Out with the Old, In with the New: 5 Ways to Spring Clean your Career

Posted by Mark Silverstein

May 25, 2017 9:42:38 AM

Longer days and rising temperatures remind us spring is right around the corner. With the anticipation of warmer weather comes the annual opportunity to throw out the old and welcome in the new. Your first thought about spring cleaning may be to drag out the broom and dustpan, but your home isn’t the only thing you can clean up this spring.

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Topics: May 2017

Why You Didn't Get the Job

Posted by Dave Grubbs

May 15, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Searching for a job and watching the door close in your face time after time can be frustrating. You worked for hours on your resume and thought you aced the interview, but still no job. Don’t give up. Of course, sometimes everything was right, but there were multiple people in your position and the company could only choose one. On the flip side, there could be a number of reasons why and a way to improve your chances. Read about the most common reasons candidates don’t make the cut.

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Topics: May 2017

Warehouse Safety Checklist

Posted by Lisa Dorrance

May 11, 2017 9:08:11 AM

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 130 million workers are employed at more than 8 million worksites across the nation. As warehouses currently hold the highest rate of fatal injuries, maintaining warehouse safety regulations is a top priority. At WorkBox Staffing, we care about safety and encourage our employees to follow these guidelines.

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Topics: May 2017

10 Tips on How to Survive the First Week of Your New Job

Posted by Marie Catallo

May 1, 2017 10:43:00 AM

You’ve done the hard part of applying, interviewing, and enduring the endless waiting – you finally have the job. Beginning a new job is certainly exciting, but being the “new employee” on the floor is not always easy. It means a new onslaught of “firsts” is coming your way: a new environment, new skills to learn, new hours, new procedures, and new management. Making it through the first week may seem like an uphill climb, but it’s nothing you can’t handle. Check out Workbox’s Staffing handy survival guide to help you make your first week on the job a breeze.

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Topics: May 2017

The Best Tips for Making Great First Impressions

Posted by Michelle VanHemert

Apr 27, 2017 8:49:02 AM

You just got off the phone with the hiring manager of a job you applied for, and he/she wants to see you for an interview. Congratulations! Making it to the interview stage is something to celebrate, but still far from landing the job. Before you let the real celebration begin, you need to prove you are as good as you sound on paper. When you walk into that room, you want to make the best impression you can from the moment the hiring manger sees you.

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Topics: April 2017

Resume Under Construction

Posted by Billi Jo Thielke

Apr 17, 2017 10:10:00 AM

Creating a resume and keeping it updated can make the difference when applying for a position. If you are looking for a job, or know the possibility of needing to look is floating on the horizon, set aside some time for this important task.

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Topics: April 2017

How Strong are Your Soft Skills?

Posted by Lisa Dorrance

Apr 13, 2017 12:06:00 PM

Are you able to identify more than just your technical skills in an interview? Employers look for candidates who are not only capable workers, but are also cooperative workers. A solid set of soft skills are highly valuable in the eyes of an interviewer. Technical skills are acquired through training and experience (operating and driving machinery, set up machine and light facilities, keep daily logs, etc). Soft skills are transferable skills that relate to communication, personality, and character. Employers value soft skills because you can teach someone how to perform a task, but you can’t teach someone how to have good character traits.

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Topics: April 2017

4 Ways to Be an Irreplaceable Employee

Posted by Marie Catallo

Apr 3, 2017 10:13:00 AM

What makes someone a great employee? It’s not that complicated and really comes down to the answer to a simple question – If you left your job today, how much would your employer really miss you?

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Topics: April 2017

2017 Staffing Trends: The Gig Economy

Posted by Stephanie Scott

Mar 21, 2017 9:18:00 AM

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past few years, you know that “gig economy” apps and services like Uber are changing how we live and work. While providing simplicity and convenience for consumers, services like Uber offer people an alternative to the traditional “9 to 5” routine and traditional jobs.

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Topics: March 2017

An Employer’s Guide to Hiring Veterans

Posted by Workbox Staffing

Mar 14, 2017 10:13:00 AM

Over the past 15 years, thousands of soldiers have returned to the United States after serving around the world. Military men and women are looking for civilian work that lets them continue to use the skills and values they learned in the military. Many veterans have qualifications that will make them great assets to your team while offering a range of other business benefits.

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Topics: March 2017

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