasks. In addition to the personal selection, they take particular care of legally compliant working conditions: Every student is state- or liability insured. SmartHands lends the helpers to their customers in the context of temporary employment. Thus, they guarantee 100 % protection from the vast and often incalculable risks of employing undeclared workers.
“By opening up our offer to the public, we also expand the range of flexible employment opportunities for students,” says Andree Westermann, Managing Director of GVO Young Professionals GmbH. “At the same time, we enable individuals to benefit from the advantages offered by personal service providers – such as legal certainty, insurance protection and the possibility of a tax deduction.”
SmartHands started its business past February in Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Düsseldorf. The positive experiences led to the expansion in May into twelve other German cities such as Berlin, Cologne, Dortmund and Stuttgart.