3 ways to be a valuable employee

It is a conversation had by employers and hiring managers all over: It is difficult to find good people these days. With the “skills gap” growing larger and larger for manufacturing and skilled trades, employers are considering less-than-qualified candidates for general and managerial roles. How do you get in on that action if you’re one… Read more »

High Paying Manufacturing Jobs (They do exist!)

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 »

How Many Call Offs is Too Many?

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 »

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 »

Artificial Intelligence- the Future of Recruiting?

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 »

Trade School or Traditional College: Which is right for you?

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 »

Why You Shouldn’t Lie on your Resume

We’re all guilty of a little white lie or two, but your resume is one place where you should be totally honest. When you lie about or exaggerate your abilities on your resume, you’re not only wasting the employer’s time, you’re wasting your own time as well. Trust us, the truth WILL be revealed at… Read more »

Spring Clean your Career!

It’s that time of year again: Spring Cleaning. It’s time to be brave and look under the bed, behind the fridge, and under the basement stairs to see what’s accumulated over the long winter. This is a task that most people dread doing or put off altogether. For those who do complete their spring cleaning,… 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 »

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 »