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

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Temporary positions are a great way to try out a company (if you’re the employee) and try out the employee (if you’re the hiring company). If you’re a temp employee looking for full-time work, below are some tips to maximize your time at your temp job.

Do your research

First of all, find out if the temporary job has the possibility of turning into a full-time employment opportunity. Then, be sure that you are working in a position that your training qualifies you for and in which you would like to function in the future.

Get to know the company and its best people

Learn what the company is all about, from its vision down to the details of executing business. In the meantime, don’t forget about the many hard-working business owners, partners, managers and everyday employees and what they have to share. 

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. Be willing to ask questions but also be willing to take the ball and run with it when needed.  Be available to pitch in wherever needed and voice that availability to those around you.

Communicate your interest in full-time employment

In a positive and tactful way, communicate your desire to work for the company to the hiring manager, your immediate manager and us. Be flexible with how it plays out. You may try something like, “Wow! I never imagined I’d enjoy working for a company so much” or “I would jump at an opportunity to be part of this company’s team on a full-time basis.”

Of course, not every temporary job results in a full-time one, but being invested in the company and exceeding expectations while you’re there go a long way in making you a 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 the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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What Do You Need to Consider When Using Temporary Employees?

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Most business owners will eventually come to a point where they need to hire short-term employees. The process for doing this doesn’t have to be long or difficult. Staffing agencies, like ourselves, can make your hiring process a breeze, but there are still a few things to consider before you hire.

The Cost of Hiring

When you bring a new employee into your business, you probably don’t think about what the hiring process costs. You have the expense of job ads or fairs, the cost of your time to look through resumes, fees associated with background checks, and the expenditure of training a new staff member. For a savvy business owner, it doesn’t make sense to spend so much on a short-term investment.

Fortunately, because temporary employees don’t require the same benefits as permanent employees, it’s typically cheaper to hire temps for short-term assignments. Plus, if you hire from us, we will handle the employee’s background check, all necessary paperwork, and payroll. This will allow you to save both time and money.

Types of Short-Term Workers

While you may be under the impression that contractors and temporary employees are the same thing, there is one very important reason to understand the distinction: there are legal implications of hiring each. Because contractors are not considered employees, you won’t be responsible for providing them with benefits or even paying taxes for unemployment.

Temporary employees, on the other hand, are treated similarly to any other employee. While benefits that must be provided vary from state to state, you will most likely be required to offer unemployment benefits, worker’s compensation, and to pay Social Security taxes.

Safety Concerns

Whenever a new staff member comes on board, it’s important to make safety a priority for everyone. For jobs that can be dangerous, special care should be taken to ensure that the temporary employee has all of the necessary safety training in order to perform their job tasks. Never assume that your new worker has been in identical conditions previously and knows exactly what to do in the event of a hazardous situation.

Needing a temporary employee isn’t a bad thing– it’s often a sign that your company is growing. As long as you research good hiring practices and ensure that your temporary employee is an adequate fit for your business, the whole experience can be good for all parties involved.

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 the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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How to Motivate Employees Around the Holidays

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Before you know it, the holiday season will be in full swing. It’s that time of year when people think about their families, travel, and upcoming celebrations. It can be difficult to stay focused on work. As an employer, you can find creative ways to keep the spirit of the season alive while everyone continues to focus on work.

Don’t be a Scrooge

Getting tough on your staff during the holiday season is the worst move you could make. You’ll only make everyone reluctant to be productive. Address your employees in a positive manner, whether you are speaking to them directly or sending out written communication. Be sure to compliment excellent performance. Offer incentives that will make your staff eager to do their best. When you are committed to treating your workforce well, you will receive the same in return.

Break Out the Refreshments in the Staff Room

Food goes a long way when it comes to making people happy. Bringing in an assortment of holiday donuts and hot beverages will make your staff feel appreciated. In addition to supplying your own refreshments, set up a sign-up sheet so people can do a potluck for lunch or breakfast. Throughout the holiday months of November and December, make it a weekly event that your staff can plan and enjoy. They’ll look forward to unwinding, chatting, and sharing a tasty treat before they get back to work.

Decorate for the Season

Add a decorative touch to the workplace. You can do it yourself or put an enthusiastic member of your staff in charge of bringing in the holiday cheer. When you lift the spirits of your employees by creating an inviting atmosphere, you make it easier for everyone to come to work.

