Outsmart, Outstrip, Outsource: Solve Distribution and Fulfillment Recruiting Challenges

2018-06-01T16:21:49+00:00By |Cost Containment & Lean Operating, Recruiting, Retention & Turnover|

The geographic concentration of ecommerce warehouses leads to hiring difficulties, but you can solve three key distribution and fulfillment recruiting challenges by employing an outsmart, outstrip and outsource strategy.

The Shrinking Manufacturing Skills Gap: Is it Real?

2018-03-22T16:20:25+00:00By |Recruiting, Retention & Turnover|

While there’s evidence that the manufacturing skills gap may be shrinking, it’s still causing headaches for many companies that operate in remote areas or tough labor markets. If you’re one of these companies that’s still feeling the negative effects of the skills gap, here are three things you can do to attract and retain skilled workers.

Top Areas Talent Solution Providers Fall Short

2018-03-22T15:11:27+00:00By |Recruiting, Retention & Turnover|

A recent report found that companies believe goal alignment with their talent solution provider is good at first, but goes downhill as the relationship progresses. If you're looking for a new staffing partner, here are three things they should offer to ensure ongoing performance success and alignment with your business objectives.

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.

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.

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.

5 Commonly Overlooked Factors to Include in Your Recruitment Market Analysis

2018-01-09T20:29:54+00:00By |Recruiting, Retention & Turnover|

Searching for top talent in today’s competitive recruitment market takes more than an attractive job description and a strong sense of company culture. With unemployment rates near pre-recession numbers, targeting quality job seekers requires an in-depth understanding of your market – an area that many employers often overlook. So, what information do you need to be successful in your search?

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.

Talent Acquisition in the Industrial Evolution

2018-01-09T20:25:58+00:00By |Recruiting, Retention & Turnover|

The manufacturing industry is undergoing major changes. Driven by an improved economic climate and advancements in engineering and technology systems, these developments are paving the way for a technical-centric industrial evolution – more often referred to as the fourth Industrial revolution.

4 Things You Should Never Withhold From Your Recruiter

2018-01-09T18:48:51+00:00By |Recruiting, Retention & Turnover|

When you’re looking to source exceptional candidates for specialized positions, you could wind up spending too much time or too many resources that you just don’t have. You might also risk hiring a bad fit. When you already have a lot on your plate, contracting a third-party recruitment agency may be the way to go.

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.

Recruiting Trends: Introducing the Modern Candidate

2018-01-09T18:21:28+00:00By |Recruiting, Retention & Turnover|

Recruiters everywhere are becoming familiar with a new type of candidate in the talent pool. This candidate’s resume may look different than their counterparts. They might place value on aspects of the employment offer that may not have received a lot of attention in years past.

5 Last-Minute Tips to Avoid an Understaffed Workforce During Your Ramp Up

2018-01-09T17:57:30+00:00By |Recruiting, Retention & Turnover|

Struggling to determine the number of employees you’ll need to get you through busy season? Or, do you know how many you need but just can’t find them? An understaffed or poorly planned workforce can have a significant impact on productivity and your bottom line. Overtime payroll can increase, employee motivation can decrease and quality may suffer.

Are Your Turnover Rates Hurting Your Cost Containment Strategy?

2017-10-25T13:20:34+00:00By |Cost Containment & Lean Operating, Recruiting, Retention & Turnover|

High employee turnover rates can increase spend and lower productivity. To improve your cost containment strategy and create sustainable savings, start by using these three tactics to reduce turnover.

Perils of the Talent Shortage – The Biggest Villain in Town! [Infographic]

2017-06-21T15:11:41+00:00By |Recruiting, Retention & Turnover|

Experiencing a talent shortage? You're not alone. A third of employers say it's why they can't fill jobs. Check out our infographic for more details on the talent shortage and read how savvy employers are surviving the shortage.

Who Do You Hire When There’s No One Left?

2017-06-21T15:32:25+00:00By |Recruiting, Retention & Turnover|

Over the next 13 years, 10,000 Baby Boomers are expected to retire each day. That's over 50 million people, and the following generations, Gen X and Millennials, are taking their positions in your workforce. These younger generations have different expectations for their employer and company culture and companies that don't adapt risk high turnover rates.

Evaluating Your Employer Brand

2017-06-21T16:06:44+00:00By |Recruiting, Retention & Turnover|

Your employer brand reveals a lot and it's important to maintain a strong and positive image, especially when you're trying to attract top talent. Corporate Responsibility Magazine reports that 69 percent of people wouldn't take a job with a company that had a bad reputation so here things to consider when evaluating your employer brand.

Order Fulfillment for Your MSP Program – Basic Blocking and Tackling

2017-06-22T12:59:00+00:00By |Recruiting, Retention & Turnover|

A managed service provider (MSP) needs to have the ability to fill orders quickly and be responsive to fluctuating labor demand. With this in mind, there are other key considerations that should be thought about when discussing order fulfillment.