According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses make up 99.9% of all U.S. businesses. What’s more, Utah has been credited as the most pro-small business state in America, thanks to our state’s pro-business initiatives and support systems. Each month, the Salt Lake Chamber will highlight a small business in Utah to emphasize its importance in our economy and encourage local support.

The Utah workplace is rapidly changing, with labor shortages making it increasingly difficult to recruit workers with the necessary abilities. According to the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, workforce is the number one concern they hear from businesses across the state. To address this concern, many businesses turn to staffing agencies for help filling open positions. Unfortunately, not all staffing resources offer a comprehensive solution to workforce shortages. That’s why Smart Staffing was created – to transform how more companies think about labor management. 

As the owner and founder of a small third-party logistics company, IntegraCore, Ted Broman was struggling with labor logistic issues, with high turnover impacting order times. To remedy the problem, Broman searched for hiring resources available, but quickly became frustrated. So, an idea occurred to him: Why not create his own resources? From this, IntegraCore became Smart Staffing. Broman decided to take his business knowledge and turn his warehouse business into a staffing company that did it right, from beginning to end.

“Being the staffing partner of choice is not just about finding bodies, it’s about finding the right fit and working with companies to increase retention,” said Belinda Van Fleet, COO. “It’s not just staffing — it’s safety walkthroughs and consulting and HR. It’s a variety of different services that we are able to offer.”

Because Smart Staffing started as a business that needed hiring resources, they uniquely understand the nuances of the staffing process. President Joe Hempel explained that Smart Staffing has a thorough auditing process that ensures they understand the company’s goals and vision.

“Our goal is putting the right people in the right seats,” Hempel explained. “If we can do a full audit and look at where changes can be made, it saves companies money in the long run.”

And because Smart Staffing is a small, local business, their clients get specific, customized attention. 

“The level of care and support that you’re going to receive from our team is much more catered to you because we have a personalized approach with our clients. Each of our customers are important to us individually,” Hempel continued.

Next time your company is facing staffing shortages or workforce challenges, consider the small business solution. As a company that understands the issues of traditional staffing agencies, Smart Staffing is uniquely equipped to find qualified workers to fill your staffing needs.

Smart Staffing puts all of their skills and expertise to work for you, whether you require a few workers for a short-term construction project or thousands of permanent employees around the country. Click here to support their small business.