AtWork staffing agency can help build experience – and a career

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We will find you work that fits your skill set It has long been a paradox: You are a recent college graduate, or first-time jobseeker looking for a position. Invariably, the question of experience comes up during a job interview or on the initial job application. Sorry, the hiring manager says. You don’t have experience…. Read more »

First dates are like job interviews: AtWork tips to soothe your jitters

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You can land a second date or a job, or completely blow it </h2 If a first date feels like a job interview, that’s because it is. Landing a job and having a good first date are obviously two very different things, but there are some useful analogies here that can help job seekers prioritize… Read more »

AI Boosts Staffing Agency Recruitment, But Human Touch Still Needed

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This article was originally published on HR.com Tech, social media advances offer both opportunities and challenges By Jason Leverant There’s a scene in the science-fiction classic “Blade Runner” in which a government investigator is trying to determine whether an individual is a “replicant,” a rogue android originally designed to perform manual labor in space colonies…. Read more »

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 »

AtWork staffing agency debunks some temporary and temp-to-hire myths

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Reality check: Temp jobs are a path to permanency Staffing agencies like AtWork have placed thousands of workers in temporary or temp-to-hire positions. During the Great Recession, staffing agencies led the way in job placement. For whatever reason, myths persist that temporary or temp-to-hire jobs are a move only for the desperately unemployed. Quite the… 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 »

Benefits packages have sweetened over AtWork’s 25 years

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Substantially more workers can access paid leave compared to 1992 American workers as a whole are enjoying an expansion of benefits over the course of our 25-year history. While most benefits – namely paid vacation, holidays, family leave and sick days – are reserved for full-time employees of private companies, some part-time workers have also… Read more »

Dogs, drugs and being way too honest

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Strange job interview stories abound in the staffing world What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen? Probably not as weird as these true stories of bizarre behavior during job interviews. From temp-to-hire and temporary staffing agencies to the workaday full-time corporate world, many hiring managers have had their mettle tested by odd job interviews. Hang… Read more »