ASA Staffing World 2018: Balancing Human Touch and Technology

ASA Staffing World 2018: Balancing Human Touch and Technology

Our biggest takeaways from the event   Last month I attended Staffing World, one of the most influential conferences in the staffing industry. It’s hosted by the American Staffing Association, which has been a longtime authority in the space and helps its impressive number of members keep a pulse on all things staffing. Now more…

Manufacturing Day 2018: Celebrating Those Working to Close the Skills Gap

Manufacturing Day 2018: Celebrating Those Working to Close the Skills Gap

How BelFlex and others are advancing the industry through education and training programs   At BelFlex we feel pretty lucky to have a hand in finding the talent manufacturers need to bring to life the products we use every day. Manufacturing Day is a great opportunity to reflect on our role in moving the industry…

The Industrial Revolution Needs a Workforce: How Staffing Firms Are Leading the Way

The Industrial Revolution Needs a Workforce: How Staffing Firms Are Leading the Way

A Look at BelFlex’s Latest Article on The Staffing Stream   Industry 4.0 is upon us. This new manufacturing environment is driven by the adoption of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, cloud computing and cognitive computing. But what manufacturers gain in technology sophistication, they lack in qualified and available talent to hire. Who is…

The Staffing and Manufacturing Connection: Different Professions, Common Experiences

The Staffing and Manufacturing Connection: Different Professions, Common Experiences

Four Ways the Staffing and Manufacturing Industries are Alike While they work together to build and employ strong workforces, on the surface manufacturing companies and staffing firms operate in very different worlds. Manufacturers are process-oriented and deadline-driven, and staffing firms are focused on people and assessing cultural fit. As for their physical footprints, manufacturing plants…

Staffing Outlook: Three Considerations for Manufacturers in 2018

Staffing Outlook: Three Considerations for Manufacturers in 2018

What’s shaping the state of manufacturing staffing? This time of year, many businesses often step back and take stock of the trends and issues impacting their industries to determine priorities for the year ahead. The manufacturing sector is no exception, and a few recent reports provide some hard evidence of what to expect in 2018….