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Ergonomic Breaks, Rest Periods and Stretches

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  Ergonomic injury risk factors include forceful movements, repetitive motions, awkward postures and lack of rest. Rest periods give the body time to recover from work; break-time exercises and stretches strengthen the body. Workers should think of themselves as industrial athletes; athletes wouldn’t participate in a sport without proper rest and warm-up, so use the…


Three Great Business Reasons To Use a Staffing Agency

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In today’s economy, you’ve got to have great people to be successful. Duh, right? That’s an obvious statement that’s easy to say, but much more difficult to actually put into practice. Why? Well, unless you’ve had your head in the sand the past couple of years you also know there’s this thing called a labor…



Six Work Lessons We All Can Learn From Peyton Manning

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  Here in Tennessee, Peyton Manning is much more than a future Hall of Fame quarterback for a pro team three states and half a continent away. Because of his unforgettable, record-breaking time playing for our flagship university and the classy way he continues to represent it, Peyton is a Tennessee legend as much or…


Free Trade, Trump, And The Decline of American Manufacturing

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    In 1999, when I first started in the staffing industry, our branch’s largest client was a local bathing suit manufacturer and processing center. They had two plants in the area – one to sew the product and another to tag and package it for distribution to various retail outlets. Although there were definitely…


Helicopter Parent Hovers In To “Rescue” Fired Son

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  Even though I’m in a “corporate” role now and am no longer directly involved in the nuts and bolts of staffing, since my office is located just across the building from my former Branch Manager office I often get to hear my replacement tell me the same sort of delightful staffing stories that I…


A Unique Hiring Event in Johnson City, Tennessee

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AtWork Personnel, in partnership with VioletC!, is currently recruiting for a variety of positions. We will be having a major Hiring Event on Monday, January 25, from 4-6pm at the Tri-Cities Lifestyle Center in Johnson City, TN. Whether you’re still in school, self-taught, a recent grad or have years of experience, we might have a…



The Affordable Care Act – What Our Clients Need To Know

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  The Affordable Care Act (ACA), while ostensibly providing health insurance to people who might otherwise have had little to no access to it, nevertheless presents a unique set of challenges to employers. Do you forego offering insurance altogether and “pay” the expensive monthly penalty for every full-time employee minus 30, or do you “play”…


Here’s What Our Associates Can Expect From Us

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  It’s always good to remember the ultimate reason we’re able to provide the service we do – our associates in the field. Without the people who come to us looking for employment, the individuals who make us look good by showing up every day and working hard at our clients, we wouldn’t be in…