Industrial Staffing Frequently Asked Questions

Benefits to Manufacturing Plant Operations Personnel

The ability to request and receive reliable and skilled manufacturing trades precisely as needed enables manufacturing firms of all sizes to:

  • Sustain a profitable work-to-skilled-worker ratio on projects
  • Reduce unnecessary overtime expenditures
  • Mitigate manufacturing trade labor shortage challenges
  • Better meet clients’ quality expectations
  • Hit client deadlines far more consistently

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Benefits to Manufacturing Plant Operations Personnel

The ability to request and receive reliable and skilled manufacturing trades precisely as needed enables manufacturing firms of all sizes to:

  • Sustain a profitable work-to-skilled-worker ratio on projects
  • Reduce unnecessary overtime expenditures
  • Mitigate manufacturing trade labor shortage challenges
  • Better meet clients’ quality expectations
  • Hit client deadlines far more consistently

Meet Cost-saving Objectives When You Work with Tradesmen

Plant operations require reliable skilled workers who demonstrate safety, productivity and craftsmanship. Tradesmen International provides skilled trades to manufacturing and industrial businesses spanning a wide range of markets.

The result is a large, diverse database of proven manufacturing and industrial trade workers who are available on a just-in-time basis. As a support arm to your internal staffing operations, we help you:

  • Substantially reduce common workforce shortage challenges that otherwise impact quality, productivity and the ability to meet client deadlines
  • Access all trades, at all skill levels, on a precisely-as-needed basis
  • Increase workforce productivity and project profitability by running a leaner full-time workforce
  • Sustain a balanced work-to-worker ratio by flexing in and out contract labor to meet workload
  • Gain localized, team-level service support and 24/7 order-placement convenience

We can also help minimize overtime expenditures, enabling you to add a provisional second or third shift comprised of proven contract workers to meet elevated project workloads and demanding deadlines. Learn more about how we specifically reduce plant management’s challenges and supply manufacturing workforce solutions and industrial staffing services for improved profitability.

Industrial Staffing FAQs

How is Tradesmen able to deliver proven industrial/manufacturing trades faster and at greater fill rates than other staffing firms?

Our plant staffing agency has been recruiting and retaining manufacturing/industrial trades—from machine operators to maintenance mechanics—for nearly 30 years. Our massive database mitigates labor shortage challenges.

Other industrial staffing resources rely only on local, skilled workers. In contrast, we can source skilled workers through our regional employee databases and mobilize specific trades with talent beyond what is available locally, depending on project size, labor needs and deadlines. We can do this cost effectively.

We also employ nearly 200 full-time, local recruiters who vet, onboard and retain our skilled workforce. They are supported by our national recruiting center, a centralized team of trade-specific and specialized recruiters who support local orders from one to dozens.

How does Tradesmen ensure a more reliable and experienced trade professional?

We constantly replace lower level employees with more skilled, tenured trades. Every Tradesmen International employee completes a stringent vetting process that includes face-to-face interviews (LIVE and Virtual) and skills testing. We study client satisfaction surveys per employee to ensure our trades exceed client expectations, so you always receive premier industrial staffing services.

 

Does Tradesmen provide both skilled and unskilled contingent workers?

Yes. Our primary focus is on providing tenured, skilled trades, ranging from electricians and millwrights to press brake operators and welders of all types. Yet, we can also provide warehousing, forklift drivers, general maintenance and assembly line workers.

How does Tradesmen work with manufacturing businesses?

As your leading industrial workforce solutions provider, we act as an extension of your internal recruiting resources and are focused on meeting company human resource objectives. We can either work directly with plant management or HR staff.

A local industrial service professional is assigned to your account and is expected to understand your business and how you need to be serviced. Each professional is available 24/7 and is responsible for ensuring you are fully satisfied with every contingent employee mobilized to your facility.

What ensures a greater order fill rate and higher quality employee?

Order lead time ensures greater order fill rate and high-caliber employees. Decades of experience show that, if given a 4–5 working-day notice of trade needs, our fill rate regularly exceeds 90% on the day of request. Of course, we support urgent overnight requests all the time, and do so efficiently and with accuracy. 

What strategy do your other manufacturer clients use to ensure high-level satisfaction?

Our manufacturing clients plan ahead when they are able, determining as much as possible their short-term or even long-term labor needs. At the request of many clients, we attend their labor planning sessions.

This traditionally gives our team additional time to source our database and to determine which and when needed employees are coming off other client projects. As necessary, on our dime, we blanket the market with online and offline job postings to attract and onboard trade candidates with specific skill sets and certifications.

Find Skilled, Manufacturing Workforce Solutions

When you need skilled industrial staffing services to your facility or jobsite, Tradesmen is here for you. Learn more about how our plant staffing agency works with manufacturing and industrial businesses who need reliable, safety-minded craft professionals to support their core teams to improve workforce profitability and productivity.

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