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temporary labor

How to make the biggest impact when using temporary labor

Today, many manufacturers and distribution centers are having issues finding temporary labor. Finding high-quality manufacturing employees can be a challenge, but for employers, you must play the long game when it comes to temporary labor. Taking a reactive approach to employment almost never works – and we know. We’ve seen it all at Ignite Industrial Professionals! At Ignite, we are worker-focused – because if you respect the industrial professionals and their knowledge, you’ll have a better outcome long-term. We know temporary labor is important for many of our employer partners – they need the ability to adjust labor costs up or […]

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essential frontline worker

Ignite’s new Essential Frontline Worker Survey: We want to hear from YOU!

At Ignite Industrial Professionals, we know that the essential frontline worker is the backbone of the U.S. economy. Without the essential frontline worker, this country would quickly fall into chaos. But we know it is a hard job and there are improvements that can be made to benefit the front-line workers. To that end, we are going to start conducting a survey asking workers about their preferences and priorities related to their job, policies they’d like to see implemented – or changed. It’s our way of getting a better look at how we can improve the lives of industrial workers.

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Company culture: Five best practices to put in place at your Distribution Center

Let’s face it: Working at a distribution center means long hours and hard work – but it is also a rewarding job that helps keep our supply chain up and running. If you run a distribution center, you might be concerned about engaging your employees and improving company culture. It’s a great thing to focus on in 2024, especially since turnover in the industry can be high – up to 40%. Luckily, there are several things to do to improve engagement and satisfaction at your distribution center – improving company culture too! Here are five things to know: Pay a

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Flexibility and Stability: National Working Mom’s Day

Flexibility and Stability: National Working Mom’s Day Being a working mom creates different highs and lows for each mom. At Ignite, we understand the challenges that working moms face and we provide flexibility and grace for the working moms on our team. Don’t take it from us, take it from the working moms on our team. Our team all agree that Ignite is the most understanding and flexible employer they’ve had. Ignite maintains an environment that supports productive communication which is one of the things that allows for the flexibility that can facilitate. Most of the moms on our team

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What companies need to know about the manufacturing skills gap

It’s no secret that the manufacturing industry continues to struggle with a shortage of highly qualified workers. And this manufacturing skills gap comes with a high price. According to The Manufacturing Institute, more than 2 million manufacturing jobs will remain open by 2030 – which will cost companies $1 trillion. So why are more than 70 percent of manufacturing companies struggling in hiring skilled employees? And how can the manufacturing skills gap be addressed. These are important and challenging questions. Let’s start with the first: Where are all the skilled manufacturing employees? The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t start this gap but

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New Year’s Resolutions for industrial staffing companies in 2024

The New Year is a great time to set resolutions, and that is especially true for industrial staffing companies. Now, more than ever, industrial staffing companies are helping to bridge the gap in vital, front-line industries – and that demand will likely only grow. In 2024, it’s more important than ever to start the new year with clear goals and resolutions. Here are some of Ignite Industrial Professionals’ resolutions for industrial staffing companies in 2024. We hope these help our team meet its goals for the year! Review processes and policies The new year is a great time to take

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industrial employees

Looking ahead: What 2024 will look like for industrial employees

Over the past several years, the job market has been great for industrial employees, but when we look ahead to 2024, does that still hold true? At Ignite Industrial Professionals, we have been keeping tabs on trends in 2023 to help prepare for 2024, and while we don’t want to be alarmist, it appears employers are downsizing. For more than 20 years, we have seen retailers increase their headcount by roughly 25 percent to handle the labor needs required for the peak holiday season. In fact, in the past, retailers would start adding staff in their distribution centers in early

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SPARK Flex Platform

Everything you need to know Ignite Industrial Professional’s SPARK Flex Platform

What if there was an app that would connect warehouse workers who need a flexible schedule with employers who have short term projects? There is, and it is Ignite Industrial Professional’s new SPARK Flex Platform. It’s like Uber or Door Dash, but this app is designed specifically for the logistics industry. It’s perfect for students or parents or people with full time jobs who want to pick up some extra money. The SPARK Flex platform is our new web-based platform that allows people to set up a short profile (which only takes about 90 seconds!) and upload the days and

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treating employees like customers

Treating employees like customers: Why the best businesses make this a priority

When it comes to growing your business, the bottom line is this: Your employees matter more than almost anything. That’s why we always look to partner with companies who are treating their employees like customers. Why? Because for most companies, customers come first. They are greeted with a smile and treated well. After all, your customers are the ones who give you business, referrals and more, right? Yes, but so do your employees! So, why should you treat them any differently than your valued customers? The fact is, you shouldn’t. Great employees make great companies. Here are some reasons why

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Supply Chain Industry

Supply Chain Industry FAQ: Traits we look for when partnering with employers

At Ignite Industrial Professionals, our commitment to front-line workers is in our name. We treat them like the professionals they are, and when we work with employers in the supply chain industry, we look for the same kind of mentality.  We don’t want to place our industrial professionals in just any company. When we partner with those in the supply chain industry, we take care to look for key traits.  So, what are we looking for? It’s simple. We are looking for companies who understand the value and contributions of front line workers; their expertise and work ethic. We work

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