AtWork Group Named to Franchise Times Fast & Serious List

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Leading staffing franchisor ranked 18 in Franchise Times’ annual listing of smartest growing brands KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Jan. 09, 2017 – AtWork Group, an award-winning national staffing franchise, has been ranked No. 18 in the Franchise Times Fast & Serious list, an annual ranking of the smartest-growing brands. In the midst of the lowest unemployment… Read more »

AtWork probably can’t find you a glamor 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 can find the perfect fit

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If you are looking for a job or considering a career change, the statistics suggest you may want to be a statistician. Or if that doesn’t add up, consider becoming a mathematician. Those are among the top jobs in the U.S. right now, based on growth potential and salary. Newspaper reporter positions consistently rank among… 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 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 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 »

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 confuse employee “onboarding” with new hire “orientation”

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“Onboarding” an employee goes far beyond a new hire completing reams of tax and benefits forms on the first day at a new job. And it should not be confused with “orientation.” At some companies, the onboarding process lasts a year, and it’s a critical time to assure both parties they made the correct employment… Read more »

Emerging human-resources issues in the 21st century

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Challenges include leadership, change, and performance metrics A survey of human resource managers by Villanova University laid stark the challenges facing HR professionals in the ever-evolving employment and staffing landscape. Concerns and issues ran the gamut from compensation issues to recruitment challenges. The top three issues, according to respondents, are change management, leadership development and… Read more »

Time is money – and AtWork can save you both

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If you are a CEO or business owner, you know better than most: Time is money. That’s especially the case for smaller businesses who may not have a permanent human resources manager on staff. Recruiting, hiring and training can eat up time better spent building your business. That’s why staffing services like those provided by… Read more »

Local Entrepreneurs Open AtWork Group in Carlsbad, California

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National staffing franchise expands into San Diego County market, answers growing job market demands CARLSBAD, Calif. – April 7, 2017 – AtWork Group, an award-winning national staffing franchise, recently announced another expansion in California. The new franchise location was awarded to local entrepreneurs Gregg Hassler and Moses Rangel, whose Southern California-based AtWork franchise, located at… Read more »