Demand for Experienced Skilled Trades Talent Grows

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the construction industry will face a shortage of 1.6 million workers by 2022. So how did an industry that let go more than 2 million workers during the recession, well more than any other industry, end up in the talent struggle?

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Currently, there is only one tradesman entering the workforce for every 5 that retire. With 73% of construction firms planning to expand their headcount throughout 2017, this leaves the industry in a continued shortage for qualified talent. The Associated General Contractors of America reported that construction firms added employees over the past year at nearly double the rate of the overall economy. In June alone, the industry added 16,000 jobs across the country.

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Trillium Announces the Acquisition of Impact Solutions, LLC

René Poch founder and CEO of the Trillium brand of companies, announced the acquisition of San Diego, CA based Impact Solutions, LLC effective Monday January 30, 2017.

Impact Solutions, LLC was founded in 2004 by Toby Copeland and Michael Lapidow who developed a dynamic team and process, allowing the organization to become a leading provider of strategic Construction and Low Voltage Cabling staffing services.

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Lack of Sleep? Wake Up America!

I’m sure all of you have felt the effects of sleep deprivation at some point during your work day. But how widespread is lack of sleep in America?

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Disaster Management for the Workplace

As Hurricane Matthew gains in strength, the Southeastern portion of the country is in crisis mode. While state and local authorities are busy issuing evacuation orders, employers should be activating their own response efforts. Employers must juggle everything from employee safety to client relations and data recovery. While most employers in the affected areas are experienced in handling natural disasters, many still do not have formal procedures for handling such events.

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Dealing With Death In The Workplace

One of the more difficult issues you may face as a manager or employee is the loss of a co-worker. While these occurrences may seem rare and there is little training on the topic, a 2003 report by The Grief Recovery Institute found that deaths of co-workers, friends, and extended family members cost U.S. businesses $7 billion annually in loss productivity.

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Trillium Recognized for Growth and Excellence In 2016!

René Poch founder and CEO of Trillium Staffing, recently announced that Trillium had recently been recognized for several new accomplishments in 2016. Those recognitions included:

  • 2016 Best Construction & Engineering Recruitment Firm 2016 by Corporate Vision
  • 2016 24th Largest Industrial Staffing Firm in the United States by Staffing Industry Analysts
  • 2016 60th Largest Staffing Firm in the United States by Staffing Industry Analysts

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Trillium Staffing Awarded By 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2016!

Trillium Staffing is proud to announce their repeated recognition with West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For, in 2016. The awards competition provides the regional 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.

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Spreading the Appreciation, One Branch at a Time!

Recently, Trillium was awarded one of the National Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in 2015. To ensure that all 90+ branches nationwide share in the triumph, the award is being sent to a different Trillium branch office every month. In an expression of true teamwork, the present branch holding the award will nominate the next branch in line based on merit and hard work.

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The Strangest Non-Work Activities Employees Have Been Caught Performing On The Job

Do you really know what is going on in your workplace? In a 2015 survey by CareerBuilder, employers revealed the strangest non-work related activities that they’ve caught their staff engaging in on the job. You don’t want to miss these!

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Is Casual Friday Getting Too Casual?

Like many things if clear and concise expectations are not set up, casual Friday’s can quickly become too casual. As many as 90% of companies in the U.S. have a “casual” day, with one third allowing casual clothing every day. The key to maintaining a professional environment while allowing casual attire is a clear expectation of what is acceptable, preferably included in the employee handbook.

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