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Kirsten Mann

Accessing your W-2’s

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

One way to access your W-2’s is through your online Employee Portal. 2018 W-2’s are currently available in your Employee Portal as of Monday January 21st. 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 W-2’s is by stopping at your local Forge branch and picking them up. 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 W-2’s. You will need to provide photo ID in order to pick up your W-2’s.  

If you have any further questions about how or where to access your 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 https://forgestaff.com or visit one of our 13 locations in Indiana and Michigan. Employers can learn more at https://forgestaff.com/clients/

Choose Forge For Your Staffing Needs This Year

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Has your company spent enough precious time posting job listings, reviewing applicants, scheduling and performing interviews, when you could have been focusing on your company’s productivity? Make a change and choose Forge Industrial Staffing to assist you with your staffing needs this coming year.

Staffing agencies, such as ourselves can play a critical role in helping companies, like you, find talent. Forge is a specialized staffing agency that works with industrial staffing needs. We can provide a second level of assistance by filtering talent down to those that are a better match for your company. Generally, qualified applicants will choose to work with us because of our knowledge of the industrial industry. This two-way street creates a more efficient process for connecting employees and employers.

We base much of our reputation on the success of employee/employer matches. If we have multiple candidates we believes are ready to hit the ground running, we will only present those who can immediately be an asset to the company.

Finally, it’s important for us to have a close relationship with hiring managers in the area. By creating and strengthening these relationships, we can better gain a feel for the types of candidates the employer is looking for and can even contact a hiring manager when a new job seeker is available.

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/

Maximize your Recruiting Efforts with Forge Industrial Staffing

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Recruiting for temporary positions can sometimes seem like an impossible task. People tend to search for full-time employment instead of temporary, making it more difficult to fill those temporary openings. Once you’ve found people interested in the position, you have to weed through them by interviewing them and seeing who would be most qualified for the job. The whole process can take up valuable time that could be focused somewhere else within the company, so why not eliminate the process completely?

Forge Industrial Staffing is here to eliminate the hassle of finding people to fill your temporary positions. Forge Industrial Staffing is a professional staffing agency with 13 offices throughout Indiana and Michigan. Human Resource Managers turn to us when production is suffering due to lack of people, they are frustrated with spending too much of their time hiring entry level positions, their current vendor isn’t providing creative solutions, or doesn’t have the experience to address the challenges of today’s tough labor market, etc.

Clients of Forge find value in our client focus, our focus on industrial placement, our extended hours of operation, how quickly we respond to client communications, long term partnerships, the tenure of staff which brings deeps knowledge of our industry, and the fact that we love what we do and care deeply about our work.

Need a few more reasons why you should trust your hiring process to us? We’ll give you a couple reasons.

 

Here to benefit you

A specialized staffing agency, such as Forge Industrial Staffing, understands that the hiring process can be stressful. The purpose of a staffing agency is removing this stress from your own responsibilities, so you can focus more on what’s important. The Forge team performs interviews, background checks, and proper placement within your company’s needs, so you know you can rely on us to get you the most eligible employee for the job.

 

Trust the interview process

Forge understands the importance of finding someone who’s going to play a role in the success of your company. Not only do we complete the interviewing process and background checks, but we also perform drug screenings so you know you have hard-working, responsible individuals working for you. We pride ourselves on finding individuals who have the same work ethic and values as we do

 

Know what we can provide you

You have an idea of the person you want to hire; all we want is to make sure we have an understanding of who that person is too. Part of maximizing your recruiting efforts with us is being specific and knowing what we specialize in. Forge Industrial Staffing is the most responsive provider of light industrial and manufacturing staffing. We specialize in providing employees on all shifts to manufacturing and warehouse facilities. To meet your expectations we both need to have a clear understanding of your specific needs. With that information, we can provide a tailored staffing solution to satisfy your own unique needs.

 

Stay connected with Forge Industrial Staffing

It’s important to stay in touch with us. You can gain valuable information about new employees that may fit your company, as well as having a resource when positions become available within the company if you stay in contact with Forge.  We are available from 5 am to midnight at most of our locations, with an answering service available after hours for emergency situations.

