BelFlex Insights: Staffing Trends Today & in The Year Ahead

BelFlex Insights: Staffing Trends Today & in The Year Ahead

Our regional leaders take on the issues driving the industry In large part, the 2018 predictions for the staffing industry very much came true. The year’s challenges seemed to boil down to two issues: hard-to-find talent and a rising emphasis on even harder-to-find technical skills. December is a great time to reflect on the year…

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…

Three Retention Strategies That Are Priceless to Manufacturers

Three Retention Strategies That Are Priceless to Manufacturers

No-cost Ways to Beat the Talent Shortage   Recently, the unemployment rate reached 3.8%—the lowest it has been since 2000—creating a high sense of urgency for companies to re-think the way they attract workers. Many are pouring their limited budgets into uncovering new sources of talent, increasing employee incentives and perks, and even enticing workers…

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…

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…

Break the Turnover Cycle: Retain Your Light Industrial Temporary Workforce

Break the Turnover Cycle: Retain Your Light Industrial Temporary Workforce

Four Ways to Keep Your Best Temporary Workers. As COO of BelFlex, part of my role is helping our clients troubleshoot their staffing challenges. While each company is unique, all our clients’ temporary staffing decisions are driven by production timelines and changing demand—particular in the light industrial space. Understandably, this can lead to a narrow…