Creative Staffing Strategy Reduces Employee Turnover
- Employee Size: 120
- Industry: Food Manufacturing
- Challenge: High-turnover on an "off-shift put manufacturer at risk of meeting customers' needs.
A food manufacturer, headquartered in Columbus, WI, was using a contract-to-hire staffing model to fill full-time, production positions. These roles were critical to their production process and required working 12-hour days, six days per week. However, the manufacturer noticed an increase in employee turnover. Employees, feeling frustrated with the long work days and only one day off per week, were leaving prior to the end of their contract period – leading to constant hiring and recruitment headaches. Without being fully staffed, the manufacturer had to shut down equipment which put at risk meeting their customers’ needs.
Thinking outside the box, the QTI team suggested filling a full-time role with three part-time employees, each working two specific days per week. This creative recruitment model allowed the manufacturer to widen its recruitment pool by including those who could only commit to part-time work. QTI implemented a recruitment strategy that focused on job seekers who were interested in production roles, but only on a part-time basis. Within a matter of days, QTI was able to fill the open positions with qualified, part-time talent.
Due to the success of the recruitment model, the food manufacturer continues to partner with QTI to fill these roles. Their machines are up and running consistently, their customers’ needs are met, and turnover has decreased.
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