Finding the right staff for your warehouse can be as difficult and time-consuming as it is essential to the function of your warehouse.
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By utilizing a temp agency specializing in warehouse positions, you can access skilled personnel on an as-needed basis and get a leg up on staffing your warehouse with permanent employees.
The demand for finding highly qualified talent has taken a sharp increase. It’s not only large corporations and massive brands that are placing emphasis on finding the “right” talent, but also warehouses and factories. Sourcing the right talent for the correct position has become a competitive advantage within each industry.
As we reach the end of 2022, you may be wondering what next year will bring for warehouse jobs in St. Louis. Here's a look at some of our predictions.
Hiring qualified warehouse workers is a big responsibility — especially heading into the holiday season. From reluctant job seekers to fierce competition in the warehouse industry, there are many challenges that you might face.
Selecting the right applicant for any job is a grueling process that requires a lot of time and energy. For warehouse employers in St. Louis looking for experienced and properly trained staff, that process is even more exhaustive.
Having a team of high-performing employees, both permanent and temporary, reduces the time you need to spend searching for and onboarding new workers — saving money and time and boosting productivity. But employee retention is easier said than done.
Is your business gearing up to fulfill holiday orders? You’ll not only need to make sure you have enough workers on hand to handle seasonal demand but also that you hire the right people and train them to do the job.
Finding a new job is never easy for a justice-involved person. In fact, many job seekers with criminal felonies have found it difficult to reintegrate into the workforce. Fortunately, there are still companies out there that are open and committed to hiring former felons.
Learn the best resources to find job seekers in logistics who will be an ideal match for your organization with preferred skills and experience.
If you need the best candidates for warehouse jobs in St. Louis, attracting the highest-caliber applicants is difficult. To further complicate matters, figuring out how to retool your employee search process is complicated. Here’s how to attract high-caliber warehouse applicants.
One way to ensure your warehouse is staffed with the right team is to connect with staffing companies that specialize in the light industrial industry.
Whether you’re considering a short-term project or looking to make a permanent career change, you can expect these 7 key benefits of working in a warehouse.
At Action Logistix, we match qualified St. Louis area warehouse workers with employers seeking new applicants. Are you looking to fill a job opening? Below we have identified a few actions that your company can take to expedite and optimize the hiring process.
At times of labor shortages and higher numbers of unfilled positions than ever, you need reliable, high-caliber employees as quickly as you can get them. Getting those employees into your warehouse starts with the screening process.
After an eventful 2021, our warehouse staffing solutions experts are excited to turn their gaze to the next year. Will it be another disruptive year? What industry changes in 2021 are expected to continue to reverberate in 2022?
It’s a big call, making predictions for the coming year. But we’ve done it. Our team here at Action Logistix has been busy researching warehousing industry trends in terms of working and workforce management. This way, you have an idea of what to expect and can plan accordingly.
As of 2019, the warehouse employee turnover rate in the United States was nearly 46%. Then the COVID pandemic struck and the number jumped to a whopping 59.5% as of 2020. Action Logistix can help reduce warehouse employee turnover in Missouri. Thanks to our robust 3-point employee verification system, we are able to provide a higher caliber of candidates for our clients.
Read on to learn more about the value of your warehouse culture, how to recruit for the kind of culture you want for your company, and further steps you can take to improve that culture.
A warehouse’s staffing needs can change almost overnight. Whether it’s earning a new client, offering a new product, or experiencing supply chain changes, what seemed like a fully-staffed warehouse can quickly become an understaffed one. When that happens, you need to know how to fill those open roles with high-quality workers fast.
When you are challenged to find qualified warehouse applicants, your production suffers. With supply chains sporadically delivering products, your staffing levels also fluctuate. Staffing for those ups and downs is an HR and Production nightmare.
Luckily, with Action Logistix, finding qualified workers is less of a problem. With over 25 years of combined business experience, our streamlined and effective pre-screening process helps find a higher caliber of employee.
Here’s how to manage application influxes.
In 2019, the average manufacturing turnover rate was 31.9%. In 2020, this number climbed to 44.3%. In the Midwest, it was even higher - 44.0% in 2019 and 58.8% in 2020. A high turnover rate isn’t just an inconvenience. Hiring new employees is expensive, and continually hiring new employees spoils a work culture. However, with Action Logistix, you have nothing to worry about.
Our dedicated staffing model in the Greater St. Louis and Western Illinois metropolitan area is our "secret sauce" and differentiator. Our 3 Point Employee Verification System is the “bread and butter” to finding the highest caliber of employees. And, our specialized skills evaluations are a fail-safe tool that is utilized on every employee who applies with Action Logistix.
Here’s how to minimize warehouse turnover rates.
Your warehouse is essential to your business. One mistake in your warehouse can have devastating consequences. That’s precisely why you need specialized staffing solutions. At Action Logistix, we proudly staff the greater Metropolitan St. Louis and Western Illinois areas. Unlike our competitors, our pre-employment testing ensures you have your choice of the very best applicants.
If you’re not sure whether your operations might benefit from you using a specialized warehouse staffing temp agency, consider the following advantages.
