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A worldwide initiative that has recently broken through into the mainstream, Lean manufacturing refers to a set of standards that facilitate the elimination of waste, increased production and streamlining procedures on behalf of employers. Moreover, as Lean manufacturing often includes the principles of quality assurance as outlined by Six Sigma, the package creates a highly… Read more »

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Commonly associated with personality traits, social habits, communication level and people skills, the term “soft skills” can be applied to many different characteristics. While some may be more valuable than others, and some may be more relevant to one particular job or another, it’s still important to focus, at least in part, on these skills… Read more »

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When it comes to recruitment in the 21st century, writing a great job description is critical to locating and securing top talent for the open position. While it may seem a simple and straightforward process, a job description that fails to properly explain the recruit’s responsibilities and expectations is likely to result in a high… Read more »

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Production workers, also known as factory workers, are involved in manufacturing goods and warehouse distribution. Oftentimes, in production and distribution warehouses, work can be physically strenuous and wages typically lean toward the lower end of the pay scale. Turnover in these positions is common and the cost associated with recruitment and training can be a… Read more »

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Job fairs generally present a great opportunity for locating and, in some cases, securing employment within a specific industry or company. Even the most successful jobseekers enter such events faced with challenges such as competition in skill and experience, limited face-time interactions, organizational disruption, etc. Therefore, it is imperative that jobseekers be prepared with a… Read more »

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“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward Lavish buffets. Watching football. Spending time with family and friends. That’s usually what comes to mind when most people think of Thanksgiving Day. And while all of those things are wonderful and should… Read more »

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According to a recent online survey involving over 2,300 hiring and human resource managers across the United States, conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder, the demand for promoting seasonal workers to full-time employees during the fourth quarter of 2015 is expected to skyrocket. This is great news for employers in the U.S. who… Read more »

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Many jobseekers view staffing agencies solely as a place to secure employment. While Automation Personnel Services certainly does provide access to temporary, long term, and in some cases, full-time direct hire employment, we also offer services such as job interview preparation. Not only does this ensure your preparedness for your next interview, but it can… Read more »

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As 2015 draws to a close, we take a look back at the impact the mandates imposed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can have on your business.  The ACA requires that all companies that have more than 50 full time equivalent employees, offer healthcare coverage that meet the requirements established by the Act.  In… Read more »

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There’s no denying the fact that a dedicated staffing agency can open new doors and give job candidates access to career opportunities that they might have otherwise missed. However, the sheer amount of recruitment firms in operation today, as well as the increasing diversification of the current job market – can make it difficult for… Read more »