Temporary Labor Boosts Your Business Productivity and Bottom Line

If you need temporary labor, PeopleReady is the staffing company for you. Here are the staffing solutions we’ll use to help you succeed.

February 24, 2021

With unpredictability and unexpected spikes in demand happening across many industries, the challenge to match staffing levels with customer needs gets even harder. If you’re experiencing staffing issues right now, temporary labor is the answer you’re looking for—giving your business a great way to manage and prepare for these variables.

Where to look for these temporary workers is a whole other question. Partnering with a staffing agency could be the key that unlocks a world of opportunities for your business. But choosing the right staffing agency to help make it happen might seem like an impossible task.

If you need temporary labor right now, you can request staff with PeopleReady. Here’s how we’ll help you succeed.

We flex for your future staffing needs

After an economic downturn or any other unexpected event, you may be hesitant to make any major investments such as hiring new employees. In fact, a recent article in the Society for Human Resource Management noted that during tough times, the growth of temporary jobs generally outpaces that of full-time permanent positions. And your business will find that temporary labor gives you the flexibility to stay balanced, to survive, and to even grow stronger.

Given the inevitable ups and downs of the economy, things can change at a moment’s notice. According to a recent McKinsey & Company survey of staffing companies, 70% of respondents are expecting an economic rebound this year. With hopes high for better days ahead, you’ll be in position to act quickly and capitalize on new opportunities by bringing on temporary workers in the short term.

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The peace of mind that a staffing company like PeopleReady offers in uncertain times cannot be underestimated. When priorities shift, we give you convenient access to temporary workers ready to step in and contribute right away—whether you’re in need of a few workers or a few hundred workers, for one day or over a longer period of time. Our temporary workers get the job done while providing critical support to the members of your current workforce.

We place temporary workers just a click away

Recessions and other times of economic uncertainty are often a turning point for people in a variety of work roles. They may be furloughed, lose their jobs altogether, or they may have a sudden need for a more flexible work schedule because of family commitments and other responsibilities.The number of temp workers in the U.S. is the highest it’s been since 1990, according to financial services company The Hartford.

Whether people are looking to fill employment gaps or just seeking additional income, today’s talent pool is larger than ever. PeopleReady gives your business a direct pipeline to the most qualified job candidates through our app, JobStack. With over 7 million shifts filled since its inception, JobStack enables you to select qualified local workers from your mobile device, 24/7, and manage your entire staffing process from start to finish. How fast can we fill your shifts? When you place an order, it gets filled in real time. So, if you need more workers starting tomorrow, there’s an app for that—JobStack.

We save you time and hassle

Employee turnover can be frustrating and filling jobs is often a hassle. PeopleReady helps shoulder much of the burden by managing the time-consuming work of sorting applications, interviewing candidates, and completing the onboarding process including background checks and drug testing when applicable. You’ll also have access to workers whose skills and experience have been verified so that they’re ready to support your current workload right from day one. This frees you up to focus solely on making your business better than it’s ever been.

PeopleReady also has a team of leading industry experts on hand with the kind of expertise you need—along with the ability to stay up to date on changing skill requirements as well as the latest advances in equipment and technology. The better we know your industry, the more we can help your business succeed.

We have temporary labor solutions tailored to your local community

When it comes to your staffing agency, you want to partner with one that has local ties and strong relationships right where you live. We know each community has its own set of opportunities and challenges, whether it’s the current state of the local economy, the overall business climate or the ease of access to natural resources.

With our extensive network in 600-plus communities across all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico, PeopleReady has a presence wherever you are—meaning you always have access to someone who knows your community well and understands your specific staffing needs so they can select the absolute best temporary labor or tradespeople for your business.

Need to find temporary workers fast? PeopleReady puts your workforce within reach. Connect with us today and see what we can do for you.

Workforce Trend: Temporary Jobs are Here to Stay as Part of Post-Pandemic Workforce, PeopleReady Survey Finds

Survey also reveals most Americans seeking more job opportunities in pandemic-battered economy, many looking to temp and part-time work.

