Who Is BelFlex: Matt Burnheimer

Who Is BelFlex: Matt Burnheimer

Meet Matt, Advancing BelFlex’s Internal Talent Strategy As a staffing firm, we often advise our clients on using internal training and development programs as a way to upskill their people. Late last year, we upped our own game and dedicated an employee to the development of our own team. We see this as another way…

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,…

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…

LIFT the TriState Participants Sound Off on New Opportunities and Second Chances

LIFT the TriState Participants Sound Off on New Opportunities and Second Chances

Why the LIFT the TriState program is off to a good start Back in July, we launched the first session of LIFT the TriState, a collaboration with the Freestore Foodbank and other local organizations to teach unemployed and underemployed adults the skills needed for employment in the warehouse, logistics and transportation industries. There are 10…

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…