WHEN FULL-TIME STAFF MEMBERS WERE GETTING SENT HOME, THAT’S WHEN THEY KNEW SOMETHING NEEDED TO CHANGE
Black Diamond has been in the business of creating, packaging, and shipping outdoor equipment for more than 20 years. That said, company leaders were needing an ultra-flexible staffing solution for their business model, which is often so variable that it’s hard to hire any part- or full-time staff.
“We needed a staffing solution that was flexible with us, and flexible with workers,” Steve Johnson, Black Diamond’s Assistant Warehouse Manager, told Bacon.
“Around here, it’s hard to know what the days, weeks, and months are going to look like. It feels like it’s either feast or famine when it comes to packaging and warehouse jobs.”
THERE WERE TRADITIONAL STAFFING AGENCIES, AND THEN THERE WAS BACON
After working with traditional temp agencies and feeling unsatisfied, managers at Black Diamond knew that something needed to change. When Black Diamond found Bacon, it was a no-brainer. Bacon offered the exact on-demand staffing solution the company needed: “something where labor could be turned off and on on a dime” remarks Steve Johnson.
Black Diamond had discovered on-demand staffing.
For Black Diamond, their favorite part about using Bacon is the app’s ability to display which and how many temp workers will show up to a shift on any given day. They’ve also loved having the option to communicate with workers directly. The visual aspect to the app has been a great personal touch for managers who want their workers to feel like they are a valuable part of the company’s efforts.
“There’s a big comfort in having a mainline connection with the actual workers, rather than just going through a temp representative – and that’s been one of the nicest parts for us.”
HIRING FULL-TIME TEMP WORKERS… WITHOUT THE BUYOUT FEES
Since using Bacon, Black Diamond has been able to streamline their staffing like never before. They’ve even managed to hire a few Bacon workers as permanent staff members, with one of those now working in a leadership position at the company!
It is for this reason, and many others, that Black Diamond continues to use Bacon as their on-demand staffing app of choice.