On Unemployment? Don’t Be The Last One

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This blog is for you if you are on unemployment benefits.  Collecting unemployment benefits can sometimes feel like a game of Musical Chairs. Don’t be the last one to get back to work. Regrouping to figure out what you want to do is valuable, only to a point. The added COVID-19 benefits intended to help… Read more »

Jobs Available Now Don’t Wait

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Don’t Wait – There Are Jobs Available Now Don’t wait until everyone is applying for the same jobs you want. Things are way different than they were 2 months ago – in many ways. The motivated see this as opportunity to work, or get a better job, or switch job roles altogether. But be aware… Read more »

Is Your Job Application Getting Lost In The Pile When You Apply?

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That Sucking Sound Is Your Application Getting Lost That sucking sound you think you hear submitting a job application to an employer you want to work for is probably your job application getting lost. Want to prevent your job application getting lost next time? Read on to learn how a Staffing Agency can get you… Read more »

Barton Staffing Solutions Announces New Joliet Crest Hill Location

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE Crest Hill / Joliet, Illinois, January 15, 2018, Barton Staffing Solutions, the provider of best in class staffing and employment services, is expanding its presence today by moving its office serving the Joliet Crest Hill area.  Barton Staffing Joliet Crest Hill is responding to a growing and evolving market with the move. The… Read more »

Staffing Applicant Rules of Engagement

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Staffing Gets You Back In The Game Excellent!  So, you are looking for a new job, and you have come to a temporary staffing agency to get back in the game.  That’s a perfect strategy – and worth a quick review of best practices or staffing applicant rules of engagement to help you land that… Read more »

Safe Behavior At Work – Aware Avoid Act

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Human nature often puts our focus on what NOT to do in order to be safe at work, or improve safe behavior. Another positive approach is to consider what TO DO and what factors require constant vigilance. Let consider these Three A’s of Safe Behavior at work. Aware Avoid Act AWARE On the job every… Read more »

2 Secrets To Find Temporary Jobs (Psst! Texting and Twitter)

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Ever wonder how your friends always have temporary work one Barton Staffing Solutions assignment after another with no down time between them? They seem to be “experts” and always find temporary jobs one after another.  Here’s their two secrets. First: They keep up-to-date cell phone contact information with Barton Staffing Solutions. Second: They follow @BartonStaffing on… Read more »

The Secret To Become A Temporary Employee Hero ? ( Referrals ! )

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Good temporary employees know they deliver a service to their host employer that they need to achieve corporate goals. Great temporary employees know how to become a hero with their agency. At a minimum, and similar to any other full time (non-temporary) position, temporary employees must “perform” at or exceed the expected performance level for… Read more »

Would You Hire You? Temporary Workers With A Permanent Attitude

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In the temporary staffing business, it’s sometimes easy to lose focus that this is a real job. Great temporary staffing firms like Barton Staffing Solutions look for temporary workers with a permanent attitude. Not a bad attitude, but the same positive attitude and work behavior of a permanent employee. Many people in temporary staffing positions… Read more »

8 Reasons This Is The Number 1 Skill For Temporary Employee

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I’ve seen lists like this before, and usually they are focused on a job skill that puts employees in one job or another. After pondering this for quite some time, there truly does appear to be one universal skill that every temporary employee must develop and tune in order to maximize their career potential, short… Read more »