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Logistics Staffing: The Evolution

How Logistics Staffing Has Evolved

Stay up-to-date with the latest industry insights, trends, and job opportunities in the world of logistics with Action Logistix's informative blog articles.

  • Questions to Ask before Partnering With a Logistics and Warehouse Staffing Agency

    June 6, 2024 at 1:00 PM

    Discover the key reasons why partnering with a logistics and warehouse staffing agency like Action Logistix can revolutionize your operations and streamline your workforce.

  • Common Mistakes When Filling St. Louis Logistics Jobs
    April 24, 2024 at 12:30 PM

    Warehouse logistics play a crucial role in the success of any fulfillment or production operation. Efficient management and handling of goods within a warehouse ensure timely delivery and customer satisfaction.

  • The Domino Effect of Inadequate Warehouse Staffing on the Supply Chain
    April 8, 2024 at 4:00 PM

    In the intricate web of the global supply chain, warehouse staffing is akin to the invisible threads that, when loosened, can start unraveling the entire fabric

  • How to Attract and Retain Logistics Workers
    February 24, 2024 at 9:00 AM

    Looking to attract and retain top talent in the logistics industry? Our latest blog post delves into effective strategies for attracting logistics workers, including targeted recruitment efforts and competitive compensation packages.

  • Problems with Staffing for Logistics Jobs and the Solutions
    February 1, 2024 at 12:00 PM

    Staffing for logistics jobs can be a significant challenge for businesses. The high rate of employee turnover not only affects the bottom line but also hampers operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.

  • What's Happening and Why in Logistics?
    January 24, 2024 at 1:00 PM

    In global trade, logistics is vital for moving goods from manufacturers to consumers, and the industry is undergoing significant shifts. As the dynamics of the industry undergo notable shifts, it becomes increasingly crucial for logistics companies to have a knowledgeable staffing agency by their side.

  • The Biggest 2024 Trends for Logistics Staffing Providers
    December 13, 2023 at 10:30 AM

    Logistics workers play a critical role in driving the American economy forward. They form the backbone of the supply chain, ensuring the smooth flow of goods from manufacturers to consumers. Logistics staffing professionals know that in an era of increasing e-commerce, the significance of logistics workers cannot be overstated.

  • How to Staff for Logistics Workers
    October 25, 2023 at 9:00 AM

    It’s no secret that the supply chain and logistics industry is complex and constantly evolving. Because of this, companies need to carefully select who they choose to represent their company and contribute to a productive workplace.

  • 2023 Logistics Challenges
    September 27, 2023 at 7:00 AM

    The logistics industry is facing major challenges in 2023 that will require agility, innovation, and collaboration to overcome. As a leading provider of specialized warehouse staffing and logistics experts, Action Logistix is prepared to help companies navigate these challenges and build resilient supply chains.

  • Things to Look for in Warehouse and Logistics Staffing Agencies
    August 28, 2023 at 5:00 AM

    How do you define success and satisfaction with your staffing agency? Customer satisfaction is typically measured by the quality of the candidates, responsiveness and knowledge of the staffing team and confidence that your staffing agency advocates for you. Below, we have compiled a list of key factors to consider when evaluating warehouse staffing agencies.

  • What does Action Logstix offer your warehouse and logistics teams?
    August 4, 2023 at 11:30 AM

    The strain staffing challenges put on HR departments takes focus away from core business activities. Partnering with a dedicated warehouse staffing agency like Action Logistix eliminates common pain points in hiring.

  • 5 Benefits of logistics recruiting services
    June 28, 2023 at 3:00 PM

    Running a warehouse is filled with dynamic challenges, especially when it comes to staffing. Rise to meet those challenges by building a relationship with a specialized warehouse temp services agency.

  • 5 Reasons Why to Use Part Time Logistics Workers
    June 1, 2023 at 5:00 PM

    The logistical challenge of finding reliable, flexible part-time warehouse workers can be a daunting task for a business. Here are five reasons why to use part time workers.

