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/

 

Employee Appreciation Day and Events

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Employee Appreciation Days occur a few times a year at every branch location. They are a day we can spend showing you how much we appreciate all the hard work that you do. Each locations Employee Appreciation Day is a little bit different, because they get to decide what they would like to do for you that day. Some branches give out food, others give out Forge freebies, and some give out both! Sometimes a branch will have a theme based on the time of year the day is taking place. For example, during the month of December, a branch may have an Employee Appreciation Day that involves decorating sugar cookies, ornaments, or a visit from Santa!

Bring a friend to Employee Appreciation Day that is interested in finding work through Forge Industrial Staffing and you have the chance of receiving a bonus! The person must be work a minimum of two (2) days in order for you to be eligible for the referral bonus (amount depending on location).

You don’t want to miss Employee Appreciation Day, so follow your local Forge Facebook page to find out details and dates of the next Employee Appreciation Day and other events we will be at! You can also find all the events Forge Industrial Staffing will be participating in on the Facebook brand page, facebook.com/ForgeIndustrialStaffing/!

 

Upcoming Events :

October 2nd, Employee Appreciation Day, Forge Industrial Staffing of Holland

– October 4th – 25th (Every Friday in October), Forge Spirit Month, Forge Industrial Staffing of Holland

– October 8th, Job Fair / Hiring Event, Forge Industrial Staffing of Indianapolis

– October 16th, Employee Appreciation Day, Forge Industrial Staffing of Fort Wayne

 

If you have not applied with us already and are interested in finding a great job opportunity with us, apply online 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/

 

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/

 

Forge Industrial Staffing Safety Tips

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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 are some simple guidelines that will help you keep Safety First!

 

Wear Your Safety Equipment

Always wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as directed by Forge or our client. Your local Forge office keeps a stock of common safety equipment that is available to anyone working a current assignment. Even if other employees are not wearing the PPE properly, make sure that you are always doing so and that you understand the requirement for where and when PPE is to be worn.

 

Lift With Your Legs

Always follow proper form – lift with your legs, not your back. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Materials that weigh more than 50 lbs. in most cases should be lifted by more than one person in tandem. If something is too heavy for you, bring that to the attention of your supervisor immediately.

 

Be Aware of Chemicals

Every company maintains Material Safety Data Sheets for the materials used at their location and are familiar with any dangers those chemicals pose. Always handle any chemicals – whether they’re in liquid or powder form – in accordance with the guidelines of the job site.

 

Lock Out/Tag Out

When working with machinery, make sure that you are familiar with the machine’s safety features and the lock-out/tag-out process for that equipment.
Never operate any machinery that does not appear to be guarded properly, where the guards do not appear to be operating or if the machine appears to be malfunctioning. Bring the situation to the attention of a supervisor immediately.

 

Work Smart

Use proper ergonomics. Always standing or sitting the exact same way can potentially put undue stress on some parts of your body. Do some form of stretching before your shift for the muscle groups that you’ll be using in your job. Vary your position, even if only for 10 minutes during an hour, to help promote circulation and relieve stress on muscles in the arms, back and legs.

When working in a repetitive fashion, particularly with the hands and wrists, learn ways to vary your approach in order to rest the joints and muscles. Most locations have a good understanding of ways to work smart to prevent injuries from becoming a problem for their workforce…never be afraid to ask someone for advice.

 

In Case of Injury

If you are ever injured while working through Forge, even in a minor way, report the situation to your supervisor and Forge immediately to determine the level of medical attention needed.

At the medical facility, you will have to submit to a drug/alcohol test. When you are released, report back to Forge with any medical documentation. If you are restricted to light duty work, an assignment that meets your restriction guidelines will be provided if one is available.

 

Remember, it is your responsibility to report an occurrence to Forge. Never rely on anyone else to do so. Be prepared that Forge will ask you to come to our office to complete all necessary paperwork and will direct you for medical treatment if needed.

 

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/

Q&A’s About Forge Industrial Staffing

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How can I obtain my W-2’s?

Forge employees have the option of picking up their W-2’s in person at the Forge office through which they were hired, or having them mailed to them. You will need a picture ID with you if you choose to pick them up at the office. You can also access your W-2 online through the Employee Portal.

What are the starting wages?

Forge Industrial Staffing does not have a set pay scale for the positions that we fill. The pay range is determined by client and location. Please feel free to call or visit your local Forge office for more details on job openings and wage information.


What positions do you have available?

Positions offered at Forge change on a daily basis, so the best way to get an up-to-date list of positions available would be to call or visit your local Forge office. You can also get a list of our available jobs under the, “job seekers” tab on our website, https://forgestaff.com/jobs-2/ as well as details about the open positions.


I was terminated. How can I reverse it?

If you think you were wrongfully terminated from Forge, or wish to have your termination reviewed, you will need to call your nearest Forge office and speak to a Manager.

I lost my check. Who do I contact?

If a Forge employee loses their paycheck they will need to contact their local Forge office for assistance.

I am missing hours on my check. What do I do?

If a Forge employee is missing hours on their paycheck they will need to contact their local Forge office for assistance.

How do I set up direct deposit?

Setting up a direct deposit is easy! Just bring in a bank letter with your account and routing information on it, along with your picture ID, and we will help you with the rest.

How can I access my recent pay stubs?

You have the option of accessing pay stubs online through your employee login, or by stopping in person at the Forge office through which you were hired. You will need a picture ID if you are going to pick them up in person. If you can no longer access your employee account, you will need to contact Forge and have a Service Coordinator reset your information.

I moved and need to transfer my employment record to another branch. How can I do that?

Transferring is easy! You will need to call your closest Forge office to speak with a Service Coordinator and we will be able to transfer your current employment record.


I need to call off of work. Who do I call?

Though we don’t recommend calling off work, we understand that emergencies do occur. If something comes up that affects your ability to show up to the job you were assigned, you will have to call your local Forge office an hour before your shift begins.


I lost my login information. What do I do?

If you no longer have access to your employee login information, please contact your current Forge office and we will be happy to assist you.


How often do we get paid?

Forge employees are paid on a weekly basis. The work week runs Monday through Sunday normally and the hours that you work during any given week are paid on the following Wednesday. Please contact your closest branch for more information.


Are you hiring?

Forge Industrial Staffing is always hiring. The jobs we have available change on a daily basis, so it is best to stop by in person or give your nearest Forge office a call to get the most up-to-date list of jobs available.


How soon can I start?

In order to be assigned to a position with Forge, you will first need to complete the application process. Most applicants are placed on a job assignment the same day or next day or whatever works best for you!

What time can I pick my check up?

Employees are able to pick up their checks any time after 10 AM on Wednesdays with a photo ID. If there is a major holiday that week, it could affect the pay day. Please contact your closest branch for more information.

Do you offer any other industry-type jobs?

Forge Industrial Staffing focuses primarily on light industrial 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/

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/