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When used effectively and to their fullest extent, staffing agencies can be an invaluable tool when comes it to locating work, ensuring you are prepared for the job market and making your presence known within an industry. You need to open up all lines of communication between you and the agency. Be Specific Make sure… Read more »

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Birmingham-based Automation Personnel Services has received a 2016 Best of Staffing Client Satisfaction award from Inavero, a global client and talent satisfaction survey company. Of nearly 17,000 staffing companies that compete for this award, fewer than 2 percent achieve it, according to Inavero. The announcement comes just three months after Automation Personnel Services President and CEO Stephen Nordness was… Read more »

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While some companies hire all of the staff members that power their company, others choose to utilize the assistance of temporary workers. When used effectively, there are a number of advantages to contingent employees. Highly Efficient in Locating Employees Companies who utilize temporary staff members usually regard it as a highly efficient means of locating… Read more »

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For some jobs, particularly those in entry-level positions, a resume isn’t typically required. Such positions typically make use of a thorough application process, which provides a pre-formatted document for the applicant to complete. In this case, you should be prepared to submit a complete application and a comprehensive resume. Automation Personnel Services shares important areas… Read more »

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A term originally invented in 2001 through a study that highlighted the difference that exists between the skills that manufacturing employers are looking for and the actual skill sets of the immediate workforce, the Skills Gap can be a real problem when it comes to finding and securing top talent. While each staffing agency has… Read more »

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While the first day on a new job can be a stressful experience, proactive employees always do their best to adapt. Making a strong and memorable first impression to as many of your new peers as possible, is necessary in order to ensure a successful job assignment. With that in mind, we’re providing a shortlist… Read more »

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Workplace illness can wreak havoc on an otherwise successful and productive workforce. Particularly troublesome in the winter months, widespread illness can be devastating to a company’s bottom line. The most proactive employers try to combat sickness before it even begins. While this isn’t always possible, there are a number of tactics available to those who… Read more »

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Wearing the proper attire to the initial interview is critical when it comes to making a strong first impression. Not only does the perfect outfit serve to highlight your professionalism, but it also shows the interviewer that you have read and understood any of their own dress code requirements. Moreover, it demonstrates a large amount… Read more »

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While the theory behind workforce management is a rather straightforward concept, becoming a great leader is anything but simple. Many are able to grasp the fundamentals of direct management and supervision, but very few of today’s leaders are actually engaged with their employees. In fact, according to a 2015 study by Gallup, only 35 percent… Read more »

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Many job seekers know only one style and format for their resume: chronological. While the chronological format, which lists your past career experience in reverse chronological order, starting with your most recent positions, is fine for most individuals, there are some circumstances that call for a different approach. Conversely, the skills-based resume, which draws more… Read more »