 

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 https://forgestaff.com or visit one of our 13 locations in Indiana and Michigan. Employers can learn more at https://forgestaff.com/clients/

 

Misconceptions about Temporary Employment

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There are a lot of misconceptions that surround the concept of temporary employment. Let’s face it, there’s no such thing as a, “permanent job” and the process of finding a job that’s close to, “permanent” can be strenuous. Choosing to look into temporary employment isn’t always the first option, but it can definitely be the easier one.
Misconceptions can turn a lot of people off from seeking temporary employment. It’s a possibility that these misconceptions are formed because of the lack of information people have about temporary employment. Below are some of the misconceptions people have about working for Forge Industrial Staffing.

Misconception #1 – You look less employable.
While employed by Forge, you may take on various job opportunities that all require different skill sets. Your opportunity to grow and learn new skills is endless with temporary employment. These skills learned can be beneficial later on as they can be listed on your resume for future job searches. Working for Forge does not make you less employable. You are still able to list the short-term jobs you accept as long as they lasted for 3 months or more.

Misconception #2 – Less pay.
With each job opportunity available comes a differently hourly rate. Forge Industrial Staffing receives multiple work orders throughout the day, all with different pay rates. You can specify with a Service Coordinator what type of pay you’re looking for, so they don’t offer you anything lower than your minimum.

Misconception #3 – Non-flexible schedules.
Everyone’s schedule is different that’s why it is beneficial to have job opportunities that are offered at different times of the day. At Forge, we have jobs offered on 1st shift, 2nd shift, and 3rd shift, giving you the opportunity to choose jobs that fit your schedule best.

Misconception #4 – Never leads to a permanent job.
One of the biggest misconceptions about temporary employment is that temporary jobs do not lead to permanent ones, which isn’t always true. There are actually a lot of people who end up being hired on full-time within the company they were employed. It is always a good idea to let a Service Coordinator know if you are looking for a temporary job that has the possibility of becoming permanent.

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 https://forgestaff.com or visit one of our 13 locations in Indiana and Michigan. Employers can learn more at https://forgestaff.com/clients/

Fulfilling Your Staffing Needs with Forge Industrial Staffing

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People who have started a successful company or run one, know that one of the most important skills to have is determining when to defer to someone else that may be more knowledgeable, and have the experience and resources. In regards to staffing needs within a company, a staffing agency may be the best, and most beneficial option.

Staffing agencies, such as Forge Industrial Staffing, are a useful resource for companies that don’t have the time or ability to find and review people for staffing needs within the company. When working with a staffing agency, experienced professionals will perform the interview and selection process for you, ensuring that you will receive experienced and capable workers who will be ready to work as soon as you need them to.

Hiring temporary employees can be very beneficial when your company is expecting a large growth period. In some cases companies will level off after a few months, so hiring temporary employees will fulfill these needs while eliminating the hassle of having to let staff go. Staffing agencies are a great solution for companies that need to fill large orders, are experiencing a busy season, or need help with an expansion.

Successful companies know that time is money. Company owners can’t waste time worrying about training inexperienced staff while projects are needing to get done. Using a staffing agency, like Forge Industrial Staffing, provides access to trained and experienced employees in your field of work.

 

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/

 

Walking Into Forge Industrial Staffing Prepared

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Staffing agencies are here to help people be successful and find work. They give you the opportunity to showcase your skills to some of the top companies in the area. There’s also a great opportunity for growth within a staffing agency. Though you are likely to start off as a temporary employee, there’s the possibility of becoming a long-term one. 

Our Service Coordinators at Forge Industrial Staffing don’t really know you, or your capabilities. They’re going to start off by having you apply, so that they can get some more information about you. Forge Industrial Staffing requires that applicants be at least 18-years-old and be able to provide two forms of employee verification in order to apply. We will also ask the three following questions in order to get a better understanding of which positions are going to fit you best.

