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What To Expect From Logistics in 2023

By Carolyn Owen on Dec 13, 2022 1:54:55 PM

The end of the year is quickly approaching. With it, seasonal sales and shopping are at an all-year high, and therefore, so is fulfillment. Let’s take a look at some of the trends we’ve seen throughout the year, and we expect to continue into 2023:

Topics: Workforce Innovation Megatrends
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How To Successfully Sell Out During The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

By Carolyn Owen on Nov 9, 2022 10:11:16 AM

Ahh, Black Friday. For many companies, this is the time of year that sees the most business and can make or break your success in hitting annual targets. Earlier this season, we wrote about the benefits manufacturers could anticipate from utilizing on-demand labor to get through a peak creation season. Only a month later, the time for distributors and fulfillment centers to gear up for the busy season has arrived.

Topics: On-Demand Labor Workforce Innovation
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Do People Really Hate Their Job? (And Can You Change That?)

By Gauthier Duval on Jul 19, 2022 10:08:48 AM

There is a lot of talk about how difficult it is for businesses to find and keep workers. Whether you call it “The Great Resignation” or another term, something is clearly happening. The sixty-four-thousand-dollar question is, “What’s driving this?”.

Topics: Workforce Innovation
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How to Fix Manufacturing Skills Training

By Steven Calhoun on Jun 10, 2022 1:50:07 PM

The skilled labor shortage has been a persistent problem in manufacturing for some time now. What’s causing this, and how do we fix it?

Topics: Workforce Innovation
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Labor Capacity Fluctuations and How to Respond

By Steven Calhoun on Apr 22, 2022 11:00:00 AM

There are many reasons you might be lacking labor capacity to meet the day’s demand. Workforce burnout, sick employees, religious accommodations, PTO, and a tight labor market are all common causes of labor capacity fluctuations.

Topics: On-Demand Labor Workforce Innovation
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The Dutch Disease and the Local Workforce

By Josh Mote on Apr 8, 2022 9:45:00 AM

Local workforces are a microcosm of the overall state of the labor market. In a tight labor market, the local workforces often feel it most strongly. When a large employer moves into town, this often causes a shift in the workforce that can be quite disruptive. A concept known as the Dutch Disease can reveal some insights into how to deal with this issue.

Topics: Workforce Innovation
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Reinstated Employment Classification Standard a Win for Workers

By Kyle Klansek, Vice President - Legal and Risk on Mar 16, 2022 4:15:36 PM

On March 14, 2022, the Eastern District Court of Texas reinstated a Trump-era rule which clarifies the worker classification test used to determine whether individuals are independent contractors or employees under federal law.

Topics: Workforce Innovation
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The Pitfalls of Relying Only on Full-Time Employees

By Rich Tompkins on Dec 1, 2021 10:01:00 AM

If you say “we only want to hire full-time employees,” then you’ve probably been burned by temp staffing or aren’t aware of all the options for finding workers to get work done in your facility. Keeping your labor capacity at the right level is a big problem to solve, and if you expect better results, you’re going to need to change your methods.

Topics: Workforce Innovation
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What is a Just-in-Time Workforce?

By Steven Calhoun on Jul 21, 2021 4:00:00 PM

Maybe you’re familiar with just-in-time as a concept, but what’s this about a just-in-time workforce?

Topics: Lean Methodology Operational Excellence Workforce Innovation
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Reaching Sidelined Workers with Flexible Work Options

By Steven Calhoun on May 28, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Companies in the US have faced challenges finding workers for the past few years. This is partially due to the pandemic, but inflation, commodity prices, and shifting expectations about work are trends that will continue to make the labor market challenging.

Topics: US Manufacturing Workforce Innovation Megatrends