Don’t let your social media posts become an #epicfail

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Employees and companies should carefully consider their social content Social media has improved recruiting for staffing agencies like AtWork and made it easier for temporary or temp-to-hire employees to keep up with coworkers and customers. But social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are full of potential pitfalls. You worked hard to get your temporary… Read more »

Social media has its thumbs-ups and thumbs-downs in job hunt

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Here are five ways to ensure your social media presence isn’t a deal breaker during your job hunt Social media sites are a great way to attract potential job recruiters. LinkedIn, a social platform devoted largely to business and networking, is one of the most obvious ways to leverage social media presence into a potential… Read more »

As sober workers become harder to find, companies can help stem the opioid crisis

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Temp and temp-to-hire jobs not immune from effects of epidemic In the midst of remarkably low unemployment rates, America’s opioid epidemic may make it even harder to find qualified workers – or at least ones who can pass a standard pre-employment drug test. The failure rate for pre-employment drug screening is at a 12-year-high, largely… Read more »

Your interview attire can make or break the job deal

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Here are five ways to dress for success You know that coveted Black Sabbath world tour T-shirt you think is really cool and a heck of a conversation starter? It may be both, but an interview for a temp or temp-to-hire job is not the time to boast your heavy-metal cred. Granted, it seems the… Read more »

Five ways to seal the job deal

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Staffing managers share tried-and-true tips Finding the right temp or temp-to-hire job can often be as appealing as a trip to the dentist. But AtWork, a 25-year leader in the staffing services industry, can smooth your career path by offering a range of job choices before the ink even dries on your resume. We can… Read more »

Declining work hours increase staffing chances

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It’s easier than ever to outwork everybody It’s easier these days to stand out by putting in more hours at work once you land a temporary or temp-to-hire position. That’s because the average work week in the U.S. has declined by several hours since AtWork Group opened its first staffing agency in 1992. As we… Read more »

Don’t sink your shot: Avoid these interview blunders

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Here are six things to avoid during a job interview: Most people know what TO DO in a job interview: Watch your posture, dress professionally, and ask appropriate questions. But perhaps more important is what NOT to do in an interview. Here is some advice from AtWork, a leading staffing franchise, on what to avoid… Read more »

When it comes to company dress codes, don’t get caught flat-footed

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Some company dress standards have changed during AtWork’s 25 years In 2015, Nicola Thorp was sent home from her job in London’s Financial District for failing to wear high heels as stipulated by the dress code of the temporary staffing agency that hired her. She felt the dress code was unfairly weighted toward men, and… Read more »

Emerging human-resources issues in the 21st century

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Challenges include leadership, change, and performance metrics A survey of human resource managers by Villanova University laid stark the challenges facing HR professionals in the ever-evolving employment and staffing landscape. Concerns and issues ran the gamut from compensation issues to recruitment challenges. The top three issues, according to respondents, are change management, leadership development and… Read more »