  • A Beginner's Guide to Direct Hire Placements
    April 25, 2023 at 8:00 AM

    Welcome to Action Logistix, your trusted partner in warehouse staffing services in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area and Western Illinois! If you're new to the world of staffing, you might be wondering what direct hire placements are and how they can benefit your business.

  • The Benefits of Partnering with a Temp Service for Logistics Staffing
    March 31, 2023 at 10:00 PM

    Are you looking for employment solutions for your warehouse? Temporary staffing agencies can be a great asset.

  • Action Logistix wins B12's Firm of the Future Award
    February 27, 2023 at 12:30 PM

    ​​Last year, B12 created the Firm of the Future Award to recognize and support the innovative work being done by professional service providers for their communities.

  • How to Find Qualified Staff for Logistics and Warehouse Jobs
    February 27, 2023 at 11:00 AM

    Finding the right staff for your warehouse can be as difficult and time-consuming as it is essential to the function of your warehouse.

  • Logistics Temp Services: Quick and Comprehensive
    February 10, 2023 at 10:00 PM

    By utilizing a temp agency specializing in warehouse positions, you can access skilled personnel on an as-needed basis and get a leg up on staffing your warehouse with permanent employees.

  • Specialized Logistics Staffing: How to Find Higher-Caliber Workers
    January 3, 2023 at 8:00 AM

    The demand for finding highly qualified talent has taken a sharp increase. It’s not only large corporations and massive brands that are placing emphasis on finding the “right” talent, but also warehouses and factories. Sourcing the right talent for the correct position has become a competitive advantage within each industry.

  • Predictions for 2023 Warehouse and Logistics Jobs
    November 28, 2022 at 2:30 PM

    As we reach the end of 2022, you may be wondering what next year will bring for warehouse jobs in St. Louis. Here's a look at some of our predictions.

  • Top Challenges in Finding Warehouse and Logistics Workers
    November 1, 2022 at 1:00 PM

    Hiring qualified warehouse workers is a big responsibility — especially heading into the holiday season. From reluctant job seekers to fierce competition in the warehouse industry, there are many challenges that you might face.

  • Tips to Ensure Your New Hires Have Proper Forklift Training
    October 11, 2022 at 7:00 AM

    Selecting the right applicant for any job is a grueling process that requires a lot of time and energy. For warehouse employers in St. Louis looking for experienced and properly trained staff, that process is even more exhaustive.

  • 7 Retention Ideas for Logistics Workers
    September 21, 2022 at 7:00 AM

    Having a team of high-performing employees, both permanent and temporary, reduces the time you need to spend searching for and onboarding new workers — saving money and time and boosting productivity. But employee retention is easier said than done.

  • Tips for Logistics Staffing during the Holiday Rush
    August 27, 2022 at 7:00 AM

    Is your business gearing up to fulfill holiday orders? You’ll not only need to make sure you have enough workers on hand to handle seasonal demand but also that you hire the right people and train them to do the job.

  • How to Find Jobs that Hire Felons in Saint Louis, MO
    July 19, 2022 at 7:00 AM

    Finding a new job is never easy for a justice-involved person. In fact, many job seekers with criminal felonies have found it difficult to reintegrate into the workforce. Fortunately, there are still companies out there that are open and committed to hiring former felons.

  • Best resources to find high-quality job seekers in logistics
    July 5, 2022 at 6:00 AM

    Learn the best resources to find job seekers in logistics who will be an ideal match for your organization with preferred skills and experience.

  • How to find top-tier candidates for logistics and warehouse jobs
    May 19, 2022 at 12:30 PM

    If you need the best candidates for warehouse jobs in St. Louis, attracting the highest-caliber applicants is difficult. To further complicate matters, figuring out how to retool your employee search process is complicated. Here’s how to attract high-caliber warehouse applicants.

  • What to Look For When Choosing Between Logistics Recruiting Services
    April 25, 2022 at 11:00 AM

    One way to ensure your warehouse is staffed with the right team is to connect with staffing companies that specialize in the light industrial industry.

  • 7 Key Benefits of Working in the Logistics Industry
    March 29, 2022 at 8:00 AM

    Whether you’re considering a short-term project or looking to make a permanent career change, you can expect these 7 key benefits of working in a warehouse.

