Trillium’s 2017 Food Drive Results!

For the last 4 years, Trillium has continued to participate in a program where all of the branch offices decide on a way to give back to their local communities. Every March, Trillium offices nationwide have participated in an Annual Food Drive! Through the last few years, it continues to be obvious that our network of local offices, chambers and clients have had a deep dedication to their local communities.

Locally in Michigan, the Trillium Corporate office donated $740 to Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes!

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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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Trillium Announces Holiday Giving Challenge Results!

We’re excited to announce the results of our third annual Holiday Giving Challenge! The Holiday Giving Challenge is one of several annual events that our branches across the nation participate in to give back to their local communities throughout the year.

Branches are challenged to identify a cause in their local community to show support through volunteer time, donations, or both. As usual our teams did not disappoint, several branches stepped up to support multiple causes this year! Please click the logo below to view a slideshow highlighting some of their contributions.

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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.

 

Trillium Construction Services Announces Employee of the Year Winner!

We’re excited to announce this year’s Employee of the Year for Trillium Construction Services! After careful consideration and some very strong nominations, Compton Saunders of Nashville, TN has been selected as this year’s winner!

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“Compton is an employee that has a great attitude, shows up for work every day and continues to make Trillium Construction as well as our contractors extremely happy.  Compton has grown not only in his trades but with Trillium Construction.  He has been offered full time perm positions with almost every company that he has worked for through Trillium Construction but will decline their offer.  He says that Trillium is his home and he would not be where he is today without the help of our office.” -Tabitha Connolly, Trillium Construction Services.

Compton who most of the office knows as Carlos, began his career with us back in 2005 as an Electrician Helper. Today, he’s employed with us as a Journeyman Plumber. He’s worked for us on 20 different assignments and spent the past 11 years building himself a reputation with our staff and clients as someone they can count on to get the job done right and on time.

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!

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.

 

Trillium Announces Results of Annual “Trillium Takes on the Town” Event!

The results from our third annual “Trillium Takes on the Town” event are in and are staggering! Each October, we challenge our staff across the nation to select a cause in their community to support and contribute to. Their drive and determination to give back to their local communities is truly humbling. Please click on the image below to view the highlights of their accomplishments.

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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.

Maintaining Millennial Talent

As the talent gap continues to grow, employers are looking to the Millennial and Gen Z populations to complete their teams. It’s estimated that by 2020, Millennials alone will make up nearly half of the workforce. In order to attract and maintain Millennials in your workforce, it’s important to understand that their values and interests vary greatly from other generations.

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2016 FLSA Changes: Are You Prepared?

On May 18, 2016 President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the current overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to approximately 4 million workers. While many employers had awaited this final ruling after President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum back in 2014 directing the DOL to update the existing regulations, many are still scrambling to make sense of what the final rule means for their employees and their business.

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The key provisions of the final rule are as follows:

  • Determines the standard salary level at the 40th percentile of earnings of full-time salaried workers in the lowest-wage Census Region at $913 per week or $47,476 annually for an employee who works all year.
  • Sets the total annual compensation requirement for highly compensated employees (referred to as HCE) subject to a minimal duties test and to the annual equivalent of the 90th percentile of full time salaried workers nationally at $134,004.
  • Establishes a mechanism for automatically updating the salary and compensation levels every 3 years to maintain the levels at the above percentiles and to ensure that they continue to provide useful and effective tests for exemption.

The final rule also amends the salary basis test to allow employers to use discretionary bonuses and incentives to satisfy up to 10 percent of the new standard salary level. These changes take effect on December 1, 2016, leaving many employers to make determinations on how to handle their current staff who may be effected by the changes in standard salary level which previously was set at $23,660 annually.

Employers are building plans to accommodate the potential increases in overtime costs and base salaries, the re-classification of employees, changes in timekeeping, and any additional business ramifications. If you have not addressed these changes for your organization, The Department of Labor offers additional information at www.wagehour.dol.gov or by calling 1-866-4-USWAGE.

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.

 

 

Trillium Kicks Off Annual Community Involvement Event

Trillium is excited to kick off their third annual Trillium Takes on the Town community involvement event! Each October, our branches take on the challenge of supporting their communities by contributing to a cause that is important to their local staff. We’re excited to see their accomplishments this year!

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To view last year’s results, please click here.

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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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