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Get Instant Access to Your Money on Pay Day

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One of the many benefits of employment through Forge Industrial Staffing is getting paid weekly. We understand how important your finances are to you, so instead of waiting 2 weeks or more to get paid, our employees are paid on a weekly basis. We also understand that it’s not always possible to stop in the office to pick up your check on payday, so that’s why we offer the option of direct deposit and paycards.

PayCard by Mastercard gives you the opportunity to have access to your money instantly the morning of pay day. Instead of having to stop in the office for a physical check, or setting up a bank account for direct deposit, you can have your pay automatically deposited to a paycard that can be used the same day.

By having the paycard you are eliminating the hassle of stopping in the office to pick up your check, standing in line to cash it, the check-cashing fee that comes along with that, and more importantly, losing your check.

PayCard allows you to have access to your money when it’s convenient for you. Use the card at an ATM to get cash, or use it to shop at your favorite stores, including online. You can also use the paycard to pay bills and get cash back at participating merchants. Use the card wherever Debit Mastercard is accepted.

There’s no cost to enroll and there’s no credit check required. For more details about paycards, please contact your local forge office.


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/

 

5 Ways to Make a Good Impression

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You may think that a job interview is just an employer’s way of assessing your skills, but in reality it’s more than that. One of the benefits of an interview is allowing the employer to get to know your personality and character through the way you respond to questions and your body language. Though your skills are a very important aspect to whether or not you are qualified for the job, it’s not the only aspect for employers to pay attention too. It’s important that candidates make a good impression on the employer and it’s equally important to continue making a good impression once you’ve been assigned to work. Below are a few ways you can make a good impression.

 

Appearance

Employers can make a good judgement of your character based on you look for an interview. It’ll be beneficial to you that employers know you took the time to look nice for your first meeting with them. It’s better to be overdressed than underdressed.

 

Arrive on Time

Being on time is possibly the most important part of the interview process. You can almost guarantee that you’re not going to get the job if you’re late to an interview. The employer is putting their time to meet with you and you’re wasting it by being late, or not showing up at all. Arriving 15 minutes early to the job interview/first day will show that your interest and eager to work. Arriving early also gives you the opportunity to gather yourself before the interview begins.

 

Be Confident

As mentioned before, an employer can get a good idea of your personality and character by the way you respond to questions and your body language. When meeting with the employer, it’s important that you maintain eye contact and sit up straight; this will help you appear more confident. There’s a possibility you get asked questions that you’re unsure of how to answer; when this happens, just be honest and say you don’t know. Saying you don’t know avoids the possibility of you getting nervous and fumbling for an answer. It’s important you do some research about the company beforehand, so if an employer asks you what you know about the company, you won’t be at a loss.

 

Ask Good Questions

When meeting with an employer for the first time you’re more than likely going to be asked if you have any questions about the company. Even if you feel sure that you know all of the information, you should still come up with something to ask. Researching the company beforehand gives you the opportunity to come up with questions beforehand. If you can’t think of any questions, a good one to use is, “what challenges will I face if I’m hired?”

 

Show Appreciation

Always, always thank the person you met with that day. Thanking them will leave the employer with better impression of you. If you have the possibility of emailing them after meeting them, always do so. Thank them again and make sure you express that you’re grateful for the time they spent out of their day with you.

 

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/

 

We Make Applying Easy

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Did you know we publish all of our available job opportunities right on our website, forgestaff.com/jobs, Facebook, Twitter and Indeed? You have the ability to search for the right opportunity for you right from home. You can view jobs on our website based on the branch location nearest to you. Each of our branch locations have their own Facebook page.

Job opportunities change daily, so we advise checking these pages regularly, so you can keep up-to-date on the current job opportunities we have available. Find an opportunity you’re interested in? Stop in at one of our 13 branch locations, forgestaff.com/our-locations to apply, or apply online today, forgestaff.com/apply!

We make applying easy. There’s no need to make an appointment to come in and apply. You can stop in to apply anytime during the hours we are open. This gives you free range to stop in the office when you have time and are more available. 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. To get a better understanding of what job opportunities we think are going to be the best fit, Service Coordinators will ask you a couple questions in regards to availability, transportation etc. 

We make applying even easier. Did you know you don’t even need to leave your home in order to apply with us? Apply online through our secure website, forgestaff.com/apply, in the comfort of your own home at any time of the day. The application only takes a couple of minutes to complete. Once you’ve completed the application, a Service Coordinator will call you to set up a time and date for an interview. 

