What is a Worker Desert?

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What is a worker desert and  how are companies adapting? By Lee Hurley It’s not a little ironic that a good economy has caused such a challenging issue: finding qualified employees to fill open jobs. The term “worker desert” is now being used to describe the problem. According to varying reports, there are more than… Read more »

What Is MIG Welding?

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By Rick Geiger Most people know that welding is the process of fusing two pieces of metal into one. But they may not know just how prevalent it is in our modern society. According to Howard B. Cary in his book Modern Welding Technology, “Nearly everything we use daily is welded or made by equipment that… Read more »

Making the workplace fun and productive

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Making the workplace fun and productive

By Rick Geiger Have you heard? People are dancing at work. Dancing! And, no, I don’t mean on Broadway (though, yes, they are still dancing there, too). I’m talking about accountants, recruiters, customer service reps, even computer programmers. Working men and women in high-rises and office parks all over the world are fleeing their cubicles… Read more »

How to gear up for seasonal hiring

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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 »

Houston Lends A Helping Hand

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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 »

How to Attract Talent in Today’s Economy

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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 »

How will automation affect future hiring needs?

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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 »

Can A Job Reference Be Too Good?

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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 »