Achieving Work-Life Balance

It’s no secret – managing all the things you have to do as an adult is a challenge. Trying to doyour best on the job, taking care of yourself (and, if you have them, your kids), trying to see friends and stay sane… we know you’ve got a lot on your plate! Sure, it may… Read more »

3 Tips to Get Noticed by our Staffing Agency

We have a lot of respect for other staffing firms. Some have the ability to send you out to work TODAY or TOMORROW when you needed a job yesterday. Our staffing agency cannot always deliver in this “instant gratification” manner because we operate a little differently. Rather than providing temporary staff for short-term projects, APS… 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 »

Tips for Eliminating Stress in the Workplace

Is it possible to do everything that needs to get done and still have energy left over after work? How do you keep cool under so many demands? The average business professional has 30 to 100 projects on their plate. Modern workers are interrupted seven times an hour and distracted up to 2.1 hours a… 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 »

4 Steps to a Rockstar Injury Prevention Program

In a fast-paced industrial work environment, workplace safety is a number one priority. In order to prevent/reduce workplace injuries, it is best practice to maintain a thorough Injury Prevention Plan (IPP). Regardless of company size or industry, all employers should have some sort of structured plan. Confused on where to start? According to OSHA, a… Read more »

Job Interviews Gone Wrong

After twenty years in the staffing industry, we have helped a lot of good people find work. For those twenty years, our focus has been on permanent, long term work. Often times, these positions will require an onsite interview with the potential company. It is our job to best prepare candidates for these interview on… Read more »

Tips to Get the Most out of your Recruiter

As a job seeker, there is nothing more frustrating than a bunch of closed doors. The rise of job boards and online recruitment platforms has made it easy to apply to jobs, but what about the rest of the hiring process? Whether you are applying to an employment agency or directly with a company, a recruiter is… Read more »

Leave a Job on Bad Terms? Here’s How to Handle Your Next Interview.

Picture this: you are interviewing for a new job and despite the typical nerves, its going well! Just as your confidence starts to rise, the dreaded question is asked: ” Why did you leave your last job?” Most interview questions are constructed to better understand you, your experience, and what skills you bring to the… Read more »

Tips to Combat High Turnover in a Tough Job Market

In this tough labor market, it is more crucial than ever to retain talent. Hiring new staff takes a large toll on company resources. If you have a strong relationship with a reputable employment agency, you may not be contributing to the up-front costs of advertisements and screening. However,  you are investing time to properly train… Read more »