The Benefits of Partnering with a Maintenance and Reliability Staffing and Recruiting Firm

Hiring challenges are nothing new in the manufacturing sector. Before the global pandemic, digital transformation and the retirement of the baby boomers were already ushering in a skills gap in manufacturing. A 2018 study from Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute estimated that up to 2.4 million factory jobs could go unfilled through 2028 due to a lack of skills and a tight labor market.

Changing skills, new pandemic requirements, and tight labor markets are just the beginning of the myriad of challenges HR departments are facing. Bringing new, younger, qualified talent into an organization can be challenging, given the negative view of the manufacturing sector among this demographic. HR departments are employing several new tactics to attract new talent. Partnering with a staffing agency that specializes in maintenance and reliability skills is one that should not be overlooked.

There are several advantages of working with a maintenance and reliability recruiting and staffing firm such as Allied Reliability including:

  1. Industry Expertise - At its core Allied Reliability is an asset reliability solutions provider, specializing in partnering with clients to provide predictive maintenance and asset management consulting to help optimize the lifecycle of their production assets. Our staffing and recruiting services spring from our expertise in the services sector. We function as an extension of human resources, building in an added layer of subject matter expertise. Our recruiters are knowledgeable about the different trends and changes present in the industry. They can adapt their recruiting strategies to remain successful regardless of the current state of the industry.
  2. Cost Savings - For contract staffing, costs are substantially reduced for the client/customer in employee recruitment and onboarding processes, i.e., pre-employment testing, background testing, credential verifications, reference checking, drug screening, payroll, and benefits administration. Additionally, savings are realized by using direct hire staffing and recruiting, eliminating advertising costs and expensive job board subscriptions that don’t specifically cater to the maintenance and reliability sectors.
  3. Time Savings - Allied Reliability has developed a database of maintenance and reliability specialists. Hence, we can pull from a trusted pool of qualified, pre-screened candidates saving HR the necessity of hunting through general databases to fulfill their maintenance and reliability needs. Because our database comprises niche maintenance and reliability professionals, the time spent identifying the right fit is eliminated. Also, the interview process is streamlined and more efficient because additional steps taken to verify skillsets are eradicated since Allied Reliability has already done this for you. This time savings translates into cost savings and enables manufacturers to maximize production by filling vacant roles sooner.
  4. Improved Retention - Turnover can be reduced through temporary staff hired through Allied Reliability. Workers are given a chance to learn the processes, methodologies, and work cadence, and the partner company can properly assess their skills and culture fit before offering a permanent position. In some cases, the need may be strictly temporary, in which case, any work gaps are filled to satisfy business needs or spikes. Our direct staffing and recruiting services are further enhanced through a guarantee period to ensure your new hire is a cultural and productive asset to your organization.

About the Authors

Caitlyn Carson

Caitlyn Carson

Caitlyn Carson is currently the contract staffing team lead at Allied Reliability. She has worked as a technical recruiter for over ten years, focusing specifically on the maintenance and reliability space for the last three years. Caitlyn is known for the professionalism and attention to detail she provides for her clients.

Caitlyn attended the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business at Clemson University, and she is a member of the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP). She enjoys volunteering with the Meals on Wheels Association of America.

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Thedrick Scott

Thedrick Scott

Thedrick Scott is currently a senior strategic account manager at Allied Reliability. His background includes corporate recruiting, agency staffing and management, program management, business development (BD) and BD management, and business consulting. Thedrick has industry expertise in maintenance and reliability, energy/oil and gas, and manufacturing. Known by teammates and colleagues as always displaying a positive attitude and professional demeanor.
Thedrick attended Texas A&M University, and he is a member of the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP).

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Allied Reliability provides asset management consulting and predictive maintenance solutions across the lifecycle of your production assets to deliver required throughput at lowest operating cost while managing asset risk. We do this by partnering with our clients, applying our proven asset management methodology, and leveraging decades of practitioner experience across more verticals than any other provider. Our asset management solutions include Consulting & Training, Condition-based Maintenance, Industrial Staffing, Electrical Services, and Machine Reliability.

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