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Kirsten Mann

Fall in Love with the Right Job Opportunity

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Valentine’s Day is here and if you’re still looking for that special job consider this; searching for the right job is not all that different from dating.

One popular dating expression is that “opposites attract.” This can also be true for you in your job search. If you’ve found that you are spinning in circles searching for the best job opportunity for you, perhaps you should try broadening your horizon. One option would be possibly seeking a job that is different from what you would normally try.

There’s nothing wrong with using a temp agency to explore what jobs do and do not work for you. This also allows you to discover skills you may not know you’ve had. Make a list of the skills and experiences you know you obtain and consider how they fit jobs that you wouldn’t normally be interested in. You may be surprised how valuable you may be to an employer and what new and exciting challenges await you.

Remember that “there are plenty of fish in the sea,” or in other words, there are plenty of jobs available for you to choose from when utilizing Forge Industrial Staffing for your job searching needs. While you may have your sights set on one job in particular, it can be disappointing if you don’t get it. Instead of having your heart set on one job, seek out multiple relating positions. Not only will the chances for you to find a great match improve, but you may discover that you enjoy another position even more than the one you were originally interested in.

 

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or right employees for you.

To learn more how Forge Industrial Staffing can help you with your job search, visit forgestaff.com or visit one of our 13 locations in Indiana and Michigan. Employers can learn more at forgestaff.com/clients/

 

Accessing your 2019 W-2’s

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Tax season is here and many of you are probably wondering where exactly to get your 2019 W-2’s. Here at Forge we make the process of getting your 2019 W-2’s an easier one by giving you a couple of options for accessing them.

One way to access your 2019 W-2’s is through your online Employee Portal. 2019 W-2’s are currently available in your Employee Portal as of Thursday, January 23rd. To login to your Employee Portal, you will need to visit our website, forgestaff.com, and click on, “Employee Login” in the top right corner of the homepage. If you do not have access or forgot your password, please contact your local Forge branch to get that information. 

Another option for accessing your 2019 W-2’s is by stopping at your local Forge branch and picking them up. 2019 W-2’s are currently now available for pick up. There’s no need to make an appointment to come in and pick them up either. You can just stop in and let one of our Service Coordinators know that you’re picking up your 2019 W-2’s. You will need to provide photo ID in order to pick up your 2019 W-2’s.  

If you have any further questions about how or where to access your 2019 W-2’s, please give your local Forge branch a call, forgestaff.com/our-locations.

 

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or right employees for you.

To learn more how Forge Industrial Staffing can help you with your job search, visit forgestaff.com or visit one of our 13 locations in Indiana and Michigan. Employers can learn more at forgestaff.com/clients/

Tips to Motivate your Employees

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Have you ever noticed that volunteers tend to work harder than paid employees? This may be because of the satisfaction they feel knowing their work is appreciated. Part of the issue in today’s work environment is that employees feel undervalued and underappreciated meaning they aren’t as willing to put their all in their work. Motivated employees have long-term benefits for a company, such as saving you time hiring and training new people, but in what ways can managers motivate their employees?

 

Recognition

Part of an employee feeling undervalued and underappreciated is that they don’t feel recognized for their contribution to the company. There is no question that people tend to do their best work when they are actually being recognized for the time and effort they have put in. It is important for employers to give more recognition This doesn’t always mean paying the employee a bonus or giving them a raise; sometimes it’s just as simple as making them employee of the week/month and recognizing them publicly.


Responsibility

Trust plays a big role in the relationship between an employer and employee. Employees who know their employers trust them will put in their best effort to keep that trust and work harder to build that trust further. With trust, comes responsibility. An employer who trusts their employee will more than likely give them more responsibility. Employees who have more responsibilities are more willing to rise to the challenges that are set in front of them.


Creativity

Employees have ideas and creative intuitions too, so why not let them express it every once in a while? Not every job is going to require employees to be creative, but no matter the job, the employer should still spend some time listening and showing interest in what ideas the employee has. There ideas may not be the best for the company, but at least you took the time to show that you care about their input. The employee is going to be more motivated knowing their ideas for the company are valued.

