Employers – Trillium Staffing https://pubblog.in.trilliumstaffing.com Your Partner at Work Fri, 11 Sep 2020 13:44:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.10 Trillium Recognized as a National Best and Brightest Company to Work For in 2020! /blog/trillium-recognized-as-a-national-best-and-brightest-company-to-work-for-in-2020/ /blog/trillium-recognized-as-a-national-best-and-brightest-company-to-work-for-in-2020/#respond Tue, 07 Jul 2020 14:07:17 +0000 /blog/?p=7822 Continue reading ]]> The Trillium brand of staffing companies is excited to announce their recognition as a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2020! The awards competition provides the national business community with the opportunity to showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. The awards are presented to organizations based on nominations and direct feedback from employees of each organization.

“We have the same commitments to each and every one of our employees as we do our clients. We have high expectations and our requirements are stringent. Once you become an employee of Trillium, we’ll do everything in our power to help you succeed and meet your career goals. When our employees are successful, we’ve done our job,” stated René Poch, CEO.

The Trillium brand of companies is privately owned by René Poch and provides more than 30 years of industry leading recruitment and staffing services through its divisions including: Trillium Staffing, Trillium Construction Services, Trillium Driver Solutions, Trillium Marine, Trillium Technical, Trillium Environmental, Trillium Hospitality and Trillium Techs. With approximately 100 offices nationwide and nearly 400 internal recruitment professionals, the Trillium brand is proud to be recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as a Top 25 Largest Industrial Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Largest Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Fastest Growing Staffing Firm in the U.S., and a winner of National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. For more information please visit www.trilliumstaffing.com

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COVID-19 Guidance for Retail Workers /blog/covid-19-guidance-for-retail-workers/ /blog/covid-19-guidance-for-retail-workers/#respond Wed, 29 Apr 2020 13:24:24 +0000 /blog/?p=7764 Continue reading ]]> OSHA is committed to protecting the health and safety of America’s workers and workplaces during these unprecedented times. The agency will be issuing a series of industry-specific alerts designed to help employers keep workers safe. Check out the tips below for those of you that work in the retail industry.

If you are an employer in the retail industry (e.g., pharmacies, supermarkets, and big box stores), the following tips can help reduce your employees’ risk of exposure to the coronavirus:

  • Encourage workers to stay home if they are sick.
  • Provide a place to wash hands or alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • Maintain regular housekeeping practices, including routine cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces and equipment with Environmental Protection Agency-approved cleaning chemicals from List N or that have label claims against the coronavirus.
  • Practice sensible social distancing, maintaining six feet between co-workers and customers, where possible. For example, some worksites have already begun to demarcate six-foot distances with floor tape in checkout lines. Workplaces where social distancing is a challenge should consider innovative approaches, such as opening only every other cash register, temporarily moving workstations to create more distance, and installing plexiglass partitions.
  • Use a drive-through window or curbside pick-up.
  • Provide workers and customers with tissues and trash receptacles.
  • Train workers in proper hygiene practices and the use of workplace controls.
  • Allow workers to wear masks over their nose and mouth to prevent them from spreading the virus.
  • Encourage workers to report any safety and health concerns.

For more information, visit www.osha.gov/coronavirus or call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742).

Thank you and stay safe!

The Trillium brand of companies is privately owned by René Poch and provides more than 30 years of industry leading recruitment and staffing services through its divisions including: Trillium Staffing, Trillium Construction Services, Trillium Driver Solutions, Trillium Technical, and Trillium Environmental. With approximately 100 offices nationwide and nearly 400 internal recruitment professionals, the Trillium brand is proud to be recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as a Top 25 Largest Industrial Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Largest Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Fastest Growing Staffing Firm in the U.S., and a 2018 winner of National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. For more information please visit www.trilliumstaffing.com.

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COVID-19 Guidelines for the Manufacturing Industry /blog/covid-19-guidelines-for-the-manufacturing-industry/ /blog/covid-19-guidelines-for-the-manufacturing-industry/#respond Mon, 27 Apr 2020 13:11:13 +0000 /blog/?p=7752 Continue reading ]]> OSHA is committed to protecting the health and safety of America’s workers and workplaces during these unprecedented times. The agency will be issuing a series of industry-specific alerts designed to keep workers safe. Check out the tips below for those of you working in the manufacturing and light industrial industries.

