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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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How Managed Labor Increases Plant Output by 25%

July 15, 2019

How much higher plant output would you achieve if you didn’t have labor shortages? More specifically, how much higher plant output would you achieve if you didn’t have a revolving door of temps? Aren’t temps and the “temp-to-hire” model supposed to end labor shortages? Why aren’t they? And what if these new workers were highly […]

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Free Guide: A New Approach for Ending Manufacturing Labor Shortages

June 10, 2019

According to the results of a global 2018 talent shortage survey, more employers than ever are struggling to fill open jobs. Of the more than 39,000 employers who were polled, 45% said that they couldn’t find the skills they needed. They also said that skilled trade positions were the hardest to fill. Low Unemployment Challenges […]

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Permatemping: A Co-Employment Time Bomb for Manufacturers

May 2, 2019

According to a recent Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) report, there are approximately 1.5 million temp manufacturing workers. Plant managers have relied on temp agencies and the temp-to-hire model to help deal with labor shortages. This reliance on temps has caused three main problems: Despite using multiple temp agencies in each plant, manufacturers are still chronically […]

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Reduce Factory Accidents with White Paint

April 23, 2019

Did you know that you can reduce recordable incidents and factory fatigue simply by painting your ceilings and walls white? The wisdom and evidence of this is over 100 years old and we couldn’t have put it better ourselves. From Safety Engineering, Volume 34, No. 316 (published in 1917): “An important adjunct to factory illumination […]

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Plant KPIs Flashing Red? Think Managed Labor…

April 16, 2019

LACOSTA’s Managed Labor Helps Turn Red KPIs to Green by Ending Labor Shortages & Ensuring a Quality of Work Because We Track KPIs Like You Do The effectiveness of plant management is measured by key performance indicators (KPIs), and that’s how we measure managed labor staffing and janitorial services. All LACOSTA management team members are […]

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How Is Your Temp Agency Taking Care of Your Workers?

April 9, 2019

As noted by Jacob Passy in his article Why temp work is not a safe bet on MarketWatch, “The lack of coordination between staffing agencies and employers, and the gaps in the legal protections for workers have created a dangerous situation for temporary workers, according to a study of temp workers in Pennsylvania conducted by […]

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Get Off the Temp Training Treadmill

April 2, 2019

As the US unemployment rate hovers near all time lows, most manufacturing plants continue to see challenges in using temporary workers to fill line labor, material handling and other production support roles. With staffing agreement language that often prevents a temporary employee from working at an assignment for more than 90/120/180 days, why has the […]

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