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 »

Exit Interviews: Do You Know Why Your Employees are Leaving?

Employee resignations are an unfortunate fact of business, and it can be especially disappointing when one your best employees decide to quit.   However, people leave jobs for many reasons, and it’s important that you find out why when an employee makes that decision.  The best way to obtain this is though having an exit interview—a… Read More »

United Airlines Leaves Cleveland Leaving 470 without Jobs

Earlier this month, United Airlines met with The Plain Dealer and Northeast Ohio Media Group to explain their decisions to eliminate their hub at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport beginning in April. Jim Compton, vice chairman and chief of revenue, said the airline took a long, careful look before deciding to de-hub but due to significant… Read More »

Sell Yourself during Your Next Interview with These Tips

After many hours spent writing resumes and covers and applying to multiple jobs, you just received an email asking you to come in for an interview.  You’re excited that your hard work has caught the attention of a recruiter, but know you need to start preparing for the interview.  Here are a few ways to… Read More »

Are You Missing Out on Top Employees?

Hiring and retaining the best talent in today’s economy is as tough as it’s ever been.  Unless you’re Apple or Google, simply tweeting out “We’re hiring” isn’t going to have the top employees in the industry beating down your door.  As a smaller business or start-up, you have to have a well-defined hiring process in… Read More »