WSI Wins National Best and Brightest Places to Work Award

At WSI, we are incredibly proud to announce that we have been honored as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation! This prestigious recognition, awarded by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR), underscores our unwavering commitment to fostering an outstanding workplace environment, providing exceptional training, and supporting our dedicated team.

Understanding the Best and Brightest Companies Award

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For award celebrates organizations that excel in key areas such as employee enrichment, work-life balance, education, diversity, and community initiatives. This recognition process involves a thorough evaluation of company practices and employee feedback, ensuring that only the most exemplary organizations are honored. According to the NABR, these companies demonstrate a remarkable commitment to improving the lives of their employees and fostering a thriving workplace culture .

WSI’s Dedication to Excellence

At WSI, our repeated recognition as a Best and Brightest Company underscores our dedication to maintaining a supportive and dynamic workplace. This achievement reflects the collective efforts of our leadership and team members in cultivating a culture that prioritizes professional growth, inclusivity, and employee well-being.

Key elements contributing to our success include:

Robust Training Programs: WSI invests heavily in employee development, offering continuous learning opportunities that empower our team to advance their skills and careers.

Inclusive Culture: We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where every team member feels valued and heard. This inclusive environment drives innovation and collaboration, making WSI a great place to work.

Employee Well-being: Recognizing the importance of work-life balance, WSI implements policies and programs that support the overall well-being of our employees. From flexible working arrangements to wellness initiatives, we strive to ensure our team members thrive both professionally and personally.

Community Engagement: WSI actively participates in community outreach and corporate social responsibility initiatives. Our involvement in various programs not only enriches the communities we serve but also instills a sense of pride and purpose among our employees.

 
collage of photos of workers of wsi throwing axes, picking up trash at a partk, summer party, and team outings

Core Values that Drive Our Success

WSI’s culture is built on a foundation of core values that define who we are and how we operate. These E.P.I.C. values include:

Excellence: We strive for the highest standards in everything we do, ensuring that our work is always of the utmost quality.
Positivity: A positive attitude is at the heart of our workplace culture, fostering an environment where everyone feels motivated and inspired.
Integrity: We believe in doing the right thing, maintaining honesty and transparency in all our interactions.
Collaboration: Teamwork is essential to our success. We encourage open communication and collaboration across all levels of the organization.

Benefits of Working at WSI

WSI provides a comprehensive benefits package to our full-time employees, which includes:

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance: Group medical, dental, vision, and prescription insurance are offered on a co-pay basis.
Life Insurance: Provided at no expense to the employee.
Disability Coverage: Both short- and long-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee.
Flexible Spending Account: For medical and dependent care expenses.
401(k) Plan: Participation in the company’s 401(k) plan with an employer discretionary match.

As we celebrate this remarkable achievement, WSI remains dedicated to sustaining and enhancing our workplace culture. We understand that our success is driven by the collective efforts of our incredible team, and we are committed to continuing our journey of excellence. Winning the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For award is not just a recognition of our past efforts but a motivation to keep striving for greatness in the future.  If you would like to join a workplace that celebrates diversity, implores positivity, collaboration, and pushes you to be your best, check out our open positions here.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to every member of the WSI family for their contributions, passion, and dedication. Together, we will continue to create a workplace where everyone can grow, succeed, and make a positive impact.

WSI Shines Bright with 10-Year Diamond Award for Service Excellence

In an industry where service excellence is paramount, WSI, a leading staffing and recruiting agency, has emerged as a shining example of dedication and commitment to clients. The recent announcement of their win of the Best of Staffing Client 10 Year Diamond Award is not just a milestone; it’s a testament to their unwavering pursuit of excellence. Winners who earned the 10-year Diamond Award distinction have won the Best of Staffing Award for at least 10 years in a row, consistently earning industry-leading satisfaction scores from their clients. Fewer than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada earn the Best of Staffing designation.

 

The Best of Staffing Client 10 Year Diamond Award is no ordinary accolade. It signifies a decade-long commitment to superior service—a commitment that few agencies can boast. Presented by ClearlyRated in partnership with Gold sponsor ClearEdge Marketing, this award is a recognition based entirely on ratings provided by clients. WSI’s consistent dedication to client satisfaction has elevated them to the upper echelons of the industry.

With satisfaction scores soaring at 89.1% and a remarkable Net Promoter® Score of 87.5%, WSI has set a new standard for excellence, beating the industry average of 36%. These scores not only reflect the quality of service provided but also the trust and confidence clients have in WSI’s ability to deliver results.

