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 »

How Can Our Service Process Positively Impact Your Organization?

The success of your organization depends on the employees you staff.  Therefore, the hiring process should be your most important process.  However, due to lack of time, money, and resources, businesses are often forced to make quick, on the spot hiring decisions that can lead to bad hires. Outsourcing your hiring process to a staffing… Read More »

First Day at a New Job? Here’s How to Make a Great Impression

You’ve spent many hours spent perfecting your resume and cover letter, submitting job applications, and surviving strenuous interview sessions. Congratulations!  You’ve finally landed the job you wanted.  You’re eager to start the new job and meet your new coworkers.  However, being the new kid on the block can be a little nerve-racking. Here are a… Read More »

Akron Construction Jobs On the Rise

A recent analysis of construction related employment statistics by the Associated General Contractors trade group out of Washington D.C, reported a hike in construction related jobs in the Akron area. The number of construction related jobs in the Akron MSA, which includes Summit and Portage counties, climbed 18 percent to 12,000 at the end of… Read More »