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4 Questions to Ask a Temp Worker Before Hiring

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Sometimes short term assignments require more preparation on the part of the employer than long term opportunities. Short term employees have access to vital production information and their ability to perform and reliability are intensely important. Before you make your next temporary hiring decision, there are a few things you should know. Here are 4…


Four Critical Questions to Ask at Every Interview

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  With the list of ‘questions we aren’t supposed to ask’ seemingly getting longer by the minute, these days it’s getting tougher and tougher for people who hire other people to conduct even the most rudimentary of job interviews. HR professionals and hiring managers have their work cut out for them, to be sure, but…



The Widening Gender Gap in Manufacturing

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There has been so much talk in professional circles of the gender gap when it comes to industries such as engineering and computer science. However, one segment of American industry that goes largely unexamined in terms of women in the workplace is manufacturing. Battling against strongly held but outdated beliefs, women are entering the manufacturing…


Why are we the best of the best?

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  You might wonder why we’re making such a big deal of this Inavero ‘Best of Staffing’ Award. Isn’t it just another ‘random’ award, kind of like some music award show they seemingly have every other month, except not as prestigious because it’s, well, staffing, right? Not exactly. You see, the Inavero award is the…


The EEOC and blanket no-felon hiring policies

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While we all know certain forms of discrimination have been clearly (and rightly) illegal since the 1964 Civil Rights Act, we also know that hiring managers, being humans after all, have discriminated and always will discriminate, if not on illegal grounds, on a myriad of legal ones. Maybe the applicant was too talkative or not…


ISSA and OSHA Alliance Warehouse Safety Tips

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ISSA, the World Wide Cleaning Association, and OSHA have created an alliance to ensure workplaces in the United States are safe for all employees. Unsafe tools, hazardous materials, slips and falls, and workplace accidents are endangering our workforce every day. These injuries are also costing businesses and individuals a lot of money for medical expenses…


AtWork Group Named to Inavero’s 2014 “Best of Staffing” List

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  AtWork Group Named to Inavero’s 2014 “Best of Staffing” List National staffing franchisor tops list for client service KNOXVILLE, TENN. Feb. 25, 2014 – For the second year in a row, AtWork Group, a top U.S. multi-specialty staffing franchisor, has been named one of Inavero’s 2014 Best of Staffing® Client Award winners. Inavero is…


Where is Artisanal Manufacturing Going?

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While the word “artisanal” is more commonly seen referring to cheese or bread it can be used for many other applications. A movement for artisanal manufacturing is happening right here in the United States. A lot has changed since the 1950s where manufacturing dominated American business. Today, many companies are choosing to outsource their production…


A few choice words

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  Someone called me a S.O.B. the other day and no, he didn’t use the abbreviation. Believe it or not (and if you’ve worked in the staffing industry for any length of time at all, you’ll believe it), I didn’t do or say anything to merit such harsh words, except maybe to pick up the…