3 ways a trusted staffing partner helps during peak season

2020-02-13T21:24:04+00:00By |Staffing & Industry Trends|

Managing your workforce during peak season can be incredibly stressful. With tight deadlines and high productivity expectations, the risk of burnout and turnover increase. You may find yourself losing workers at a time when you cannot afford to do so. Using a trusted staffing partner can help alleviate the burden of hiring and managing a workforce during peak season.

Ditch Industrial-Age Thinking and Create Strategies to Power Growth in Staffing’s Largest Segment

2019-06-06T16:30:48+00:00By |Staffing & Industry Trends|

Staffing up for a company’s peak period now takes months of planning, relationship building and communication with candidates. In a market controlled by job seekers, manufacturers need to go beyond age-old recruiting strategies to attract and retain quality talent.

Recruit Warehouse Workers Like a Pro

2021-03-12T21:57:47+00:00By |Published, Recruiting, Retention & Turnover, Staffing & Industry Trends|

Low unemployment rates and high competition from other workplaces are two factors that make it pretty challenging to recruit warehouse workers. Follow these tips to recruit new workers for your distribution or fulfillment center.

Staffing Considerations for Pop-Up Fulfillment Centers

2018-03-22T16:50:27+00:00By |Staffing & Industry Trends|

Pop-up fulfillment centers are temporary operations that enable retailers to distribute orders across multiple facilities and move inventory closer to consumers during hectic peak seasons. While they can be advantageous, you'll need a comprehensive recruiting and workforce strategy to effectively run this type of operation.

Going Global: 3 Warehouse Considerations for Cross-Border Ecommerce

2018-06-04T15:26:14+00:00By |Staffing & Industry Trends|

Because of the explosive growth in cross-border ecommerce, companies should begin to strategize the best approach to tap into this growing market of consumers. With the U.S. being one of the largest vendors of products sold across borders, here’s what you need to know to prepare your warehouse for international orders.

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.

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.

How to Pick the Staffing Model That’s Right for You

2020-11-09T19:35:22+00:00By |Staffing & Industry Trends|

Many organizations have a need for contingent labor, but not all staffing models are created equal. There are a number of different models to choose from and each have their own strengths and weaknesses. Choosing the model that is the best fit for you is entirely dependent on your organization's unique needs and goals. It is important to understand where your organization stands on these three points:

Now Trending in the Labor Force: Week 34

2017-06-21T14:59:26+00:00By |Staffing & Industry Trends|

The Conference Board’s Leading Economic index for the US rose 0.4% in July to a level of 124.3 (2010 = 100) after rising 0.3% in June. Separately, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that US initial claims for unemployment fell by 4,000 in the week ended Aug. 16 to a level of 262,000. Reuters reports claims fell more than expected last week, reinforcing views of labor market strength that could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates soon.

The Inside Scoop on Global Staffing: MSP Lessons from India

2017-06-21T15:14:25+00:00By |Staffing & Industry Trends|

The global MSP market is booming and companies are looking for better deals, greater levels of service and more innovative solutions. A MSP solution can provide these benefits, and, after applying our award-winning MSP program in India, we realized several key components for success.

Computerization and the Staffing Industry: A Grim Future or a Bright Outlook?

2018-06-21T19:03:35+00:00By |Staffing & Industry Trends|

Almost half of the American workforce is at risk of being replaced with computers. Recent technology advancements have introduced computerization in many occupations but it's not exactly a dark outlook, especially for temporary workers.

Implications of the Manufacturing Skills Gap

2017-06-21T16:11:08+00:00By |Staffing & Industry Trends|

There's a skills gap affecting the manufacturing industry and executives indicate that 6 out of 10 positions are unfilled because of it. Employers will soon notice lags and deficits in their production levels if the manufacturing industry continues to expand and the skills gap doesn't improve. But what's causing it?