Community Colleges, Vocational Schools & Mfrs Confront Mfg Skills Gap

Community Colleges, Vocational Schools & Mfrs Confront Mfg Skills Gap

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It is no secret that the U.S. manufacturing industry is facing a shortage of skilled labor. Research from Deloitte Consulting LLP and the Manufacturing Institute shows that over the next decade approximately 2 million manufacturing jobs will go unfilled. Contributing factors include baby boomer retirements, insufficient or inappropriate skills training, concerns about job stability in…

Manufacturing Day 2017: Soft Skills That Make a Great Worker

Manufacturing Day 2017: Soft Skills That Make a Great Worker

Three skills that pay off in the manufacturing industry Today there’s a “national day” to celebrate everything from our favorite foods to activities, professions and more. Not to be left out of the fun, manufacturing has its own day to celebrate the industry and help propel it forward. Held the first Friday of October each…

LIFT the TriState Participants: New Opportunities & Second Chances

LIFT the TriState Participants: New Opportunities & Second Chances

Why the LIFT the TriState program is off to a good start Back in July, we launched the first session of LIFT the TriState, a collaboration with the Freestore Foodbank and other local organizations to teach unemployed and underemployed adults the skills needed for employment in the warehouse, logistics and transportation industries. There are 10…

Recruitment Innovation Exchange: Take It From The Top

Recruitment Innovation Exchange: Take It From The Top

This month, BelFlex COO Andrew Deutsch and Vice President Bob Baer participated in Take It from the Top, a podcast brought to you by the Recruitment Innovation Exchange* (also known as RIX). The discussion is led by Leah McKelvey, Director of Global Enterprise Operations at Bullhorn. On this episode, Andrew, Bob and Leah discuss BelFlex’s…

Beyond Filling Roles: How Are You Closing the Skills Gap?

Beyond Filling Roles: How Are You Closing the Skills Gap?

Why filling roles won’t solve the manufacturing skills shortage Manufacturers have long supplemented their workforces with temporary labor, but as a result of the current skills shortage, they are relying even more heavily on contract workers. While any company can find a staffing provider who can fill roles, it’s much more difficult to find a…

Why a Mock Interview is your Best Defense in the Job Search Process

Why a Mock Interview is your Best Defense in the Job Search Process

Practice makes perfect for job seekers Back in July we joined forces with the Freestore Foodbank, one of Ohio’s largest food banks, to launch LIFT the TriState. This free, 12-week program helps unemployed and underemployed adults obtain the hard and soft skills needed to find work in the warehouse and transportation industries. One of the…

BelFlex Beliefs: Sharing our Success

BelFlex Beliefs: Sharing our Success

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Making success contagious is part of our DNA In this blog series, we share how each of our core beliefs drives our business and influences the way we interact with our clients and temporary workers. They serve as the foundation for achieving our mission of providing flexible staffing solutions that help people, organizations and…

BelFlex Beliefs: Client Relationships, Not Transactions, Drive Success

BelFlex Beliefs: Client Relationships, Not Transactions, Drive Success

The power of a customer-first mentality In this blog series, we share how each of our core beliefs drives our business and influence the way we interact with our clients and temporary workers. They serve as the foundation for achieving our mission of providing flexible staffing solutions that help people, organizations and communities succeed. Don’t…

Improving Retention in the Manufacturing Industry

Improving Retention in the Manufacturing Industry

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Seven Ways to Beat the Talent Shortage By 2025, the skills gap in the manufacturing industry is expected to grow to two million, according to Deloitte, and 82 percent of executives believe that it will affect their ability to meet their customers’ needs. For a shortage this significant, simply paying higher rates will only…