How You and Your Team Can Help Prevent Heat-Related Illness in Summer Months

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Automation Personnel Services offers many safety precautions that help temporary employees perform better in the heat. Since summer is in full swing, we’ll focus this post on how to get your staff involved in preventing heat-related illness during warmer months. How to Know When the Heat Has Become Too Much? Some of the warning signs… Read more »

3 Reasons Why It Is Important to Ask Your Co-Workers for Feedback

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Stephen Nordness founded Automation Personnel Services around service and communication, and these are the values we hope to pass on to all staff members and our clients. Whether you rely on Automation Personnel Services for staffing services, payroll services or other technical services, Stephen Nordness reminds us that communication is the key to success! Build… Read more »

3 Tips to Make Talkative Employees More Productive

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Automation Personnel Services understands the difference between productive communications and those who are just talking to get their voices heard. If you’re currently benefitting from any of our services, including payroll services, temporary staffing or any of our technical services, you’ve probably already noticed the emphasis we place on communications. Maintaining a similar focus for… Read more »

Top Questions to Ask Your Interviewer to Show Your Interest in the Position

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Many job seekers view the interview process as a one-way street. The interviewer asks all the questions and the candidate simply answers. While this may have been enough for jobs in the past, today’s interview process is much more involved. Nowadays, nearly every interviewer is expecting the job seeker to ask questions on their own…. Read more »

What Questions Should You Expect in a Job Interview for a Manufacturing Position?

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The interview process can be a daunting event. Even a run-of-the-mill interview can be ruined by excess anxiety, unnecessary stress or over-thinking. While it helps to rehearse your potential responses beforehand, make sure you are putting time into the right questions to begin with. Can We Trust You? Many manufacturers deal with confidential information. Whether… Read more »

How Can You Write a Rejection Letter That Makes Your Company Look Impressive?

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The art of writing a rejection letter is something every business leader should master. Although some rely on a standard document or generic template, this can be offensive to some. Instead, try to craft a letter that is straightforward, concise and informative. Apart from getting your point across without being to blunt or harsh, this… Read more »

Who Should I Use as a Job Reference?

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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 »

Interview Questions to Learn About Teamwork

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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 »

What Do You Do When You Can’t Stand Your Co-Worker?

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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 »

How Do You Manage Difficult Employees?

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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 »