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Can A Staffing Agency Help Recent Graduates Find Work?

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With all of the national statistics pointing to how hard it is to find employment after graduation, this year’s college and high school graduates should consider the advantages of using a staffing agency to help them launch their careers.

Staffing agencies know the employment market better than anyone and can connect you to jobs for which you are qualified. Agencies can assess your skills and help you find a match easier. They also know the best jobs available for graduates in your area and can save you time searching for job opportunities.

Ideally, an agency’s ability to match job qualifications to the available positions will mean a perfect match for you and the employer.

Applying for work through an agency might be the most efficient way to look for a job after graduation. The goal for new graduates is to find and connect to the best jobs, and agencies often know where those jobs are.

An agency can also help you avoid some of the pitfalls that you may experience when you try to go it alone. Forge Industrial Staffing specializes in the automotive, packaging, and greenhouse industries and can help those wanting to break into those fields.

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

 

 

Why employers should use a staffing agency in 2021

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Did your company spend precious time posting job listings, reviewing applicants, scheduling and performing interviews, when you could have been focusing on your company’s productivity? Make a change this year and choose a staffing agency that is right for your company.

Staffing firms can play a critical role in helping companies find talent. Specialized firms that work with specific industries can provide a second level of assistance by filtering talent down to those that are a better match for a company. Generally, qualified applicants will choose to work with specialized staffing agencies that understand particular industries and know which companies are hiring in the area. This two-way street creates a more efficient process for connecting employees and employers.

Specialized staffing agencies base much of their reputation on the success of employee/employer matches. If an agency has multiple candidates it believes are ready to hit the ground running, it will only present those who can immediately be an asset to the company.

Finally, it’s important for staffing agencies to gain a rapport with hiring managers in the area. By creating and strengthening these relationships, an agency can better gain a feel for the types of candidates the employer is looking for and can even contact a hiring manager when a new job seeker is available.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or 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

 

 

 

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. Learn the most you can from each day while always striving to do your best work.

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. If you need to arrive a little early or stay a little late, make it happen. Be available to pitch in wherever needed and voice that availability to those around you.

Earn the right to be heard

Once you’ve learned the business and its people and worked hard to be invested in its success, you have most likely earned the right to be heard. Potential employers will most likely see your investment in the success of their company and keep that in mind when the next hiring season comes around.

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 the staffing agency. Then, 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

 

Make Safety Your New Year’s Resolution

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Hello!

Please join the Forge Safety Team in making safety your New Year’s Resolution! Let us start with preventing accidents from happening.  Do you know what a “Near Miss” is?  Reporting a near miss to the Safety Team can help prevent you and others from injury.

NEAR MISSES

– defined as an unplanned event that has the potential to cause, but does not result in human injury, environmental damage, or an interruption to normal operation.

 NEAR MISSES are potential safety concerns and should be reported to your supervisor IMMEDIATELY so corrective action can be taken.

Failure to report NEAR MISSES could result in potential injury to yourself or others.

 

Happy New Year and welcome to 2021!

2020 was a rough year for most individuals and everything we knew as “normal” was changed.  This is a friendly reminder that at midnight January 1, 2021 everything will stay the same. We want to continue self-care and good hygiene for ourselves and for those around us to remain safe. So please, as we go into 2021 continue to:

– Wash or sanitize your hands often (before eating or preparing food, before touching your face, after using the restroom, after leaving a public place, after blowing your nose, after handling your mask, after changing a diaper, after caring for someone who is sick, after touching animals or pets)
– Avoid close contact (in your home, avoid close contact with those who are sick. Out of your home, put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who do not live in your household).
– Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others
– Cover coughs and sneezes (be sure to throw used tissues in the trash.  Wash hands immediately)
– Clean and disinfect surfaces daily
– Monitor your health daily (if you are not feeling well contact your doctor immediately and stay home until directed otherwise by your doctor)

 

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

Haga de la seguridad su resolución de año nuevo

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¡Hola!

