Improving Safety In Your Food and Beverage Plant

Improving Safety In Your Food and Beverage Plant

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Food and beverage plants come with many risks including wet floors, small spaces, automated machines and more. There are many practices a company can adopt to help avoid hazards that risk worker safety, loss of productivity or even lawsuits. Here are some that you can implement if you haven’t already:

  • Ensure there are written processes for everything possible – even better, make them visual. Hang posters and instructions throughout your facility, and especially near machines, so employees know what to do every step of the way. In areas prone to wetness, have caution and wet floor signs, as well as materials to clean up the mess at hand. For machines that need maintenance, provide a Lockout/Tagout procedure that can be easily followed.
  • Make instructions machine-specific. Put instructions and visual representations next to each machine that specifically walks an employee through using said machine. Better yet, make the instructions multi-lingual.
  • Increase employee training. Employee safety should be your number one priority. Take care training each employee thoroughly and often – at least one comprehensive training per year. Each employee should know the hazards of the chemicals and materials they’re working with. Refresh existing employees on safety procedures and make sure new hires start safety training right away.
  • Implement employees ID’s and visitor badges. Giving visitor badges with expiration times lets employees know when someone shouldn’t be there. Giving only certain, highly-trained employees badges to access parts of the facility helps to keep under-trained employees out of unsafe areas.
  • Use security cameras. One of the best ways to ensure employees are safe and following the correct procedures is to employ video cameras that can be monitored. These are also important if someone does get hurt because you can check to see exactly what went wrong and have a plan to prevent similar accidents in the future.

Food safety starts with employee safety. Get the necessary procedures in place and monitor to see if accident rates and call-offs decrease. It can also help to ask for employee feedback to make sure the new procedures are working for the people who use them every day. At the end of the day, it’s up to you to keep your plant, your employees and your products safe.

Alliance Solutions Group Receives Best of Staffing Recognition

Alliance Solutions Group Receives Best of Staffing Recognition

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Earned by less than two percent of all staffing firms in the U.S.

CLEVELAND, OH — FEBRUARY 15, 2018 — Alliance Solutions Group is proud to announce that its family of staffing companies won 10 of Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and job seekers. Less than 2% of all staffing firms in the U.S. have earned the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence. Alliance Solutions Group is part of the TalentLaunch Network of companies, which, in total, won 15 Best of Staffing Awards.

Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and the permanent and temporary employees they’ve helped find jobs. On average, clients of winning agencies are 2.3 times more likely to be completely satisfied with the services provided compared to those working with non-winning agencies.

Alliance Solutions Group’s scores, 77 on the client side and 59 on the talent side, are significantly higher than the staffing industry benchmarks – 9 and 21, respectively. Alliance Solutions Group uses its scores to strive to improve each year. The written feedback received from the surveys are used to create initiatives throughout the year to better serve clients and talent and continuously improve our services.

For the network, the awards are more than a trophy in a case. They represent the values that Alliance Solutions Group lives every day, including fostering meaningful relationships, driving results by making it happen, achieving great outcomes quickly and using accountability to establish transparency and openness with our clients and talent.

“With a tight labor market and growing economy, finding the right recruiting partners is critical to success,” said Inavero’s CEO Eric Gregg. “Best of Staffing winners prove they can provide consistently remarkable service to their clients and job candidates, and I couldn’t be more proud to feature them on BestofStaffing.com.”

Promoters are people who rate a business as a 9 or 10 out of 10 – meaning they would highly recommend the business to others. Within the TalentLaunch Network, the following companies won a 2018 client or talent Best of Staffing award:

