The Era of the “No Call/No Show”

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 »

Tips to Handle a Difficult Co-Worker

Work will always be work, but it’s a heck of a lot better If you can find something that you enjoy doing. If you can find a job that you like doing AND you have great coworkers, you’ve hit the jackpot!  Let’s face it, there’s almost always going to be at least one coworker that… Read more »

Join the Rising Tide: Safety in the Workplace

The facts are in: it simply isn’t enough to give basic safety tips during a new hire’s onboarding process. Companies are getting wiser: safety training is strongly suggested  the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) AND it is systematically proven to have a positive influence on workplace injury occurrences. A systematic review of the effectiveness of… Read more »

Finding Fulfillment in an Unfulfilling Job

What did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher? An astronaut? Maybe a Doctor? A lucky few are able to pursue these dreams, but for most people, their career goals take the backseat in life. Too often, talented people end up being underemployed. They have the passion and the education, but for… Read more »

Interview Tip: Avoiding Cultural Noise Bias

When it comes to job hunting, most would agree that interviews can be nerve-wrecking. While meeting complete strangers you are expected to  dress for success, be informed, and sell yourself (but not too much). Your main goal is to land a job, so it makes sense to answer interview questions according to what the interview want’s to… Read more »

What’s the Deal with Erie Industry?

Erie, Pennsylvania was founded on industry. Take a drive down West 12th to the area commonly known as the “12th Street Corridor” and you’ll see rows of huge, brick industrial buildings. Each one of these buildings tells the story of over 1,000 people who work in this small cluster of shops and foundries. Across the… Read more »

Should You Work While Attending College?

Today’s college graduates are in a pickle: they need a job to gain experience but they also need experience to get the job! While education and internships are helpful, they often don’t compare to real world work experience from an employer’s perspective.  Working through college can help with this problem, while earning some money! Here’s… Read more »

Looking for a promotion or recognition? Avoid THIS phrase at work

There are a few expressions that lead an employee to fall out of grace with management. Usually, the obvious ones become an issue when a pattern is present. These include the common: “I can’t make it in today…” ” I’m going to be late…” or ” … I forgot” True, a scenario where any of… Read more »

No Resume? No Problem.

If you have been faced with the difficult task of JOB HUNTING in the last few years, you may have noticed that the game has changed considerably. The days of meeting someone in person, shaking their hand, and discussing a job have been replaced with hours of online job boards, re-formatting your resume, creating cover… Read more »