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 »

Celebrate our anniversary — and win prizes!

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AtWork Group is 25 years old, and we’ll be celebrating for the next year! John D. Hall Jr. and his wife, Glenda, laid the foundation in 1992 for what is now a leading light industrial, medical and administrative staffing franchise. AtWork has since grown from its humble origins in White Pine, Tennessee to national prominence… Read more »

When being in the present isn’t good

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There’s a new word in the human resources lexicon: presenteeism. That’s essentially absenteeism at work – while physically present — attributable to employees who come to work sick, worried, distracted or exhausted. Here’s a sampling of how presenteeism manifests itself and steps employers and franchise staffing services can take to address it: Walking wounded The… Read more »

Five tips for managing Millennials

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Engagement, respect key to retention The reputation of the newest generation in the national workforce may have preceded it – perhaps unfairly. Millennials – those born between 1982 and 2000 – are widely believed to be entitled know-it-alls who are difficult to manage. But there are challenges inherent in management that span generations. Most traditional… Read more »

25 years of success

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AtWork Group is 25 years old, and we’ll be celebrating for the next year! John D. Hall Jr. and his wife, Glenda, laid the foundation in 1992 for what is now a leading light industrial, medical and administrative staffing franchise. AtWork has since grown from its humble origins in White Pine, Tennessee to national prominence… Read more »

These skills pay the bills – and will continue to do so

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Technical and computer-based skill sets top staffing needs in 2017, and that is not expected to change for years to come. LinkedIn analyzed international job postings throughout 2016, and matched skills listed in profiles with the needs and jobs of companies that hired users. The popular job-networking site concluded that staffing demands are highest in… Read more »

The pros and cons of a commute-free workforce

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The “gig economy” has accelerated the growth of telecommuting, especially among younger workers and Millennials seeking employment opportunities through staffing agencies. Some managers have been resistant to the trend, such as Marissa Mayer, who famously banned the practice when she came on board to save Yahoo. But as the talent pool shrinks in an expanding… Read more »

Time is money – and AtWork can save you both

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If you are a CEO or business owner, you know better than most: Time is money. That’s especially the case for smaller businesses who may not have a permanent human resources manager on staff. Recruiting, hiring and training can eat up time better spent building your business. That’s why staffing services like those provided by… Read more »