How On-Site Staffing Programs Work: From Implementation to Launch

Vendor-on-premise or on-site staffing programs provide many benefits to manufacturing facilities by improving workforce management, operational efficiency, and productivity. If you are considering partnering with an on-site workforce solution provider, you are likely curious about what implementation of these programs looks like from start to finish.

In the fourth installment of Doherty Staffing Solutions’ on-site workforce management guide, learn the key steps you should take to create a successful strategic partnership and implementation at your manufacturing facility.

Creating a Detailed Plan

The first step in implementing an on-site staffing or vendor-on-premise program is to create a detailed plan with your chosen partner. This involves assessing the needs of your manufacturing facility, understanding key objectives, and identifying the specific roles, resources, and responsibilities that you want to address. It is important to have a clear layout of expectations to ensure that the on-site workforce management provider you partner with can best meet your needs.

The plan should also include a timeline for implementation, outlining key milestones, deadlines, and deliverables. This will help to keep the implementation process on track and ensure that all necessary tasks are completed within the designated timeframes. Additionally, the plan should address any potential challenges or risks that may arise and include contingency measures to mitigate these risks.

Plan Validation

Once the detailed implementation plan is created, it is important to validate it so that manufacturing leadership and your chosen on-site staffing solution provider are on the same page. Your staffing program partner will should present the plan for feedback and approval, ensuring that all operational gaps are addressed and the proper tools are in place to monitor progress.

Input is crucial in ensuring that the on-site implementation plan aligns with expectations and requirements. Any necessary adjustments or revisions can be made before moving into installation. Generally, during the plan validation phase, clear communication is vital. This will help to build trust and confidence between the on-site workforce solution provider and your local facility’s team while addressing any concerns or misconceptions.


After the plan is validated, the next step in launching your manufacturing facility’s on-site staffing program is the installation phase. This involves setting up the necessary infrastructure and resources to support the program at your manufacturing facility. This may include physical workspace, equipment, and technology systems. It is important to ensure that all necessary resources are in place to enable smooth operations prior to launch.

During the installation phase, it is also important to provide training and orientation for on-site workforce representatives. This will help them understand their roles and responsibilities, familiarize themselves with facility processes, and ensure they are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their tasks effectively.

Implementation & Official Launch

Once the installation phase is complete, the on-site staffing program can be fully implemented. This involves deploying the on-site staff to the facility location and initiating work assignments. It is important to closely monitor the implementation process and address any issues or challenges that may arise.

After the plan has been implemented, it is time for the official launch. To identify any gaps in the process, technology, or tracking, an analysis should be conducted at established baseline periods (e.g. 90 days). These analyses can be used to track progress and identify areas for improvement.

Continual Evaluation

The final step, which never truly ends, is continual evaluation. This involves regularly assessing the performance and effectiveness of your vendor-on-premise workforce program. Key metrics and indicators should be evaluated to measure the on-site staffing solution’s impact on operations and overall manufacturing facility goals.

Gathering feedback from both manufacturing leads/management and the on-site staffing representatives can help to gain a comprehensive understanding of the program’s strengths and areas for development. This feedback can then be used to make necessary refinements and ensure the long-term success of the on-site workforce management solution.

In conclusion, effective on-site staffing programs are pivotal for enhancing operational efficiency and productivity for manufacturing facilities. The key to success lies in choosing a strategic partner equipped with the expertise and dedication to tailor their services to your unique workforce needs.

Doherty Staffing Solutions stands out as such a partner. With our extensive, 40 years of experience delivering comprehensive on-site workforce management solutions, we offer more than just staffing and recruiting support. Doherty provides a partnership aimed at achieving your manufacturing facility’s operational goals with comprehensive and customized workforce solutions. Contact us today to explore a strategic staffing partnership with the employment experts!