February 23, 2021

TACOMA, Wash.Feb. 23, 2021—The rise in importance of temporary jobs during the pandemic has been undeniable as businesses look to navigate an unpredictable climate. A new survey out today from staffing leader PeopleReady finds that many companies (40%) are planning to make temporary jobs a permanent part of their post-pandemic workforce model.

In the past year, 52% of companies have increased their use of temporary workers and cited the need to scale their workforce as the top reason. The PeopleReady survey of both hiring managers and workers found that most workers (65%) are considering temporary or part-time work to earn more income amid a rough economy. Additionally, those taking full-time jobs have declined by 56% since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020. In comparison, those taking temporary jobs has increased by 66%, and those accepting part-time employment has risen by 13%.

“Temporary jobs have become vital to both businesses and job seekers over the past year and our research indicates that will only increase in the future,” said Taryn Owen, president of PeopleReady. “As temporary jobs become increasingly integrated into workforce models, we are focused on making it faster and easier to connect people and work.”

To make it easier for job seekers to connect with available temporary jobs, PeopleReady is holding a nationwide hiring event this week. The staffing company has a variety of ways for job seekers to access potential job opportunities: via app (JobStack), online (jobs.peopleready.com) and in person (at PeopleReady locations across the nation).

Other key findings from the PeopleReady survey include:

  • 74% of hiring managers say the pandemic has changed how they staff their workforce.
  • 53% of companies increased their use of staffing firms during the last year.
  • The overwhelming majority (77%) of people now know someone who has lost a job in the past year.
  • Most Americans feel the job market is either getting worse (54%) or staying the same as it has for the past several months (22%).

About the survey: The PeopleReady survey of hiring managers and employees was conducted between Dec. 19, 2020, and Jan. 2, 2021. The margin of error is +/- 4%.

About PeopleReady

PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI), specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of blue-collar industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, waste and recycling, and hospitality. Leveraging its game-changing JobStack platform and 600-plus branch offices across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, PeopleReady served approximately 98,000 businesses and put approximately 221,000 people to work in 2020. Learn more at www.peopleready.com.

Media Contact

David Irwin
Communications Director
dirwin@trueblue.com
630-453-1120

PeopleReady Returns to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing as Primary Sponsor of Takuma Sato’s 2021 Indy 500 Entry

Staffing Leader to Also Return as Season-Long Associate Sponsor for Sato and Rahal.

February 19, 2021

BROWNSBURG, Ind.—(February 19, 2021)—Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that staffing leader PeopleReady has returned to the team as primary sponsor of two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato’s entry for the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 30, 2021. PeopleReady’s first experience as a primary sponsor of an Indy car ended in victory lane when Sato became the only active, full-time, two-time winner of the world-famous race in 2020.

PeopleReady will also be a full-season associate sponsor on Sato’s Honda-powered entry for the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season and has extended their partnership to include an associate sponsorship role on the No. 15 entry of teammate Graham Rahal as well. As part of the team’s celebration of their 30th anniversary, Sato’s PeopleReady livery design will be reminiscent of team founder and co-owner Bobby Rahal’s 1992 championship-winning livery from the first year of competition.

“PeopleReady is thrilled to be a part of the RLL team again as sponsors for both Takuma Sato and Graham Rahal this year,” said Taryn Owen, president of PeopleReady. “Our new brand promiseWithin Reachalso rings true for this year’s racing season. And, when it comes to bringing our refreshed brand to race fans across the nation, we are ready as we focus on putting work within reach during unprecedented times.”

“What an incredible result for PeopleReady’s first foray as a primary sponsor of an Indy car at the 2020 Indianapolis 500,” added Bobby Rahal, co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with David Letterman and Mike Lanigan. “It’s great to have them back as primary sponsor on Takuma’s entry to defend their Indy 500 victory on the world stage and continue to increase the awareness of the staffing services they provide throughout the race season.”

“On the heels of last year’s Indy 500 win, we are proud to be in RLL’s lane again for the upcoming season with an expanded sponsorship,” said Patrick Beharelle, CEO of TrueBlue, parent company of PeopleReady. “During an uncertain job climate and unpredictable economy, driving home our mission of connecting people and work and being a force for good in communities is vital.”

