Case Study


Contract-to-Hire Staffing Solutions Food Packaging

Our Client’s Challenge

Our client is a prominent provider of eco-friendly packaging solutions worldwide. They manage 56 manufacturing sites for metal and glass in 12 nations, with over 16,000 staff and an annual income of around $7 billion. Their goal is to become the preferred packaging collaborator for global brand owners, and their emphasis is on introducing inventive solutions for their customers, fostering an inspiring atmosphere for their workforce, and building lasting value for the planet.

Our client not only produces aluminum beverage cans and ends at their metal production facilities, but they also have an engineering and technical center where they design and construct can manufacturing equipment for their U.S. plants.

Sterling has been proud to partner with this client for over 30 years!

We have placed over 70 people in the past ten years alone, and 80-90% of the positions we fill are machine and electrical builders at their engineering and technical center.

The Sterling Difference

Flexibility + Trust = Efficiency

Our client depends on Sterling to efficiently manage their staffing needs during production peaks and valleys. Sterling is able to locate talent when needed, providing our client with the flexibility to effectively manage labor costs during slower periods of production. As labor is the largest expense for any organization, Sterling’s staffing solutions enable our client to easily adjust their workforce according to production demand.

Our client values Sterling’s ability to recruit its employees. By using the contract-to-hire model, they can evaluate the quality of each worker in real-time, thereby improving the overall quality of their hires as they integrate Sterling employees into their organization.

Thanks to our 30-year history with our client, Sterling has become very efficient in making placements. We understand their specific requirements and only present the best possible matches. This process saves a lot of time in interviews and onboarding and results in higher-quality matches and less ramp-up time for new hires.

“The long-standing relationship we have had with Sterling means they have a deep understanding of our needs and our work environment. They know the type of person we need, they know the skills we look for, and they know the type of team players we need to have. This makes getting talent so much easier and more efficient. We’re able to provide excellent service within our organization because we have the right people, and that is in large part thanks to Sterling.” – Client Plant Manager

Key Points

Utilizing contract or temporary staffing is a wise approach for businesses that encounter changes in demand. Temporary staffing enables a business to adjust their workforce levels to match labor costs based on their requirements.

At Sterling, we believe that building long-term partnerships with our clients helps us to gain a thorough understanding of their needs and company culture. This understanding enables us to efficiently source top talent, ultimately saving our clients time and money.

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