Jeff O’Brien, President of WSI, expressed profound gratitude for this achievement, stating, “We are immensely honored and humbled to receive the ClearlyRated 2024 Best of Staffing Client 10-Year Diamond Award. This recognition is a reflection of our team’s relentless dedication to our clients’ success and our unwavering commitment to service excellence.”

WSI’s success is not just about numbers; it’s about the enduring partnerships they have built over the years. By prioritizing client satisfaction and tailoring workforce solutions to meet unique needs, WSI has become more than just a staffing agency; they are trusted advisors and partners in success.

 

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Jeff O'Brien | WSI President

As O’Brien aptly puts it, “We extend our heartfelt appreciation to our clients for their continued trust and support over the past decade. At WSI, we remain committed to exceeding expectations, driving innovation, and delivering value that propels our clients’ businesses forward.”

WSI’s win of the Best of Staffing Client 10 Year Diamond Award is a testament to their unwavering dedication to service excellence and their commitment to exceeding client expectations. With this milestone, WSI continues to set the standard for excellence in the staffing industry, paving the way for more successful partnerships and achievements in the years to come.

About WSI
WSI is a leading provider of workforce solutions, dedicated to connecting top talent with exceptional opportunities across various industries. With a commitment to client satisfaction and service excellence, WSI delivers customized workforce solutions that drive success for businesses and individuals alike. For more information, visit www.wsitalent.com.

About ClearlyRated
Rooted in satisfaction research for professional service firms, ClearlyRated utilizes a Net Promoter® Score survey program to help professional service firms measure their service experience, build online reputation, and differentiate on service quality. Learn more at https://www.clearlyrated.com/solutions/.

About Best of Staffing®
ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Award is the only award in the U.S. and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients, placed talent, and internal employees. Award winners are showcased by city and area of expertise on ClearlyRated.com—an online business directory that helps buyers of professional services find service leaders and vet prospective firms with the help of validated client ratings and testimonials.

Contact:
Bill Fahl, Marketing Manager
p. (269) 488-5100
bfahl@wsitalent.com

Toys For Tots Toy Drive

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For many parents in West Michigan, the thought of not being able to provide toys and gifts for their children at Christmas is devastating. That’s why the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots program has been there to help over 270 million children since 1947.

The need for Christmas magic is always growing. WSI and Toys for Tots are teaming up to make Christmas morning a bit brighter for those less fortunate this holiday season. In 2020, more than 12,000 toys were delivered to over 10,000 children in the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek area alone. Without your generous support of Toys for Tots each year, these children may not have a gift under the tree.

We’re asking our clients, associates, staff members, neighbors and friends to donate a new unwrapped toy at our Toys for Tots drop-off boxes located at our offices listed below:
Kalamazoo – 3497 S 9th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Battle Creek – 201 Fritz Keiper Blvd, Battle Creek, MI 49037
Grand Rapids – 1960 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Holland – 12972 James St Suite 40, Holland, MI 49424

If you’d like to make a donation, you can click here. All donations made at this link will stay in the local area and are not redistributed throughout the National Campaign. It’s a one step online process that will help bring a smile to a child in need this Christmas. You can donate through PayPal for security and ease, or even donate Cryptocurrency.  Thank you for making the holidays bright for children in West Michigan.

Flex-N-Gate Hiring Event

[Metro Detroit, MI:] WSI (Workforce Strategies, Inc.), an award-winning recruitment and staffing agency, will be hosting a hiring event for Flex-N-Gate on Thursday, August 26th from 10 am – 3 pm. 

WSI is teaming up with Flex-N-Gate to fill Production Associate positions on all shifts. By providing the highest quality products and systems in the automotive industry, Flex-N-Gate is where solutions are built in the automotive industry. Associates of Flex-N-Gate enjoy guaranteed pay increases at 12, 18, and 24 months of employment, perfect attendance incentives, and the opportunity to be hired in with good attendance and productivity where employees will then receive a full benefits package and vacation time. Pay rates for these positions range from $15.30 – $15.55/hour. 

“We’re excited to be hosting this hiring event for Flex-N-Gate right here in our Metro Detroit office,” says Kristi Rankin, WSI Branch Manager. “We have immediate temp to hire opportunities available in Royal Oak and Troy. Applicants can stop by our hiring event and start working right away!”

Due to COVID-19, face masks are required inside – if you don’t have one, WSI will provide one for you. Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the building.

Highlights:

  • WSI & Flex-N-Gate
  • 22637 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220
  • Thursday, August 26th
  • 10 am – 3 pm
  • Job seekers should bring 2 forms of identification 
  • Please contact the Metro Detroit Office with any questions

WSI Battle Creek Hiring Event Cookout

[Battle Creek]: We’re serving up hot jobs! WSI (Workforce Strategies, Inc.), a 4.8-star Google-rated recruitment and staffing agency, will be hosting an end-of-summer hiring event cookout on Wednesday, August 11th from 11 am – 2 pm. 

