Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2019 Predictions: Change Is Coming

Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2019 Predictions: Change Is Coming

What it means for both employers and job seekers Last month Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) published its predictions for what’s ahead in staffing this year (you can access the report if you’re an SIA member here, or non-members can read a summary here). Each of the eight predictions are important to the industry at large,…

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…

Why Temporary Work is Permanent in the Manufacturing Industry

Why Temporary Work is Permanent in the Manufacturing Industry

Four benefits of flexible work arrangements for both manufacturers and workers We live in a new world of work, where 40.9 million workers representing every age, every demographic, every geography, every profession, and every skill and education level are participating in the workforce in an arrangement other than as an employee. That’s according to MBO…

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….

Manufacturing Day 2017: Focusing on the Often-Forgotten Soft Skills That Make a Great Worker

Manufacturing Day 2017: Focusing on the Often-Forgotten 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…

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…