Own your time, own your AtWork temp job

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Here are five tips to master the clock Time is a finite resource, and it is frittered away by the second, minute, hour and day. Poor time management can plague offices and sabotage what should otherwise be productive work days, every day. Luckily, just as there are ways to conserve resources such as water or… Read more »

Give your brain and body a boost with these simple office exercises

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AtWork wants our workers healthy and ready to race to the top If you are like most Americans, you stay seated or asleep for about 21 hours a day, according to a study of sedentary workplace habits. That’s not to say you are twiddling your thumbs after you land that gig from a staffing agency…. Read more »

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 »

Before you even start the new temp job, account for every minute

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Poor time management can sink longer-term goals with a staffing agency Time is money, and more time equals more money. That means it’s important to milk the most out of every day, especially if you are just starting work after a staffing agency placed you in a temp or temp-to-hire job. You want to prove… Read more »

Jason Leverant to Speak About AtWork Group’s Success at the SIA Executive Forum on Feb. 27 in Miami

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Jason Leverant, president and COO of AtWork Group, an award-winning national staffing franchise, will speak about the creative business strategies behind the company’s marked success at Staffing Industry Analysts Executive Forum 2018 on Feb. 27 in Miami. “Building a successful staffing company, especially a franchisor, takes more than hard work,” Leverant said. “Finding ways to… 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 »

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 »

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 »