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There is a big misconception that staffing agencies only have short term and low paying general labor positions. That’s definitely not true with APS Staffing! We fill a large number of highly skilled manufacturing positions in Northwest Pennsylvania. Currently in this country the number of skilled workers retiring far outnumbers the number of skilled workers… Read more »

Your resume is your first line of defense on the quest for a new job. Before hitting send, you should do everything you can to make your resume stand out. Even if your work experience is perfect, a sub par resume could sink your chances of getting a job interview. But if you combine relevant… Read more »

As recruiters, it’s our job to ask you questions about your work history and career goals. Some of these questions may be difficult for you to answer. And, while we want you to be honest, there is a right and wrong way to answer certain questions. One of the most common questions we ask applicants… Read more »

Chronic life and work stress can lead to burnout. What does that look like? Burnout can include emotional exhaustion, feeling depleted, detached, and inefficacy in life and work. In our fast-paced, modern world it is safe to say that everyone experiences some level of burnout. These feelings can cause strains on relationships and create disconnect… Read more »

More companies than ever are using staffing agencies and hiring candidates on a temp to hire basis. Why are they doing this? The biggest reason is to ensure that the candidate is a good fit for the company (and vice versa!). One of the biggest issues that comes up during the temporary assignment is attendance…. Read more »

If you have a new associate joining your team, you may already be in a time crunch! Maybe you’re in a busy season, or your current workforce is behind on production. Despite being short on time or resources, it is key to invest in a new staff member joining the team. In order to get… Read more »

Staffing agencies and employers alike are experiencing a new trend: “No call No showing”. Of course, there have always been a few applicants here and there who don’t show. Life happens and we understand that! Today, 70% of all appointments that we make for interviews will not show up. Yikes! Being a “No Call No… Read more »

We often hear terms like pre-employment assessment, skill testing and even interviewing used interchangeably. While they may have similar high level goals, such as identifying a suitable candidate, they are fundamentally different methods of achieving those goals. It’s important to know the difference because each evaluation method will produce completely different outputs. Moreover, in some… Read more »

Artificial Intelligence or “AI” is popping up everywhere we turn: it’s in our phones, our televisions, even our kitchen appliances! Some companies and job board platforms are even using AI in their recruiting and hiring processes. According to a study done by CareerBuilder in 2017, over half of Human Resource Managers said that AI would… Read more »

The decision to further your education is a big one. It’s important to weigh all of your options, including the often overlooked trade schools. There is a school for just about everything, from plumbing and electrical, to hairdressing and administrative work! Here are a few reasons why you should consider a trade school. Less  Overall… Read more »