¡Por favor Júntese con el equipo de seguridad de Forge para hacer seguridad en el trabajo su resolución de Año Nuevo! Empecemos por la prevención de accidentes. ¿Sabes lo que es un “Accidenté posible”? Reportando un accidente posible al equipo de seguridad puede ayudar a prevenir que usted y otras personas se lesionen.

EVITAR ACCIDENTES POSIBLES

– Se define como un evento no planeado que tiene el potencial de causar, pero no resulta en lesiones humanas, daños ambientales o una interrupción de la operación normal.

 ACCIDENTE POSIBLES Los accidentes posibles son riesgos de seguridad, y se deben informar a su supervisor INMEDIATAMENTE para que se apliquen medidas correctivas.

Feliz año nuevo y Bienvenido a 2021.

El año 2020 fue un ano duro para mucha gente y todo lo que conocimos ser “normal” ha cambiado. Les queremos recordar que, al dar la media noche en enero 1, 2021 todo será lo mismo. Queremos seguir practicando los mismos pasos que hemos hecho empezando, con seguir cuidándose y seguir lavándose las manos. No solo para usted, pero para toda la gente alrededor de usted. Por favor prosiga;

– lavándose las manos y Utilice desinfectante lo mas que pueda (antes de comer o de preparar su comida, antes de tocarse la cara, después de usar el baño después de salir de un lugar público, después de acomodar su máscara, después de cambiar un panal, después de ayudar a alguien enfermo y después de tocar animales o sus mascotas)
– Trate de no tener contacto directo (en su hogar, trate de alejarse de personas que estén enfermos. Cuando salga de su hogar, mantenga 6 pies de distancia entre usted y cualquier persona que no viva con uste)
– Cubra su boca cuando estornude (asegúrese en tirar sus Kleenex en la basura y lávese las manos lo mas pronto posible)
– Desinfecte superficies diariamente
– Ponga atención a su salud (si no se siente bien contacte a su doctor inmediatamente y no salga de su hogar)

¡El equipo de seguridad de Forge está aquí para ayudarte! Siempre queremos cuidar a ti y a otros empleados de Forge en el trabajo. Esto significa que necesitamos su ayuda para comunicar cualquier cosa que usted sienta sea insegura.

Se puede comunicar con nosotros vía correo electrónico, llamando a nuestro número de teléfono o llenando la forma en nuestra pagina de internet (mire abajo)

safety@forgestaff.com

616-285-6860

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

¡Sigua trabajando con cuidado y no dude en comunicarse con nosotros!

– El equipo de seguridad de Forge

3 Tips for better job-seeking habits in the New Year

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With the arrival of a new year, comes an opportunity to start fresh, wipe the slate clean and begin taking control of your career. Why not resolve to improve your job seeking skills and find a rewarding career in 2021?

Here are 3 tips for making better job seeking habits in the New Year.

Learn to manage your time better. Time management is a common New Year’s resolution. Set a daily, weekly and monthly schedule for yourself. In this schedule, set time to make phone calls to those in your network, volunteer at local organizations related to your industry and spend time managing and connecting with your online network on sites, like LinkedIn.

Update your resume and your elevator speech. With a new year comes an opportunity to evaluate everything that you’ve accomplished over the last 12 months. Take time to review your resume, your elevator speech and any online profiles or portfolios to ensure that all information is up to date and relevant. You’d be surprised to learn how much you can add after a year.

Continue to educate yourself. Use the New Year to attend classes, seminars and online courses. This will not only give you a greater shot at attracting the job you want, but it will also allow you to connect with other people and give you a fresh perspective on your industry.

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

 

The benefits of a personalized staffing agency

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For growing companies and job seekers, it may seem that approaching a large staffing agency is the right idea. After all, they must have a talented, knowledgeable workforce with an endless library of resources to help you find the best match. However, it’s not always that simple, and often small to mid-sized staffing agencies can provide the personal care and experience to make hiring and job hunting a less stressful process.

Why might a large agency be the wrong choice, and what are the benefits of working with a more personalized staffing agency?

