Despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, the global effort to maintain safety and advance society back to normalcy has been encouraging to watch and participate in.
In fact, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that job openings in the United States manufacturing sector hit an all-time high in October 2020 with a gain of 38,000 jobs. Further, in November, available jobs significantly increased in the transportation equipment industry, and to end 2020 on a high note, in December open jobs in the industrial sector hit over 500,000 for only the second time in the 20 years of Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data collection.
While these numbers are a good indication of things to come in 2021 and beyond, it also means companies face a competitive market for hiring employees and minimizing turnover.
The key to success in this competitive jobs market is simple. Keep employees happy.
That’s where SmartCells comes in.
At SmartCells, we believe that “Life Shouldn’t Hurt”™. This belief guided us to engineer our unique SmartCells™ Cushioning Technology which has been optimized to provide a soft yet stable surface that returns energy in-phase with body movements.
This advanced cushioning technology consists of a rubber top layer supported by a matrix of cylindrical columns that compress and respond dynamically to surface pressure, which allows SmartCells to provide maximum fatigue relief and comfort.
SmartCells Anti-fatigue solutions are available in pre-sized mats or as a custom flooring solution for unique areas or larger workstations. There are even options including slip-resistant surfaces and low-profile transitions to reduce the risk of slips, trips, and falls.
Additionally, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to offer our SafeSpace solutions that are designed to help increase productivity and comfort while maintaining proper distancing protocols.
SmartCells SafeSpace Solutions, available as Runners or Custom Flooring, are constructed by alternating the color of the SmartCells to create defined work areas of virtually any shape and size that are properly spaced.
Available in 2’ or 3’ wide options, SafeSpace Runners are configured to any length and are constructed of connectable sections that incorporate the desired workstation size separated by 6’ distancing buffers.
For custom modular workstations or wall-to-wall applications, SafeSpace Custom flooring is easily installed and incorporates personal workstations separated by distancing buffers.
Finally, for mobile workforces where a SmartCells mat or floor isn’t a good option, we recommend our SmartCells Anti-fatigue Industrial Insole.
This insole is the perfect solution for on-the-go fatigue relief. Featuring SmartCells® Cushioning in the heel and forefoot, these insoles significantly reduce impact forces and also return the energy back to your body. The additional layers provide a cushioned arch support and add a soft yet sturdy top cover to keep every employee comfortable throughout the day.
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SmartCells: Solutions for Life’s Painful Problems.