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What Is A Black Hat Staffing Agency?

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  Do you know some of the ways “black hat” staffing agencies try to get a leg up on the competition by violating the ASA’s “Code of Ethics?” You should. Because it happens more often than you think, and impacts you and the industry. A prominent page on the American Staffing Association’s website lists a…


Acceptable Reasons To Call Out of Work – Part II

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  We have a question on our online application that goes like this, “What would you consider an acceptable reason to call out of work?” The reason we ask the question, of course, is to gauge the potential employee’s attitude and overall approach to calling out. If they are someone who thinks it’s OK to…


Don’t Be A Job Hopper!

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  Your reputation tends to doggedly follow you around wherever you go in life… eventually. Unlike your shadow, your rep usually has a bit of a delayed presence. If you’re a back-stabber, or a liar, or a chronic nose-picker, or are just really, really whiney, it’ll generally take new acquaintances a while to pick up…


Introducing Our Brand-New Job Board!

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  What if there was an easy way to display our open job opportunities in an easily navigable, searchable, accessible, editable online database that could readily be found via search engines and quickly responded to by job seekers not only in our service areas, but all over the country? Well, thanks to Haley Marketing, our…


My First Staffing Agency Experience

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  I’ll never forget my first experience with a staffing agency – not as an internal employee, but as a job candidate! It was the early 90’s, and I was a college kid on the lookout for something to build my resume while earning some money and going to school at the same time. Finding…


Acceptable Reasons To Call Out of Work

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We have a question on our online application that goes like this, “What would you consider an acceptable reason to call out of work?” The reason we ask the question, of course, is to gauge the potential employee’s attitude and overall approach to calling out. If they are someone who thinks it’s OK to call…



When will we get what we really want for Christmas?

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On the evening of December 6, 2014, Jessica Chambers was found walking away from her burning vehicle, 98% of her body covered with burns, horrifically lit on fire by a still unknown assailant. As a father myself, I couldn’t begin to imagine what her father, Ben Chambers, is going through. He understandably expressed his desire…


Our Craziest Failed Drug Test Excuses

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Ah, that most dreaded of employment rites of passage, the in-house drug screen, that wonderful time when employers and future employees who barely know each other are forced through the distasteful process of getting to know each other more than they ever wanted to… EVER… (can anyone say TMI??) Most staffing agencies conduct their own…


An Odd Thing To Be Thankful For

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I’ve never considered myself a runner. Quite the opposite, in fact. Although I enjoy several sports, all my life I’ve literally ‘ran away’ from any sport or activity that required continuous exertion, on account of the agonizingly dreadful burning in the chest that happens when the ‘out of shape’ do what seemingly just isn’t natural….