Have other questions about the application process? We have Service Coordinators at each branch location ready to take your call and answer your questions! Find your nearest Forge branch location today at, 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/

 

Fill in Resume Gaps with Job Opportunities through Forge

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Forge Industrial Staffing is here to help people be successful and find work. We give you the opportunity to showcase your skills to some of the top companies in the area. There’s also a great opportunity for skill growth and development when you choose to utilize a staffing agency as part of your job search.

Part of what makes Forge unique is the ability to assist with various job seeker situations. In order to meet your specific expectations we both need to have a clear understanding of your desired needs and wants. With that information, we can provide a tailored staffing solution to satisfy your own specific circumstances, whether that be seeking out temporary work, or permanent. If you’re looking for the right opportunities to fill in gaps within your resume, temporary work may be the way to go.

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. Electing 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. Seeking temporary job opportunities can actually be beneficial to you in a couple ways, including filling gaps within your resume when searching for that, “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.

The job opportunities we offer are usually entry-level that don’t require specific knowledge and/or skills to be placed. Jobs within the industrial field include, production line work, order fulfillment, packaging, shipping, maintenance, assembly etc.  Have more experience and knowledge of handling machinery? Other options include driving a forklift, hi-lo, welding etc. If you’re interested in getting a job within the industrial field, whether that be for temporary work or full-time, you will need to express certain traits and interests in order to be considered.

If you’re tired of handling the job search all on your own and thinking maybe temporary work is the solution to fill in your resume gaps, 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 forgestaff.com or visit one of our 13 locations in Indiana and Michigan. Employers can learn more at forgestaff.com/clients/

 

How to Turn a Temporary Position into a Full-Time Job

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How to Turn a Temporary Position into a Full-Time Job

Temporary employee positions don’t always have the opportunity to turn into full-time job. Temporary positions do however, give you a great way to try out a company and see if they would be a good fit for you. So, how does one maximize their chances of turning a temporary position into a full- time job?

Do your research

If you’re looking for a full-time position, it’s important to know when a temporary position could potentially become one. Before accepting a temporary position, you’re going to want to look into the job in which you could be assigned too. You’re also going to try and figure out if the company that is looking for temps has in fact hired on people before for full-time positions. It’s important to know your skill set and how you can benefit a company with the skills you offer, so you’ll want to apply for positions that utilize them.

Get to know the company and its best people

This is also part of the research. Learn about the company and their values. Find out how they run and what works for them. You’re also going to want to know the people behind the name. Get to know the people that make the company run, such as the business owners, partners, managers and everyday employees. Learn from them and give them the opportunity to also learn something from you.

Go above and beyond

Each day, give 110% because how you start is a great indication for possible future employers about what kind of work they can expect from you. The more effort you put in to your work the more likely you will be noticed by someone above you. Make sacrifices to get where you want to be. If you have to skip lunch to get something done, do it. If you have to come in early, or stay late, make it happen. It’s important that employers see that you are willing to make these sacrifices and are dedicated to the work you do for the company.

Earn the right to be heard

You have ideas too; express them. If you possibly think that your idea for the company could potentially boost their success, then do it. An employer will have more respect for you and will be more willing to hear you out if they know you’re only speaking for the good of the company. This will potentially give you a better chance of having your name mentioned when employers are deciding to hire more people.

Communicate your interest in full-time employment

Of course, more than anything, you’re going to want to express your interest in full-time employment to Forge Industrial Staffing and or the hiring manager of the company in which you are assigned. Make sure they know that you enjoy working for the company and would definitely take the opportunity to become full-time. If you do this, and put in 110%, there’s no questioning that you’re going to be on the employers radar.

Now, we’re not saying that doing all of these things will guarantee you becoming a full-time employee, but it does give you a better chance of being front-runner at hiring time.

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/

 

Machine Safeguarding – Hazards and Safe Practices

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Machine Safeguarding – Hazards and Safe Practices

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Objective: To communicate common machine motion hazards and basic safety practices employees should always follow when working on or around machinery

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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.

Light Industrial Work and the Skills Required

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Forge Industrial Staffing is the most responsive provider of light industrial and manufacturing staffing, but what kind of jobs does that include exactly? I bet we could guess what image popped into your head first when you heard the word, “industrial.” Probably a person in a hard hat, loading and unloading heavy objects and working with big machinery? In some cases, these are the people that work within the industrial field, but not always. Many of the jobs we offer don’t require you to use heavy machinery, great physical strength, or have an extensive skill set.

