Trillium Staffing Recognized by 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2023!

Trillium Staffing is excited to announce that they have been recognized as one of West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2023. 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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Trillium’s René Poch Named to SIA’s Staffing 100 North America List!

Trillium Staffing’s own René Poch has been named to SIA’s staffing 100 North America List for 2023! Now in its 12th year, the annual list recognizes influential staffing leaders throughout North America making the world of work, work better.

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Personality Fit vs. Performance and Why Top Performers Might Not Work Out

Like with any company or organization, regardless of the industry, culture and teamwork go hand in hand when discussing the overall health of the company. With that said, what do you when one of your top performers doesn’t get along with the rest of your team? They bring in the most sales but tend to butt heads with everyone. Honestly, the most simple solution may also be the hardest; if your top performer is causing a toxic or hostile work environment, they need to go.

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Top US Cities for Job Satisfaction!

In need of a change of scenery or looking to head down a new career path in 2019? While wages and location can be key factors in determining where you may end up, job satisfaction should also be taken into account. Considering the average worker spends around 30% of their lives at work, the expectation should be to at least somewhat enjoy what you do for a living.

(Pictured above – Map of All Trillium Locations)

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As in Management and in Life, Anger is Not the Answer!

We’ve all had them; managers or supervisors that struggle with anger management issues, those who can’t handle stressful situations and those who tend to take out their frustrations on their employees. It is also no surprise that any one of these characteristics in the workplace can be detrimental to the health and well being of individuals and the team as a whole.


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Professional Development Day…It's Not Just for Teachers

Was the last time you heard the phrase “Professional Development Day” in relation to teachers training while students had the day off? Shouldn’t we all take a day away from our primary responsibilities to refresh our skills and cross train with our peers? Absolutely!


While it may seem nearly impossible to pull your staff away from their day to day duties, the growth and development could be priceless for your organization. Partnering seasoned staff members with those who are new to the organization or even from different departments, can be great way to gain new insights, ideas, and processes.

Here are just a few of the benefits of getting your team together for some training refreshers:

  • Increased productivity
  • Increased morale
  • Better collaboration between departments
  • Idea generation increases
  • Decreased employee turnover
  • Reduction in costs due to errors or lost productivity
  • Cross training opportunities
  • Increased communication
  • Inefficient processes identified

Training and employee development can be performed as formally or informally as you see fit and can be achieved with very little financial investment. The key components to hosting a successful staff development day are having a well planned and organized agenda outlining what areas you hope to cover and what objectives you have to accomplish. Be sure to consider your audience and set clear expectations for everyone who will be joining on what they should bring, what they should prepare for, and any topics that they should be prepared to speak on.

Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of top level talent? Contact us today! If you are a stand out in your profession and seeking contingent or long term career opportunities, visit our job seekers section for more information!


Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 5,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.


Achieving A Great Work-Life Balance

Do you find yourself struggling to find a fair balance between your work and your personal life? You are far from alone. Changes to the traditional workforce following the recent recession, have resulted in employees handling more of a workload than their roles had required in the past.


Employees who struggle to find balance between their professional and personal lives can suffer from poor work performance, stress, exhaustion, illness, and depression. Often times employees who are unhappy with the balance between their work and personal lives are likely to experience turnover in their careers. Finding a suitable balance for yourself and your employer may be easier to do than you think. Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Have a clear understanding of your professional obligations. Make sure that you are aware of what your employer expects of you and what they consider as above and beyond. Chances are some of the added stress and responsibilities that you find yourself overwhelmed with are not expectations for someone in your role.
  • Find out what workplace flexibilities are available to you. Does your employer offer flex time? Do they allow employees to work remotely on occasion? Today’s workplace offers more flexibility than ever before. With the technology available, employers are able to allow more staff to work from home with the same capabilities and accountability as working in the office.
  • Determine if you are working as efficiently as possible. Do you find yourself working overtime regularly? Chances are there are process improvements or delegations that could significantly cut down on your need to work over. The average worker spends as much as 28% of their day working on email! Set specific times of the day to check and respond to email, allowing you to be more efficient throughout the day. Unless your role requires you to be available after hours, consider turning off your email on mobile devices during your personal time. Remaining focused on your personal activities during your off time can help you make the most of your down time.
  • Create and maintain priorities for yourself. Realize and accept that you can’t always be involved in everything. Determine work and personal life priorities and create a plan to help you accomplish those tasks before taking on additional obligations. Communicate to those around you that while you’d love to be involved in everything that’s not realistic for you right now, you are setting priorities that will allow you to dedicate yourself to certain important events or projects.

While admitting to yourself and others that you cannot do everything is difficult, the ramifications of a poor work-life balance can be far worse. Be honest with those around you about what you are available for and accept the things that you cannot handle at the moment. Remember to take time for yourself. Most positions provide  vacation or personal time off, taking the time off that you have earned is important and can allow you to return to work refreshed and refocused.

Are you a stand out professional, skilled trades person, or technical professional seeking contingent, temporary, or long term career opportunities?  Visit our job seekers section 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 5,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.