If you are in the manufacturing industry, the following tips can help reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus:

  • Encourage workers to say home if they are sick
  • Establish flexible work hours (e.g., staggered shifts), if feasible.
  • Practice sensible social distancing and maintain six feet between co-workers, where possible.
  • For work activities where social distancing is a challenge, consider limiting the duration of these activities and/or implementing innovative approaches, such as temporarily moving or repositioning workstations to create more distance or installing barriers (e.g., plexiglass shields) between workstations.
  • Monitor public health communications about COVID-19 recommendations for the workplace and ensure that workers have access to and understand that information.
  • Train workers on how to properly put on, use/wear, take-off, and maintain protective clothing and equipment.
  • Allow workers to wear masks over their nose and mouth to prevent spread of the virus.
  • Encourage respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes.
  • Discourage workers from using other workers’ tools and equipment.
  • Use Environmental Protection Agency-approved cleaning chemicals from List N or that have label claims against the coronavirus.
  • Promote personal hygiene. If workers do not have access to soap and water for handwashing, provide alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60 percent alcohol. Provide disinfectants and disposable towels workers can use to clean work surfaces.
  • Encourage workers to report any safety and health concerns.

For more information, visit www.osha.gov/coronavirus or call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742).

Thank you and stay safe!

The Trillium brand of companies is privately owned by René Poch and provides more than 30 years of industry leading recruitment and staffing services through its divisions including: Trillium Staffing, Trillium Construction Services, Trillium Driver Solutions, Trillium Technical, and Trillium Environmental. With approximately 100 offices nationwide and nearly 400 internal recruitment professionals, the Trillium brand is proud to be recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as a Top 25 Largest Industrial Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Largest Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Fastest Growing Staffing Firm in the U.S., and a 2018 winner of National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. For more information please visit www.trilliumstaffing.com.

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OSHA Tips to Reduce COVID-19 Exposure /blog/osha-tips-to-reduce-covid-19-exposure/ /blog/osha-tips-to-reduce-covid-19-exposure/#respond Fri, 24 Apr 2020 06:00:36 +0000 /blog/?p=7743 Continue reading ]]> Is your company or office considered an essential working environment during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, check out the below steps OSHA outlines that all workplaces can put into place to help reduce the spread and risk of exposure.

Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus

All workplaces can take the following infection prevention measures to protect workers:

  1. Encourage workers to stay home if sick.
  2. Encourage respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes.
  3. Provide a place to wash hands or alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60% alcohol.
  4. Limit worksite access to only essential workers, if possible.
  5. Establish flexible worksites (e.g., telecommuting) and flexible work hours (e.g., staggered shifts), if feasible.
  6. Discourage workers from using other workers’ phones, desks, or other work tools and equipment.
  7. Regularly clean and disinfect surfaces, equipment, and other elements of the work environment. Use Environmental Protect
  8. Agency (EPA)- approved cleaning chemicals with label claims against the coronavirus.
  9. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use of all cleaning and disinfection products.
  10. Encourage workers to report any safety and health concerns.

For more information, visit www.osha.gov/coronavirus or call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742).

While a number of states across the country are still on full shutdown with stay at home orders in place, there are still frontline workers out in the middle of this pandemic taking care of the sick, working at grocery stores, hauling consumer goods, etc. For all of those deemed essential during this unprecedented time, please stay safe and thank you!

The Trillium brand of companies is privately owned by René Poch and provides more than 30 years of industry leading recruitment and staffing services through its divisions including: Trillium Staffing, Trillium Construction Services, Trillium Driver Solutions, Trillium Technical, and Trillium Environmental. With approximately 100 offices nationwide and nearly 400 internal recruitment professionals, the Trillium brand is proud to be recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as a Top 25 Largest Industrial Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Largest Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Fastest Growing Staffing Firm in the U.S., and a 2018 winner of National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. For more information please visit www.trilliumstaffing.com.

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OSHA COVID-19 Guidelines for the Package Delivery Industry /blog/osha-covid-19-guidelines-for-the-package-delivery-industry/ /blog/osha-covid-19-guidelines-for-the-package-delivery-industry/#respond Wed, 22 Apr 2020 20:25:47 +0000 /blog/?p=7715 Continue reading ]]> For the tens of thousands of delivery drivers and distribution workers currently working hard to make sure all of us have the products we need during the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA has recently released some guidelines to help combat the spread of COVID-19 among those workers in the package delivery industry. Check out those guidelines here!

