Honorees recognized for leading the staffing industry into the future
Cincinnati, OH – February 16, 2018 – BelFlex Staffing Network (BelFlex), a staffing and flexible workforce solutions firm in the commercial sector, announced today that Executive Vice President of Sales Robert (Bob) Baer was named by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) as one of the 100 most influential people in the North American staffing industry. Recipients are recognized for their contributions to making a positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of workers and job seekers across the economy.
Baer has been in the staffing industry for over 20 years. In his nine years with BelFlex he has helped grow the company from six offices and $30 million in annual revenue to 28 offices and approximately $130 million in annual revenue. In 2017 he was heavily involved in the acquisition of Premier Staffing in Little Rock, Arkansas, which has experienced such significant growth that a second office was opened on February 14, 2018 in nearby Conway, Arkansas.
Baer is also involved with numerous community service programs including “LIFT the TriState”—a collaborative effort with the Freestore Foodbank, one of Ohio’s largest food banks, to provide unemployed and underemployed adults with the hard and soft skills needed for employment in the warehouse and transportation industries.
“The recognition from SIA is incredibly significant because it really pinpoints what makes staffing and recruiting such a rewarding career—the opportunity to connect people with meaningful and sometimes life-changing opportunities,” said Baer. “At BelFlex, we believe by doing this we are not only benefitting our employees and clients, but the entire community around us. We call this ‘Succeeding Together’.”
BelFlex Staffing Network is driven by a passion for creating success for its employees, clients, and communities—what it calls Succeeding Together. BelFlex provides commercial staffing workforce solutions, from light industrial to clerical and administrative positions, as well as professional staffing and direct hire opportunities. BelFlex’s customers value its deep industry knowledge, recruiting expertise, commitment to compliance, and partnering approach to improving productivity. Founded in 1989, BelFlex employs over 5,000 people through its 28 branch offices. Learn more at www.BelFlex.com.
About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)
Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.
Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.