 

Building relationships with your employees

An employee isn’t going to work as efficiently if there isn’t a relationship established between them and their employer. It is important to build a relationship with employees as they are one of the important factors to why your company runs in the first place. Showing interest in their work and valuing their effort can build that relationship. This will remind them that they are indeed appreciated.

 

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or right employees for you.

To learn how Forge Industrial Staffing can help you with your job search, visit forgestaff.com  or visit one of our 13 locations in Indiana and Michigan. Employers can learn more at, forgestaff.com/clients/

 

Forge Benefits

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Have you heard about all of the benefits that Forge Industrial  Staffing has to offer you? Besides being able to offer various job opportunities for you to choose from, we also offer great benefits, such as the ones listed below.

Paid Holidays

Forge employees get paid for the following holidays upon completing 1,000 hours of service : New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Vacation Pay

Forge employees earn a one week paid vacation after 2,000 hours of service.


Health Insurance

All active, hourly-paid Forge Industrial Staffing employees are eligible to participate in a health insurance plan. The premium payments are deducted from each paycheck. The health plan covers doctor office visits, prescription medicine, hospitalization, maternity care and provides options for life and accidental death benefit, dental and vision benefit, and short term disability benefit.

Referral Bonus Program

We continue to search for valuable employees like you!

If you have a friend or a relative that is interested, refer them to us. For each referral employed by Forge Industrial Staffing for a minimum of two (2) days, you will receive a bonus (amount depending on location). Referral form must be turned in at the time referred employee is orientated. Additional referral slips are available at the Forge office.

Employee of the Month

Every month, each office chooses an “Employee of the Month,” who receives a cash award and recognition. Selection is based on hours worked, attendance, client feedback and work performance.

Get Paid Weekly!

In addition to direct deposit and regular checks, Forge Industrial Staffing is now offering you a great new benefit — getting paid on the rapid! PayCard® Mastercard® Card. You can have your pay automatically deposited to the paycard, giving you instant access to your money the morning of every payday.


No more standing in line to cash checks
No more check-cashing fees
No more coming to work to pick up your check
No more lost checks

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or right employees for you.

To learn more how Forge Industrial Staffing can help you with your job search, visit forgestaff.com or visit one of our 13 locations in Indiana and Michigan. Employers can learn more at forgestaff.com/clients/

 

Machine Safeguarding – Hazards and Safe Practices

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Machine Safeguarding – Hazards and Safe Practices

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Machinery is a major source of injury. While employers are responsible to establish safeguards to protect employees, it is essential to follow safe practices to avoid injury.

 

Motion Hazards

– Pull-in hazards can grab and pull loose material like clothing and hair. Causes include rotating parts or in-running nip points.
– Caught-between hazards can catch the operator between two moving parts or between a moving part and a fixed object. Causes include punching parts.
Cutting hazards can be caused by sharp machine parts like table saw blades.

 

Safe Practices

– Only operate machines that you are fully trained and authorized to use.
– Only use machines that are properly maintained and in safe working condition.
– Only use a machine the way it is designed to be used and according to all the manufacturer’s safety requirements.
– Tie back loose hair and do not wear loose clothing or jewelry around machinery.
– Keep fingers, hand, arms, and clothing clear from all moving components.
– Assure that all safeguards are in place before operating equipment.
– Never remove, modify, or bypass guards.
– Before starting, assure people are clear of the moving parts, and warn them it is starting.
– Never reach into any hazard area or moving portion of a machine for any reason, including removing a blockage or for maintenance, without first implementing proper lockout/tagout.
– Always turn off machines when you have finished using them.
– Notify supervisors if a machine is not working properly.

Refer a Friend and Receive a Bonus!

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Think you have someone in mind that would enjoy working with Forge Industrial Staffing as much as you do? Refer them to us! We are always seeking valuable employees just like you!