OSHA is committed to protecting the health and safety of America’s workers and workplaces during these unprecedented times. The agency will be issuing a series of industry-specific alerts designed to keep workers safe.

If you are in the package delivery industry, the following tips can help reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus:

  • Encourage workers to stay home if they are sick.
  • Establish flexible work hours (e.g., staggered shifts) where feasible.
  • Practice sensible social distancing and maintain six feet between co-workers where possible.
  • Minimize interaction between drivers and customers by leaving deliveries at loading docks, doorsteps, or other locations that do not require person-to-person exposures.
  • Encourage respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes.
  • Promote personal hygiene. If workers do not have access to soap and water for handwashing, provide alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60 percent alcohol. Provide tissues, as well as disinfectants and disposable towels workers can use to clean work surfaces, including vehicle interiors.
  • Allow workers to wear masks over their nose and mouth to prevent them from spreading the virus.
  • Discourage workers from using other workers’ tools and equipment.
  • Use Environmental Protection Agency-approved cleaning chemicals from List N or that have label claims against the coronavirus.
  • Encourage workers to report any safety and health concerns.

For more information, visit www.osha.gov/coronavirus or call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742).

It should go without saying, but for all of the essential workers currently out there working hard to keep the rest of us safe, thank you for all that you do!

The Trillium brand of companies is privately owned by René Poch and provides more than 30 years of industry leading recruitment and staffing services through its divisions including: Trillium Staffing, Trillium Construction Services, Trillium Driver Solutions, Trillium Technical, and Trillium Environmental. With approximately 100 offices nationwide and nearly 400 internal recruitment professionals, the Trillium brand is proud to be recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as a Top 25 Largest Industrial Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Largest Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Fastest Growing Staffing Firm in the U.S., and a 2018 winner of National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. For more information please visit www.trilliumstaffing.com.

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Trillium Construction Announces the 2019 Employee of the Year! /blog/trillium-construction-announces-the-2019-employee-of-the-year/ /blog/trillium-construction-announces-the-2019-employee-of-the-year/#respond Wed, 29 Jan 2020 16:43:41 +0000 /blog/?p=7529 Continue reading ]]> Trillium is excited to announce that the 2019 Employee of the Year has been chosen! Congratulations to Chad Riphenburg with our Eau Claire, WI construction office for being selected as the 2019 Employee of the year!

[Pictured above: Chad Riphenburg left, Gary Englert right]

Chad started his career with Trillium in 1992 as a Concrete Laborer. In addition, during the winter months, Chad would also perform HVAC duct work installation to expand his skill set. His incredible mechanical aptitude during this time lead to an easy transition to the electrical trade. Today, Chad is an extremely competent Commercial Electrician that the Eau Claire office is lucky to have as a part of their team.

“I can’t say enough nice things about him,” stated Gary Englert, Trillium Construction Selling Branch Manager for the Eau Claire office. “He’s always willing to give 110% and is very safety conscious and is a consummate team player. Chad is an individual that I have no difficulty keeping busy. In fact, when he’s wrapping up an assignment, I always have a handful of clients that are more than willing and eager to put him back to work. Chad’s prophetic words that I hear so often, ‘If it’s got to be, It’s up to me,’ reflects perfectly how he lives his life. We are truly blessed to have Chad working for Trillium.”

In appreciation of Chad’s loyalty and hard work, he will be receiving a VISA gift card, Trillium jacket, an award, and lunch with our team. Congratulations on a job well done, we look forward to continuing to watch your career grow with us!

The Trillium brand of companies is privately owned by René Poch and provides more than 30 years of industry leading recruitment and staffing services through its divisions including: Trillium Staffing, Trillium Construction Services, Trillium Driver Solutions, Trillium Technical, and Trillium Environmental. With approximately 100 offices nationwide and nearly 400 internal recruitment professionals, the Trillium brand is proud to be recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as a Top 35th Largest Industrial Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Largest Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Fastest Growing Staffing Firm in the U.S., and a 2018 winner of National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. For more information please visit www.trilliumstaffing.com.

