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Staff Management | SMX Named Finalist for HRO Today Association Awards


CHICAGO – Oct. 14, 2020 – Staff Management | SMX, a leader in the staffing industry, was named a finalist for the HRO Today Association’s 2020 Awards in two categories in the North America Region: Engagement Strategy Excellence and Innovation in HR Technology. 

Staff Management | SMX was honored for its Stafftrack® solution, a proprietary hiring and workforce management tool that helps companies hire faster and more precisely, while also connecting and engaging with our workers. Stafftrack® released a new mobile app for workers this year and served as the engine for Staff Management | SMX’s drive-thru hiring events, which have helped people across five states apply for jobs, interview safely and often get hired on the spot. Applicants could complete applications online using the Stafftrack® mobile solution before driving to the site. They parked and interviewed through an open window or outside with proper social distancing and masks. The recruiting team also wore masks and used hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray. The events focused on essential businesses and areas hard hit by unemployment.

“Companies and workers both want the ease and convenience of technology to fill jobs and manage their work,” said Carl Schweihs, president of TrueBlue’s PeopleManagement division, which oversees Staff Management | SMX. “Stafftrack® allows us to continually manage applications, hiring and workforce management for our clients, while offering a simple, easy-to-use interface for workers. I am incredibly proud of our Staff Management | SMX teams for their hard work in finding new ways to apply technology to the ever-changing world of work and I congratulate them on this well-deserved honor.”

More than 50 companies were nominated across 12 categories. The winners will be selected at a virtual awards reception on Nov. 17. 

“We were so impressed by the examples of dedication, collaboration, and innovation that help advance the industry and ultimately improve the way people work,” said Renee Preston, Global Executive Director of the HRO Today Association. “Recognition from the HR industry’s standard-setting organization is a true accomplishment and all the finalists for the HRO Today Association Awards program are truly leaders in their field, dedicated to excellence in the human resources profession.”

About Staff Management | SMX

Staff Management | SMX is a leading, light-industrial staffing partner, specializing in managing the contingent workforce at manufacturing, fulfillment and distribution facilities. Its proven onsite staffing solution and individualized recruitment and placement services provide value to a diverse range of clients. Whether you need a dedicated onsite team to run your staffing program or are looking to partner with a seasoned recruiter to fill your semiskilled or high-skill positions, Staff Management | SMX has you covered. Learn more at

About the HRO Today Association

The HRO Today Association is the premier networking and content community for advancing the human resources profession. By engaging in professional development opportunities and connecting with peers, members improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of their HR operations and service delivery. The Association is managed by HRO Today/SharedXpertise Media, whose magazines, web portals, research, e-newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision-makers with rich, game-changing content.

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TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) is a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions that help clients achieve business growth and improve productivity. In 2021, TrueBlue connected approximately 615,000 people with work. Its PeopleReady segment offers on-demand, industrial staffing, PeopleManagement offers contingent, on-site industrial staffing and commercial driver services, and PeopleScout offers recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and managed service provider (MSP) solutions to a wide variety of industries.