Did you know you can earn money by referring people to us? With the Forge Referral Program, you can! For each referral employed by Forge Industrial Staffing for a minimum of two (2) days, you will receive a bonus (amount depending on location).

In order to be qualified for the bonus, you must turn in a referral form at the time the referred employee is orientated. Additional referral slips are available at your local Forge Industrial Staffing branch location.

For more information about the Forge Referral Program, please give your nearest branch a call: forgestaff.com/our-locations.

If you are interested in finding work with Forge Industrial Staffing, please apply online with us today at, forgestaff.com/apply!

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or right employees for you.

To learn more how Forge Industrial Staffing can help you with your job search, visit https://forgestaff.com or visit one of our 13 locations in Indiana and Michigan. Employers can learn more at https://forgestaff.com/clients/

What are Near Misses?

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Safety at Forge Industrial Staffing is our number one priority. It is our goal to have each and every one of our employees placed in a safe environment. Most industrial jobs have inherent risks that can lead to serious injury if an employee is not following the proper steps. Every accident and injury is preventable on some level, and the first step in prevention is to continuously be aware of the dangers that are part of any work environment. Below we define what exactly a near miss is and how to recognize it.

Near misses are defined as an unplanned event that has the potential to cause, but does not result in human injury, environmental or equipment damage, or an interruption to normal operation. Near misses can also be known as, close calls, near accidents, and accident precursors. Near misses can occur when you’re not following proper procedures, or safe practices, when a tool/machine malfunctions, or is misused, when a tool is dropped and lands next to a coworker, etc. “When these incidents take place on the job, it can serve as a warning that a serious incident is waiting to happen,” (Howard, 2012).

Near misses are potential safety concerns and should be reported to your supervisor immediately so corrective action can be taken. Near misses can be recognized as a tool to change processes and prevent future incidents and serious injuries from occurring. Failure to report near misses could result in potential injury to yourself or coworkers. Proper reporting should lead to incidents never reoccurring.

Near misses, unsafe work conditions, and all work-related injuries should be reported. To make a report please call, 616.285.6860.

Always remember to think safe and be safe!

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or right employees for you.

To learn more how Forge Industrial Staffing can help you with your job search, visit forgestaff.com or visit one of our 13 locations in Indiana and Michigan. Employers can learn more at forgestaff.com/clients

Howard, Keith. “’Everybody Gets to Go Home in One Piece’.” Safety Health Magazine, Safety Health Magazine, 1 Jan. 2012, https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/6843–articles-6843-everybody-gets-to-go-home-in-one-piece.

Introducing the New Forge Mobile App

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Did you hear the news?! Forge Industrial Staffing now has their very own mobile app; making it easier now more than ever to find a job! Use our new mobile app to connect with on of our 13 branches in Indiana or Michigan and apply to open positions with a single click.

Our new mobile app gives you’re the freedom to job search anytime, anywhere, right on your phone. Find job opportunities available for you right in your area based off the location set in your own personal profile. Search through lists of job opportunities right in the palm of your hand, while avoiding the hassle of having to stop in the office to see what new opportunities we have available.

You will receive a notification as soon as jobs are published on the app. View the details of the job opportunity you’re most interested in by clicking on it within the list. From there you can tell us you’re interested with a click. The jobs you are interested in will be listed under “My Jobs,” so that you can easily review the details later.

Connecting with our Service Coordinators is easy and stress-free. Just click on a new message and you are instantly connected with our top Service Coordinators at a branch of your choice. You will also receive message with job opportunities that we have available.

Download our free mobile app today to get started on your way toward a new career! Our mobile app is now available to download in the Google Play store, as well as the Apple App store.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or right employees for you.

To learn more how Forge Industrial Staffing can help you with your job search, visit https://forgestaff.com or visit one of our 13 locations in Indiana and Michigan. Employers can learn more at https://forgestaff.com/clients/

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