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Results are in for the 6th Annual “Trillium Takes on the Town” event! /blog/results-are-in-for-the-6th-annual-trillium-takes-on-the-town-event/ /blog/results-are-in-for-the-6th-annual-trillium-takes-on-the-town-event/#respond Thu, 07 Nov 2019 19:52:04 +0000 /blog/?p=7399 Continue reading ]]> The annual “Trillium Takes on the Town” event results are in! Each Fall, we challenge our staff across the nation to select a cause or organization in their community to support. As we are in the 6th year of this fantastic event, we can’t help but be overwhelmed at the level of support our local branch offices provide their respective communities. Please click on the image below to view the highlights of their accomplishments.

Are you a stand out professional, technical professional, driver, or skilled worker seeking contingent, temporary, or long term career opportunities?  Visit our job board  for more information!  Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of professionals and skilled workers? Contact us today!

Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 22,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.

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Speed Matters for All Lead Conversions! /blog/speed-matters-for-all-lead-conversions/ /blog/speed-matters-for-all-lead-conversions/#respond Tue, 05 Nov 2019 14:11:50 +0000 /blog/?p=7381 Continue reading ]]> In a job market that is at tight as it is now, it shouldn’t be a surprise that speed is the key to locking down a hire or an incoming lead. Competition for talent in almost every industry is at an all time high so making sure that your voice is heard first can be key to filling that position or landing that contract.

For salespeople and recruiters alike, speed and quick turn around times can be the difference between landing the sale and falling flat. In the sales and recruiting industries, every minute counts. Let’s look at this from the perspective of a client lead calling in asking for assistance in filling an order. Typically, when they are reaching out to an outside source, it is because the need is fairly urgent or they are being asked by upper management to gather information. In either scenario, by making sure they are a priority to you and your sales team will ensure that they do not turn to your competition. Everyone wants to feel like they are important and that their need or needs justify your attention.

For instance, according to a recent survey performed by Velocify, you have a 391% higher chance of a lead conversion by responding to an online inquiry or missed call within 1 minute. After that minute, the percentage drops to 120% and after an hour, it drops to only 36%. What this should tell you is that speed is the name of game here. Chances are that if you don’t respond in a timely manner, your competition absolutely will and you lose out on a sale. Do not give up! If at first you don’t reach the client, make sure to try again after an hour or so and maybe one more time that day. There is a fine line between being persistent and annoying so tread lightly. For more information regarding what may be deemed appropriate, check out the info-graphic created by Velocify.

Now let’s take a look from a prospective candidate or potential hires perspective. All of the same theories for lead conversions also ring true here. Let’s say you have found a solid candidate that could be a really good fit and you are eager to get them in front of your client. Once the initial contact is made, do not drop the ball. If the candidate is desirable by you and your client, they are most likely interviewing and talking with a number of other companies. If you wait even a few hours to reach out and make additional contact, it may be too late. At this point or really any point in the hiring process, speed with communication is key. Keep your candidates briefed on every aspect of the process and make sure you are being timely in your responses. Again, if you don’t, your competition will.

Whether your preferred method of contact is by phone, email or text; make sure you are making speed in your communications a priority. Everyone wants to feel like they are at top of mind and a quick response to any type of inquiry is the best way to instill this feeling.

The Trillium brand of companies is privately owned by René Poch and provides more than 30 years of industry leading recruitment and staffing services through its divisions including: Trillium Staffing, Trillium Construction Services, Trillium Driver Solutions, Trillium Technical, and Trillium Environmental. With approximately 100 offices nationwide and nearly 400 internal recruitment professionals, the Trillium brand is proud to be recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as a Top 35th Largest Industrial Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Largest Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Fastest Growing Staffing Firm in the U.S., and a 2018 winner of National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. For more information please visit www.trilliumstaffing.com.

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Trust – A Salesperson’s Secret Weapon /blog/trust-a-salesperson-secret-weapon/ /blog/trust-a-salesperson-secret-weapon/#respond Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:31:50 +0000 /blog/?p=7369 Continue reading ]]> Whether you are in the industry of selling products or services, trust should be your first go to selling tool. Building and sustaining trust can not only increase sales with current clients but it can in turn result in more word of mouth referrals and ensure that you are seen as respectable and honorable in your industry.