While large scale agencies have access to vast stacks of resumes and are responsible for knowing what’s happening in the employment industry, often times these agencies struggle to recruit top talent. This is because these agencies are legally prohibited from targeting anyone that is an employee of one of their current clients. Larger agencies that work with many large-scale companies in a specific area are significantly restricted in the talent they can approach.

Smaller or specialized agencies, on the other hand, have access to a much larger talent pool and are able to find qualified employees to fit each position.

Job placement at large staffing agency can be similar to a factory assembly line where each company and job seeker is treated the same way with the goal being to simply make the placement and move on.

At a smaller agency, the agency will work with each individual as well as each company to ensure that a proper match has been made. Smaller agencies base their success on the quality of the placements rather than the quantity.

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

 

 

5 things you need to include in your job search

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The professional landscape has changed a great deal, especially in the last 10-15 years. With much of the hiring process now done online, it’s important to do your research to learn where to best focus your efforts so you don’t waste your time or the time of potential employers.

Here are some tips to freshen up your appearance and to get a step ahead in finding a new job.

Get social

It seems everyone is using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn these days to connect with friends, family and professional contacts. Building an online presence on these networks is much like creating a living resume. They are opportunities to post your education, experience and training as well as to share your knowledge regarding industry specific topics. LinkedIn and Twitter are especially strong channels for professional networking.

Download some job search apps

Job search apps and mobile sites like, Indeed.com, which allows job seekers to monitor and apply for jobs from their phones.

Seek a job-search mentor

A colleague or a professional mentor can help answer questions and find job opportunities. Staffing agencies like Forge Industrial Staffing are staffed with qualified individuals who can help guide you through the process.

Get business cards

While much of the world has gone digital, business cards are still a great way to pass along your information when you’re on the go or attending a networking event.

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

 

 

Finding a job based on your skills

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For anyone who has been without work after many years in one position because the particular position has become outdated or the company has shifted, it may be overwhelming looking for a new job. Spending most of your career in one position may convince you that that is the only job you are capable of doing. Your first step should be to shake this belief and understand that your extensive experience can be translated into valuable skills.

Sit down with a computer or a piece of paper and make a list of the types of things you did while in your old position. Did you have to enter information into a computer system each day as smaller piece of your overall duties? Data entry can be added to your skill set. Were you willing to do whatever needed to be done around the office or warehouse with a strong attention to detail? You may make a valuable office or administrative assistant.

If you’re having a difficult time compiling a list, there are resources available to assist you.

Visit your local staffing or employment agency or career center. These organizations are full of knowledgeable teams that can help you.

Use an online resource like:

http://www.iseek.org/careers/skillsAssessment

http://www.myskillsmyfuture.org/

http://www.careerinfonet.org/skills/

These sites ask you simple questions about your previous jobs to help you discover what other opportunities might make sense for 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 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

 

5 Tips for crafting a winning resume

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Regardless of the type of position you’re seeking, either with a staffing agency or Fortune 500 company, the process is generally the same. You’ll want to spend time crafting a strong resume that identifies your marketable skills and matches the needs of the potential employer.

Here are 5 tips to keep in mind when you’re writing your resume.

Keep it simple
For job seekers with less than 10 years of experience, a resume should not exceed one page.

Use a simple layout
A layout should provide essential information like updated contact information, an objective, work experience, education history and a list of references.

Provide concise descriptions
Human resource teams are searching through mountains of resumes and job applications. Make their lives easier by boiling your qualifications and previous job descriptions into short, to-the-point statements.

Use industry-specific keywords
When reading job listings, identify specific keywords related to the position and its responsibilities. Use terms that apply to you directly in the document. Many large companies use computers to pre-scan these documents in search of these keywords. If your resume doesn’t contain these terms, it may be tossed aside.

Don’t undervalue your cover letter
A cover letter allows you to personalize your resume. Its main purpose is to emphasize your strengths and assets in a way that will interest employers in interviewing you. This gives employers an opportunity to get a feel for who you are as a person beyond your job experience and skills.

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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