How Manufacturers Can Recruit a Multigenerational Workforce

How Manufacturers Can Recruit a Multigenerational Workforce

Today’s workforce spans five generations, with the largest group being millennials followed by Gen-X and baby boomers. Gen-Z is a small, but growing part of the U.S. labor pool and some traditionalists (also known as the Silent Generation and the Greatest Generation) continue to work past retirement age. In a competitive job market, expanding the candidate pool to…

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…

Recruiting Recruiters: Has the Talent Crisis Hit Ground Zero?

Recruiting Recruiters: Has the Talent Crisis Hit Ground Zero?

Inside BelFlex’s Latest Article in Recruiter   From manufacturing to IT to everywhere in between, many employers are struggling to find enough people— and the right ones— to fill open roles within their organizations. The majority of articles on the topic attribute this struggle to the low unemployment rate across the country. Simply put, there…

Making Flexibility Work in the Manufacturing Industry

Making Flexibility Work in the Manufacturing Industry

Inside BelFlex’s latest article in Industry Today   Nearly no industry is immune from the talent shortage threatening today’s businesses. Take for instance the healthcare and education sectors. Research predicts a home health aides shortage of almost half a million by 2025. And, over the past five years, teacher preparation program enrollment has fallen 35…

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…