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Staff Management | SMX Wins Gold Award for Website of the Year in 2021 Best in Biz Awards


CHICAGO – Dec. 1, 2021 – Staff Management | SMX was named a Gold Award winner in the Website of the Year category in the 2021 Best in Biz Awards. The award recognizes its website rebrand and redesign, which improved user experience and help connect more people with work during an essential and volatile time.

Through the redesign, the website added a new chat feature that allows prospective employees and customers to receive answers to questions immediately. The site features a new, more modern color scheme that is both eye-catching and reflects the versatility of the business, as well as improved navigation and mobile access, more accessibility features, improved security and a quicker customer experience. Thanks to the redesign, website traffic increased 65% over 2020, page views increased 92% and the amount of time people spent on the pages increased 32%.

“Customer and associate experience are vital to our work,” said Carl Schweihs, president and COO of TrueBlue’s PeopleManagement division, which oversees Staff Management | SMX. “By improving how our current and prospective customers and associates interact with the website, we are able to more effectively connect people and work. Congratulations to our teams on a well-deserved award that reflects the hard work that went into creating a site that delivers on these needs.”

Best in Biz Awards is an independent business award program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America. Best in Biz Awards 2021 honors were conferred in 100 different categories, including Company of the Year, Most Resilient Company, Fastest-Growing Company, Most Innovative Company, Best Place to Work, Customer Service Department, Executive of the Year, Finance Executive, HR Executive, Most Innovative Product, Enterprise Product, Best New Product, App, CSR Program, Environmental Program, Website and Newsletter of the Year.

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 

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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.