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Introducing Ignite Industrial Professionals

What makes us a different kind of staffing agency?   You probably have a general knowledge of how a typical staffing agency works, but Ignite Industrial Professionals isn’t a typical staffing agency. So, what makes Ignite Industrial Professionals different? We’re glad you asked. In a nutshell, we are similar but with a few key differences. Our core values and operations are different and also, our mission is unique. While other staffing agencies recruit temporary workers for temporary positions, Ignite focuses on placing full-time employees in full-time careers in the supply chain industry. In fact, while other staffing companies try to place […]

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OSHA-Compliant Forklift Certification

At Ignite, we work harder to ensure that you are receiving safe and skilled operators at your site. Before Powered Industrial Truck or PIT operators are sent to your site their PIT skills are validated. The validation begins with an OSHA-compliant classroom course that reminds operators of the importance of safety and the true power of a forklift. Our Safety Trainer, Scott Keenan, is a seasoned trainer and comes to Ignite with over 20 years of experience. The classroom portion concludes with a written assessment to evaluate the operator’s understanding of PIT safety and best practices. PIT operators then drive

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Attracting and Retaining Hourly Employees

As the workforce evolves, making hourly workers feel part of the mission is important by Brian Devine, President and CEO, Ignite Industrial Professionals Published in The MHEDA Journal; Q2 2023 Hourly employees think differently about their jobs than salaried employees, period. I did not realize that until 2007, when I initi­ated a national survey of hourly employees to identify their preferences and priorities related to their jobs. Up to that point, I as­sumed that most people thought about their jobs the same way that I thought about my job. I was wrong. One of the most basic things that we

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Meet Brian Devine, president and CEO of Ignite Industrial Professionals

Brian Devine is the president and CEO of Ignite Industrial Professionals, bringing extensive experience and a unique understanding of both the labor needs of companies and the priorities and the preferences of essential front line workers. Brian started out as a mortgage banker and then took a position at a staffing company, which began a nearly 30-year career in the industry, He led the growth of the largest logistics staffing company in the country, and he started the largest survey of hourly associates in the U.S.  He has been on a mission to educate business leaders on ways to attract

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