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Staff Management | SMX Awarded Platinum Award in 2021 Titan Business Awards


CHICAGO – May 24, 2021 – Staff Management | SMX, a leader in the staffing industry, won a Platinum award in the Company and Organization category in the 2021 Titan Business Awards for finding innovative ways to connect people and work during the pandemic.

Honored in the employment subcategory, Staff Management | SMX’s nomination told the story of how the company connected 93,000 people with work in 2020, helping keep essential businesses operating and keeping the supply chain moving. They partnered with companies to make PPE and hand sanitizer and are now partnering on vaccine delivery and call center appointments. Part of the reason for this success was the use of Stafftrack, its proprietary hiring and workforce management tool that brings in the right people at the right time, including mobile recruiting, onboarding and engagements, and allows associates to manage work through its mobile app, which was introduced in 2020.

Even as COVID-19 drove up unemployment rates, essential companies were still hiring and Staff Management | SMX’s recruiting team created a way to recruit, interview and hire while keeping applicants and recruiters safe and healthy using Stafftrack and its updated Stafftrack mobile app.

“By using a mix of technology and creativity, our Staff Management | SMX teams were able to connect people and work and keep essential businesses running across the supply chain,” said Carl Schweihs, president of TrueBlue’s PeopleManagement division, which oversees Staff Management | SMX. “I am extremely proud of the work our Staff Management | SMX teams did to connect people and work in 2020 and congratulate them on this well-deserved honor.”

The award is run by International Awards Associate (IAA) and recognizes business, entrepreneurial and workplace strategy and culture achievements across industries. This year’s awards featured more than 650 nominations from around the world.

“We celebrate the remarkable Titan-like achievements of a wide range of organizations, from all industries, as well as their efforts to better both the workspace and company culture,” said Kenjo Ong, CEO of IAA.

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. Its dedication to client service has earned it the ClearlyRated Best of Staffing Diamond Client award twice as well as a 2020 Best in Biz Gold Award; a 2020 Bronze Stevie International Business Award; a 2020 Bronze Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Award; and a 2020 HRO Today Association Innovation in HR Technology Award. Staff Management | SMX was also named a 2021 Top Workplace by Energage. Learn more at and

About International Awards Associate (IAA)

IAA, established in 2015, is the organizer of MUSE Creative Awards, MUSE Design Awards, Vega Digital Awards, NYX Marcom Awards, NYX Game Awards, NYX Video Awards, TITAN Property Awards, LIT Talent Awards, MUSE Photography Awards, and MUSE Hotel Awards. Our mission is to honor, promote and encourage professional excellence, from industry to industry, internationally and domestically, through award platforms that are industry appropriate. IAA assembled TITAN Business Awards to bring attention to the international business industry and promote their strategies, cultures, and teamwork to the world.


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About TrueBlue

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.