Questions they may ask :

  • What’s your availability like?  Since there are so many job opportunities at different times of the day, a Service Coordinator is going to want to find a position that fits your schedule. They understand that you may have a family to take care of outside of work and want to do the best they can giving you the best work opportunities available. Many staffing agencies offer 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift opportunities, giving everyone the opportunity to work if they wanted too.
  • Do you have reliable transportation? Not every job opportunity is located on the bus line, so it’s important for a service coordinator to know if you have a reliable form of transportation or not. If you don’t have a reliable form of transportation, they’re not going to be able to offer you a job that isn’t located on the bus line. They’ll be able to find you jobs that better fit your needs if they know of your transportation situation. 
  • When can you start?  This question plays into your availability. New jobs are always becoming available, meaning you have a higher chance of starting sooner than later. You’re going to want to make sure that you know you’re time commitment to a job before you start it. If you know you’re going to be busy tomorrow for a certain time period, you will not want to agree to start a job then. Our Service Coordinators are going to want to know the earliest you can start and what shift is going to work best for you, so they can fit the job availability to your schedule.

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 https://forgestaff.com  or visit one of our 13 locations in Indiana and Michigan. Employers can learn more at https://forgestaff.com/clients/

Job Fair Preparation Tips

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Did you know that each of our Forge Industrial Staffing locations participate in multiple job fairs a month? Job fairs are a great tool for us to use when assisting our clients in filling their staffing needs, and it’s a great way for those seeking employment to get information about various job opportunities. Since there are so many people that visit these job fairs, it’s more than likely that there will be people interested in the same opening as you. At an event like this, it’s important that you stand out from the crowd. Forge has come up with some tips below that should help get you noticed for all the right reasons.

Dress Appropriately

While the advice to dress for success is an old saying, it couldn’t be more appropriate for an event like a job fair. You only get one chance to make a first impression on someone and that someone could potentially be your next employer. It’s important that you dress appropriately. The best thing to keep in mind is to dress as if you were going in for an interview. Be sure to choose clothing that is simple, conservative and appropriate for the job you want.

Polish Your Resume

When visiting a job fair, it’s important that you bring multiple resumes with you, so that you can leave one with each company or staffing agency you talk too. By doing this, you’re reassured knowing that they physically have something of yours that they can remember you by. Before visiting the job fair you’re going to want to polish up your resume. Make sure it’s up-to-date with your skills, and experience listed from most recent to least recent. All experience is good experience, so it’s important that you include any and every job opportunity that you’ve had.

Conduct Yourself Professionally

Once you have the opportunity to speak with someone, be sure to be polite and discuss ways you feel your experience can benefit them. If you’ve done research beforehand about a specific position you’re looking into, or a company you want to work for, make sure you use that knowledge to provide specific examples of the ways you feel you will be an asset. Learn more about how the hiring process with the company works to be sure you’re as prepared as possible.

Confidence is Key

It’s important to be confident when visiting a job fair. This is not an event that you want to display any shyness. Approach each person you meet with a firm handshake and direct eye contact. Introduce yourself with a well-rehearsed pitch that quickly sells you as a potential employee and be sure to address the company representative with respect at all times.

Follow Up

During your time at the job fair, you’ll want to be sure to get the phone number of the companies or staffing agency you’re interested in and spoken with, so that you can follow up with them a few days after the event. You’re probably going to get a decent amount of information about application process, so make sure to take notes, or get a pamphlet if they have one as well.

Follow these Forge tips and an agency, such as ourselves, is sure to decide you’re the right one to fill their staffing needs. The right employment opportunity may be waiting for you at a job fair in your area.


To get a list of the job fairs we participate in visit our Facebook page! facebook.com/pg/ForgeIndustrialStaffing/events/

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/

 

The Importance of Employee Satisfaction

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Employers should always be trying to keep their employees happy. Every dissatisfied employee represents lost productivity if they stay and a disruption of production schedules if they leave. There’s no magical solution for companies keeping their employees, but it can be beneficial for them to understand the importance of maintaining their employees satisfaction. By following these tips, you’re more likely to retain your best employees by increasing their overall work experience and satisfaction.

 

Show Your Appreciation

When an employee does a good job, let them know you noticed. This doesn’t necessarily mean public praise, or handing out gift cards. No question, financial recognition is sometimes in order, but a sincere expression of praise and appreciation whenever it’s deserved can go further than cash awards or large gestures. 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.

 

Make Meetings Two-Way

Staff meetings should be for staff as much as for management. Though meetings are normally for giving out information, use meetings to also collect it. Obtain input, comments, feedback, suggestions – and criticisms, complaints and problems. Be honest and open, and assure those who have negative input that it’s being accepted for a positive purpose. Of course you’re not promising to take action on every complaint or suggestion, but you do have to sincerely consider the issues.

