Recruiting Challenges Hindering the Growth of Small Business in the U.S.

While the economy is remaining strong, many small businesses in the United States are still struggling to grow their business. One of the biggest challenges facing business leaders today, is recruiting qualified candidates.

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In a recent survey conducted by Indeed with small businesses, 97% of respondents reported difficulty in hiring the right candidate at least occasionally. While even the nation’s largest employers are fighting to attract top talent, small businesses experience a different set of challenges that can increase the difficulty in recruiting, even for lesser skilled positions. A few of their challenges include:

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Industrial Laborer Training Available!

Are you tired of working general labor type positions with little growth opportunities? Has the cost of training and certifications prevented you from growing your skill set? Let us help!

Trillium provides some of the nation’s largest and busiest industrial contractors with certified teams for industrial cleaning for power plants, manufacturing plants, steel plants, and more! These positions offer consistent work, per diem, paid travel expenses, and lots of overtime!

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We understand that investing in our staff helps us to provide our clients with driven and dependable teams who get the job done quickly and efficiently. If you are looking for an opportunity to obtain your OSHA 40, Hazwoper, and other safety certifications; consider a career with us today! Our team of industrial recruiters will work with you to obtain your certifications, get respirator fit, and more to help you enter the industry with the knowledge and certifications to grow your career and your income!

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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.

Are Your Industrial Cleaning Projects Facing Setbacks?

Are your industrial cleaning projects facing set backs on budget, deadlines, and efficiency? The cause may be your manpower. Hiring unqualified and undependable staff for even entry level positions such as Hydro Blasters, Industrial Laborers, Industrial Cleaners, and Vac Truck Operators can have a detrimental effect on your bottom line and your rapport with clients.

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While some of the duties required for these roles are entry level, the training and qualifying of candidates for these roles is more in depth than many non-specialized staffing agencies are familiar with. Hiring staff that hold OSHA 40, Hazwoper, Respirator Fit, and safety certifications requires more time and qualifying than traditional general laborers.

Your clients expect you to uphold rigorous outage schedules with thorough results; requiring qualified and experienced industrial labor. Partnering with an experienced industrial staffing agency, can provide you with qualified staff, training, and even transporting of candidates to larger job sites.

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.

Manufacturing Jobs in 2014

While most hiring sectors have increased dramatically in recent years, manufacturing has shown one of the strongest and most stable growth rates. In 2014 alone, manufacturing alone has added 168,000 jobs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Recruiting IT and Engineering Candidates

What has a shorter shelf life than a package of Oreos at an elementary school? A strong IT or Engineering candidate. The continuously growing demand for experienced and progressive IT and Engineering professionals has put a significant strain on hiring managers across the nation.

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The progressive growth in the technology field will continue to boost career opportunities, experts predict for the next several years. With changes in machining innovation and design, Engineers from internship level through management are also sparse on job boards.

Where does this leave you as hiring manager? In a proactive role. An active candidate with a background in IT or Engineering can be in and out of the job market in less than a week! In cities such as Detroit, candidates are entertaining multiple offers at once, making the job offer package a tight competition for talent. So how do you compete? Simple. Attract the passive candidates.

Passive candidates traditionally are at least fairly happy with their current employer and are not likely to be “job hoppers”. It still takes the right compensation and benefits package to attract these candidates, but retaining them may be easier than a candidate who knows that they have several other opportunities. Creating a strong employment brand, a positive and progressive work environment, and offering flexibility will help attract passive candidates to your organization. Referrals will likely account for the largest portion of passive candidates that you receive, if you work your existing network well. Consider offering referral bonuses to current employees or partnering with an industry specialized Recruiter for access to their book of passive candidates.

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.

 

Hiring Construction Road Warriors!

Does your organization perform projects in remote areas that struggle to provide qualified local talent? You’re far from alone. Contractors nationwide are experiencing a shortage of qualified talent for commercial and industrial construction projects. While the demand for qualified skilled trades workers has been consistently high over the past few years, the demand for an experienced traveling workforce remains even stronger.