  • Major Legal Services – specialized in attorney, paralegal and legal support staff placements: Talent Award for the fourth consecutive year
  • Alliance Search Solutions – a direct-hire recruitment firm for engineering, operations, supply chain, IT, finance, HR, sales and marketing: Client award for the third consecutive year and the Talent Award for the third consecutive year
  • Alliance Healthcare Solutions – specialized in nursing, allied health and healthcare executive recruitment: Talent Award for the third consecutive year and Client Award
  • Alliance Technical Solutions – specialized in skilled manufacturing: Talent Award for the third consecutive year and the Client Award for the second consecutive year
  • Selectemp Employment Services – specialized in light manufacturing: Client Award and Talent Award
  • Alliance Resource Solutions – specialized in finance and accounting, as well as HR consulting: Client Award and Talent Award
  • Alliance Scientific Solutions – specialized in lab, quality, R&D, compliance and engineering: Client Award
  • The McIntyre Group – specialized in accounting and finance, IT, and corporate services: Client Award
  • The McIntyre Group of Ohio – specialized in corporate services: Client Award and Talent Award

About Alliance Solutions Group

Alliance Solutions Group is a family of staffing firms located in Northeast Ohio. Each staffing firm in the family is specialized in one industry, so you know you’re always working with an expert in your field. The staffing firms include: Major Legal Services, Alliance Healthcare Solutions, Alliance Technical Solutions, Alliance Resource Solutions, Alliance Scientific Solutions and The McIntyre Group of Ohio.

About TalentLaunch

TalentLaunch is a shared services provider for a network independently-operated staffing and recruitment firms. TalentLaunch offers support in accounting and payroll, IT, marketing and human resources to help staffing firms in the network grow their businesses. When a company joins the TalentLaunch network, they have the ability to hand over projects to subject matter experts and focus on what they do best – staffing and recruitment. TalentLaunch’s mission is to deliver amazing experiences that drive great results, which is why the network focuses heavily on customer experience and invests in programs like the Best of Staffing. TalentLaunch employees live by the company values: make it happen, entrepreneurship, teamwork, relationships, integrity, communication and a sense of urgency. These values help us drive great results in all we do, and foster our customer experience from the inside out.

About Inavero

Inavero administers more staffing agency client and talent satisfaction surveys than any other firm in the world. Inavero’s team reports on more than 1.2 million satisfaction surveys from staffing agency clients and talent each year and the company serves as the American Staffing Association’s exclusive service quality partner.  

About Best of Staffing

Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Award is the only award in the U.S. and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and job candidates. Award winners are showcased by city and area of expertise on BestofStaffing.com – an online resource for hiring professionals and job seekers to find the best staffing agencies to call when they are in need.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lyndsey Fortunato, Marketing Manager

Phone: (216) 654-0066 x2235

Email: lfortunato@mytalentlaunch.com

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How to Get The Most Out of a Scientific Conference

How to Get The Most Out of a Scientific Conference

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Choose wisely

Take care when choosing a scientific conference to ensure you’ll get the most out of your experience. According to Prisle on Science, selecting a conference based on field interest and current projects is the best way to find a conference most meaningful to you. Going the other direction, you may want to choose to attend a conference to gain knowledge and contacts in a certain area where you wish to learn more. Though some sessions may be confusing, overall, you will leave more informed about a subject of interest.

Plan for sessions

Optimize the short time you have at conferences with a detailed plan. Read the program prior to attending and decide which sessions you will be attending. This will save time while at the conference to network with other professionals and maybe even do a little sightseeing. According to themuse, planning to listen to a range of sessions, rather than focusing on one specific topic, will help maximize learning and cut down on any possible repetition.

Take notes

The overload of information you receive at a scientific conference can be overwhelming. By day two or three, the content from the first day can seem a little foggy. Taking notes throughout the conference can help to organize your thoughts and remember important themes and tips from the conference. Taking notes in preparation to present key themes and new ideas from the conference is a productive way to organize your thoughts and make sure not only you but your coworkers, learn from your conference experience.

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Network, network, network

Attending a conference surrounded by hundreds or thousands of professionals in your field is a goldmine for making new connections. Seize the opportunity by attending all possible social events and mixers. If you find yourself nervous about networking in a sea of people you don’t know, practice some conversation starters, your elevator pitch, and some interesting industry topics. The connections made at a conference can be valuable and lifelong. Though the temptation to take a nap or do some exploring in between sessions may be pulling you away from the mixer, think about your career and how industry connections can help propel you.

