Five Forrest Gump Traits Every Manager Should Have

Recently, I was channel surfing and I stumbled upon the movie, Forrest Gump. Forrest Gump is one of those films that if it is on television, I’m compelled to watch it. And each time I see it, I am awed by the way this seemingly benign and unintelligent character, expertly played by Tom Hanks, had… Read More »

2014 W-2 Questions and Answers

At Area Temps, we field many questions from our employees regarding their W-2s each year. To assist you with your inquiries, we have compiled answers to the most common questions we receive. Q: When will I receive my W-2? A: W-2s will be available to view and print online, and were mailed on January 22,… Read More »

Area Temps’ Award Winners of the Second Half of 2014

At Area Temps, our account representatives and recruiters are the life blood of our company. They work diligently to provide employees with new job opportunities and customers with unparalleled service, and we wouldn’t be in business today without their efforts. To recognize their importance and to reward them for their success, our staff members compete… Read More »

Holiday Wishes From Area Temps

We would like to wish you and your family a very happy holiday season, and provide you the special offer below!  Any customer who hasn’t billed with Area Temps for the past six months is eligible, and it’s a great opportunity to give us a try, with a $200 discount off your first invoice!*  Be… Read More »

What LeBron Teaches Us About Burning and Rebuilding Bridges

With the much anticipated 2014 NBA season under way, now is a good time to reflect on how LeBron James went from Cleveland’s hero to villain, and back to hero again. He burned a bridge with his employer, the Cavaliers, and his customers, the fans in Cleveland, who supported and loved him from his high… Read More »

Is an Objective Necessary on a Resume?

There was a time when putting an “objective” statement at the top of your resume was considered desirable, even forward thinking. However, objective statements too often discussed what the candidate wanted, and not what the candidate could offer the company. In the human resource world, that is a big no-no. Forbes has concluded that it… Read More »

Is Your Best Friend a Good Hire?

We’ve said it over and over again that being referred to a company by a current employee is the quickest way to get your foot in the door.  The percentage of new hires that come through their current employees’ network is increasing at an unprecedented rate.  At Ernst & Young, 45 percent of non-entry placements… Read More »

How Old is Your Resume?

You’re preparing for a new job search and pull out your resume to add your most current experience.  You quickly realize it’s been several years since you’ve even looked at it.  Don’t make the mistake many job seekers do of thinking you can just dust off that old resume and land a new job.  Without… Read More »

Brain Gain Boosts Cleveland Toward New Economy

Researchers say that while public leaders have been worrying about brain drain in Cleveland, a new population of young professionals has been flocking to Cleveland.  Not only have these trendsetters been gushing into urban neighborhoods and making them hip, they’ve helped to raise education and income levels and are setting the stage for an innovative… Read More »

Your Workforce’s Secret Weapon — Hint: They’re Already Working for You!

Millennial workers have developed a reputation for feeling entitled to undeserving promotions and raises, being addicted to social media, and job-hopping every time they get bored.  They have been accused of lacking a strong work ethic, having no grit, and showing no respect for corporate culture.  As a recent Forbes article stated, “It has become… Read More »