Sort Through Candidates with These Uncommon Interview Questions

You’ve sorted through resumes, completed phone screens, and narrowed down the pool to just a few potential candidates.   With qualifications so similar, you know it’s going to be hard to choose which candidate is the best, and making the right hiring decision is crucial.  How will you decide?  The trick is in asking unconventional interview… Read More »

4 Ways to Turn Your Temporary Job into a Career

Over the last four years, temporary employment has jumped more than 50 percent according the American Staffing Association. Many large firms, online shopping outlets, and other industries previously uninterested in temp workers are now taking advantage of the flexibility of contract employees.  In an environment where permanent, full time positions are hard to come by,… Read More »

How to Develop an Effective Leadership Style

In order to achieve success in the workplace, you need to be recognized as a leader among your coworkers.  Being a leader at work doesn’t necessarily mean being a boss.  It’s becoming a role model for your coworkers and being the person they go to when they need advice.  With the right attitude and a… Read More »

You Have 30 Seconds to Sell Yourself. Go!

“Tell me about yourself” is often the first thing an interviewer will ask, and how you answer can set the tone for the rest of interview.  It’s important to take advantage of that next 30 seconds to sell yourself in a way that quickly conveys your strengths, gives the interviewer an insight to your professional… Read More »

Why Should You Outsource Your Talent Acquisition?

When it comes to staffing your organization, making the right hiring decisions is crucial.  Whether a temporary employee or a long term hire, the candidate you’re hiring will have an impact on the success of your organization.  Conducting a rigorous hiring process can be time consuming and expensive if you don’t have the right tools… Read More »

A Look Into the Current Cleveland Economy

The United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a monthly report that gives insight into the economy of each census region. The numbers for January through March of 2014 have been released and as experts predicted, the Cleveland economy has continued to grow.  Below we’ll take a look at some of the… Read More »

Can You Afford to Say No to a Job Offer?

After an exhausting job search, a hiring manager calls with great news: they’re offering you a job.  However, you can’t seem to get very excited about it. It’s a job, but not your dream job. Do you take the opportunity or walk away from it in hopes that something better will come along? Determining whether… Read More »

Use Your Non-Verbal Skills to Ace an Interview

Many studies by communication psychologists have determined that 93 percent of all communication is done through non-verbal means.  This means that no matter how well prepared you are to answer interview questions, only 7 percent of what you say actually matters.  Therefore, many hiring decisions in interviews are based off reading nonverbal cues in the… Read More »

4 Ways to Make Temporary Employees Feel Welcome

There are many benefits of hiring temporary employees to fill positions at your company.  Doing so allows you to easily staff up or down, try before you buy, or fill vacancies quickly.  However, it’s important that as with any new employee, you do your best to ensure that temporary employees feel welcome.  It’s common for… Read More »

Spring is Here – Along With Our New Promotion

After a long, cold winter, spring has arrived…finally! And to celebrate, we’ve hatched up our newest promotion. 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 25% discount off your first invoice!* Be sure to keep us… Read More »