Host a Party

No holiday season is complete without a party. Your employees work hard for you throughout the year and you want to recognize their efforts. You can plan a party at the job site or book a venue. Pull out the stops and give your employees the royal treatment. When you make them feel like they matter, you are more likely to have a loyal staff that will remain with your business through thick and through thin.

You’ll also motivate your employees to give you their best during the holidays and throughout the year. Be sure to join in the fun with your staff as you celebrate the season together.

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 the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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Why is OSHA Important?

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A job interview can be intimidating as you imagine all of the interview questions that could be coming your way. Preparing yourself is key in order to relieve nerves and present a confident manner while you speak with your potential employer.  One of the points that should come at the top of your list is OSHA and the workplace.

What is OSHA?

OSHA is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It is a federal component of the Department of Labor. It has been established under federal law to workplace safety to protect you while you are on the job. OSHA makes your safety a priority to minimize the risk of injury while you are working.

Why is OSHA Important?

OSHA requires your employer to follow federal standards when it comes to employee health and safety. That means that your workplace needs to be a safe place and that safety measures must be enforced to protect you from potential hazards. If you are headed into an industrial field, you could be faced with dangerous situations, whether you are dealing with hazardous chemicals or heavy equipment that can raise your risk of injury.

Your employer has to follow all OSHA requirements to make sure you are protected while around dangerous chemicals through the use of protective clothing, proper containment of chemicals, and clear labels. In addition, your employer is mandated by OSHA to provide you with the proper training when it comes to working with equipment that could place you in danger.

Ask Your Potential Employer About OSHA at the Facility

As you discuss your potential position with your interviewer, inquire about OSHA regulations, any toxic chemicals that are used at the facility, and safety measures that are in place to protect you. You need to know what your employer is doing to protect you and all of your fellow workers.  Don’t be afraid to voice your concerns and protect your rights. A safe worker will be a productive worker.

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 the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

4 Tips to Motivate Employees

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Volunteers often work harder than the paid employees because they get satisfaction knowing the work they do is appreciated. So how can managers motivate their employees to want to do good work and keep coming back?

Challenging people, giving them more responsibility and recognizing them for their efforts are great ways to keep employees motivated. Here are some ways to keep employees motivated.

Recognition

People work harder for recognition than for money. Give people plenty of recognition for what they do well instead of criticizing them for failures, and they are more likely to do well. And this does not necessarily mean bonuses to their pay because that alone is not recognition. Making them employee of the month or giving them some other award where they are publicly recognized will help a lot.

Responsibility

Give someone more responsibility, and they will rise to the challenge. If an employee knows that she is trusted with a more difficult task, she will try harder and is more likely to succeed. For employees to do great work they must feel a sense of ownership, and adding responsibility accomplishes that.

Creativity

Give your employees a chance to shine and show what they can really do. An employee will work much harder on something in which they have creative input. Not everyone’s job has room for creative input, but no matter what the job is, if an employee has a suggestion or an idea, listen and show interest in it. Even if it turns out that it will not work, make sure the employees knows they can come to you if they have another idea. Knowing that their input is valued will help them stay motivated.

Build a relationship with your employees

The relationship that employees have with you will factor into the quality of their work. Build a relationship with your employees through staff meetings and by walking through and demonstrating interest in their work. This will help them remember that they are appreciated and that you need their work.

Motivated employees have long-term benefits for any company. The longer you can keep workers you value, the less time you’ll have to spend on hiring and training new people.

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 the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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How to Find Quality Employees

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A job interview helps to screen your applicants and helps you get to know them, but how can you be absolutely sure that you are hiring not only great employees but the best ones you could hope for? Staffing agencies, like ourselves, are experts at finding the right person for the job. Below are some tips to help us find the best people for you.

Have an accurate job description

The first step in hiring the best employees is to make sure your job description accurately shows applicants what role you expect to be filled and what skills they will use for the job. Have a different job description for each job in your organization, so that applicants will know which job fits them the best.

Give your applicants a test

Resumes and interview questions will only tell you so much about an applicant. As part of your application, you should also give them a test with a proven assessment tool. This will help you determine how introverted, extroverted, agreeable, uncompromising, conscientious, lackadaisical, emotionally stable or anxious an applicant is. These are not the only traits that can be determined through an assessment. The traits you want in an applicant depend on the job they are seeking.

Read through the resumes

We have a good idea of what the ideal candidate looks like for you, so we can sort people based on relevant experience or skills. This will help us get through resumes quickly. 

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 the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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