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What-Is-Mechatronics

By Joe Crowe  You may have heard the word “mechatronics” before. While it combines the familiar terms “mechanical” and “electronics,” it’s possible that what it is may not be clear. Mechatronics is a science that focuses on intelligent technology, an overarching term for an interdisciplinary field that focuses on the future of engineering with smart… Read more »

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How-To-Ask-For-Time-Off

By Joe Crowe  Asking to take time off from work can be touchy subject. Even when you’re entitled to sick time or vacation time, sometimes it can feel stressful to ask. That’s in addition to the stresses of whatever the issue is, whether it’s sickness or injury. The good news is that experts say that… Read more »

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Seasonal-Hiring-Needs-Tips

By Joe Crowe  Getting ready for the holiday season can be a mixture of chaos, panic, and anxiety. However, meeting your seasonal hiring needs does not have to be as stressful as Black Friday at midnight. Here are some ways to prepare your company for your seasonal hiring needs Bring them in early Get an… Read more »

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Automation-Personnel-Services-Houston-Branches-Assisting-In-Tropical-Storm-Imelda-Cleanup

By Loyd McIntosh When Tropical Storm Imelda pounded the Texas gulf coast in late September, Automation Personnel Services’  Houston branches were ready to help. Officially the fifth-wettest tropical cyclone on record in the continental United States, Tropical Storm Imelda brought record-breaking rains and flooding to southeast Texas, particularly Beaumont, where thousands of employees of several… Read more »

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Improving-The-Employee-Experience

Improving employee experience makes for a better company: Here’s how By Darryl Johnson Providing employees with a good employee experience is more than a company picnic and premium benefits. Employee Experience, or EX, is about employees feeling like they are contributors to the success of the company. They are productive and efficient because the employer… Read more »

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How-To-Attract-Talent-In-Today's-Job-Market

By Rick Geiger It’s not 2011 anymore. Shocking, right? It seems like just yesterday it was easy to attract talent with skilled, educated, and motivated job hiding around every corner. Hiring was fun. The fish were jumping into the boat! Now? Not so much. So, what happened? Well, you know what happened. The economy improved,… Read more »

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Automation-And-Future-Hiring-Needs

By Lee Hurley We all know that automation will affect our jobs in the future. What we don’t know is how it will affect our future hiring needs. We can  offer educated guesses and we can look at the past as a way to predict the future but technology today moves faster than a Japanese… Read more »

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Can-A-Job-Reference-Be-Too-Good

By Joe Crowe When hiring, a factor in determining an applicant’s quality is his or her job references. When you contact them, ideally you hear good things about the applicant. But what happens if the reference provides only great comments, maybe too great? Is it possible for a job reference to be too good? The… Read more »