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The Ōnin Group Acquires Labor Temps and LTI Services

The Ōnin Group acquired Labor Temps and LTI Services, an Illinois-based staffing service with 13 locations spanning Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois, primarily in the Chicago-area. < The Ōnin Group is a privately-held, Birmingham-based company principally focused on the staffing industry. The March 13 acquisition greatly expanded...

Flexible Careers with Benefits
Imagine a future without reliable work. People live in constant fear their temporary job will end suddenly, leaving them with nothing. Even when they are employed, they can’t afford their family’s most basic needs. For years, the workers neglect their bodies, forgoing exams to detect risky health problems in advance. Who could afford the expense?
You Can’t Have Great Customer Experience without Great Employee Experience
Companies are investing millions to improve customer experience (CX). They think it’s the best way (sometimes the only way) to attract and retain customers in a competitive market. But I’ve worked with hundreds of CX teams over the last 12 years and noticed a problem – HR is rarely part of the conversation. You can’t have great customer experience without great employee experience (EX), at least not for long. There’s a reason the brands people love to buy from – USAA, Wegman’s, Salesforce, Southwest – are the same ones they love to work for. As restaurant mogul Danny Meyer says: “You can’t expect people to care for others if they don’t feel cared for themselves.”
It’s Possible to Help Employees Chase Their Dreams without Losing them
By Kelly Poulson Chase your Dreams. Follow your Passion. Find your Calling. These ideas are all out there in the world, floating around in society for our employees to see, hear, read and quite frankly, feel overwhelmed by. It’s no wonder that many of our employees aren’t necessarily feeling as engaged as they could be at the office. They think they need to quit their full-time gig and double-down on their passion to be truly happy. They are waiting for a magical career fairy to appear to them and grant wishes. Acknowledging that this type of messaging is out there and impacting expectations doesn’t mean that it’s all doom and gloom when it comes to employee engagement and that we need to simply adopt an “it is what it is” mentality. Embracing their passions while sinking their teeth in at the office is possible for employees. There are many ways the employee experience can be enhanced or evolve around this that might not be as heavy a lift as we think. Let’s explore a few, shall we?
Fascinating Employee Engagement Trends We’ve Seen This Year
[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]By David Mizne According to Bersin by Deloitte, “Employee engagement has become the top issue on the minds of business leaders, directing us to an entirely new model of management.” But what does employee engagement even mean? Few business buzzwords are more ubiquitous, yet the exact definition of employee engagement remains elusive. This becomes even more problematic when you consider Gallup’s seemingly ambiguous subcategories of not engagedand actively disengaged.
5 Things the Modern Worker Looks for in Talent Development
BY CHARLES COY A new wave of employees is reshaping today's workforce. Members of Generation Z are starting their careers, and millennials now make up more than one-third of U.S. workers—a majority that is expected to rise to 75% by 2025. This means that workplace priorities and expectations are shifting as older generations become the minority. When it comes to learning and development, younger generations have a different outlook and set of priorities than those who have come before them. With the internet at their fingertips, both Gen Z and millennials have grown up with the ability to learn at the click of a button, so it should come as no surprise that on-demand learning is a priority for them at work as well.
Women in Manufacturing: Bridging the Labor Gap

By the Attivo Group Skilled labor shortages are a big pain point for manufacturers. Without the right people to get the work done, manufacturers struggle to fill their orders and meet their customers’ needs. The Wall Street Journal reported that the number of unfilled jobs in...

Desperate Times Call for Smarter Hiring Measures

By Caitlin Shostak The labor pinch is real, with almost half of all US employers stating they can’t find the workers they need. While some companies can wait out the scarcity of candidates in relative comfort, those in light industrial markets are feeling the pain. For...

Thinking Outside the Box with Flex Schedules

Thinking Outside the Box with Flex Schedules When you think of flexible work, certain industries and specific jobs automatically come to mind. Writing, administrative work, research, accounting, web design—these are all fields where flex really works. But what about manufacturing? Typically thought of as a hands-on field...

6 Critical Skills for Tomorrow’s Workplace

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Ira S Wolfe In the not-so-distant past, humans were mere cogs in a production wheel. All an employer wanted and needed to increase employee productivity was a little boost from technology, the equivalent to attaching a super-charged battery...

20th-anniversary
Ōnin celebrates its 20th anniversary

Twenty years ago on Nov. 7, The Ōnin Group was formed by a small group of people with a passion to succeed. Today, The Ōnin Group has been named the 15th Largest Industrial Staffing Firm in in the US by the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)...