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How to safely return to the office

International shipping and logistics are starting to come back and ramp-up leading workers to start coming back into offices after working from home for the last few months. Much like how disconcerting it was to go from working in an office to being home, we can expect some discomfort moving pack to a professional office…. Read more »

Working from home – tips and tricks for staying productive

Last week we talked about the best way for employers to support and manage remote workers. This week, we’re going to talk about working from home, staying focused and avoiding pitfalls during the quarantine. Most importantly we want to remind everyone reading this that during times of crisis and stress, preoccupation with perfection will do… Read more »

How to support and manage remote workers.

During the coronavirus pandemic, the logistics industry has been particularly hit hard as we’re all essential employees who are not necessarily needed on-site to work. More and more of our operations can be done remotely now that technology has enabled communication and documentation transfers from anywhere in the world. However, just because we’ve had this… Read more »

A quick guide to current tariff news

We know our business is helping logistics professionals find their perfect position as we find the perfect candidates for open logistics positions, but even in a tertiary support industry, we can’t help pay close attention to what market forces are doing between the two behemoth nations. These issues aren’t just for customs brokers and freight… Read more »

Illinois “No Salary History Law” passes

In an effort to strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 2003 and start to close the gender and racial wage gaps, Governor JB Pritzker signed the new No Salary History law. When the law goes into effect on September 29th, 2019 companies won’t be able to require applicants to disclose previous salary information and if… Read more »

Hiring and Firing: How decisions get made.

As the labor market tightens up and unemployment numbers drop, many companies are busy focusing on growth, expanding and investing in their talent pool. Hiring and firing in this market are complicated undertakings as the talent pool is tight and wages are set to increase as fewer qualified applicants are available for the positions that… Read more »

How online freight marketplaces may affect logistics careers.

While talk of how online freight marketplaces will change the logistics game is nothing new, the influx of new technology opportunities raises interesting questions about how changes will affect careers in our industry. Here at BCS Placement, careers in logistics and the level of skill, education, and preparation needed to perform in those careers are… Read more »

Visit us at the 44th NCBFAA Annual Conference!

  BCS Placement is thrilled to be attending the 44th NCBFAA Annual Conference in New Orleans! Starting Monday, April 3rd we’re in Booth 10 to meet and talk with our fellow attendees, all while gearing up to give away a portable Marshall speaker! Be sure to stop by, register to win and chat with us… Read more »

Happy Chinese New Year!

Starting on January 28th, we begin the year of the fire Rooster according to the Chinese lunar calendar. The Rooster is the tenth sign of the Chinese zodiac, falling in 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, and 2005. We at BCS are especially excited for this year as the fire Rooster is known for being… Read more »