The 17-race 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season begins on April 18 with the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Sato is the defending race and pole winner after having driven to victory at the road course in 2019.  For more details about the team or series, please visit www.rahal.com or www.indycar.com.

PeopleReady has a variety of ways for job seekers to access potential job opportunities: via app (JobStack), online (jobs.peopleready.com) and in person (at PeopleReady locations across the nation).

About PeopleReady

PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI), specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and its skilled trades division focuses on providing highly skilled tradespeople. PeopleReady supports a wide range of blue-collar industries, including construction, energy, manufacturing and logistics, waste and recycling, and hospitality. Leveraging its game-changing JobStack platform and 600-plus branch offices across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, PeopleReady served approximately 98,000 businesses and put approximately 221,000 people to work in 2020. Learn more at www.peopleready.com or www.skilled.peopleready.com.

About Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, based in Hilliard, Ohio and Brownsburg, Ind., is co-owned by three-time IndyCar Champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, former CBS Late Show host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan. In 2021, the team begins its 30th year of competition and will attempt to add to its 29 Indy car wins – including the 2004 Indy 500 from pole with Buddy Rice and the 2020 Indy 500 with Takuma Sato — their 33 poles, 107 podium finishes and 1992 series championship.  The team also competed in the American Le Mans Series from 2009-2013 as BMW Team RLL where they won both the Manufacturer and Team Championships in the GT category in 2010 and swept all three GT titles in 2011 – Manufacturer, Team and Driver. In 2012, the team finished second in the Team Championship and third in the Manufacturer Championship and in 2013, the team finished second in the Driver, Team and Manufacturer Championship. Since 2014, BMW Team RLL has competed in the GTLM class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with a two-car program and has brought their total to 22 wins – including the 2019 and 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona endurance races, 28 poles and 89 podium finishes as well as a second-place finish in the Manufacturer, Team and Driver championships in 2015 and 2017. The team was also the 2020 Michelin Endurance Champions. For 2021, the team will compete for back-to-back Michelin Endurance Championships. 

– RLL –

Media Contacts:

Kathi Lauterbach
Vice President of Communications
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
klauterbach@rahal.com
317-447-4337

David Irwin
Communications Director
PeopleReady | TrueBlue
dirwin@trueblue.com
630-453-1120

Skilled Trade Jobs Are Booming in Pandemic Economy

PeopleReady Skilled Trades analysis finds strong growth in skilled trades over the past year and aims to connect people to in-demand work.

February 18, 2021

TACOMA, Wash.Feb. 18, 2021—While most job sectors have been hit hard by a pandemic-riddled economy and are seeing slow job growth or none at all, the skilled trades were booming across the nation during the past year. A recent analysis by the skilled trades division of PeopleReady found double- and even triple-digit growth in some skilled trades sectors. And the company is on a mission to connect people with these in-demand jobs. 

According to the PeopleReady Skilled Trades’ analysis, demand grew rapidly for many skilled trade jobs starting from the pandemic’s onset in March 2020 through January 2021, including drywall finishers (100%) and tile and stone setters (94%). Other skilled trade areas where job postings have soared during this same period include roofer helpers (24%), glaziers (19%), carpenters (16%), bricklayer helpers (16%), drywall installers (12%), and skilled construction workers (11%). Altogether, PeopleReady Skilled Trades found nearly 400,000 jobs posted in the sector since March 2020. 

“The skilled trades don’t just hold strong in an economic downturn—but they are among the rare sectors that continue to experience significant growth in an unpredictable job market,” said Jill Quinn, executive leader of PeopleReady Skilled Trades. “Our mission is to connect tradespeople and work. And, with such a high number of people looking for their next opportunity and so many skilled trades jobs available, this mission has never been more important.”

With construction season just around the corner, the company expects to see an even higher demand for tradespeople in the workforce. According to the analysis, skilled trades job postings have soared in the last 30 days. Those jobs seeing the most postings are: 

  • Drywall finishers (300% increase in last 30 days)
  • Tile and stone setters (79%)
  • Boilermakers (78%)
  • Cement masons and concrete finishers (70%)
  • Painters for construction and maintenance (69%)
  • Skilled construction workers (57%)
  • Steamfitters and pipefitter helpers (55%)

PeopleReady Skilled Trades works throughout the nation to connect customers and tradespeople across a variety of trades. To learn more, visit: skilled.peopleready.com.

