The Most In-Demand Skilled Trades Positions

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Over the past several years, the demand for skilled trades talent has not been met by an ample supply of workers entering the various sectors. In conjunction with a large volume of baby boomers retiring from the trades, a significant labor shortage in most of the skilled trades has formed.   To combat this concerning… Read More »

Starting a Career in Logistics? Employers Want These Skills

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Logistics work has become an incredibly lucrative and in-demand profession. According to recent figures, there is a growing labor shortage in the logistics industry caused by a mass exodus of workers leaving the field. In other words, there has never been a higher demand for logistics talent. The upswing in ecommerce and warehousing activity is… Read More »

Why Onboarding is More Important Now Than Ever

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When it comes to building your dream team, employers need to take care at every step of the hiring process to ensure each critical box is being checked – and the first box is onboarding.   We believe that onboarding is one of the most important times in a new hire’s journey. At Select Staff,… Read More »

How to Reduce Burnout Among Your Warehouse Staff

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When busy periods arise at work, the potential for employee stress can go through the roof. Industries such as warehousing and manufacturing have seen those busy stretches escalate even further over the past year, as a result of increased implementation of ecommerce. When these hectic times occur, it is important to make sure your staff… Read More »

The True Cost of a Job Vacancy: Why & How to Fill Them ASAP

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Having a lingering open job vacancy is a headache that nobody wants, but more importantly, it can have a resounding negative effect on your company’s productivity and revenue.   In today’s increasingly competitive economy, having even a few days of decreased productivity can take a toll on your bottom line. In addition, not hiring quickly… Read More »

The Best Ways to Market Your General Labor Jobs

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At times, it can be challenging to attract job seekers to your open positions, especially in a candidate-driven market. In many situations, candidates are presented with a greater number of opportunities than ever before, and marketing jobs to them requires a significant amount of expertise.   In the general labor field, marketing your jobs to… Read More »

The Top 6 Reasons to Start a Career in Skilled Trades

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From electricians to carpenters, machine operators and welders, the skilled trades truly make the world go ‘round.   For baby boomers, working in the skilled trades was a popular career choice. A recent study found that over 90% of parents would encourage their child’s decision to enter the skilled trades. However, the general interest in… Read More »

How to Identify a Truly Equal Opportunity Employer

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For many workers, there can be an unspoken worry about whether or not you will have a fair chance at securing a job. An equal opportunity employer is a place of work that does not discriminate against workers of any age, race, gender or disability and provides equal payment and employment processes to all. In… Read More »

Manufacturing Trends that Could Affect Your 2021 Hiring

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The manufacturing industry has seen a number of changes over the past few months, and those changes are likely to persist into the second quarter of 2021. In addition to record growth over the past year, many aspects of the manufacturing sector have been positively affected by technological advancements, sustainability initiatives and a return to… Read More »

Hiring for Volume: How to Attract Candidates to Your Warehouse Jobs

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The continued upswing of ecommerce, manufacturing and distribution have all meant that warehouse jobs are more popular than ever, and the demand for qualified warehouse workers is at an all-time high. One interesting aspect that many light industrial sectors are seeing is a historical change from one or two peak seasons is becoming more frequent… Read More »