When you’re running a business in the light industrial sector, it’s common to bring on temporary staff to meet surges in demand and fill vacated roles. While these temporary workers are beneficial to help you meet your staffing needs, they can also cost your company in numerous ways if you don’t take the necessary precautions.
Whether your company is in search of an experienced forklift operator or general warehouse worker, we specialize in finding high-caliber employees with our unique approach to staffing.
Light industrial warehouses constantly have fluctuating staffing needs to meet variations in production and distribution demands. That’s why many large distribution and manufacturing facilities partner with warehouse staffing agencies like Action Logistix - to provide for "just in time" production staffing. However, not every staffing agency is capable of providing an on-site staffing manager to efficiently monitor and manage these production variations.
With 2020 soon coming to an end, employers are starting to look ahead to 2021 to better understand the economic outlook of their industry and the country at large. With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, the upcoming change of presidential administrations, and uncertainty surrounding additional stimulus packages, the future’s uncertainty has many business owners on edge.
Seeking a forklift operator in the St. Louis area? Build a qualified workforce with these essential tips.
Intended to help people whose livelihoods were affected by the current pandemic, the CARES Act also disrupted supply chains across the country.
We’re thrilled to announce that our hard work and dedication to specialized warehouse staffing has been recently recognized! Action Logistix is proud to be the recipient of several awards and nominations.
The key to solving distribution job staffing challenges for your St. Louis business is matching you with high-caliber candidates who excel at an in-depth pre-employment screening.
When your warehouse needs staff, specialized staffing means your business gets high-caliber employees quickly.
Keeping your warehouse operations moving during COVID now has the added challenge of finding the right staff, dealing with increased demand, and following heightened safety precautions.
From unexpected staff absences to the Christmas rush, your logistical needs change all the time. So, how do you ensure that your labor levels remain optimal year-round? By relying on logistics temp services and hiring temporary workers, that's how!
You need the right staff on the ground to keep your supply lines open and moving efficiently, especially during unpredictable times like the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The problem is, how do you keep up with rapidly increasing supply chain demand? How can you be sure that your warehouse and fulfillment center teams have what it takes to handle the pressure? There's an easy answer – outsource your industrial staffing needs to a team like us.
If you're a business owner or warehouse manager looking to hire a professional forklift operator, you can find qualified candidates with our forklift operator staffing solutions. Action Logistix focuses solely on warehouse staffing. Managing a highly functional warehouse requires having experienced forklift drivers on staff, and we’re here to help your business find just that. Our laser-focused warehouse recruiting staff is experienced in finding qualified forklift operator professionals to meet the needs of your business.
When hiring for an open position, whether skilled or unskilled, it can be overwhelming to see the vast amount of resumes and applications that you'll likely receive. How do you pick the right candidate? Do you go with the candidate with the most impressive resume? Do you pick the person who has the most years in warehouse and manufacturing experience? What if you hire someone with a flawless resume, but find that while the applicant you chose met all the requirements on paper, when it comes time to do the job, they're needing a lot more training than you feel they should? These are the exact reasons why we use pre-employment testing in our applicant screening process.
When it comes to staffing your warehouse or manufacturing facility, your initial focus may be just making sure you’ve got enough heads to man every position so that hopefully deadlines get met. Unfortunately, just filling a position with anyone willing to work can ultimately cost you time and money in the long run. It pays to find employees who want to show up and want to help your business. Those employees that see the value in helping you grow (which in turn, helps them grow), are the type of employees you want manning your warehouse.
Hiring can be a very difficult process, especially when time is of the essence, but you know that making the wrong hire can really hurt your overall cost and ultimately cost you projects. Fortunately for you, our specialized best-in-class prescreening process evaluates potential employees for warehousing and manufacturing competency before assigning to your company!
Our proven and unique evaluations are geared solely for the logistics industry with the goal of finding the highest caliber employees to increase your productivity and reduce turnover. One of the reasons we are so successful in staffing companies like yours, is that we implement behavior-based interview questions and strategies to help you get past first impressions and ultimately hire the right fit for your company culture.
Action Logistix specializes solely in staffing for the warehouse and manufacturing industries. What separates us from other staffing agencies is our pre-employment testing. Due to our dedicated recruiting for positions like forklift drivers, material handlers, machine operators and production/assembly workers, we have a number of excellent workers ready to be placed for new long-term assignments! Furthermore, we can help reduce your overall costs in a number of ways that in-house hiring can't! Check out a few of the ways we can save you time and money:
Finding skilled reliable talent for the warehouse and light industrial industry has always been a significant challenge. But that challenge is amplified in a candidate-driven market like the one we're experiencing now. Hiring well will always be difficult. Fortunately, there are multiple strategies that we at Action Logistix implement to ensure we're providing employees who can help increase productivity, eliminate workplace distraction, while reducing your turnover rates, saving you time and money in the long run. Here are just a few ways we can help accomplish those goals:
As many warehouse and plant managers already know, staffing can be an HR nightmare. You've got minimal time to ramp up manpower for upcoming project deadlines, and it probably feels like you're spinning your wheels, but not gaining traction. As a solution, you might have decided that hiring a staffing agency to fill those voids is the best option for you. But will any generalized staffing agency work?