About PeopleReady Skilled Trades

PeopleReady Skilled Trades is a specialized division of PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI). Since 1987, the division has connected tradespeople and work across a wide range of trades, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, solar installations and more. Whether customers need a single tradesperson or require a coordinated effort to dispatch skilled trades workers across multiple projects, PeopleReady Skilled Trades ensures they have the right people with the right tools, on-site and on time. Learn more at skilled.peopleready.com.

Media Contact

David Irwin
Communications Director
dirwin@trueblue.com
630-453-1120

Success in Hospitality Staffing: PeopleReady at Your Service

Out of the hundreds of customers we serve, one large enterprise hospitality enterprise took the time to share insights into their staffing journey.

February 10, 2021

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PeopleReady supports a wide range of industries, helping our customers hire dependable, hardworking employees. We apply years of expertise to connect customers with the constantly changing work pool, including that of the booming world of hospitality. Out of the hundreds of customers we serve, one large enterprise hospitality enterprise took the time to share insights into their staffing journey: the challenges, the successes, and how they partnered with PeopleReady to exceed their business expectations.

After testing the services of a number of other national staffing companies, the Operations Director of the customer company* says PeopleReady simply found the best temporary workers in the local market. In addition to connecting great workers to their needs, PeopleReady lent “understanding and experience with servicing large National accounts”, a crucial strength for this particular company that needed high-volume support.

Compared to other companies, they ranked PeopleReady “Best in Class” for Performance, Ease of Use, and Reliability paralleled with Customer Support that significantly bests others. Due to PeopleReady’s support, the company Operations Director realized improved efficiency in their hiring process with workers they needed, showing an immediate return on investment.

PeopleReady understands the specific business needs of each customer in our wide realm of staffing. Thanks to 30 years of industry expertise, we help organizations save time and money while helping to meet project deadlines. We work closely with you to provide solutions that help you do your work, as well as possible.

* The company featured in this case study asked to have its name publicly blinded because publicly endorsing vendors is against their policies.

Why a Contingent Workforce Helps Overcome the Blue-Collar Worker Shortage

There have been few successful solutions to the blue-collar worker shortage so far. Here’s why a contingent workforce may be the answer.

February 5, 2021

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The blue-collar worker shortage has long been a problem for the American economy. Despite the attention the issue has received, there have been few successful solutions. The move toward a more contingent workforce is happening now. This shift will lead to greater pressure on businesses to identify and hire contingent workers who can get the job done.

37% of blue-collar-heavy companies reported a measurable adverse impact of the worker shortage on the company’s profitability versus just 9% of white-collar-heavy companies.

—The Conference Board, 2020

The U.S. workforce shortage—especially for blue-collar workers—is expected to continue through at least 2030, according to a study by The Conference Board. Factors driving the blue-collar workforce shortage include:

  • The baby boomer exodus
  • Dismal growth in the working-age population
  • Disappointing recovery in overall labor force participation
  • Men without a college degree are less likely to work
  • Large increase in disability rates
  • More young adults are avoiding trades, pursuing college instead
  • Young adults are much less likely to be in the labor force

By being open to contingent workers, businesses tap into talent that they might not otherwise gain access to, especially those who may have specific knowledge and training that could be beneficial to their operations. Many businesses are realizing that the quickest and most efficient way to get specialized talent is to hire them as contingent workers. Depending on future needs, these workers can eventually be transitioned into full-time positions.

Offering Greater Flexibility

Flexible working arrangements can also be an asset for a new generation of workers. They may have been recently separated from full-time employment or are reconsidering their career options. People often work on a part-time or temporary basis so that they can pursue other interests or gain experience in their chosen career, with an eye on pursuing a full-time position. The primary reasons temporary workers choose to be temporary workers are:

  • As a method of finding a regular/permanent job or because I thought it might lead to a regular/permanent position, 49%
  • Supplemental income while looking for a regular/permanent position, 11%
  • Supplemental income while not looking for a regular/permanent position, 14%
  • Learning new skills/get work experience, 13%
  • Other, 13%

Source: Staffing Industry Analysts

Expanding Business Operations

The current environment has provided businesses of every size and sector ample opportunity to reconsider their roles in the continued economic recovery. Businesses will focus on diversifying in order to mitigate risk: Some of them may be eager to grow their project base; others may be looking into different markets.

