How to shift your focus from the job search to the job site

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AtWork offers some tips for staying on your game at work You focused hard on finding that temp or temp-to-hire job through an AtWork staffing agency. Now it’s time to focus on work. That is easier said than done these days in the midst of email bombardments, phone calls, social media and someone asking if… Read more »

Temp job tips: Taking care of yourself in the workplace

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Here are some tips to stay tip-top at your new temp job Whether it’s a permanent job or temporary gig through a staffing agency, you need to make a full-time commitment to treating your body well at work. Prolonged sitting, poor posture and slouching can lead to headaches, fatigue, back pain, nerve damage or worse…. Read more »

Technology has long influenced workspaces

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Technology has disrupted the world, and the office space. Temporary or temp-to-hire workers have more freedom to work from home – or the corner coffee shop – with a flexible schedule thanks to the evolution of cloud technology, laptops, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices. While every company likely needs to retain a centralized… Read more »

Sitting vs. standing at workstations? AtWork recommends the middle course.

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When it comes to maintaining good health in the workplace, some say workers should stand at their stations. Others say there’s nothing wrong with sitting. The correct answer seems somewhere in between. Cornell University ergonomics research yielded the following conclusions after studying the virtues of standing vs. sitting for permanent, temporary or temp-to-hire staffers in… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Why Discipline is Crucial to a Safe Work Environment

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Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has started suing companies who fire employees on the basis of safety rules, after the employees reported an on-the-job injury. But in most cases, it turned out that employees who were terminated for safety violations weren’t fired for unsafe behavior that led to an injury, but for… Read more »

Common Avoidable Workplace Safety Hazards

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Workplace health and safety hazards can be costly (to lives and the bottom line), but the good news is that they are largely preventable if you take the right precautions. AtWork Group, a top U.S. staffing franchise, is offering businesses some ways to avoid workplace health and safety hazards. Common workplace health and safety hazards… Read more »