Engauge was working with a large manufacturing client in the food and beverage industry who was frustrated with the 5 temporary staffing agencies they had been working with for the past several years. In addition to lengthy time-to-fill and high turnover, the client was struggling to maintain everything from day-to-day communication to setting candidate expectations and managing the interview process to handling invoicing across so many different points of contact. To address these challenges, they turned to Engauge to streamline their staffing approach by making Engauge their exclusive staffing partner.
We opened our industrial training center in spring of 2020. In 2021 we expand our forklift training beyond the capabilities of its original creation. This expansion has resulted in a 20% increase in graduates within just one year. Even with the pandemic still affecting us, our team was able to fill our training classes and as a result, help around 100 Associates advance in their career paths. In the past year, we also added an internal ELL (English Language Learner) class with 6 team members successfully graduating in the month of November. We will soon be adding another class in an effort to give our internal team the tools necessary to work with a larger variety of languages. Our hope is to make the new language classes available to our Associates in 2022.
Zero Zone, Inc., long-time Engauge client and one of the leading commercial refrigeration companies in the United States, faced several critical labor challenges in 2021. Namely, how to attract new Associates and retain critical internal talent in a scorching hot job market, how to compete for talent when their facility was located 30 minutes outside Milwaukee, and how to keep up with labor needs and address inflationary wages while maintaining their overall financial goals.
Welcome to 2021! As we were putting this post together, we were reminded of how challenging and difficult last year turned out to be. It is hard to remember that the first couple of months of 2020 were business as usual and then in mid-March, everything changed and all of us have been trying to adjust ever since.
Our Wisconsin client approached Engauge because of labor and space constraints in their facility. Keeping the project in-house resulted in bottlenecks because of how much time the project was taking.
Engauge is frequently looking for opportunities to help diverse and often overlooked populations. Engauge recently had the opportunity to attend a fundraiser organized in part by our community partners. The fundraiser will provide funding for displaced and struggling families during the CDM (Civil Disobedience Movement) in Myanmar. Currently, many families are struggling to find works and are often imprisoned because of the current political climate.
Our Wisconsin client approached Engauge with a medical-grade product assembly project. Keeping the project in-house resulted in bottlenecks because of the certification and training needed to handle the equipment.
Within 24 hours of the initial conversation, shipments of product arrived at the Engauge facility. Within 48 hours, the project was fully staffed with finished product being shipped back to the Client. By Day 5, Engauge had exceeded the previous provider’s output, and by Day 8, the backlog was fully cleared.
Helping an Ohio client manage customer-specific packaging while protecting margin