  • Keys to attracting the right applicants to your open positions
    March 7, 2022 at 7:00 AM

    At Action Logistix, we match qualified St. Louis area warehouse workers with employers seeking new applicants. Are you looking to fill a job opening? Below we have identified a few actions that your company can take to expedite and optimize the hiring process.

  • How industrial employers deal with COVID mandates in St. Louis
    February 1, 2022 at 2:00 PM
    The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on many industries since it took hold on the US two years ago. Supply chains have been affected front to back as production was initially slowed, which has made it difficult for stores to keep shelves stocked and cus...
  • 3 tips for pre-employment warehouse and logistics screening
    January 17, 2022 at 9:30 AM

    At times of labor shortages and higher numbers of unfilled positions than ever, you need reliable, high-caliber employees as quickly as you can get them. Getting those employees into your warehouse starts with the screening process.

  • 2022 Predictions for Logistics Staffing
    December 18, 2021 at 4:00 PM

    After an eventful 2021, our logistics staffing solutions experts are excited to turn their gaze to the next year. Will it be another disruptive year? What industry changes in 2021 are expected to continue to reverberate in 2022?

    It’s a big call, making predictions for the coming year. But we’ve done it. Our team here at Action Logistix has been busy researching warehousing industry trends in terms of working and workforce management. This way, you have an idea of what to expect and can plan accordingly.

  • 5 tips for reducing employee turnover in the logistics industry
    November 23, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    As of 2019, the warehouse employee turnover rate in the United States was nearly 46%. Then the COVID pandemic struck and the number jumped to a whopping 59.5% as of 2020. Action Logistix can help reduce warehouse employee turnover in Missouri. Thanks to our robust 3-point employee verification system, we are able to provide a higher caliber of candidates for our clients.

  • Steps to increase warehouse and logistics staffing for the holiday rush
    October 26, 2021 at 7:00 AM
    The holiday rush is a stressful time for everybody. It doesn’t matter which industry you’re in, people are out and about more, shopping more, and shipping more to their homes. For the warehouse industry, you’re running things behind the scenes to make sure...
  • Does company culture matter when hiring workers in the logistics industry?
    September 15, 2021 at 4:00 PM

    Read on to learn more about the value of your warehouse culture, how to recruit for the kind of culture you want for your company, and further steps you can take to improve that culture.

  • A Warehouse Staffing Agency Guide to Finding High Caliber Workers
    August 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM

    A warehouse’s staffing needs can change almost overnight. Whether it’s earning a new client, offering a new product, or experiencing supply chain changes, what seemed like a fully-staffed warehouse can quickly become an understaffed one. When that happens, you need to know how to fill those open roles with high-quality workers fast.

  • How warehouse staffing services help with hiring fluctuations
    June 28, 2021 at 10:00 AM

    When you are challenged to find qualified warehouse applicants, your production suffers. With supply chains sporadically delivering products, your staffing levels also fluctuate. Staffing for those ups and downs is an HR and Production nightmare.
    Luckily, with Action Logistix, finding qualified workers is less of a problem. With over 25 years of combined business experience, our streamlined and effective pre-screening process helps find a higher caliber of employee.

    Here’s how to manage application influxes.

  • How dedicated staffing in St. Louis helps warehouse turnover
    June 7, 2021 at 10:30 AM

    In 2019, the average manufacturing turnover rate was 31.9%. In 2020, this number climbed to 44.3%. In the Midwest, it was even higher - 44.0% in 2019 and 58.8% in 2020. A high turnover rate isn’t just an inconvenience. Hiring new employees is expensive, and continually hiring new employees spoils a work culture. However, with Action Logistix, you have nothing to worry about.

    Our dedicated staffing model in the Greater St. Louis and Western Illinois metropolitan area is our "secret sauce" and differentiator. Our 3 Point Employee Verification System is the “bread and butter” to finding the highest caliber of employees. And, our specialized skills evaluations are a fail-safe tool that is utilized on every employee who applies with Action Logistix.

    Here’s how to minimize warehouse turnover rates.

