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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 »

9 Point Safety Assessment Your Staffing Firm Should Perform – Do They?

It’s an obvious decision for companies to provide a safe workplace for full time employees on their direct payroll. It is equally important to provide a safe workplace for temporary employees. Often, they work in the same environment. It’s to your company’s benefit for your staffing firm to perform a safety assessment. If they don’t provide that service,… Read more »

Written Warranty – If It’s Not In Writing, It Doesn’t Exist

Handshakes are not warranties. Get a written warranty from your temporary staffing agency, or you don’t have a warranty. What is a warranty? Dictionary.com tells us that, for the purposes of goods and services, a warranty is “a written guarantee to the purchaser … the manufacturer will make any repairs or replace defective parts free… Read more »

Workplace Spoken Language, Safety Issue You Cannot Ignore

In today’s office, shop floor and other business and industrial settings, don’t overlook workplace language safety, an issue you cannot ignore. As a staffing and recruiting partner, Barton Staffing Solutions regularly discusses these topics with clients. While a safety issue, it’s also a business opportunity – read on! In Europe, where there are several languages, and… Read more »

7 Tips To Make Your Temporary Staffing Job Fireproof!

Following the employee-focused theme from our previous blog, what better than to share a list of tips our best temporary employees follow as they make every assignment or job fireproof. For new or growing temporary employees, reviewing these tips can help you make your next assignment or temporary staffing job fireproof! From staffing agency clients, these… Read more »