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Getting organized to meet with a staffing agency

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Agencies are here to help you be successful and find work, but there are things you can do ahead of time to help increase your chances for finding the right fit. Taking time to prepare for these frequently asked questions is a great way to get a head start when seeking work through an agency.

What is your availability?

The staffing agency will be interested in when and how often you’re able to work. They will likely ask if you are interested in short-term and/or long-term positions. Being honest about what you’re able to commit to will help prevent conflicts in the future. Try to be flexible. If you’re able to work nights and weekends this may open up more opportunities.

What are your skills?

You should already have many, if not all, of these skills listed on your resume, and the interviewer should have a copy. This is an opportunity to elaborate on what is on your resume, to show that you are willing to sell yourself beyond what is on a sheet of paper. Discuss any administrative experience, data entry or work with word processing or spreadsheets. If you have manual labor experience, talk about your technical background, equipment certifications or unique skills you might have.

How quickly can you adapt?

With temporary positions, you may be asked to take on new roles, learn new skills or adapt to new environments with little notice. Explain how you are willing and able to adjust to the needs of the company.

To learn how Forge Industrial Staffing can help you with your job search, visit https://www.forgestaff.com or call or visit one of our 11 locations in Indiana and Michigan. Employers can learn more at https://www.forgestaff.com/page/239/Clients.

10 Consejos de la Sociedad Americana de Cancer para descansar y dormir mas

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Hola!

Al agregar una hora significa un poco de extratiempo para descansar. El sueño es muy importante no solo para su salud mental pero también para su salud física y por sobre todo su seguridad.

Perder el sueño gravemente previene su capacidad de hacer su trabajo y puede resultar en una catástrofe. Dormir ayuda a su habilidad de pensar rápido, actuar rápido y actuar inteligentemente.

Cuando duerme mal y pierde energía, tomara riesgos en su trabajo que pueden resultar en accidentes.

Aquí están 10 Consejos de la Sociedad Americana de Cancer para descansar y dormir mas (Adultos deberían de tratar de dormir 7-9 horas por noche)

  1. Trate de irse a dormir a la misma hora cada noche y levantarse al mismo tiempo cada mañana, incluyendo fines de semana.
  2. No tome siestas después de las 3 de la tarde, y no tome siestas por mas de 20 minutos
  3. Trate de no tomar cafeína o alcohol en la tarde
  4. Completamente evite la nicotina
  5. Haga ejercicio diariamente, pero no antes de 2-3 horas de la hora de dormir
  6. No coma una cena grande por la tarde, una merienda pequeña es mejor antes de irse a dormir
  7. Su cuarto debe estar cómodo, oscuro y silencioso, pero no muy caliente o frio
  8. Siga una rutina que le ayude a relajarse antes de irse a dormir (por ejemplo, lea o escuche música) apague su televisión y otras pantallas como su teléfono tan siquiera una hora antes de irse a dormir.
  9. No se acueste en su cama si esta despierto. Si no puede dormir después de 20 minutos, haga algo que lo relaje asta que se sienta cansado, por ejemplo, leer o escuchar música tranquila.
  10. Hable con su doctor si tiene problemas para dormir.

¡El equipo de Seguridad de Forge está aquí para ayudarle! Nuestra meta es proteger a usted y a todos nuestros empleados en su trabajo. Por favor comuniquese con nosotros si algo esta inseguro, nosotros necesitamos su ayuda.

Por favor mande un correo electrónico, llame o llene la forma en nuestra pagina de internet (así abajo)

safety@forgestaff.com

616-285-6860

https://forgestaff.com/job-seekers/safety-first/

Siga con cuidado, y nunca dude en comunicarse con nosotros si tiene una pregunta!

– The Forge Safety Team

 

American Cancer Society’s 10 Tips for Getting More Sleep

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Hello!

Gaining an hour means a little extra time to rest!  Sleep is very important not only for your mental and physical health but for your overall safety.

Sleep deprivation critically impairs job performance which could result in disastrous results. Sleep sharpens our cognitive ability, enabling us to think fast, act fast, and act smart.

Poor sleep and low energy at work can lead to “cutting corners,” taking safety risks that result in accidents

Here are the American Cancer Society’s 10 Tips for Getting More Sleep (Adults should aim for 7-9 hours per night)

  1. Go to sleep at the same time each night, and get up at the same time each morning, even on the weekends.
  2. Don’t take naps after 3pm, and don’t nap longer than 20 minutes.
  3. Stay away from caffeine and alcohol late in the day.
  4. Avoid nicotine completely.
  5. Get regular exercise, but not within 2-3 hours of bedtime.
  6. Don’t eat a heavy meal late in the day. A light snack before bedtime is OK.
  7. Make your bedroom comfortable, dark, quiet, and not too warm or cold.
  8. Follow a routine to help you relax before sleep (for example, reading or listening to music). Turn off the TV and other screens at least an hour before bedtime.
  9. Don’t lie in bed awake. If you can’t fall asleep after 20 minutes, do something calming until you feel sleepy, like reading or listening to soft music.
  10. Talk with a doctor if you continue to have trouble sleeping.

The Forge Safety Team is here to help you!  We always want to keep you and other employees of Forge safe while on the job.  This means we often need your help in communicating anything you feel is unsafe. 

You can email, call, or fill out the contact us form on our website (see below).

safety@forgestaff.com

616-285-6860

https://forgestaff.com/job-seekers/safety-first/

Stay safe and never hesitate to reach out with any questions you have!