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Heavy Industrial Staffing: Finding An Industrial Staffing Agency

Have you tried unsuccessfully to partner with traditional staffing agencies for your heavy industrial staffing needs? There are several factors that set heavy industrial staffing agencies apart from traditional staffing agencies.

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Many light industrial staffing agencies recruit for positions such as welders, fabricators, and other semi-skilled positions. The majority of these positions are light in nature and require far less training and experience than skilled trades positions. Hiring unskilled workers for heavy industrial positions such as pipe fitters, pipe welders, industrial electricians, combo welders, and millwrights could result in losses and damages in the tens of thousands of dollars in as quickly as one day on the job. In addition to damaged materials, equipment, and loss of production, unskilled workers performing heavy industrial jobs are more likely to get injured on the job.

The processes, tools, and equipment involved in industrial construction projects can often result in serious injuries when duties are performed by unskilled workers. While the ability to get someone in place for the position faster by partnering with an existing partner may seem appealing, the consequences can be long term.

So how do you identify a skilled trades staffing agency or industrial staffing agency? Here are a few ways to identify a skilled trades recruiter:

  • The company website shows that at least a portion of their staff is dedicated to skilled trades or industrial staffing.
  • They should provide a list of positions that they staff for industrial projects such as pipe fitters, pipe welders, industrial electricians, combo welders, and millwrights.
  • Ask them how many shutdowns and turnarounds they supplied staff for in the past year. If they seem confused, continue your search elsewhere.
  • Ask them to describe how they support and encourage safety for their industrial and skilled trades workers. If their answer is generic in nature such as a basic safety quiz or video is performed upon hire, they likely do not specialize in industrial and skilled trades placements.
  • Inquire as to what safety services and training are available through their company. Do they employ a full time safety team?
  • Ask for references. If you are still unsure about a staffing agency’s ability to provide you with safe and skilled industrial workers ask them to if they are able to provide a list of industrial projects they have provided skilled trades staff for in the past.

Obtaining, running, and managing heavy industrial construction projects can be difficult enough with qualified and experienced industrial workers. Don’t chance your company’s reputation, financial state, and future with unskilled talent on the job.

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.

 

Our Talent Magnet

Have you ever wondered just where in the world we locate our talent? Well the answer is complex but simple at the same time. We have a number of unique tools and processes that allow us to obtain top level talent in a multitude of niche industries. Two of our most powerful tools work very closely together and couldn’t be anymore different in nature.

Our strongest recruitment tools today are our job board and referrals. Ironically, referrals are one of the most traditional and longest standing recruitment forms that exist and our website incorporates state of the art technology and marketing including social media.

So how do the two co-exist? They have two common threads; trust and people.

With over 30 years of recognition as a leader in staffing and recruitment, people across the country have experienced the level of commitment our recruiters dedicate to their career search. We’ve become one of the most trusted recruitment firms in the country, allowing us the opportunity to speak with the referrals of our happy employees! The majority of these referrals learn more about us as an organization and our opportunities through our job board before contacting us.

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Our job board houses approximately 1,000 job postings daily and allows candidates an added level of confidentiality that they don’t receive from major job boards. How is that? Your current employer likely has access to your state job board and the major online job boards, giving them the opportunity to locate your resume.

Our candidates and employees take great comfort in knowing that their resume cannot be discovered by their current employer or anyone outside of our organization. That piece of mind is priceless for a passive or currently employed person seeking a change.

As such our clients get the benefit of our ability to attract and identify the best candidates in their industry, not just those who are willing to post their information for any employer to view or are actively seeking a career change.

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.

Driver Staffing Careers: Recruiter

Whether you are experienced in the driver staffing industry or have previous recruiting or HR experience in another industry; if you are seeking a career change a Recruiter position with Trillium Driver Solutions may be the right fit for you!

