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 »

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 »

Potential Employees Assessment and Training

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Determining the skill sets that potential employees can bring to new positions, either temporary or full-time, is an important component to determine the likelihood of success for candidates. For employers that are looking for the right candidates, understanding the importance of potential employees assessment and training is critical in hiring for success. Pre-employment tests are… Read more »

Alternative Ways to Train Your Employees

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Did you know that companies with engaged workers outperform those without by up to 202 percent? Ensuring your employees are engaged is key to profitability, and with a growing generational shift in the U.S. workforce and a lower than average labor force participation rate, business owners need to break away from traditional training methods to… Read more »

Mitigate Hiring Risks by Working with a Staffing Agency

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Hiring any individual is accompanied by some level of risk. Whether it’s the fear of turnover, unrealistic expectations, or the associated cost, there are many aspects to consider when hiring. To mitigate these risks, many businesses have turned to temporary workers, but these employees bring with them an entirely new set of hazards to consider…. Read more »

How to pick the right staffing agency

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Working with a staffing franchise can benefit your business by freeing up your time to operate your company. By outsourcing your recruiting and temporary staffing administration, you can focus on the job of building revenue. While the concept sounds appealing, you should know that not all staffing franchises are created equal. If you’re not getting… Read more »

Mutually Beneficial Training

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Most employers have in mind exactly what they’re looking for when they decide to hire talent for a new position. Traditionally, this meant hiring someone who was already experienced and skilled in the field and whose training needs were generally limited to in-house systems and practices. This ensured maximum output from an employee with limited,… Read more »

How to Stand Out in a Crowd of Applicants

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Feeling like the job hunting process is daunting and exhausting? Do you think you’re getting lost in a sea of applicants? The Federal Reserve’s forecasting the unemployment rate to remain steady at 6.4 percent going into 2015, so there are more job seekers, which can make it more difficult to secure a job. As a… Read more »

Make Your Training Program Stand Out to Candidates

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When employers turn to a staffing franchise like AtWork Group to find the perfect fit for an open position, they should keep in mind the things that motivate quality candidates.  When recruiting top talent, it is important to appeal to what the candidate values in a work environment.  Are they motivated by a competitive salary… Read more »

Steps to Train Employees for Success

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The headline seems simplistic, right? Who would purposely train employees for failure? The truth is, effective training is lacking in many staffing companies these days. There are many reasons why training new staff members ends up at the bottom of the list, including: no place to train, staff is too busy to train, you hired… Read more »