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Kirsten Mann

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/

 

The Benefits of Using Forge Industrial Staffing

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Finding people to fill open job positions within a business can be time consuming. Potentially, you can spend several hours searching through resumes and online applications trying to find someone that MAY not even workout in the end. Hiring for a temporary position is another challenge in its own. Nowadays people tend to look for jobs that are permanent, so making a temporary position appealing to them can be complicated.

Forge Industrial Staffing is  here to help you with these time consuming tasks. We serve a number of purposes to both the job seeker as well as the employer with positions to fill. We can be a great asset when it comes time to finding the right people to fill those open positions within your business.

Saving time is one of the biggest reasons businesses tend to use Forge Industrial Staffing, but there are also other benefits to using us as well. One of our main focus points is on recruiting and placing employees. Part of our job is finding those looking for work out of our lists of people who have applied with us. We also have a good understanding of what kind of job opportunities will fit best. With this knowledge, we can hire out the right people for job openings within a company.

There is a lot of pressure on finding people that are going to fit a business’s needs. Part of a our duties is understanding the needs of a business and hiring out people that fit closely to it. We  have more advanced employee-screening techniques, making it easier for us to qualify the people we could potentially hire out. The goal of Forge Industrial Staffing is finding the right person for a position and making the employer happy with the person that was chosen.

Working with us is like working with a business partner who understands your needs.

To learn more about Forge Industrial Staffing visit: forgestaff.com, or call or visit one of our 13 locations in Indiana and Michigan. Employers can learn more at forgestaff.com/clients.

Forge Tips for Going Green This Spring

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When it comes to living a green lifestyle, many find it can be difficult to maintain good habits at work. Did you know that you can practice this lifestyle inside of work as well as outside? No matter where you work, there’s always the opportunity to make your office a little more earth friendly. Forge is always looking for new ways to, “go green” within the workplace. Here are a few helpful tips to help ensure that your company is doing everything it can to reduce its carbon footprint.

 

Recycle

Talk to the maintenance and operations personnel at your company to find out where all of those bottles and cans are going. If they’re not going to a recycling plant, then make it your priority to take them there yourself. If there’s not already a place (bin, box, etc.) to put recyclables, start one. By creating a designated area to place recyclables, you’re encouraging others to start recycling as well by making it easier for them to place their plastic somewhere else besides the trash can.

 

Pack a lunch using reusable containers

Packing a lunch with reusable containers eliminates the need to throw away the unnecessary packaging that comes along with buying a lunch. Instead of having to throw away extra packaging every day for lunch, think about using reusable containers to bring your lunch to work. Nowadays many of these containers are microwave friendly. If you are unable to bring your lunch and have to buy a lunch, you can still help the environment by recycling the packaging afterwards.

 

Swapping out paper cups

It can be difficult to get off the paper cup train, but making an effort to use the same reusable cup every day can inspire others too. Over the course of a year, you’ll have saved hundreds of paper products by simply using your own mug and/or reusable water bottle. Make sure you are bringing in a reusable bottle and not a non-reusable bottle. Bringing in a non-reusable bottle defeats the purpose of eliminating plastic waste.

 

Reuse Paper

Before tossing a sticky note, or piece of paper into the recycling bin, consider whether the other side can be reused for scrap paper. Why waste a perfectly good piece of paper, because you only wrote on one side of it? Another thing to think about is printing paper. When you’re printing out documents that are longer than one page, ensure that you’re using both sides of the paper when you’re setting up the document print format on your computer.

 

Going green within your company doesn’t have to be complicated and it doesn’t have to be a drag. Sustainability in the workplace can be fun and easy, and it can provide excellent new ways to bond with your employees.


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/

 

Make a Change This Spring with Forge Industrial Staffing

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Does your company spend valuable time posting job listings, reviewing applicants, scheduling and performing interviews, when you could be focusing on your company’s productivity? Make a change this season and let Forge Industrial Staffing assist you with your staffing needs this spring.

