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Smoothing Out the Hurdles of the Post-COVID-19 Workplace

May 22, 2020

As the United States reopens after months of lockdown, business owners have many new health and safety obstacles to manage while also having to ensure the right-sized workforce for a smooth return to work. New strategies for managing, scheduling, and protecting against the risk of further infection will be required even as companies attempt to […]

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Why Are You Still Hiring Like It’s the 1980s?

April 6, 2020

Pet rocks, 8-track tapes, Jazzercise and shoulder pads… the 1980s gave us things we miss and things we don’t. It’s subjective, mostly. Jazzercise never really went away and the high ponytail scrunchie is staging a comeback. But there are some things about the ’80s that should definitely not return. Take hiring trends, for example. In […]

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Manufacturer Labor Insourcing vs. Outsourcing

March 21, 2020

A tight labor market with high demand for skilled workers has manufacturers constantly searching for labor. As a traditional method for filling gaps in your workforce, temporary agencies are a familiar option for filling a variety of skilled and unskilled positions. But there are serious drawbacks to this type of outsourcing, which is plagued by […]

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Manufacturing Labor Staffing: Business Partner or Vendor?

February 14, 2020

Who would you trust more to help fill your labor needs on the production floor, in the warehouse, on the dock, and throughout your plant: a business partner or a vendor? With unemployment at a record-low, the labor market has become increasingly competitive and manufacturers are struggling to source and retain talent. Traditionally, temp staffing […]

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Managed Labor Functions Recently Performed at Manufacturing Facilities

December 10, 2019

As part of our managed labor staffing service for manufacturers, we provide a wide variety of services across multiple skill levels. Here’s a sampling of the services we provided this year to our customers: Material Handling & Forklift Driver We use our customers’ systems, pick sheets and RFID scanners for a turnkey approach to effective workforce […]

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How to Overcome 5 Temp Staffing Problems to Meet More Plant KPIs

December 4, 2019

We recently conducted a market research study focused on the use of temp staffing in large manufacturing plants. Here is what the plant managers we interviewed described as the top five drawbacks of using temps: Inconsistent attendance and performance Attitude can be more negative and non-committal compared to full-time employees Management of temp staffers is […]

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Case Study: Managed Labor Keeps the Gears Moving for Auto Parts Manufacturer

September 26, 2019

Consistent labor in the manufacturing industry can be hard to come by and even harder to retain. With industry turnover rates that often exceed 400% for temporary workers, utilizing managed labor is becoming an increasingly popular solution. When one automotive supplier in Chicago needed a more permanent and efficient way to fill gaps in its […]

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How to Make Manufacturing Employees Happy

September 19, 2019

After four decades of providing managed labor for Fortune 500 manufacturers, we’ve learned a few things about keeping employees happy in your plant. After all, our employees serve as your employees, and achieving KPIs across the board is far easier with happy and engaged people. Culture: A Career vs. Day Labor Keeping morale high and […]

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Managed Labor: Combining the Best of Direct & Contract Labor

July 22, 2019

A recent Manufacturing Skill Gap Study by Deloitte found that, despite predictions of massive job elimination due to the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT), Deloitte has “…found the reverse—more jobs are actually being created.” As a result, the labor shortages vexing the manufacturing sector today will only get […]

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