About Matthew DeMarco

Matthew creates original content with the aim of fostering a dialog around contemporary staffing solutions and industry trends. By crafting material that speaks to the needs of today’s business community, Matthew hopes to help organizations thrive in a competitive climate.

Material Handling Technology: 4 Keys to Successful Implementation

2018-05-10T21:41:33+00:00By |Cost Containment & Lean Operating, Technology, Reporting & Analytics|

New technology can really help you streamline material handling processes in your warehouse or fulfillment center. But don't lose out on the benefits of new applications and machinery because of a poor implementation strategy! Learn the four keys to successful implementation of material handling technology.

Staffing Services Essentials: Promote Savings, Deliver Exceptional Service & Provide Quality Workers

2018-03-22T15:25:24+00:00By |Cost Containment & Lean Operating|

When you partner with a staffing firm, it's important that you're both on the same page. What really makes staffing services stand out? Find out how Staff Management | SMX drives client satisfaction.

Flexible Work Arrangements: Strategies for Retention

2018-06-04T13:48:02+00:00By |Recruiting, Retention & Turnover|

In a tight labor market, getting the best people for the job is a big enough challenge on its own. But how do you keep them invested in your company? Flexible work arrangements, like alternative scheduling, have long been popular options, but they carry challenges too. Here are our tips for efficiently implementing flexible solutions.

Additive Manufacturing as the Next Disrupter: Can Your Skilled Workforce Compete?

2018-06-04T14:10:05+00:00By |Technology, Reporting & Analytics|

The growing prominence of additive manufacturing could mean big changes for several industries and their workforce needs. We examine three prominent industries that could be disrupted by 3-D printing in the coming years and explore how their workforce will have to shift.

Distribution Centers, Recruiting & Retention: 3 Tips for Keeping Quality Workers

2018-06-04T15:04:30+00:00By |Recruiting, Retention & Turnover|

With lower unemployment rates and greater technological sophistication in distribution centers, it can be a challenge to find and retain quality talent. Here are three tips to help you secure high-quality workers and keep them on board.

Greenfield Investments in the US: 3 Hurdles Manufacturers Need to Hop for Success

2018-02-15T19:32:33+00:00By |Cost Containment & Lean Operating, Safety, Compliance & Risk|

Greenfield investments can be an attractive opportunity for companies based in other countries, but when they make the shift to manufacturing in the United States, they might encounter some hurdles. Here are three common hurdles, and three leaps, or strategies for overcoming them.

Flexible Job-Sharing Programs Reduce Overtime & Turnover Costs

2018-01-26T23:02:19+00:00By |Cost Containment & Lean Operating, Technology, Reporting & Analytics|

Simple scheduling has its appeal, but is it holding your operation back? Our FLEX scheduling uses a flexible job-sharing framework to help you reduce turnover and burnout while increasing fill rates.

3 Ways That Hackers Can Hijack Your Industrial Robots

2018-06-05T18:21:25+00:00By |Safety, Compliance & Risk, Technology, Reporting & Analytics|

Industrial robots can increase productivity and the quality of work produced by your operation. However, as these machines become further integrated into business networks, they could be exposed to hackers. How might cybercriminals take advantage of your robots, and what can you do about it?

Supply Chain Technology Update: Augmented Reality & Workforce Efficiency

2018-06-19T14:52:42+00:00By |Cost Containment & Lean Operating, Staffing & Industry Trends|

It's a classic business ideal: raise productivity while lowering costs. Automation is one way to pursue this goal, but human workers are still better at many critical tasks for your supply chain. So how can you leverage technology to boost the productivity of human workers in your supply chain? Augmented reality is one option, and there are several different types of solutions available.

Increase Efficiency with Outsourced Warehouse Staffing

2017-12-18T21:56:17+00:00By |Cost Containment & Lean Operating|

Warehouse operational costs continue to climb. Productivity issues can escalate due to increased demand. How do you make sure that your warehouse is operating at peak efficiency? One part of the solution could be to outsource parts of your warehouse staffing program to an onsite staffing partner.

Top Staffing Providers Promote Safety in the Workplace

2018-01-04T21:46:40+00:00By |Safety, Compliance & Risk, Staffing & Industry Trends|

Safety in the workplace is important for all businesses, but it can be especially important for companies that use contingent labor. What safety challenges are unique to the contingent workforce world, and how can you make sure that you've found a staffing partner that values safety as much as you do? Find out what your staffing partner should do to ensure compliance.

5 Decisions Your Talent Acquisition Partner Needs to Know

2017-12-07T19:54:38+00:00By |Recruiting, Retention & Turnover|

Working with a recruiter can broaden the pool of talent from which hiring managers source candidates. But whenever the search team expands, it's important to verify that everybody's on the same page. To make sure that you're headed for success, share these five key decisions with your talent acquisition partner.

How Advanced Manufacturing is Bridging the Interest Gap

2018-06-21T18:44:50+00:00By |Recruiting, Retention & Turnover|

Advanced manufacturing is growing increasingly complex, and careers in the sector are too often left unfilled for prolonged periods of time. Part of the reason for this skills gap is a lack of interest among young people.To remain competitive, manufacturers are going to need to get tomorrow's innovators interested. Here's how industry leaders are getting kids on board.

The Multigenerational Workforce: How Communication Styles Impact Office Culture

2018-06-04T15:29:36+00:00By |Recruiting, Retention & Turnover|

Today's workforce can include colleagues from as many as five different generations. How can you ensure that positive communication strategies forward cross-generational collaboration inside your organization? We have tips and advice.

Shorten Your Time-to-Fill Rates by Cultivating a Referral Culture

2018-01-09T18:33:55+00:00By |Recruiting, Retention & Turnover|

Considering referred candidates for vacant positions can be highly beneficial for your organization. How do you best tap this pool of largely passive talent? Here are some tips and tools for developing an employee referral program at your organization.