If businesses are considering expanding their geographic footprint or service offerings, contingent workers may be a tremendous asset during this important transition. With contingent workers, businesses can find workers with the specialized skills that they need for a particular project, without having to make a long-term commitment. 

Staying Agile in Uncertain Times

Businesses are increasingly looking for flexibility and scalability to meet the demands of a rapidly changing economy and to take advantage of new opportunities. As the business landscape continues to change, the makeup of their workforce will need to adjust as well. A temporary workforce allows for flexibility to adjust as needed, accommodating changes in the industry and financial circumstances that businesses will face in the future.

While every business has its own unique needs based on industry, location and other factors, contingent workers can bridge an important gap as leaders map out their plan of action. As we see more people turn to contingent work as they adapt to the current economic climate, having the ability to find workers and in the future is imperative.  

In order to find the contingent workers you need, when you need them, a staffing agency can help enormously and keep things moving along smoothly. If you’re looking for a staffing partner to help you, contact PeopleReady today.

Building Better Mental Health in Construction

In an industry where mental health issues are particularly acute, construction businesses are under even more pressure to address the challenges of their workforce. Here are some tips on how they can do it.

In an industry where mental health issues are particularly acute, construction businesses are under even more pressure to address the challenges of their workforce during these unusual times. Not only are they concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic, but they’re also worried about how to support themselves and their families. They have likely seen loved ones faced with job loss, illness, and even death. They may be wary about coming to work, fearing an increased risk of infection.

Many blue-collar workers pride themselves on being tough, which prevents them from acknowledging their mental health and seeking help. Seasonal unemployment, long hours and exhaustion can also trigger mental health issues. Depression and anxiety often go undiagnosed and untreated, making the construction industry one of the occupations most at risk for suicide.

The suicide rate has surged 40 percent in the U.S. over less than two decades, with blue-collar workers at a significantly higher risk, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC analyzed suicide rates by industry and occupational groups by gender using data from the 32 states that participated in the 2016 National Violent Death Reporting system.

  • In 2017, nearly 38,000 people between the ages of 16 and 64 died by suicide in the U.S., according to the CDC. The overall suicide rate rose by 40% from 2000.
  • The total suicide rate among all men was 27.4 individuals per 100,000 people, but the rate among those in the construction field was 49.4 per 100,000.
  • For women, the suicide rate for the total population studied was 7.7 per 100,000 individuals. The suicide rate for women in construction, however, was 25.5 per 100,000 individuals—the highest among any profession.

Construction workers are exposed to a number of risks by the nature of their job. Adding in outside health risks may lead to work-related injuries. A study published recently in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that six health risk behaviors were more common in the construction industry, which PeopleReady shares below.

  • Smoking
  • Smokeless tobacco use
  • Binge drinking
  • No leisure-time physical activity
  • Not always using a seatbelt
  • Getting less than seven hours of sleep a day

TrueBlue’s PeopleReady, PeopleScout and Staff Management | SMX Named Top Workplaces in US

TrueBlue is excited to announce that its PeopleReady, PeopleScout and PeopleManagement segments all earned the Top Workplaces USA Award issued by Energage.

February 2, 2021

Winners chosen based solely on employee feedback gathered through employee engagement survey

TACOMA, Wash.—Jan. 28, 2020—TrueBlue is excited to announce that its PeopleReady, PeopleScout and PeopleManagement segments all earned the Top Workplaces USA Award issued by Energage.

Winners of the Top Workplaces USA list are chosen based solely on employee feedback gathered through an employee engagement survey conducted by Energage. Results are calculated by comparing the survey’s research-based statements, including 15 Culture Drivers that are proven to predict high performance against industry benchmarks.

