Seasonal Employees vs. Seasonal Workers -The differences matter!

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  As a staffing agency, we function in part as a temp service. As a result, we need to know, and want others to know, the differences between “seasonal workers” and “seasonal employees”. Today, we tackle that topic. A “seasonal employee” is defined as an “employee hired into a position for which the customary annual… Read more »

What Generation of Candidates are You Appealing to?

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A primary challenge for many companies will be to attract and retain a skilled work force as the labor market continues to tighten and technology continues to evolve. This situation is exacerbated as companies find themselves managing three generations of American workers, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y or Millennials. Each has their own… Read more »

When is a Thank You Note Appropriate?

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Just when is a hand written Thank You note appropriate? In the digital age, the idea of sending a hand-written thank-you note may sound old school, but it’s a simple formality that can impress employers and leave an indelible mark. WorkSource Staffing explains when sending a thank you note is appropriate and what to include…. Read more »

How Can a Recruiter Help You Prepare for an Interview in Kansas City

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It can be overwhelming to go it alone when searching for a job. The internet is saturated with advice about how to land the perfect job—and sometimes it’s hard to know what steps to take, direction to go in, how to pursue an employer, or how to prepare for an interview. Recruiting firms are meant… Read more »

Understanding OSHA: Your Company Could Receive an OSHA Grant

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Are you a proactive employer, looking for support for all the hard work you do to keep your workers safe? OSHA recognizes the need to support health and safety efforts put forth by companies and is offering the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. Why is it named Susan Harwood? If you aren’t familiar with The… Read more »

OSHA: Quicktakes Newsletter Access

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As OSHA continues to increase awareness of workplace injury and lead the way in regulation changes, it has taken the necessary steps to inform and empower people by way of social media. OSHA Quicktakes is an informative newsletter that subscribers can receive monthly. Here’s what the newsletter has to offer. News and Events at Your… Read more »

You’ll Probably Want to Avoid These 3 Job References

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When applying for jobs, it is very easy to focus so much on the cover letter, resume and potential interview that you forget to work on one major ticket item—your references! References play a big role when it comes to winning over a potential interviewer. They could literally be the deciding factor between you and… Read more »

How to Find a Candidate that Fits Your Company Culture

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Assessing a candidates fit to your company culture is about more than finding the perfect “worker bee.” Culture is define as the values, traditions, and beliefs of a religion, group or organization. Workplace culture is the character and personality of your specific organization. It’s what makes your organization unique and is the sum of its… Read more »

Ask WorkSource: How can I increase employee moral?

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According to Dale Carnegie Training, “companies lose $350 billion a year because of employee disengagement” – in essence, because of low morale in the workplace. Employee morale is largely fostered by an open work environment – one in which communication is embraced and practiced at the highest levels. It’s bad enough when an employee feels… Read more »

Understanding OSHA: How to Prepare for a Workplace Emergency

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Preparing for workplace emergencies, long before they happen, is critical. WorkSource knows the importance of keeping every worker safe. Whether a manager, CEO or employee, steps should be taken to make sure that your work setting is prepared to handle any type of workplace emergency. OSHA provides a free booklet outlining how to prepare for… Read more »