– The Forge Safety Team

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

 

Forge Benefits

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Have you heard about all of the benefits that Forge Industrial  Staffing has to offer you? Besides being able to offer various job opportunities for you to choose from, we also offer great benefits, such as the ones listed below.

Paid Holidays

Forge employees get paid for the following holidays upon completing 1,000 hours of service : New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Vacation Pay

Forge employees earn a one week paid vacation after 2,000 hours of service.


Health Insurance

All active, hourly-paid Forge Industrial Staffing employees are eligible to participate in a health insurance plan. The premium payments are deducted from each paycheck. The health plan covers doctor office visits, prescription medicine, hospitalization, maternity care and provides options for life and accidental death benefit, dental and vision benefit, and short term disability benefit.

Referral Bonus Program

We continue to search for valuable employees like you!

If you have a friend or a relative that is interested, refer them to us. For each referral employed by Forge Industrial Staffing for a minimum of two (2) days, you will receive a bonus (amount depending on location). Referral form must be turned in at the time referred employee is orientated. Additional referral slips are available at the Forge office.

Employee of the Month

Every month, each office chooses an “Employee of the Month,” who receives a cash award and recognition. Selection is based on hours worked, attendance, client feedback and work performance.

Get Paid Weekly!

In addition to direct deposit and regular checks, Forge Industrial Staffing is now offering you a great new benefit — getting paid on the rapid! PayCard® Mastercard® Card. You can have your pay automatically deposited to the paycard, giving you instant access to your money the morning of every payday.


No more standing in line to cash checks
No more check-cashing fees
No more coming to work to pick up your check
No more lost checks

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/

 

Machine Safeguarding – Hazards and Safe Practices

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Machine Safeguarding – Hazards and Safe Practices

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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.

Refer a Friend and Receive a Bonus!

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Think you have someone in mind that would enjoy working with Forge Industrial Staffing as much as you do? Refer them to us! We are always seeking valuable employees just like you!

Did you know you can earn money by referring people to us? With the Forge Referral Program, you can! For each referral employed by Forge Industrial Staffing for a minimum of two (2) days, you will receive a bonus (amount depending on location).

In order to be qualified for the bonus, you must turn in a referral form at the time the referred employee is orientated. Additional referral slips are available at your local Forge Industrial Staffing branch location.

For more information about the Forge Referral Program, please give your nearest branch a call: forgestaff.com/our-locations.

If you are interested in finding work with Forge Industrial Staffing, please apply online with us 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/

What are Near Misses?

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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 we define what exactly a near miss is and how to recognize it.

Near misses are defined as an unplanned event that has the potential to cause, but does not result in human injury, environmental or equipment damage, or an interruption to normal operation. Near misses can also be known as, close calls, near accidents, and accident precursors. Near misses can occur when you’re not following proper procedures, or safe practices, when a tool/machine malfunctions, or is misused, when a tool is dropped and lands next to a coworker, etc. “When these incidents take place on the job, it can serve as a warning that a serious incident is waiting to happen,” (Howard, 2012).

Near misses are potential safety concerns and should be reported to your supervisor immediately so corrective action can be taken. Near misses can be recognized as a tool to change processes and prevent future incidents and serious injuries from occurring. Failure to report near misses could result in potential injury to yourself or coworkers. Proper reporting should lead to incidents never reoccurring.

Near misses, unsafe work conditions, and all work-related injuries should be reported. To make a report please call, 616.285.6860.

Always remember to think safe and be safe!

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

Howard, Keith. “’Everybody Gets to Go Home in One Piece’.” Safety Health Magazine, Safety Health Magazine, 1 Jan. 2012, https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/6843–articles-6843-everybody-gets-to-go-home-in-one-piece.

Forge Benefits

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Have you heard about all of the benefits that Forge Industrial  Staffing has to offer you? Besides being able to offer various job opportunities for you to choose from, we also offer great benefits, such as the ones listed below.

Paid Holidays

Forge employees get paid for the following holidays upon completing 1,000 hours of service : New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Vacation Pay

Forge employees earn a one week paid vacation after 2,000 hours of service.

Health Insurance

All active, hourly-paid Forge Industrial Staffing employees are eligible to participate in a health insurance plan. The premium payments are deducted from each paycheck. The health plan covers doctor office visits, prescription medicine, hospitalization, maternity care and provides options for life and accidental death benefit, dental and vision benefit, and short term disability benefit.

Referral Bonus Program

We continue to search for valuable employees like you!

If you have a friend or a relative that is interested, refer them to us. For each referral employed by Forge Industrial Staffing for a minimum of two (2) days, you will receive a bonus (amount depending on location). Referral form must be turned in at the time referred employee is orientated. Additional referral slips are available at the Forge office.

Employee of the Month

Every month, each office chooses an “Employee of the Month,” who receives a cash award and recognition. Selection is based on hours worked, attendance, client feedback and work performance.

Get Paid Weekly!

In addition to direct deposit and regular checks, Forge Industrial Staffing is now offering you a great new benefit — getting paid on the rapid! PayCard® Mastercard® Card. You can have your pay automatically deposited to the paycard, giving you instant access to your money the morning of every payday.

 

No more standing in line to cash checks

No more check-cashing fees

No more coming to work to pick up your check

No more lost checks

 

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/

 

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/

 

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