“At TrueBlue our employees are united in our mission to connect people and work as a force for good in the communities we serve,” said Patrick Beharelle, CEO of TrueBlue. “Through the unprecedented challenges of the past year, their remarkable character and fierce commitment to our purpose-driven work has never been more evident. It is truly an honor to be recognized on the Top Workplaces USA list—and it strengthens our resolve to give our employees a voice, redouble our employee engagement efforts, and build a culture where everyone can advance and thrive.”

This is the inaugural year for Top Workplaces USA, built on Energage’s 14-year history surveying more than 20 million employees across 54 markets for the regional Top Workplaces awards. More than 1,100 companies participated in the Top Workplaces USA survey.

“During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations, as well as a sign of resiliency and strong business performance,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization, so they can make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business.”

About TrueBlue’s Top Workplaces:

PeopleReady specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of blue-collar industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, waste and recycling, and hospitality. Leveraging its game-changing JobStack platform and 600 branch offices across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada, PeopleReady served approximately 98,000 businesses and put approximately 221,000 people to work in 2020. Learn more at www.peopleready.com.

PeopleScout is the world’s largest RPO provider with end-to-end MSP and talent advisory capabilities supporting total workforce needs. Affinix™, PeopleScout’s proprietary talent acquisition platform, empowers faster engagement with the best talent through an AI-driven, consumer-like candidate experience. Leveraging the power of data gleaned from engaging with millions of candidates every year, PeopleScout enhances talent intelligence for clients in more than 70 countries with headquarters in Chicago, Sydney and London and global delivery centers in Charlotte, Toronto, Montreal, Bristol, Krakow, Gurgaon and Bangalore. Learn more at www.peoplescout.com.

PeopleManagement is TrueBlue’s workforce management division, which specializes in on-site and contingent workforces. Across three staffing businesses—Centerline, SIMOS, and Staff Management | SMX—PeopleManagement combines innovative, technology-based solutions with workforce strategy to help bridge talent gaps and prepare tomorrow’s supply chain talent for the future. From manufacturing and fulfillment to distribution and transportation, PeopleManagement connects Fortune 1000 supply chain companies with hundreds of thousands of workers, helping companies meet workers where they are and how they want to work, whether they are looking for part-time, temporary or full-time work.

 About TrueBlue

TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) is a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions that help clients achieve business growth and improve productivity. In 2020, TrueBlue connected approximately 490,000 people with work. Its PeopleReady segment offers on-demand, industrial staffing, PeopleManagement offers contingent, on-site industrial staffing and commercial driver services, and PeopleScout offers recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and managed service provider (MSP) solutions to a wide variety of industries. Learn more at www.trueblue.com.

About Energage

Making the world a better place to work together.™

Energage is a purpose-driven company that helps organizations turn employee feedback into useful business intelligence and credible employer recognition through Top Workplaces. Built on 14 years of culture research and the results from 22 million employees surveyed across more than 66,000 organizations, Energage delivers the most accurate competitive benchmark available. With access to a unique combination of patented analytic tools and expert guidance, Energage customers lead the competition with an engaged workforce and an opportunity to gain recognition for their people-first approach to culture. For more information or to nominate your organization, visit www.energage.com or www.topworkplaces.com.

Media Contact          

David Irwin
TrueBlue Communications Director
dirwin@trueblue.com
630-453-1120     

       

PeopleReady’s Kristy Willis Wins 2021 Stevie Award for Senior Sales Executive of the Year

“Kristy exemplifies purpose-driven leadership in her commitment to helping our customers connect with the workers they need,” said PeopleReady’s president.

February 1, 2021

Kristy Willis, chief sales officer

Staffing leader’s chief sales officer recognized for innovation and success in connecting people and work in uncertain times

TACOMA, Wash.—Feb. 1, 2020—PeopleReady is pleased to announce that Kristy Willis, the staffing leader’s chief sales officer, won a 2021 silver Stevie® Award for Senior Sales Executive of the Year in the 15th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. 

 In an unprecedented business climate, Willis was recognized for her innovative efforts to help PeopleReady connect people and work as a force for good in the communities that it serves.  

“Kristy exemplifies purpose-driven leadership in her commitment to helping our customers connect with the workers they need,” said Taryn Owen, president of PeopleReady. “PeopleReady is proud of Kristy and her outstanding achievements, and we are thrilled by her recognition as Senior Sales Executive of the Year in this year’s Stevie Awards.”  