One of the keys to building trust with a new or old client is fairly simple, you have to ensure them that you have their best interest at heart. If you enter a sales meeting with a client but only focus on your product and service, your prospective client will automatically assume your motives are selfish in trying to increase sales and not understanding their end goal. Sit down and truly talk with your client to determine what is important to them and what they need to reach goals that your product or service can assist with. Once you have a solid foundation of understanding regarding what’s important to them, the client will be much more receptive to what you have to offer. In addition, if after the conversation, it is understood that maybe what you have to offer isn’t best for the client at this time, have an open conversation with them and discuss ways that later down the road, you might be able to reach an agreement. Keep you lines of communication open.

Its building this trust from the beginning of a sales relationship that can help you get in front of the decision makers later on down the road when your services are in fact needed. Be available for them when they reach out and always consider the working relationship you built up thus far as being very important even if you haven’t made the sale yet.

When discussing potential opportunities with clients, be open to giving solid advice when asked. By being honest and even sometimes critical of a situation, the client will begin to understand that even if you don’t get the sale, you are focused on what is best for them, thus building more trust and loyalty to their bottom line. By continuing this open relationship, the client may end up coming back to you for advice, which in the end could result in a sale.

Trust, especially in sales these days, can be hard to come by. This is not an easy solution by any means but can be a very powerful tool if used appropriately. In the end, trust is what wins over clients and instills confidence in your product or service and your company. If your clients learn that they can trust your judgement and understand your intentions, the overall working relationship will turn from a professional one to one where you are assisting a friend or colleague in need.

The Trillium brand of companies is privately owned by René Poch and provides more than 30 years of industry leading recruitment and staffing services through its divisions including: Trillium Staffing, Trillium Construction Services, Trillium Driver Solutions, Trillium Technical, and Trillium Environmental. With approximately 100 offices nationwide and nearly 400 internal recruitment professionals, the Trillium brand is proud to be recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as a Top 35th Largest Industrial Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Largest Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Fastest Growing Staffing Firm in the U.S., and a 2018 winner of National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. For more information please visit www.trilliumstaffing.com.

 

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How to Halt High Driver Turnover from the Start! /blog/how-to-halt-high-driver-turnover-from-the-start/ /blog/how-to-halt-high-driver-turnover-from-the-start/#respond Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:24:50 +0000 /blog/?p=7327 Continue reading ]]> With the Driver shortage as prevalent as ever, a new study by Stay Metrics is showing that new Driver retention is also a huge issue for carriers nationwide. But what could be causing a large percentage of Drivers to jump ship before hitting the 90 day mark?

Stay Metrics, a retention strategy firm, found that in the 1st quarter of 2019 only 64% of Drivers hired on last beyond 90 days. While this particular survey was sent to only 70 carriers and doesn’t necessarily represent a huge percentage of all carriers nationwide, it does lend to a particular trend that could be problematic for future hiring.

The main takeaways from this survey included such ideals as making sure to be transparent to your Drivers regarding the company, duties, equipment, etc., and paying attention to warning signs that may come before they are even hired in. Basically, the more you share with a potential Driver from the very beginning will ultimately benefit you as a employer. If a Driver knows exactly what they are getting into from day 1, they are much less likely to jump ship or leave prematurely and both the hiring manager and Driver will be on the same page.

In fact, transparency was such an important factor for Drivers, it was the basis for 4 of the 5 questions Drivers were asked. According to Lana Batts, co-President at Driver iQ, a background check company, stated that the overall cost of Driver retention can be $8,000-$10,000 per Driver.

If you are experiencing high turnover with your Drivers, this could be costing your company big, when the solution is rather simple. Listen to your applicants during the interviewing process and if you hear something that may not coincide with what you are offering or what the position entails, be honest with the candidate. Getting these kinks worked out in the very beginning of the process can ultimately save your company money in the long-run.

For more information on this survey, please visit ttnews.com.

The Trillium brand of companies is privately owned by René Poch and provides more than 30 years of industry leading recruitment and staffing services through its divisions including: Trillium Staffing, Trillium Construction Services, Trillium Driver Solutions, Trillium Marine, Trillium Technical, Trillium Environmental, and Trillium Techs. With approximately 90 offices nationwide and nearly 400 internal recruitment professionals, the Trillium brand is proud to be recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as a Top 25 Largest Industrial Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Largest Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Fastest Growing Staffing Firm in the U.S., and a 2015 winner of National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. For more information please visit www.trilliumstaffing.com.

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