Speed Matters for All Lead Conversions!

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.

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Important Interview Questions and How To Answer Them!

Some may argue that all interview questions are important and that you should be more than prepared to answer a wide variety of them. While this is true, there are few specific interview questions that can cause candidates to slip up.

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4 Easy Ways to Stay Productive at Work!

All of us have our ups and down throughout the work week and sometimes it can feel like a real struggle to stay on task and be productive. However, by sticking to these 4 easy to follow concepts, you can make the most our of your day while in the office!

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12 High Paying Construction Jobs to Consider

I have written about it time and time again that the skilled trades industry is an excellent alternative to a formal 4 year education. There are more than enough various skills sets to gravitate towards and not only that but positions in the skilled trades and construction industries can be very lucrative when it comes to pay, benefits and opportunities available.

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What the Driver Shortage Can Mean For the Consumer

As it sits right now, according to the American Trucking Association, it is estimated that trucking companies nationwide are experiencing a driver shortage of over 60,000 drivers short. In fact, this shortage is expected to grow in the coming years which could ultimately effect you, the end consumer.

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Trillium Recognized as 60th Largest Staffing Firm in the United States!

René Poch founder and CEO of Trillium Staffing, recently announced that Trillium had been recognized as the 60th Largest Staffing Firm in the United States by Staffing Industry Analysts.

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The Importance of Sun Protection!

Summer is just a few weeks away and with mother nature finally giving some us a taste of warmer temperatures and sunshine, now is the time to start being mindful of keeping yourself safe from harmful UV rays.

{Pictured Above: Trillium Construction field employees showcasing the proper use of sun protection while on the job site.}

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Distracted Driving and It’s Implications in the Trucking Industry

As we all know, distracted driving can include eating while driving, talking on your cellphone, putting on make-up, texting and even messing with the radio or music player. No matter what activity is being performed to distract a driver, these simple actions can have catastrophic effects for not just the guilty party but the public as well. This past April, a round table discussion was held in Houston, TX by the National Transportation Safety Board in order to specifically touch on and discuss distracted driving and how this can effect the trucking industry.

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What To Expect From The Construction Industry in 2019!

We may already be a quarter of the way through the new year but it is never to late to try and plan for what lies ahead. This is no different for the construction industry in 2019. However, a report released in late 2018 may, in fact, show a very minimal change in construction activity, only increasing in revenue by about $2 million from the previous year. So what does this mean?

In short, this could simply mean that while record growth within the construction industry is starting to plateau, spending and activity related to projects are most likely going to stay constant through 2019 with very minimal increases in overall spending. However, there are still some key factors that indicate a change is on the horizon. Based on past events with a similarly strong economy, this level of growth and spending is simply not sustainable over a long period of time.

Chief Economist and VP of Dodge Data & Analytics, Robert Murray, believes that a even if the construction industry sees a decrease in activity that doesn’t necessarily mean that the overall state will suffer a decline. It is his belief that overall value and spending on construction starts will achieve a “deceleration…the enhanced level of activity that has been achieved over the past several years.” In essence, the construction industry may fall back to where spending and activity was at its most profitable and sustainable over the past few years; a decline but not drastic.

However, according to Cristian deRitis, the Senior Director of Moody’s Analytics, the biggest red flag indicating an economic decline is the steady but low unemployment rate. Cristian argues that, historically, “any time unemployment hovers around 4.5%, recession comes about three years later.” And, in fact, ever since March of 2018, the unemployment rate has been steadily dropping. With this information in mind, according to Moody’s Analytics and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this could mean that the economy is due for a recession next summer.

In addition, it is no surprise that the desperate demand for a skilled workforce is effecting the overall health of the construction industry. In a recent survey performed by the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk, 81% of those surveyed said they are having a hard time filling craft positions and 56% said the same thing about salaried positions. Where a small number of contractors are attempting to sustain through the labor shortage, the overall problem is that economists agree that is a problem that isn’t going away overnight. Only time will tell how much the construction industry will be able to retain this level of productivity through a long-term labor shortage and consistent low unemployment rates. However, all signs seem to point to 2019 remaining steady and profitable.

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.

 

 

Trillium Staffing Recognized by 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2019!

Trillium Staffing is excited to announce that once again they have been recognized by West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2019. 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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