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Human Resources Managers Are Heroes When Driving Business Results

The best mindset of any manager is to identify opportunities to have an effect on the ability of organizations they manage to drive business results. The connection between organizational functions and business results is easy to see for operations, product line, marketing, sales and other familiar functional managers. When it come to human resources managers, the… Read more »

Always Submit Truthful Job Applications – The Consequences Are Harsh

A staffing company calls you. They have found your resume on one of the local job boards and you fit a job they have to fill ASAP. It’s your dream job, and may turn into the kind of long-term temporary assignment that gives your life stability. Always submit truthful job applications, or the consequences are… Read more »

Temporary Staffing Interview Preparation – Part 2

Last Friday, we wrote about preparing for your staffing interview.  Today, let’s look at the why behind all those steps to temporary staffing interview preparation. In all interviews – the experience is not about you (the candidate), it is about your potential employer and what you can do for them. Whether it is temporary staffing,… Read more »

Temporary Staffing Interview Preparation – Take It Serious

Temporary staffing interview preparation? Take it serious. More and more, clients of temporary staffing agencies are requiring an interview before accepting a temporary employee. Many assignments don’t require temporary staffing firms to coordinate an interview. However, the trend is shifting toward an interview before a new temporary employee can be assigned to a client. There are a number of… Read more »

Goodbye Old Man Winter It Is Time For Staffing Spring Cleaning

According to the farmers almanac, tomorrow, March 20, 2014 is the first day of Spring. Spring is time for Staffing Spring Cleaning. Like seasons of the year, the seasons of business are unstoppable.  January and February is all about engaging the initiatives planned for the year and budgeted for the prior fall (another business season)…. Read more »

6 PPE Rules For Personal Protection Equipment Best Practices

Temporary workers are often assigned to work at locations where personal protection equipment (PPE) is required to perform the job. Your temporary staffing agency, or the company you are assigned to, should provide you with required standard PPE equipment.  Here are 6 PPE rules for personal protection equipment best practices. Some items, you may choose… Read more »

Job Application Truth or Consequences: Be True, Complete and Accurate

With social transparency and increased access to public records and information, it is critical that job application truth or consequences makes it a legal document. The inevitable choice you make is between Truth or Consequences. Whether on paper, or online, you are sharing information that by your signature, are stating is true, complete and accurate. … Read more »

Make It Easy To Get Your Next Temporary Job, Apply Online

As a job seeker looking for work in temporary staffing, it’s important to make it easy for an agency to get you on a job. It turns out that easy for your employer, is easy for you too! When you apply for a job, always take the option to apply online. You can do this… Read more »

Downstream Effects: Revisit Day Labor vs. Skilled Temporary Staffing

  The Barton Staffing Solutions Blog from February 19 struck a chord with many readers. (See: Five Advantages Skilled Temporary Staffing Provides Over Day Labor.) There were employees and managers that commented privately about how their firm operates.  They asked not to be identified, but the points made are worth a follow-up here. The common… Read more »

Did You Know Free Training Is Available To Everyone?

Want free training? Want to improve? Drive your career in new directions? Learn new skills and be assigned to new jobs?  Read this! Free training is available to everyone.  This is going to sound so simple that you will say: “why didn’t I think of that?” I’m not going to make you wait for the… Read more »