  • Action Logistix’s 2021 Guide to Specialized Staffing for Warehouses
    May 3, 2021 at 7:00 AM

    Your warehouse is essential to your business. One mistake in your warehouse can have devastating consequences. That’s precisely why you need specialized staffing solutions. At Action Logistix, we proudly staff the greater Metropolitan St. Louis and Western Illinois areas. Unlike our competitors, our pre-employment testing ensures you have your choice of the very best applicants.

  • Why Should I Use a Specialized Temp Agency for My Warehouse?
    March 22, 2021 at 12:00 AM

    If you’re not sure whether your operations might benefit from you using a specialized warehouse staffing temp agency, consider the following advantages.

  • Reasons for Warehouse Staffing Agency Screening Procedures
    February 10, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    When you’re running a business in the light industrial sector, it’s common to bring on temporary staff to meet surges in demand and fill vacated roles. While these temporary workers are beneficial to help you meet your staffing needs, they can also cost your company in numerous ways if you don’t take the necessary precautions.

  • Find high-caliber employees for your Missouri or Illinois warehouse and logistics positions
    January 29, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Whether your company is in search of an experienced forklift operator or general warehouse worker, we specialize in finding high-caliber employees with our unique approach to staffing.

  • Why Our St. Louis Warehouse Staffing Managers are On-Site
    December 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM

    Light industrial warehouses constantly have fluctuating staffing needs to meet variations in production and distribution demands. That’s why many large distribution and manufacturing facilities partner with warehouse staffing agencies like Action Logistix - to provide for "just in time" production staffing. However, not every staffing agency is capable of providing an on-site staffing manager to efficiently monitor and manage these production variations.

  • 2021 Predictions for Light Industrial Staffing in St. Louis
    December 2, 2020 at 8:00 AM

    With 2020 soon coming to an end, employers are starting to look ahead to 2021 to better understand the economic outlook of their industry and the country at large. With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, the upcoming change of presidential administrations, and uncertainty surrounding additional stimulus packages, the future’s uncertainty has many business owners on edge.

  • How to find a qualified forklift operator in St. Louis
    November 4, 2020 at 1:00 PM

    Seeking a forklift operator in the St. Louis area? Build a qualified workforce with these essential tips.

  • Why hire for project work through a warehouse staffing firm?
    October 12, 2020 at 7:00 AM
    Most staffing firms are "one-stop shops" for anything from admin to janitorial to the C Suite, to production talent. A specialized warehouse staffing agency, on the other hand, helps only warehouse, light industrial, logistics and production com...
  • How the CARES Act Affected Warehouse Staffing in St. Louis
    September 30, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    Intended to help people whose livelihoods were affected by the current pandemic, the CARES Act also disrupted supply chains across the country.

  • Why We’re Leaders in Specialized Warehouse Staffing: Our Awards
    September 22, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    We’re thrilled to announce that our hard work and dedication to specialized warehouse staffing has been recently recognized! Action Logistix is proud to be the recipient of several awards and nominations.

  • How Action Logistix Solves Distribution Job Staffing Issues in St. Louis
    August 14, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    The key to solving distribution job staffing challenges for your St. Louis business is matching you with high-caliber candidates who excel at an in-depth pre-employment screening.

  • Why Does Your Business Need Specialized Warehouse Staffing?
    August 3, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    When your warehouse needs staff, specialized staffing means your business gets high-caliber employees quickly.

  • Why Working With the Right Warehouse Staffing Firm Reduces Turnover and Costs
    July 13, 2020 at 5:30 PM

    Keeping your warehouse operations moving during COVID now has the added challenge of finding the right staff, dealing with increased demand, and following heightened safety precautions.

  • Using a Logistics Temp Service for Warehouse Staffing
    May 20, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    From unexpected staff absences to the Christmas rush, your logistical needs change all the time. So, how do you ensure that your labor levels remain optimal year-round? By relying on logistics temp services and hiring temporary workers, that's how!

