Why Should you Work with a Temp Agency?

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Though many employers prefer to hire on a temporary or contract basis in order to stay flexible and more easily react to changing marketplaces, potential employees often shy away from utilizing the services of a staffing firm when searching for a new job. Most job seekers are searching for the security and benefits of full-time… Read more »

Job Search Tips: 5 Best Practices to Help Find the Job you Want

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Whether you’re searching for an executive-level position or just looking to get your foot in the door at a new company, the job search process can be intimidating. Gone are the days when a person could scour the help wanted section of the local paper, make a few phone calls, and find their way into… Read more »

Amy Bollinger of AtWork Group Selected as Member of American Staffing Association Education and Certification Committee

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Amy Bollinger, Director of Learning and Development with AtWork Group, was recently appointed to the American Staffing Association’s education and certification committee. The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research,… 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 »

AtWork probably can’t find you a glamour job, but you can always dream

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How times change. What comes to mind when you think of a glamorous job? In the 20th century, the go-to answers might include private investigator, reporter, flight attendant, or even a pilot. The modern reality is quite different: Private investigators sit for hours on stakeouts. Reporters wonder if their layoff is finally nigh. Flight attendants… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Every job search starts with a resume

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Make your CV stand out with these dos and don’ts. Looking for a job? AtWork staffing services can help you land that gig, but there’s an important first step – a VERY important first step – toward employment that can make or break your chance to get in the door. It’s your resume – a… Read more »