Leaders Magazine: Reimagining the Way that Money Moves

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Jason Lee CEO of Dailypay interview with Leaders magazine
October 2021 Issue: An Interview with Jason Lee, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DailyPay, Inc.

Our biggest strength is our people, united by our shared values and purpose-driven by our mission. Our culture, extending from how we recruit to how we serve our end-users, is founded upon the following seven values:

  • Do your Research: We rigorously research, study and share our knowledge.
  • Start Simple: When taking on something new, DailyPayers start simple. Test, learn, iterate.
  • See the Circle: Every DailyPayer is personally committed to our mission and we are all working towards the same goal. We collaborate cross-functionally to ensure our partners and users benefit from the full breadth and depth of our team.
  • Pull the Wagon: DailyPayers know that winning takes teamwork, ambition and diligence – not egos. We pitch in and do whatever it takes, while our leaders pull the wagon alongside the team.
  • Move the Line: We consistently challenge ourselves and each other to focus on incremental improvement. We embrace change and innovation and are never complacent with our market leadership.
  • We Win with Diversity: Diversity is more than just the sum of our many parts. It’s not just the right thing to do, but how we win. Whether through our diversity of backgrounds, experiences, opinions, or views, it’s how we build a sustainable business.
  • Act Like an Owner: We seek the best long-term outcome, even if it causes short-term sacrifice. DailyPayers are maniacally focused on the long game, building the best solutions for our stakeholders.

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Marketwatch: In the employer struggle to find workers, there may be a $12 billion fintech opportunity

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A growing interest among younger workers to access their pay more quickly could create a $12 billion market for payroll providers and earned-wage upstarts that seek to disrupt the traditional idea of pay periods. 

Fintech companies see a big opportunity to speed up access to earned wages, especially for hourly employees with tighter cash-flow needs and a greater proclivity to use costly and predatory options like payday loans to make ends meet. The technology, which can allow workers to receive their wages at the end of a shift, may drive the biggest change to the payroll industry in decades following a long stretch of monthly and then biweekly pay cycles. 

Companies providing access to on-demand wages say they’re seeing a surge of corporate interest given the current labor market as businesses in sectors like retail and restaurants struggle to recruit workers. One Missouri Arby’s location lists “DAILY PAY” as the first bullet point in its job posting for a team-member position. DailyPay, a startup recently valued at upwards of $1 billion, says it works with some Arby’s franchises to provide this service.

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