Trends & Impact #5: Temporary Worker Eligibility and Discrimination

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Welcome to the fifth in the series of Staffing Industry Trends and Impact blogs from Barton Staffing Solutions. Today’s topic is Temporary Worker Eligibility and Discrimination. These topics are the result of many RFP renewal requests we receive this time of year. As industry thought leaders, we share our observations to elevate the entire industry…. Read more »

5 Reasons Temporary Staffing Employment Diversity Is Good For You

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The American Staffing Association (ASA) regularly survey’s the industry, and identifies the current top reasons employees choose to work as a temporary employee through a staffing company like Barton Staffing Solutions. These reasons seem to focus on factors of temporary staffing employment diversity in terms of work and workplace that temporary workers prefer. We try… Read more »

8 Reasons To Choose A Regional Temporary Staffing Firm

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Barton Staffing Solutions is asked regularly: why should we choose a local or regional temporary staffing firm over a huge national or franchise-based temp agency. We are often asked this question when a national, or global company is “standardizing” on their vendor for temporary staffing in an effort to cut costs. Of course, there are many… Read more »

A Dozen Ways to Ace Your Next Temporary Employee Interview

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Many companies perform a temporary employee interview “on the job.”  Staffing Agencies hear it all the time: “Send over the candidates that meet the qualifications, and we’ll put them on the job. These employers are performing an interview by observation. They are looking for several things in the candidates including: a positive attitude, willingness to… Read more »

5 Essential Factors All Successful Job Seekers Possess

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The baseline for successful job seekers to compete in the job market effectively continues to require more and more. There are many things required, for sure, but these five essential factors are must-have elements in your job search. They are equally important for temporary employee job seekers. A temporary employee must invest continual effort to… Read more »

Lifting Injury Safety Initiative In The Workplace

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Another easy cost-saving initiative to consider is simply a lifting injury safety initiative to reduce lifting injuries in the workplace. Barton Staffing Solutions has safe lifting guidelines that limit the weight that an individual temporary employee should be asked to lift 50 pounds. Anything over that weight limit should be tandem lifted with proper personal… Read more »

Temporary Job Seekers Focus On The Job For Which You Are Interviewing

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There are dozens of articles online telling job seekers how to convert a temporary job interview into a longer-term assignment. This is a risky maneuver for temporary job seekers when working with a staffing company or recruiter. It rarely works in an initial interview. Everyone has worked to get that interview for the posted job description…. Read more »

5 Characteristics of Outstanding Temporary Employees

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Barton Staffing is a partner to its clients. Providing outstanding temporary employees is how we differentiate our service from other temporary staffing services. Our clients consistently tell us there are five characteristics that define outstanding temporary employees. In addition to the job skills, knowledge, experience and behaviors, these characteristics are easy for temporary employees to… Read more »

Easiest Safety Initiative Is Eye Protection On the Shop Floor

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We’ve learned that for our clients, the easiest safety initiative is eye protection on the shop floor. Barton Staffing Solutions talks to many clients daily and hears this consistent theme.  We provide safety consulting and participate on several of our client’s safety committees. We hear is that the easiest and single most effective safety initiative… Read more »

The First Safety Axiom: Cutting Corners Never Pays

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An axiom is a self-evident truth. The First Safety Axiom is: cutting corners never pays.  That is to say, to cut safety corners in the short term will certainly increase long term cost in order to cover increased risk. It will never pay. After doing it once, the temptation to take that same risk again is… Read more »