The jobs we offer are usually entry-level that don’t require specific knowledge or skills to be placed. Jobs within the industrial field include, production line work, order fulfillment, packaging, shipping, maintenance, assembly etc. For people who have more experience and knowledge of handling machinery, other options include driving a forklift, hi-lo, welding etc. If you’re interested in getting a job within the industrial field, whether that be for temporary work or full-time, you will need to express certain traits and interests in order to be considered.

It’s important that you have a strong work ethic and the ability to self-motivate. Part of this responsibility includes the ability to get tasks done on time. Not getting your tasks done on time could directly affect other works and their ability to complete their own responsibilities. This falls more into play for warehouse and production line positions. If you don’t fill order quickly enough, the shipping department won’t be able to send out what they need to, creating a backup and creating a fall in production numbers.

 

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/

Jump Start Your Job Search with Forge

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Spring is here and so are the jobs! Let Forge Industrial Staffing help you with your job search this season. Forge understands that 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.

Forge is like no other temp agency; we are here to help people be successful and find work. We give you the opportunity to showcase your skills to some of the top companies in the area. Did you know that many of these companies don’t post their available positions for people to openly apply to? They leave the work to us, to find the best people, such as yourself, to fill those positions and take care of the other aspects of the hiring process.

Temporary staffing agencies, like us, get to know the personality and skill set of each job seeker we work with. By understanding who you are and matching you with one of the various job opportunities we have, we are able to place a new hire in far less time than traditional methods. Did you know, 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.

The jobs we offer are usually entry-level that don’t require specific knowledge or skills to be placed. Jobs within the industrial field include, production line work, order fulfillment, packaging, shipping, maintenance, assembly etc. For people who have more experience and knowledge of handling machinery, other options include driving a forklift, hi-lo, welding etc. If you’re interested in getting a job within the industrial field, whether that be for temporary work or full-time, you will need to express certain traits and interests in order to be considered.

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

 

4 Characteristics Every Valuable Employee Has

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There are certain characteristics that every hiring manager looks for when making a decision on whether or not to hire someone. Not every hiring manager is going to think alike, but more likely than not, they are going to consider hiring someone with these 4 characteristics, over someone without them.  

Communication Skills

This is near the top of virtually every manager’s list, because it truly is one of the most beneficial skills an employee can have. In any position that involves you interacting with a supervisor or coworker, it’s crucial to listen carefully and respond effectively, especially when instructions are involved, in order to be more efficient. It’s important that you are clear and confident when communicating your own observations and points of view and have the ability to participate in true two-way communication.

 

Reliability

We need to know we can rely on you to be there. Everyone has an occasional personal emergency that might throw a wrench in your schedule, but desirable workers make sure those instances are truly rare. Get sufficient sleep so you can get up on time and work effectively when you’re on the job. You want to make sure you know how you are getting to and from work, so you’re not stuck trying to figure it out last minute. Also, have a system worked out to get the kids off to school and picked up in the afternoon.

 

Flexibility

Part of being a valuable employee is having the ability to be flexible. Even in the industrial field, workers are now expected to turn to be able to do a variety of tasks. An effective employee can learn new tasks quickly and shift gears easily. In fact, a variety of different tasks is a great thing for most employees. It keeps the job interesting, and having to learn new skills means that your value as an employee is constantly increasing.

 

Cooperativeness

All of the above qualities are a part of getting along with everyone on the job, whether that your supervisors, managers, or coworkers. Cooperative employees can accept supervision and criticism. They’re willing to follow someone else’s procedures to achieve another’s goal without complaint. Sometimes this requires teamwork and cooperation with peers. Sometimes it’s following instructions to the best of your ability.

 

No one has all these qualities in perfect measure, but good employees try to maximize them for the sake of the job. Let prospective employers know your strengths in these areas, and let them know you understand their importance.

 

Forge Industrial Staffing has been a leader in the staffing industry since 1995 and still growing! We take pride in our community involvement by not only helping individuals find short and long term employment, but also working with organizations in our community that do everything from helping to feed the hungry, to making sure that families find presents under their trees at Christmas time.

What Forge has to offer you : Paid holidays, vacation pay, health insurance, referral bonus program, employee of the month, employee appreciation days and a weekly pay by check, direct deposit or paycard!

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/

 

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/