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 »

AtWork franchisee Margaret Collins brings jobs and a voice to rural Virginia

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Farmville staffing agency overcomes education, distance hurdles Margaret Taylor Collins does much more than operate a temp or temporary-to-hire staffing franchise in a rural part of Central Virginia. She serves as an economic development ambassador for Farmville and the rest of her sprawling service area. It’s a logical extension of the job for Collins, who… 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 »

Staffing changes since 1992: Three big things as AtWork observes 25 years

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AtWork weathered the Great Recession with gusto. It has prospered over the course of four presidents, and has consistently offered temporary and temp-to-hire employment to jobseekers across the country. In fact, the staffing industry was a consistent provider of employment during the course of the recession that gripped the country for nearly two years beginning… 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 »

In-Demand Jobs in Staffing

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As businesses look for growth opportunities, staffing agencies and franchises are working to find the best candidates for the most in-demand jobs. When your business is looking to fill your critical positions, the staffing professionals at AtWork Group can work to find the experienced hires to meet your requirements. What are the most in-demand jobs… Read more »

What is the future of staffing?

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Change is the only consistent in business. For the staffing industry, social media and online job boards have changed the way candidates are recruited. The team at AtWork Group is constantly updating our strategies to meet the pace of technology. What does the future of staffing look like? Areas of focus include: Diversified Offerings: In… Read more »