Our Recruiters work closely with clients to identify a recruiting strategy aimed at attracting the specific talent they need to excel in their industry. A career as a Recruiter in driver staffing involves attracting potential candidates, screening, and evaluating a driver’s qualifications with great attention to detail. Trillium Driver Solutions takes pride in our ability to locate safe and professional drivers across the country for clients ranging from third party logistics companies to manufacturing facilities. Providing clients with predictable pricing for casual drivers, temp to hire drivers, and permanent drivers; we allow our clients the opportunity to take on additional business and routes with the security of knowing that they’ll have safe and professional drivers to represent them to their customers.

200023885-001“As a Senior Recruiter for Trillium Drivers- National Accounts, I have been able to incorporate my expertise in logistics, my skills in several years of recruiting, and my desire to support the needs of current and prospective clients. The National Recruiting Center for Trillium Drivers is dedicated to assist filling CDL driving positions for long term or permanent placements so our clients can focus on their business at hand. The level of pride our staff takes in their work, our employees, and our clients’ success sets us apart from the competition.” stated Damian Hendricks, Senior Recruiter for Trillium Drivers.

A Recruiter role with Trillium Driver Solutions involves recruiting, interviewing, conducting reference checks, background checking, verifying qualifications and DOT eligibility, and conducting motor vehicle reports. Our recruiters interact with employees and clients on a daily basis to conduct dispatching efforts, counsel staff, and conduct hiring and termination procedures. Our Recruiters’ backgrounds range from former logistics supervisors to those who have previous held dispatching roles for the logistics industry. If you enjoy a challenging position, are detail oriented, enjoy interacting with others, and have an interest or previous experience in the logistics industry; consider a career as a Recruiter with Trillium Driver Solutions.

 

 

Click here to express interest in a driver staffing career with Trillium Driver Solutions, recognized as a national leader in driver staffing.

 

 

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.

René Poch Announces Trillium's 30th Business Anniversary

René Poch, CEO and founder of the Trillium family of companies which includes Trillium Staffing Solutions, Trillium Driver Solutions, Trillium Construction Services, Trillium Environmental, Trillium Marine, and Trillium Technical; announces Trillium will celebrate their 30th business anniversary in March of 2014.

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Originating as a single location in Battle Creek, Michigan in March 1984, Trillium has experienced consistent growth and expansion under the direction of René Poch,  becoming recognized as a national leader in staffing. Today, the Trillium Staffing brand includes approximately 80 offices nationwide with several areas of recruiting and staffing specialties including but not limited to:

  • Industrial Staffing
  • Professional Staffing
  • Accounting Staffing
  • Driver Staffing
  • Skilled Trades Staffing
  • Construction Staffing
  • CNC Staffing
  • Technical Manufacturing Staffing
  • Engineering Staffing
  • IT Staffing
  • Environmental Staffing
  • Manufacturing Staffing
  • Technical Staffing

The organization’s commitment to excellence has been the driving force behind its growth and expansion. Trillium is recognized today by Staffing Industry Analysts in the top 25 Largest Industrial U.S. Staffing Firms and in the top 75 U.S. Staffing Firms.

“Many years ago when we started the company we felt that there were a couple of things that we needed to do particularly well. The first was to give great customer service, that means finding the absolute best candidate for the jobs that we have available. Today, we use a partnership approach between our candidates and our clients to find the best possible career matches,” states René Poch, CEO.

 

With a recruitment team of approximately 250 individuals nationwide, Trillium excels at attracting, identifying, and recruiting some of the best candidates in each line of work. Trillium uses the latest technology and sourcing tools available to locate and identify talent for some of the industry’s hardest to fill positions. Trillium employees have access to careers with some of the nation’s leading employers along with competitive pay and benefit options.

 

“We have the same commitments to each and every one of our employees as we do our clients. We have high expectations and our requirements are stringent. Once you become an employee of Trillium, we’ll do everything in our power to help you succeed and meet your career goals. When our employees are successful, we’ve done our job,” stated René Poch, CEO.

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 5,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.