Join us onsite at our Battle Creek location for open interviews, delicious hot dogs, and cold refreshments. Job seekers should bring two forms of ID and plan on chatting with staffing coordinators for about 45-minutes about their work history, their preferred type of job, and schedule availability.

“We look forward to chatting with job seekers about all of our Battle Creek opportunities in a relaxed, fun-filled environment,” says Aliya Fadel, WSI Branch Manager. “What better way to close out the summer than grilling out and matching associates with their perfect job!”

There are jobs for people with all types of experience, education, and skill levels. These roles offer a range of incentives, dependent on the job, such as competitive benefits, vacation time, THC-friendly options, and the ability to be hired-in with good attendance. Pay rates for these positions range up to $17.75/hour. 

Highlights:

  • WSI Battle Creek Hiring Event Cookout
  • 201 Fritz Keiper Blvd. Battle Creek, MI 
  • Wednesday, August 11th
  • 11 am – 2 pm
  • Please contact the Battle Creek Office with any questions

WSI Battle Creek Super Summer Hiring Event

[Battle Creek, MI:] WSI (Workforce Strategies, Inc.), an award-winning recruitment and staffing agency, will be hosting their Super Summer Hiring Event at JB’s Whiskey Old Style Grill on Saturday, June 12th from 11 am – 5 pm. 

WSI is bringing this one-of-a-kind community event to the patio of JB’s, known for their famous Mac-n-Cheese, outdoor concerts, and events. Attendees will enjoy a variety of games, music, tasty (and free) tacos, as well as the opportunity to engage with potential area employers and promote their unique skill set.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to win a summer supply of Jarritos® – all natural, fruit-flavored sodas. WSI will be giving away four cases to one lucky winner!

Three Ways To Enter:

  1. Attend the hiring event and talk to one of our staffing professionals
  2. Sign-up as an Ambassador for WSI’s Referral Program to share with job seekers in your network
  3. Fill out a contact form at the event

In addition to all the fun, Battle Creek area employers will be onsite throughout the event to chat with job seekers about career opportunities. Learn about compensation, benefits, workplace conditions, and company culture in a relaxed and fun-filled environment. 

Attending Employers:

The Super Summer event is open to everyone, not just job seekers. If you know someone looking for work, join our referral program! Earn $200 for every referral you make. Once your referral completes 80 hours of work, you collect the bonus! By becoming a Referral Ambassador at our event, you will be automatically entered into our Jarritos Grand Prize Giveaway. 

“This is a great opportunity to bring your friends and family to our community event at JB’s Whiskey to learn about our job openings,” says Aliya Fadel, WSI Branch Manager. “We will have 9 different employers available to answer questions along with music, tacos, games, and plenty of jobs!”

Highlights:

  • WSI Battle Creek Super Summer Hiring Event
  • JB’s Whiskey Old Style Grill: 3905 W Dickman Rd, Springfield, MI 49037
  • Saturday, June 12th
  • 11 am – 5 pm
  • Please contact the Battle Creek Office with any questions
  • https://www.wsitalent.com/supersummer/

Onsite Hiring Event at Best Metal Products

[Grand Rapids, MI:] WSI (Workforce Strategies, Inc.), an award-winning recruitment and staffing agency, will be hosting an onsite hiring event at Best Metal Products on Tuesday, June 15th from 10 am – 2 pm.

WSI is teaming up with Best Metal Products to fill CNC/Lathe Operator and Material Handler positions on 1st & 2nd shift. Best Metal Products is a leader in the design, prototyping, and manufacturing of hydraulic cylinders for OEMs in the industrial and mobile hydraulic cylinder markets. Associates of Best Metal Products enjoy a team-oriented environment, the opportunity to be hired in with good attendance and productivity, and a pay rate of $14-$18/hour. 

“We can’t wait to speak with job seekers about all of the career opportunities we have at Best Metal Products, ” says Ally Skrzypczak, WSI Account Manager. “Applicants can stop by our hiring event and start working right away!”

Due to COVID-19, all applicants will have their temperature taken with a temporal scanner prior to entering the building. Face masks are required inside – if you don’t have one, WSI will provide one for you. Interior areas will be marked with 6-foot distances and there are hand sanitizer stations throughout the building.