  • Keep Your Supply Chains Open with Specialized Warehouse Staffing in St. Louis 
    May 5, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    You need the right staff on the ground to keep your supply lines open and moving efficiently, especially during unpredictable times like the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The problem is, how do you keep up with rapidly increasing supply chain demand? How can you be sure that your warehouse and fulfillment center teams have what it takes to handle the pressure? There's an easy answer – outsource your industrial staffing needs to a team like us. 

  • Find Qualified Forklift Operators at Action Logistix!
    March 27, 2020 at 12:00 AM

    If you're a business owner or warehouse manager looking to hire a professional forklift operator, you can find qualified candidates with our forklift operator staffing solutions. Action Logistix focuses solely on warehouse staffing. Managing a highly functional warehouse requires having experienced forklift drivers on staff, and we’re here to help your business find just that. Our laser-focused warehouse recruiting staff is experienced in finding qualified forklift operator professionals to meet the needs of your business.

  • Why We Screen with Pre-Employment Testing
    March 17, 2020 at 6:00 PM

    When hiring for an open position, whether skilled or unskilled, it can be overwhelming to see the vast amount of resumes and applications that you'll likely receive. How do you pick the right candidate? Do you go with the candidate with the most impressive resume? Do you pick the person who has the most years in warehouse and manufacturing experience? What if you hire someone with a flawless resume, but find that while the applicant you chose met all the requirements on paper, when it comes time to do the job, they're needing a lot more training than you feel they should? These are the exact reasons why we use pre-employment testing in our applicant screening process.

  • Attain Higher Caliber Employees with Action Logistix
    March 9, 2020 at 6:00 PM

    When it comes to staffing your warehouse or manufacturing facility, your initial focus may be just making sure you’ve got enough heads to man every position so that hopefully deadlines get met. Unfortunately, just filling a position with anyone willing to work can ultimately cost you time and money in the long run. It pays to find employees who want to show up and want to help your business. Those employees that see the value in helping you grow (which in turn, helps them grow), are the type of employees you want manning your warehouse.

  • Matching Employees to Culture through Behavioral Interview Questions
    March 5, 2020 at 6:00 PM

    Hiring can be a very difficult process, especially when time is of the essence, but you know that making the wrong hire can really hurt your overall cost and ultimately cost you projects. Fortunately for you, our specialized best-in-class prescreening process evaluates potential employees for warehousing and manufacturing competency before assigning to your company!

    Our proven and unique evaluations are geared solely for the logistics industry with the goal of finding the highest caliber employees to increase your productivity and reduce turnover. One of the reasons we are so successful in staffing companies like yours, is that we implement behavior-based interview questions and strategies to help you get past first impressions and ultimately hire the right fit for your company culture.

  • 8 Benefits of Outsourcing Warehouse Staffing to Reduce Overall Costs
    February 26, 2020 at 6:00 PM

    Action Logistix specializes solely in staffing for the warehouse and manufacturing industries. What separates us from other staffing agencies is our pre-employment testing. Due to our dedicated recruiting for positions like forklift drivers, material handlers, machine operators and production/assembly workers, we have a number of excellent workers ready to be placed for new long-term assignments! Furthermore, we can help reduce your overall costs in a number of ways that in-house hiring can't! Check out a few of the ways we can save you time and money:

  • Increase Productivity and Reduce Turnover with Action Logistix!
    February 17, 2020 at 6:00 PM

    Finding skilled reliable talent for the warehouse and light industrial industry has always been a significant challenge. But that challenge is amplified in a candidate-driven market like the one we're experiencing now. Hiring well will always be difficult. Fortunately, there are multiple strategies that we at Action Logistix implement to ensure we're providing employees who can help increase productivity, eliminate workplace distraction, while reducing your turnover rates, saving you time and money in the long run. Here are just a few ways we can help accomplish those goals:

  • Why Hire a Specialized Staffing Agency for Warehouse Staffing?
    February 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM

    As many warehouse and plant managers already know, staffing can be an HR nightmare. You've got minimal time to ramp up manpower for upcoming project deadlines, and it probably feels like you're spinning your wheels, but not gaining traction. As a solution, you might have decided that hiring a staffing agency to fill those voids is the best option for you. But will any generalized staffing agency work?