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Staff Management | SMX and SIMOS Solutions Win Silver in Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards


CHICAGO – Aug. 20, 2021 – Staffing industry leaders Staff Management | SMX and SIMOS Solutions were honored with a silver Brandon Hall Group Human Capital Management (HCM) Excellence award for Best Advance in Employee Engagement in the Talent Management category. The TrueBlue companies won for their Stafftrack® mobile app and workforce management solution.

In 2020, the firms saw an opportunity to improve engagement among frontline manufacturing, warehouse and light industrial associates by launching a new Stafftrack mobile app, using focus groups and feedback from the very associates who would use it. Because Stafftrack powers the companies’ onsite staffing models and brings in the right people at the right time, maintains fill rate percentages above 90% and helps customers find workers, manage the workforce, ensure compliance and predict future staffing trends, among other analytics, it made sense to build a function that would help associates get the most out of their work. The result was 15,000 downloads and increased client and worker satisfaction at a crucial time -- the peak season ramp up into the holidays.

“In a challenging hiring market, making sure associates have everything they need to be successful at work is vital,” said Carl Schweihs, president of TrueBlue’s PeopleManagement division, which oversees Staff Management | SMX and SIMOS Solutions. “Our Staff Management | SMX and SIMOS teams have worked hard to expand our use of technology that makes it easier for companies to hire more people, keep essential workers employed and help keep the supply chain moving. I am incredibly proud of our teams for receiving this award.”

Brandon Hall Group is a preeminent research and analyst firm, with more than 10,000 clients globally and more than 20 years of delivering research-based solutions that empower excellence in organizations. The full list of Excellence in Technology winners can be found at

“Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in 2021 provide much-needed and well-deserved recognition to organizations that went above and beyond to support their stakeholders during the unprecedented disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Brandon Hall Group COO and leader of the HCM Excellence Awards Program Rachel Cooke. “The awards provide validation of best practices in all areas of HCM at a time when they have never been more important to employers, employees and customers.”

About SIMOS Solutions

SIMOS Solutions emphasizes recruiting, operational expertise and industry-leading engineering support to solve dynamic workforce challenges. Its core of certified engineers and experienced on-site workforce leadership provides insight and expertise to help optimize processes and provide scalable workforces, budget certainty and increased efficiencies in distribution, fulfillment, reverse logistics and light manufacturing. SIMOS is part of TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI), a global leader in specialized workforce solutions that help clients achieve business growth and improve productivity. SIMOS Solutions was named a 2021 Top Workplace by Energage and won a Bronze Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Award in 2020. Learn more at and

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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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.