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Automation Personnel Services understands the difference between productive communications and those who are just talking to get their voices heard. If you’re currently benefitting from any of our services, including payroll services, temporary staffing or any of our technical services, you’ve probably already noticed the emphasis we place on communications. Maintaining a similar focus for… Read more »

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The art of writing a rejection letter is something every business leader should master. Although some rely on a standard document or generic template, this can be offensive to some. Instead, try to craft a letter that is straightforward, concise and informative. Apart from getting your point across without being to blunt or harsh, this… Read more »

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It’s important to find team players in today’s highly collaborative environments. This can be easier said than done. Asking the right questions of potential employees is the key to filling your ranks with team-oriented recruits. What Makes a Great Team? Ask each candidate for their description of a great team. Have them cite real-world examples… Read more »

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Nearly all of us are bound to suffer from a difficult employee at one point or another. While they don’t do enough to justify an outright termination, their presence in the workplace brings down the morale of everyone around them. If this describes one or more of your employees, there is a step-by-step process of… Read more »

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Some of the more creative hiring managers like to use humor during the initial interview. This is often done by asking off-the-wall or unexpected questions. Not only does this ease some of the anxiety for the job applicant, but it also opens friendly talk right from the start. Building trust and a good rapport with… Read more »

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Although it has the potential to be a worthwhile career choice, the manufacturing industry has a reputation as a boring, tedious and dull profession. The ever-growing Skills Gap explains why many manufacturing owners are struggling to maintain quotas and meet project deadlines. In a national effort to mend the gap, it’s crucial to show the… Read more »

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Anyone can provide instruction, assign tasks and supervise employees. Very few can do it successfully. Even some of the most experienced managers find it difficult to deliver their feedback with authority. Automation Personnel Services, Inc. shares four tips for managers looking to give feedback that employees will listen to and respect. Set Clear Goals and… Read more »

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As a manager, you can set the tone for your team on a day-to-day basis. Just as any of the achievements of your group can be accredited to you, so will the shortcomings or setbacks. While an energetic and highly motivated manager will almost always set a positive example, managers who are boring and don’t… Read more »

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The night shift can be the most tedious for employers. In many cases, the reduced amount of supervision means some staff members are more likely to take it easy during their shifts. Workers who aren’t used to the late hours might even find it impossible to stay awake in the first place.  Thankfully, there are… Read more »

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Although their actions are sometimes overlooked or forgotten, our country’s military veterans are all true heroes. Moreover, their traits, which include versatility, adaptability, and proven leadership prowess, are all highly desirable in the 21st-century workforce. As you can see, there are multiple reasons why military veterans are a great choice for your staff. Automation Personnel… Read more »