 

Make it Possible to Do Good Work

Many complaints center on the difficulty of doing the job well. People actually want to do good work, but they can’t if they’re struggling with poor tools, inadequate direction, or disruptive task scheduling. Satisfying your employees’ needs in this respect will result in improved product or service quality and enhanced productivity, and that should boost your bottom line directly.

 

 

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/

Our Values

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At Forge Industrial Staffing, we understand the importance of building strong relationships. As a corporate citizen and a part of our community, we’re proud to be guided by our values and we delight in using our strengths to help both employees and employers flourish. Whether you are seeking assistance with your staffing needs or conducting a job search, we can provide the support that you’ve been searching for. Let us help you put the pieces of the employment puzzle together.


Our Values

The business world is always evolving, but good values never go out of style. At Forge, we don’t just pay lip service to our values. We rely on them to guide us in all of our interactions.

Our employees strive to offer :

  • Positivity. We understand that a good attitude makes any job go more smoothly.
  • Honesty. Integrity is a vital cornerstone of a successful relationship, and we thrive on forging lasting connections.
  • Dedication. Getting the job done right takes commitment, and we’re always ready to deliver.
  • Courtesy. We lead by example, treating everyone as we would like to be treated.
  • Responsibility. We aren’t afraid of accountability. When we promise results, you can confident that we’ll deliver.

Your Company’s Success

Why rely on Forge for your recruitment needs? For businesses, hiring temporary staff can be an excellent solution. Whether you’re looking for short-term help to see you through a specific project or find yourself hunting frantically for a single skilled employee because of unexpected circumstances, we’re fully prepared to meet your requirements. We’re familiar with a variety of industries and we understand the needs of industrial work. We don’t settle for stop-gap measures. Our experienced team takes the hassle out of finding the skilled employees that can help your business prosper, saving you time, money and frustration. We quickly and efficiently complete the interview and selection process for you, finding the right employee for the position you need filled and leaving you free to concentrate on your business.


Your Personal Success

Companies aren’t the only ones who can benefit from our value-driven approach. Forge takes great pleasure in assisting qualified candidates with their job search. We work diligently to create an environment that promotes individual achievement and encourages all of our employees to actively reach their highest potential. In fact, it is not unusual for our temporary placements to lead to offers of permanent employment.

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/

Opportunities with Forge Industrial Staffing

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Job searching can be an overwhelming process, especially when you’ve spent months focusing on it. You’ve applied for numerous jobs, but haven’t heard back from any of them. This happens to more people than you think, so don’t let this discourage you; you’re not alone. If you feel you’ve wasted countless  hours of your day searching for jobs, it may be time to look into getting some assistance with that step. That’s what we are here for.

Did you know that many companies don’t post their available positions for people to openly apply to? These companies don’t want to go through the extra steps of the hiring process, such as the pre-screening process and interviews. Instead, they leave the work to a staffing agency, to find the best people to fill those positions and take care of the other aspects of the hiring process.

Specialized staffing agencies, like us, get to know the personality and skill set of each of the job seekers they work with. By understanding who you are and matching you with the various job opportunities they currently know about, they are able to place a new hire in far less time than traditional methods. Forge Industrial Staffing is the most responsive provider of light industrial and manufacturing staffing. We specialize in providing employees on all shifts to manufacturing and warehouse facilities.

Staffing agencies, such as our self, can assist with various job seeker situations. To meet your expectations we both need to have a clear understanding of your specific needs. With that information, we can provide a tailored staffing solution to satisfy your own unique needs.  If you’re looking for temporary or contract work we can find those opportunities for you. With temporary work, the employee and employer have the chance to determine if it’s a good match. The company may then decide to offer the employee a permanent position if they feel the employee is a good fit. With contracted work, a company will bring in employees for a set amount of time, or month-to-month. These type of positions typically don’t evolve into permanent positions.

If you’re tired of handling the job search all on your own, maybe it’s time to take advantage of our free service. No matter the type of position you’re looking for, we’d be happy to assist you in your search!

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/