Highlights:

  • WSI & Best Metal Products
  • 3570 Raleigh Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
  • Tuesday, June 15th
  • 10 am – 2 pm
  • Job seekers should bring 2 forms of identification 
  • Please contact the Grand Rapids Office with any questions

Business is Blooming: WSI Recruitment & Staffing Opens Office in Holland

[Holland, MI]: WSI (Workforce Strategies, Inc.), an award-winning staffing and recruiting firm, expands operations by planting its roots in Holland, MI. The new office is now open and located at 12972 James Street, Suite 40. 

WSI is now hiring for temp to hire and direct hire positions that pay $15-$20/hour.  “We have a variety of jobs available for people who are self-motivated and have an eye for detail,” says WSI Account Manager, Alex Warner. Job seekers are welcome to stop by the office Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm. Candidates are needed for full time positions in production, warehouse, assembly, and more. Jobs are available for people with all types of experience, education, and skill levels. 

The WSI Holland office will be managed by Ana Post, a west Michigan local and WSI native. “I am thrilled to be serving as the Branch Manager,” Post says. “I recently celebrated my seventh anniversary with WSI and am proud to be part of our company’s steady growth from Kent County to the lakeshore. Holland is a beautiful community and I’m excited to meet everyone.”

Headquartered in Kalamazoo, WSI works with various companies throughout Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio in industries ranging from manufacturing, light industrial, warehouse, facility services, and more. WSI’s Holland office marks its ninth recruitment and staffing location. 

Additionally, WSI offers a chance to receive $200 per referral – and you don’t have to be a WSI employee to refer someone.

Highlights:

  • WSI Recruitment & Staffing (Workforce Strategies, Inc.)
  • New office in Holland, Michigan
  • 12972 James St., Suite 40

For more information about WSI, visit www.www.wsitalent.com and/or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. 

WSI Announces Relocation of Metro Detroit Office

[Ferndale, MI]: WSI (Workforce Strategies, Inc.), an award-winning recruitment and staffing agency, announces its plan to move into a new office space in Ferndale, Michigan. The WSI Metro Detroit team will begin operating out of the new space beginning May 17th, 2021. 

WSI planted their roots in Metro Detroit in February 2021 by setting up shop in a shared space with their first Detroit client. The relocation was fueled by the rapid market expansion, requiring a larger office space for their growing team and prospective job seekers. “We’re thrilled to have a space all our own to continue growing as a team,” says Kristi Rankin, WSI Metro Detroit Branch Manager. “Our first few months as a branch have been great and we’re just getting started!”

The new Metro Detroit office is located at 22637 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, MI 48220. All interested applicants are encouraged to stop by the office Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm. The team is now hiring for full time Quality Inspectors, Maintenance Technicians, Production Operators, and more. Jobs are available for people with all types of experience, education, and skill levels. These roles offer the ability to be hired-in after a trial work period, where employees will enjoy a range of incentives, dependent on the job, such as competitive benefits, vacation time, and more. Pay rates for these positions range from $14-$36/hour. 

Highlights:

  • WSI Recruitment & Staffing
  • Metro Detroit Office Relocation
  • 22637 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, MI 
  • Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm
  • Immediate jobs available

Please contact the Detroit office with any questions.

Onsite Hiring Event at Garden Fresh Gourmet

[Grand Rapids, MI:] WSI (Workforce Strategies, Inc.), an award-winning recruitment and staffing agency, will be hosting an onsite hiring event at Garden Fresh Gourmet on Wednesday, May 19th from 10 am – 2 pm. 

WSI is teaming up with Garden Fresh to fill Machine Operator positions on all shifts. Garden Fresh Gourmet is a large-scale food manufacturing company known for its premium deli products such as tortilla chips, salsa, and hummus. Associates of Garden Fresh enjoy a bright, clean, and team-oriented environment, the opportunity to be hired in with good attendance and productivity, and a pay rate of $12 – $15/hour. Plus, all attendees of the hiring event will receive a large bag of fresh tortilla chips to sample the products they’d be making every day!

“Associates note that they love the positive and collaborative work environment they experience everyday working at Garden Fresh,” says Michelle Ignasiak, WSI Account Manager. “This is nacho average factory job!”

Due to COVID-19, all applicants will have their temperature taken with a temporal scanner prior to entering the building. Face masks are required inside – if you don’t have one, WSI will provide one for you. Interior areas will be marked with 6-foot distances and there are hand sanitizer stations throughout the building.

Highlights:

  • WSI & Garden Fresh Gourmet Onsite Hiring Event
  • 45 Franklin St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
  • Wednesday, May 19th
  • 10 am – 2 pm
  • Job seekers should bring 2 forms of identification and come dressed GMP compliant
  • Please contact the Grand Rapids Office with any questions