Trillium Awarded on the Forbes America’s Best Temporary Staffing Firms 2022 List

Trillium is excited to announce their appointment to the Forbes America’s Best Temporary Staffing Firms 2022 List!

“It remains a humbling experience any time our incredible staff is recognized for their performance. Our teams work exceptionally hard to partner the best possible match of talent and career opportunity so this award being based off of the direct feedback of clients and job seekers is incredibly special to us.” -Jenna Mathieu, Director of Marketing

Trillium was ranked 113 out of more than 22,000 nominations in the country. The award ranking is based on an independent survey of peers and clients. Feedback from external recruiters, hiring managers at client companies and job seekers are considered. The full list of winners is available on Forbes website.

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 Accounting and Finance, and Trillium Technical. 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 100 Largest Staffing Firm in the U.S., and a 2021 winner of National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. For more information please visit www.trilliumstaffing.com.

 

Drive With Pride; Set Your Cell Phone Aside: How to Avoid Distracted Driving with Mobile Settings

A Preventable Danger

As a driver, you have been given a huge responsibility. Everyone is counting on you to get the goods to the proper destination quickly and safely. You take safety seriously, but even the most experienced drivers can sometimes get distracted. The number one distraction for drivers today? Our cell phones. Even in hand-free mode, multiple studies have shown that drivers could be missing up to half of the visual stimuli around them.

Here’s a disturbing statistic for you. According to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA), taking your eyes off the road for a single text while traveling 55 MPH is equal to driving with your eyes closed for the length of an entire football field. Imagine your family members and loved ones surrounded by people driving with their eyes closed at high speeds, perhaps even in a large commercial vehicle. Talk about a sobering reminder of the importance of staying focused while driving!

The NHTSA reported that 3,142 people were killed in distracted driving accidents in 2019, accounting for 8.7% of all crash fatalities that year. Because of the high risk involved, handheld devices have been banned for drivers of commercial vehicles since 2011.

To put it simply, multitasking, especially while driving, is a myth. The human mind simply cannot devote equal attention to multiple tasks at the same time. Any task that takes your mind off the road should be avoided if possible. Not only is distracted driving a major safety concern, it also carries hefty penalties, which include the following:

· Up to $2,750 in fines per offense for drivers

· Up to $11,000 in fines for employers who allow or require drivers to use handheld devices

· Possible driver disqualification for repeat offenders

· Negative impact on Safety Measurement System (SMS) results

What actions count as using devices illegally?

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), you may be fined for the following actions:

· Using at least one hand to hold a mobile phone to make a call

· Dialing a mobile phone by pressing more than a single button

· Reaching for a mobile phone in a manner that requires a driver to maneuver so that he or she is no longer in a seated driving position, restrained by a seat belt

Staying in touch while avoiding distracted driving

Now you understand why distracted driving is a problem. But how can you stay in touch for important messages or calls while still maintaining a safe focus on the road? Luckily, your mobile phone can actually help with some special setting features.

For Apple Users:

Set up the Driving Focus to silence or limit messages and other notifications. Just go to Settings, then Focus. Tap the + sign in the upper right-hand corner and select “Driving.” You can customize the Driving Focus feature to allow specific contacts or allow emergency notifications. Through Driving Focus, you can also automatically share with others that your notifications are silenced so your contacts know you are waiting to respond until you safely reach your destination, or choose an auto-reply to let contacts know you are unavailable. Driving Focus can be set up to turn on automatically for a “set it and forget it” option that always keeps your driving free of mobile phone distractions.

For Android Users:

For every phone with Android 9 or newer, users can set up Focus Mode. Go to Settings, then Digital Wellbeing. You can also search “Focus Mode” under Settings. From there, you are presented with a list of distracting apps. You can choose which ones to silence in Focus Mode and which ones to leave active. Focus Mode can also be added to the Quick Settings menu to more easily turn it on and off.

With just a few taps, you can do your part to keep the roads a safer place for all drivers. You can also spread the word about the dangers of distracted driving to other drivers, your friends, and family. As awareness increases, it is our hope at Trillium Driver Solutions that safety increases as well.

Feeling Overwhelmed at Work? Try These Tips!

I think it is safe to say that all of us at some point in our career have felt overwhelmed while on the job. If this is the case for you and it feels like it happens more often than not, take a look at the tips below to try and help reduce your daily stress and ultimately reduce your feelings of being constantly overwhelmed.

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The RIGHT Way to Read Jobs Ads

When looking for work, are you properly reading through and analyzing job descriptions to make sure you are finding the right fit? For the majority of job seekers, something as simple as not fully reading over a job description can spell the difference between landing that dream job and having to continue your search.

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How to Halt High Driver Turnover from the Start!

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?

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Looking To Grow As A Recruiter? Check Out These Tips!

Whether you are new to the recruiting scene or might be considered a seasoned veteran, it is never too late to hone in on your recruiting skills. Check out these top 10 habits that Indeed.com considers to be fundamental for any successful recruiter.

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Hire Based on Skills, Not Necessarily Talent

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Trillium Announces the Acquisition of ESW Staffing in Phoenix, AZ!

René Poch founder and CEO of the Trillium brand of staffing companies, announced the acquisition of Phoenix, AZ based Executemps Southwest Staffing dba ESW Staffing effective September 25, 2018.

ESW Staffing was founded in 1983 and has developed a diverse business portfolio, allowing the organization to become a regional leading provider of hospitality staffing and event staffing services to the Phoenix and Tucson markets. As the area’s longest standing hospitality staffing firm, the former ESW Staffing specializes in staffing large complex events requiring hundreds of credentialed and skilled staff as well as staffing smaller events requiring short term help for private banquets.

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College Grads, Still Seeking Your First Post School Job?

Whether you graduated from a college or university this past Spring or Summer, if you’re still struggling to find your first post college job, it may be time to switch up your strategy a bit.

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Military Construction Projects on the Rise for 2019!

It’s hard to believe that we are already looking into 2019 in terms of industry trends and what to expect on the job market landscape. Believe it or not, US Lawmakers have already signed legislation to increase spending on Military construction projects by 2.4% in the coming year. That equates to earmarking $10.3 million just for military related construction projects in 2019.

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