Finding people to fill open job positions within a business can be time consuming. Potentially, you can spend several hours searching through resumes and online applications trying to find someone that MAY not even workout in the end. Hiring for a temporary position is another challenge in its own. Nowadays people tend to look for jobs that are permanent, so making a temporary position appealing to them can be complicated.

Forge Industrial Staffing can play a critical role in helping you find talent. Specialized firms, such as Forge, work with a specific industry to 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 Forge, because of our understanding of the industrial industry and our knowledge of which companies are hiring in the area. This two-way street creates a more efficient process for connecting employees and employers.

There is a lot of pressure on finding people that are going to fit a business’s needs. Part of our responsibility as a staffing agency is understanding the needs of a business and hiring out people that fit closely to it. We have more advanced employee-screening techniques, making it easier for us to qualify the people we could potentially hire out. With this knowledge, we can hire out the right people for job openings within your company.

Working with us is like working with a business partner who understands your needs.

 

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/

 

Your Golden Opportunity May Be Waiting For You at Forge

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Everyone deserves a little luck when it comes to their job search. For some the process only takes a couple months, while others it can take over a year finding a job and one they actually enjoy going to. One of the many benefits of working with a Forge Industrial Staffing is our ability to assist you with your job search while giving you the freedom to find the job opportunity that fits you best. At Forge, we utilize all of our valuable resources to help assist you take that first step toward your new career. Let Forge help you get lucky in your job search this spring with these few helpful tips.

 

Be prepared for your first visit/call with Forge

Not sure what job opportunities we have available? Our website, forgestaff.com, has all of our current job opportunities listed on it for each of our branch locations. Before stopping in, or giving us a call, we advise you to check out all of our current job opportunities available to see if any of them would be a good fit for you. Our available positions change daily, so it’s best to look the day you’re planning on contacting us.   

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. To save you some time, apply online on our website at, forgestaff.com/apply, before coming in, or giving us a call. In order to get a better understanding of which positions are going to fit you and your schedule best, Service Coordinators will also be asking the following questions.

  • What’s your availability like?
    Since there are many job opportunities at different times of the day, a Service Coordinator is going to want to find a position that fits your schedule and works out for you best.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Attend networking events (job fairs / open interviews etc.)

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. Some tips to help you do just that include, dressing for success, conducting yourself professionally, having confidence, and polishing up your resume.

You wouldn’t think that interviews would be considered, “networking” but they actually are. At Forge, we allow you to come in and interview at any time. Once you’ve applied online you either have the option of scheduling an appointment to come in and interview with us, or stopping in and interviewing when you’re free. Interviews give you opportunity to meet face to face with a Service Coordinator, so they actually get to know you. Our open door interviews allow you to stop in our office at any time to meet with one of our Service Coordinators while eliminating the extra step of having to schedule an appointment.

You don’t want to miss our next open interview day or job fair we’re going to be having/attending. Follow your local Forge Facebook page to find out details and dates of all Forge events. You can also find all the events Forge Industrial Staffing will be participating in on the Facebook brand page, facebook.com/ForgeIndustrialStaffing/events!

 

Polish your resume

Many of the job opportunities Forge has to offer doesn’t require you to provide a resume, but it’s always best to keep one polished and ready to go in case an event, like a job fair comes up unexpectedly. Polishing your resume means making 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.

Whether we ask for one or not, it doesn’t hurt to stop by our table at a job fair and provide us with a resume. By doing so, you’re reassured knowing that we physically have something of yours that we can remember you by.

 

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/.

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

 

Accessing your 2018 W-2’s

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Tax season is here and many of you are probably wondering where exactly to get your 2018 W-2’s. Here at Forge we make the process of getting your 2018 W-2’s an easier one by giving you a couple of options for accessing them.

One way to access your 2018 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, 2018. 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 2018 W-2’s is by stopping at your local Forge branch and picking them up. 2018 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 2018 W-2’s. You will need to provide photo ID in order to pick up your 2018 W-2’s.  

If you have any further questions about how or where to access your 2018 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/

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/

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