Bring the conference with you

Don’t let your learning and connecting stop when you leave the conference. Review all of the insightful notes you took and think about how new practices can be integrated into your career or life. The same rule goes for connections. Keep in contact with connections made at a scientific conference using LinkedIn. These thoughts and connections can lead you to new ideas, new careers, and future conference opportunities!

Now that you’re prepared to maximize your conference experience, consider making one more new connection. Contact an Alliance Scientific Solutions recruiter today for more career opportunities and career best practices.

All Alliance Solutions Group Brands Receive Best of Staffing Recognition

All Alliance Solutions Group Brands Receive Best of Staffing Recognition

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Earned by less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S.

CLEVELAND, OHIO – FEBRUARY, 2017 – Alliance Solutions Group is proud to announce that all of its brands have won Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and job seekers, along with its sister company, Alliance Industrial Solutions.

“We’ve been working hard over the last year with all of our brands to continue to improve our user experience, and recognition from Best of Staffing proves that our efforts around client and talent satisfaction are paying off,” said Tony Nicol, president of Alliance Solutions Group.

Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and the permanent and temporary employees they’ve helped find jobs.

Promoters are people who rate a business as a 9 or 10 out of 10 – meaning they would highly recommend the business to others. Within the Alliance Solutions Group family of companies:

  • Alliance Scientific Solutions– specialized in lab, quality, R&D, compliance and engineering– received a promoter score of 64% for talent.
  • Alliance Search Solutions– a direct-hire recruitment firm for engineering, operations, supply chain, IT, finance, HR, sales and marketing– received a promoter score of 82% for talent and 74% for clients, earning them their second consecutive set of Best of Staffing Awards.
  • Alliance Managed Accounts– a high-volume office and clerical firm– received a promoter score of 67% from talent and 71% for clients.
  • Alliance Technical Solutions– specialized in skilled manufacturing received a promoter score of 70% for talent and 68% for clients, earning them their second consecutive Best of Staffing Talent Award.
  • Alliance Healthcare Solutions–specialized in nursing, allied health and healthcare executive recruitment– received a promoter score of 73% for talent, earning them their second consecutive Best of Staffing Talent Award.
  • Alliance Office Solutions– specializing in administrative placements– received a promoter score of 73% for talent.
  • Major Legal Services– specialized in attorney, paralegal and legal support staff placements– received a promoter score of 76% for talent, earning them their third consecutive Best of Staffing Award.
  • Alliance Resource Solutions– specialized in finance and accounting, as well as HR consulting– received a promoter score of 81% for talent.

As a whole, the staffing industry only receives a 21% NPS score on the talent side, and a very low 4% on the client side. On average, clients of winning agencies are nearly three times more likely to be completely satisfied and talent of winning agencies are 50% more likely to be completely satisfied with the services provided compared to those working with non-winning agencies.

Award winners, including the Alliance Solutions Group family of companies, make up less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. who earned the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence.

About Alliance Solutions Group

Alliance Solutions Group is a group of full-service professional staffing and recruitment brands  providing temporary, contract, temp-to-hire and direct hire placement solutions. ASG is part of the TalentLaunch network, which includes sister companies: Alliance Industrial Solutions, headquartered in Ohio; The McIntyre Group, headquartered in Connecticut; and Selectemp Employment Services, headquartered in Oregon.

The Alliance Solutions Group family of companies consists of the following brands: Alliance Search Solutions, Major Legal Services, Alliance Office Solutions, Alliance Healthcare Solutions, Alliance Scientific Solutions, Alliance Technical Solutions, Alliance Managed Accounts and Alliance Resource Solutions.

About Inavero

Inavero administers more staffing agency client and talent satisfaction surveys than any other firm in the world. Inavero’s team reports on more than 1.2 million satisfaction surveys from staffing agency clients and talent each year and the company serves as the American Staffing Association’s exclusive service quality partner.  

About Inavero’s Best of Staffing

Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Award is the only award in the U.S. and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and job candidates. Award winners are showcased by city and area of expertise on BestofStaffing.com – an online resource for hiring professionals and job seekers to find the best staffing agencies to call when they are in need.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lyndsey Fortunato, Marketing Manager

Phone: (216) 654-0066 x2235

Email: lfortunato@mytalentlaunch.com

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