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Staffing

Strom Engineering Corporation has specialized in implementing temporary workforces since 1961. In addition to providing strike and labor dispute staffing, Strom Engineering provides crisis and temporary staffing and managed workforces, using our methodology of recruiting, selecting, deploying, and managing our workers. This is a unique process that yields results unmatched in the industry. It also assures the fastest return to normal operations.

Strike/Labor Dispute Staffing

Strom approaches strike staffing with our proven methodology. Each staffing project is custom-tailored to meet clients' specific needs. Strom brings unparalleled experience to developing comprehensive labor contingency plans, and also offers client-specific services to supplement existing internal contingency plans.

Assessments

Strom's in-depth onsite Assessment Phase provides the contingency planning team with the site-specific information necessary to develop a strike staffing plan that is custom-tailored to your operations. Understanding your processes, procedures, culture, and history gives Strom the base knowledge necessary to select the appropriate contingent worker for each position affected by the potential of a strike.

Recruiting

The core factor of successful strike contingency plan execution is the temporary workforce. Strom's 50 years of recruiting experience ensures that our temporary strike workers are properly skilled for each job function to maintain your operations.

Strom utilizes a 14-step recruiting process, which has been developed over decades and has been fine-tuned for assembling strike-specific workforces.

Pre-deployment

Certain aspects of your operations may require a seamless transition from bargaining unit work to contingent personnel work. Strom's Pre-Deployment services eliminate the lead time generally associated with the activation of temporary strike replacement workers. Whether your needs are production, maintenance, or operator based, a Strom-managed temporary workforce can respond to a union strike immediately, minimizing or eliminating disruption.

Deployment

The Strom team has deployed temporary workers into strike or lock-out situations hundreds of times. This experience has defined Strom’s current, industry-leading methodologies surrounding strike planning and execution, contingent staffing, orientation and training, workforce management and performance, and all necessary logistics.

  • Deploy Strom workforce
  • Provide Site Orientation and Training
  • Strom Workforce Management (Strom Project Manager, Strom Supervisors, Attention to Performance Goals, Quality, Safety & Productivity)
  • Execute Legal Activities (Acquire Injunctive Relief, Defend Claims against Strom)

The following steps are crucial components of Strom’s Deployment Plan: (Log in to see more specifics)

  • Workforce Deployment
  • Orientation & Training
  • Workforce Management
  • Performance Standards

Disbandment

With the same attention to detail given to temporary strike replacement workforce deployment, Strom executes a quick and efficient disbandment of contingent personnel upon the union's return. Disbandment is coordinated by Strom with special attention given to minimizing the impact Strom's previous presence could have on the returning union workforce. Strom coordinates several disbandment services.

Temporary Staffing

Strom Engineering provides traditional temporary staffing for our clients nationwide on a contract/project or seasonal basis, including staffing for crisis situations or during major events that threaten to harm your operations. We also specialize in staffing during labor disputes, including union lockouts and strikes.

In addition to our nationwide recruiting, we also have a division serving the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota area with traditional engineering and technical recruiting and staffing services. For more information on that division, visit Strom Minnesota to get in touch with our recruiting team.

Managed Workforces

In addition to providing strike/labor disruption staffing services, Strom offers nationwide deployment of Managed Workforces. Strom workforces are excellent solutions to numerous staffing challenges, including:

-Seasonal production increases
-New facility start-up
-Facility shutdown
-Facility relocation
-Lock-out/tag-out projects
-Scheduled facility maintenance
-Red tag projects

Crisis Staffing

Strom Engineering Corporation has specialized in implementing temporary workforces since 1961. In addition to providing strike and labor dispute staffing, Strom Engineering provides temporary staffing and managed workforces for crisis situations, using our methodology of recruiting, selecting, deploying, and managing our workers. This is a unique process that yields results unmatched in the industry. It also assures the fastest return to normal operations. Strom has supplied a variety of personnel ranging from general laborers to engineers to countless industries.

Consulting

The Strom Consulting team specializes in planning and executing various services designed to supplement our clients’ labor contingency planning efforts.

  • Strike Contingency Playbooks
  • Pre-Strike Checklists
  • NLRA Communications Training
  • Process Documentation
  • Crossdock
  • Strike Security

Strike Contingency Playbooks
A Strom Playbook supplements existing plans or can be developed to be your company's comprehensive written contingency plan. Detailed Playbooks provide a significant level of comfort as tangible resources that answer questions and set expectations and assumptions for your salaried team, vendors, leadership, shareholders, etc. before a strike. During an actual strike, Playbooks serve as a guide for day-to-day strike contingency activity.

