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Because of the COVID-19 pandemic many people are now having to work from home – a temporary or even permanent ‘new normal.’ For some, remote working is something they’ve done before and are highly comfortable with, though they may face new obstacles. For others, they are trying mightily to adapt to working from home, helping… Read more »

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Treat every temporary role or assignment as a live interview for a permanent role. (PART 2; for Part 1, click here)     Listen to your staffing personnel This might seem like an obvious tip, but you’ll be surprised how many people ignore this one piece of advice. These are the people who are your… Read more »

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To all of our neighbors, clients and friends,   (Originally posted April 15, 2020 and LAST UPDATED August 18, 2020) We hope that you and your loved ones are safe, healthy and well. With the ongoing challenges created by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we wanted to take time to remember what is most important: our… Read more »

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  (PART 1) If you’re a current or prospective temporary worker, things may seem hard today, but I want to offer you my own story, to let you know that things WILL get better for you and for your family.     I’ve been in your shoes before. For 16 years, I was a stay-at-home… Read more »

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Patience and Kindness. Compassion and Understanding. Safety and Health.   Irritated at a driver in front of you for driving well below the speed limit? Impatient with a server at a restaurant? Frustrated with a colleague for not getting something done right away? Beyond your wits end because your children are ignoring your instructions?  … Read more »

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COVID-19 has upended normalcy. In times like these, it’s important to distinguish between things we CAN control versus things that are OUTSIDE of our control. Someone once said, “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”   If you have control, take it. If you don’t, do your best to ‘let go’… Read more »

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What can you save the most of when working with a staffing agency? Money!   Your first thought when you read that was probably along the lines of, “But how am I *saving* money when I have to pay the staffing agency more than what I pay the employee directly (and still meet market levels… Read more »

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Let’s Stay Safe and Healthy! RESPONSIBLE RESTART OHIO: In-Person Actions by Pre-Arrangement Only The State of Ohio is presently operating under a Safer-at-Work / Responsible Restart initiative. Following the guidelines of the CDC and the State of Ohio, we are back in our offices in Mount Vernon, and retaining contingency remote access to all of… Read more »

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We are living in a world where social media sites like Facebook and Twitter make it easier to say things that should be left unsaid. Our ability to contain our emotions in a face-to-face situation has been replaced with the ease of a click, sending out words and expressions that, once sent, can’t be taken… Read more »

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As the pace of change quickens, the world of work has adjusted as well. At certain stages of your career, it makes a lot of sense to pursue different paths in gaining employment.   Temporary work – sometimes labeled temporary staffing, contingent workforce positions, project work, or contract assignments – offers a surprising number of… Read more »