Results at Work: Improving Attendance and Simplifying Administration

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The Problem: A Fredricksburg distribution center was looking for better ways to simplify temporary employee call-offs and improve work attendance. In their work environment, having adequate staff coverage was critical. So rather than tackling the issue himself, the Plant Manager turned to Berks & Beyond’s Lebanon employment agency for help. The Solution: Berks & Beyond… Read more

Results at Work: Site Tours and Higher Quality Candidates Decrease Temporary Employee Turnover

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The Problem: A Boyertown, PA, company was experiencing high turnover of their temporary employees. This “revolving door” caused disruptions in production that negatively impacted the business. Despite the employer’s attempts to screen candidates with a greater eye for detail, the problem continued. Frustrated, they asked Berks & Beyond to help them decrease temporary employee turnover. The… Read more

Results at Work: Customized Recruiting Strategy Increases Retention and Attendance

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The Problem: Feather River Door, a Central PA door manufacturer, has a high demand for higher-skilled labor to meet its production needs. In particular, this employer seeks candidates with experience in production, use of pneumatic hand tools, measurement skills and the ability to read work orders. FRD trained their existing general laborers to meet demand… Read more

It’s All in a Day’s Work for Berks & Beyond

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Tooting our own horn? That’s not our style. We allow thrilled clients like the ones below to do it for us. In February, our Denver, PA staffing agency in Lancaster County became a workforce management partner for Pepperidge Farm. Since then, we’ve provided a range of production, general labor, shipping, quality and administrative temporaries to… Read more

Results at Work: Increasing Safety; Accommodating Rapidly Changing Workloads

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The Problem: A Mountain Top employer’s key performance objective in 2013 was to meet its Zero Accidents/Injuries goal. To accomplish this, they knew they would have to make significant improvements in the areas of safety, scheduling and overall performance. The management team turned to Paul Bisconti, Berks & Beyond’s Mountain Top Branch Manager, for help…. Read more

Results at Work: Taking the Pain Out of Unpredictable Business Volume Spikes

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The Problem: A Carlisle area company specializes in 3rd party logistics, which means their volume of business is dictated by their customers’ real-time needs – and is prone to huge surges on very short notice. To handle these unpredictable spikes, the employer traditionally used a number of staffing providers. Unfortunately, they experienced: a lot of… Read more

Results at Work: Better Matches and More Time for HR!

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The Problem: A Reading area employer was using another staffing service to meet their recruiting needs, but wasn’t happy with the results. Multiple service issues and poor quality candidates robbed the HR manager of productive time – and hindered business. Frustrated, he pulled recruiting back in-house and tried doing everything himself. Unfortunately, he lacked the… Read more

Results at Work: The Early Bird

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The Problem: A construction company learned that one of their key accounting employees would be needing an extended period of time off for maternity leave.  The employer was pleased with the service Berks & Beyond provided him in the past, so he trusted us to find a temporary replacement for this important position. The Solution:… Read more

Results at Work: Better Screening Yields Better Employees

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The Problem: A Sinking Spring, PA, company was having trouble finding quality employees.  The staffing service they were working with sent them candidates without properly checking their qualifications and criminal backgrounds first.  The HR manager tried handling the additional screening herself, but had more important priorities to address.  She turned to Berks & Beyond for… Read more

Results at Work: A New Approach to an Old Problem Improves Productivity and Saves Money

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Every day at Berks & Beyond, we look for new ways to save time and money for our clients .  Here’s an example of how a fresh approach to staffing and scheduling optimized production: The Problem: Our client, a Central Pennsylvania manufacturer of custom cabinetry, employs a wide variety of specifically trained workers.  Due to… Read more