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Most jobs require at least two or three job references for each applicant. Not only are these contacts used for verifying past employment history, they can also be used to gauge the character before you even begin the onboarding process. You’ll want to put some thought into your references. Remember, these people will ultimately play… 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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Anyone who has worked for any period of time has encountered a difficult co-worker. Just like all other aspects of our life, it’s impossible to get along with everyone, but effective use of conflict resolution and showing respect for everyone you work with is imperative. It’s important to be cautious when dealing with a co-worker… 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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Enterprise Services Outlook (“ESO”) recognizes Automation Personnel Services Inc. as one of the Top 10 Most Recommended Staffing Service Providers in 2017. The Pelham-based business operates 33 branches in ten states. ESO’s Business Services Knowledge Network magazine spotlights Automation Personnel Services for being founded on a platform of outstanding customer service that continues today. “Automation… Read more »

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During an interview, job seekers are supposed to keep our questions professional and relevant to the job they are applying for. While this is considered common courtesy, hiring managers and interviewers on the other side of the coin aren’t held to such standards. It’s common to hear a crazy, unexpected or off-the-wall interview question at… 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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You’ve shown up on time, completed all your work and now the project is done. For a job seeker who depends on temporary assignments to make a living, there’s still plenty of work to do. Before moving on to the next opportunity, don’t forget to take care of the essentials and wrap up any loose… 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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Some are born with a stronger work ethic than others, but regardless of how you obtain the trait, having a great work ethic, morale and sense of responsibility can go a long way in setting you apart from your peers and drawing the attention of management. Thankfully, this is a trait that can be developed… Read more »