Tackling the Manufacturing Talent Shortage in Research Triangle Park

Tackling the Manufacturing Talent Shortage in Research Triangle Park

It’s no surprise that the Research Triangle Park region is experiencing tremendous business growth. North Carolina is consistently named one of the top states for businesses and recently WalletHub ranked Durham No. 7 and Raleigh No. 8 in its study about the best cities to start a business. And it’s not just tech and healthcare…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Staffing the Carolinas Region: Inside BelFlex’s Core Markets

Staffing the Carolinas Region: Inside BelFlex’s Core Markets

A Q&A with Carolinas Regional Director, Jason Schafer   We’re excited to be back with our second inside look at BelFlex around the country. (If you missed our first installment, you can learn about the Tri-State region in this post.) This time we’re diving into our operations in the Carolinas region (covering four branch offices…

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…

Staffing the Tri-State Region: Inside BelFlex’s Core Markets

Staffing the Tri-State Region: Inside BelFlex’s Core Markets

A Q&A with Tri-State Regional Director, Clayton Owens Today we’re kicking off a new series here on the blog. While BelFlex Staffing Network is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, we actively partner with clients and secure work opportunities for our candidates in 10 different states. Our geographic presence is broken out into six different regions. Each…