NLRA / T.I.P.S. Training and Strike Preparation Training
Strom offers customized training that provides your supervisors with knowledge and direction on how to lawfully and effectively communicate with union membership. Strom training can reduce valid unfair labor practice charges and helps to build positive relationships between salaried and hourly personnel, while staying within NLRA guidelines. Clients typically take advantage of these training sessions as their union contract expiration approaches and have also found it to be a useful reminder of employee rights/employer rights and lawful conduct outside of an approaching expiration. We will work with you to customize our core training material to meet your company-specific needs and concerns, making sure the overall message delivered is in-line with company policy, strategy, and culture.

Process Documentation
Accurate documentation of processes and procedures is essential for any company. Detailed job descriptions and supporting documents for all aspects of operations ensure that potential tribal knowledge, nuances, and intricacies are common knowledge to company management. Strom’s documentation services trigger opportunities for process improvement and support organization development. Strom provides technical writers and consultants for job safety analysis, physical demand documentation, review of existing documentation, documentation of job steps, updating existing documentation, capture of tribal knowledge, process analysis, review and revision of training material, documents management system design and implementation, and drawing packages in physical and digital mediums.

Crossdock
Strom offers crossdocking services to respond to the difficulties that may arise when carriers and vendors refuse to cross a picket line. A Strom crossdock can be a turnkey solution that enables your shipping and receiving requirements to be met during a strike or lockout.

Strike Security
Strom offers solutions to meet the specific security needs that arise as a result of labor disputes.

Labor Dispute Consulting

Our labor disruption consulting includes developing a communications strategy, contingency plan, management training, post-strike assistance, strike security and strike safety.

Communications

An effective, well-planned communications strategy is essential to addressing any actual or potential labor disruption. Strom provides communications strategies for each unique circumstance and audience your company or individual employees may encounter prior to, during, or after union negotiations or a labor disruption.

Contingency Planning

Strom’s experienced executive team discretely works with clients to ensure maximum preparedness and strength at the bargaining table and, if necessary, to deploy an appropriately-skilled, professionally managed, and strike-experienced workforce. Achieving prosperity during labor strife is possible.

Our Contingency Plans provide a comprehensive resource for clients who are planning for the first time, or for clients who are updating existing strike or labor disruption plans. Strom's contingency plans culminate in tangible documents, or PlayBooks, developed to varying levels to ensure all involved company personnel have the strike plan information they need.

Playbook Development

Strom is a leading developer of strike contingency playbooks. Playbooks are designed to help train and prepare managers for possible labor disruptions. Playbooks are developed to the level of detail appropriate and can be informational as well as procedural, depending upon identified goals. Strom can develop anywhere from one playbook for all managers to varying levels of playbooks for each location - even down to manager-specific documents.

Crisis Planning

Planning for crises such as natural disasters, labor disruptions or other emergencies out of your control is one of Strom's unique capabilities. Our expertise in crisis planning comes from our years of developing plans and playbooks for organizations in nearly every industry.

Management Training

Strom's Management Training provides salaried personnel with the knowledge of how to conduct themselves and communicate with the hourly workforce before, during, and after a union strike, lock-out, or a union organizing campaign. Strom's training programs are custom tailored to meet each client's needs, including responding to union tactics, minimizing Unfair Labor Practice charges during labor negotiations, preparing for the return of the union workforce, and union avoidance training for non-represented sites.

Post Strike Assistance

Upon the conclusion of a work stoppage, feelings of resentment are not uncommon in either the ranks of management or the union workforce. Strom offers the support of a licensed industrial psychologist to help both groups of personnel address and work through such issues, thereby promoting a safe and productive work environment.

Strike Security

To ensure the safety of its management and workers during a labor disruption, it is important to implement effective yet practical security measures.

Strike Safety

Strom Engineering Corporation believes in the importance of each individual contingent worker and gives top priority to maintaining a safe work environment. Strom's participation and commitment is crucial to the success of all of our clients' safety programs.

Industrial/Manufacturing Consulting

Our industrial/manufacturing consulting service includes plant start-up, shut-down and relocations services and documentation services.

Startups, Shutdowns, and Relocations

Strom provides planning, project management, and manpower services to meet your industrial start up, shut down, or relocation needs

Documentation Services

Accurate, detailed facility documentation is essential for any commercial/industrial company. We have the ability to fully document your facility and equipment and provide you with a drawing package in both physical and digital media.

Contingency Planning

Strom’s experienced executive team discretely works with clients to ensure maximum preparedness and strength at the bargaining table and, if necessary, to deploy an appropriately-skilled, professionally managed, and strike-experienced workforce. Achieving prosperity during labor strife is possible.

Our Contingency Plans provide a comprehensive resource for clients who are planning for the first time, or for clients who are updating existing strike or labor disruption plans. Strom's contingency plans culminate in tangible documents, or PlayBooks, developed to varying levels to ensure all involved company personnel have the strike plan information they need.

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