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top honors for customer service, contact center, business development and sales professionals. The Stevie Awards organizes eight of the world’s leading business awards programs, also including the prestigious American Business Awards® and International Business Awards®.  

“In the toughest working environment in memory for most organizations, 2021 Stevie Award winners still found ways to innovate, grow sales, please their customers, and secure new business,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. “The judges have recognized and rewarded this, and we join them in applauding this year’s winners for their continued success.” 

More than 2,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry, in 51 nations worldwide, were considered for this year’s competition. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 160 professionals on nine specialized judging committees.  Additional details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service along with a list of Stevie winners in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.   

About PeopleReady

PeopleReady specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of blue-collar industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, waste and recycling, and hospitality. Leveraging its game-changing JobStack platform and 600 branch offices across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada, PeopleReady served approximately 98,000 businesses and put approximately 221,000 people to work in 2020. Learn more at www.peopleready.com.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

Media Contact
David Irwin
PeopleReady Communications Director
dirwin@trueblue.com
630-453-1120

What Our Customers Are Saying About JobStack

Looking for a company that lets you work when you want, and where you want? PeopleReady has just the jobs for you.

January 20, 2021

Jobstack

We know you’re busy. Your day is already packed from start to finish—and when you add in the time and energy it takes to make sure you’re staffed to get the job done, your list just gets longer. Our mobile app JobStack alleviates a lot of that pressure, but don’t just take it from us.

PeopleReady went directly to our customers to find out how they’re using, JobStack, and why they keep coming back to it.

Quality Matters

With JobStack, after a worker completes a job, the customer is prompted to rate their performance within the app. It’s a convenient way to give feedback and also makes it easier to request the same strong performers for future gigs. According to the data, JobStack is bringing customers the right workers:

  • On a scale from 1-5, 66% of customers give their works a 5, the best possible score.
  • Another 21% rate their workers a “4.”
  • The overall average score of workers ordered through JobStack is a 4.5.

JobStack Makes Ordering Easy

jobstack customer research

Of the top reasons customers chose to use JobStack, the ease of ordering was the clear winner. The ability to put out a call for workers from the phone you (probably always) have in your hand takes convenience to a new level.

I like that I can approve hours and submit orders even when I am not at my desk. With all the emails that come back and forth on a daily basis, the app cuts down on communication with the branch, and I can just log in on the app to enter what I need. 

Lisa Ashley, Human Resources Generalist, Twincraft Skincare

A One-Stop Shop

jobstack customer research

When you look at the top challenges JobStack has helped customers overcome, you can’t help but notice that they are varied. Half of users consider the ability to place orders yourself the top challenge they overcame, but not far behind is eliminating paperwork, inviting back top performers, and placing orders at any time. This variety is a prime example that JobStack simplifies all aspects of the hiring process.

[JobStack] has made it so much easier for our admins to handle payment after the job; no more trying to find where time cards went or confirm accuracy since we are able to submit hours before even leaving the job site. Being able to have more control over our orders with the app has been a great time saver and helps keep us organized with our multiple jobs.

Valued Customer, Event Specialist, Ampa Entertainment, Inc.

JobStack Saves Time

jobstack customer research

JobStack customers cited saving time as the top benefit of using the app. When you can do everything from placing orders to approving time cards from your phone, you end up saving more time than you thought possible.

Since I own a small company and schedules change at the last minute, JobStack allows me to work my hours (24/7) without having to worry about getting someone on the phone to discuss [staffing] needs. I really like knowing whom to expect to show up before the beginning of the project.

Larry D’Apice, Owner, Phoenix Contract of York, Inc.

No matter what industry you’re in, JobStack makes finding and keeping top workers easier than ever. Take it from our great customers: whatever you need to do to keep your business moving forward, you can do with JobStack.

PeopleReady specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of blue-collar industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, waste and recycling, and hospitality. Leveraging its game-changing JobStack platform and 600-plus branch offices across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, PeopleReady served approximately 98,000 businesses and put more than 490,000 people to work in 2020.