3 Ways To Rev Up Your Job Search

May 29th, 2012

Photo Credit: Angela Archer

It’s hard to stay motivated during a job search especially if you haven’t landed any interviews, heard any feedback, or found a position that truly excites you. But the universe isn’t going to hand you a job – you have to keep hunting until you find one. Here are a few ways to breathe new life into a stale job search.

1. Never Stop Applying

It doesn’t matter how many applications you’ve filled out – keep applying. Quality is more important than quantity so seek out jobs that you’re qualified for and be sure to tailor your resume to each position. Don’t have one? Learn how to create a great resume.

2. Talk to People

Sending off resumes into cyberspace is only half the job search. You must pick up the phone or meet people face-to-face as well. That means following up on positions you’ve applied for, attending job fairs, and taking former coworkers or bosses out to coffee for advice.

3. Ask for Help

A staffing agency is a great resource to utilize when looking for work. While you’re looking for a job – and even while you’re not – a staffing firm is a great resource! Registering with ABR Employment Services is free and you’ll even get great benefits like insurance and vacation pay.

Want more job search tips? Sign up for our free career resource, ABR JobConnect.

About ABR
ABR Employment Services provides employment opportunities to job seekers and staffing solutions to employers throughout Wisconsin. ABR provides temporary, try-before-hire and direct hire  job opportunities in: customer service, data entry, receptionist, office assistant, administrative assistant, assembly, packaging, machine operator, warehouse, janitorial, CNC, welder, forklift, maintenance, and call center.

Choosing The Right Staffing Solution For Your Business

May 17th, 2012

Speed. Quality. Convenience. Cost. These are just a few of the benefits employers love about staffing services. But supplemental labor is not free – and hiring managers must validate their spending and prove to executive management that increased efficiencies are coming at the right cost.

Whether you’re looking for short term, project-based, or long-term staffing solutions, there’s a unique strategy behind each type of hire. Luckily, there’s another benefit hidden throughout this process: hard-working and properly managed supplemental employees can often make great candidates for full-time openings when they do arise. For example, ABR Employment Services uses the latest technology, innovative recruiting strategies, extensive testing and screening, and a quality orientation process to deliver the best employees – so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they might land a permanent spot on your staff. See which  solution makes most sense for your business:

Traditional  Employees
Some employees may only be working for you for a few days or a few months, but they are just as important as your core workforce.  Traditional temporary staffing solutions can improve productivity when used the right way – and it all starts with the right hire. An experienced staffing agency will know where to look for the right person as long as you can determine the required skills and ideal personality traits for the position. Upon hiring, a solid orientation and training program is a must – ask if your staffing agency can offer guidance or conduct the initial training for you.

Seasonal  Employees

Overwhelmed by a seasonal increase in work or a sudden, large-scale project? Ask if your staffing vendor can design a customized comprehensive strategic solution for you. Provide a clear set of performance expectations and your staffing agency can take it from there. Beyond orientation and training, they can negotiate pay rate, provide coaching and feedback, and terminate or discuss further job opportunities with temporary employees. That leaves you with more time – and money – to focus on the pressing issue: your business.

Long-Term  Employees

If you plan on partnering with vendors for the long term, it’s important to prepare your current staff for the changes that co-employment may bring. Your staffing agency may be able to effectively manage the non-core workforce and supervise secondary vendors – in turn, reducing training, decreasing turnover, and increasing production. ABR provides quantitative financial and operational date to help you evaluate our program – we want to be held accountable for its success!

For more information about any of these staffing solutions, contact any of our ABR locations today.

About ABR
ABR Employment Services provides employment opportunities to job seekers and staffing solutions to employers throughout Wisconsin. ABR provides temporary, try-before-hire and direct hire  job opportunities in: customer service, data entry, receptionist, office assistant, administrative assistant, assembly, packaging, machine operator, warehouse, janitorial, CNC, welder, forklift, maintenance, and call center.

Refer A Friend & Receive Cash From ABR Employment Services

May 11th, 2012


How does an extra $50 in your pocket sound? We hire about 25 percent of our employees through our very own employee referral program. That means we often count on you to point us toward some great candidates. They can be friends, family, or former coworkers. Here’s a “Q & A” on how the program works.

Q: Can any ABR employee refer someone?

A: Yes. The referrer must be currently employed by ABR Employment Services or have successfully completed a position within the past six months.

Q: What kind of candidates are you looking for? 

A: ABR Employment Services is always looking for individuals that meet our Expectations of Excellence. We’d love to meet someone who’s trustworthy, respectful, responsible, reliable, and professional. We need candidates with a solid work history who can provide great employment references. Know anyone looking for light industrial, skilled industrial, or clerical work who meets these expectations? Send them our way!

Q: Can I recommend a specific position where they might be a great fit?

A: Sure. Feel free to give a recommendation where they should be placed. We can’t guarantee anything, but we always place the individual at the client site that’s the best fit.

Q: Does the person I recommend get preferential treatment?

A: We treat all our employees fairly. Just because someone is recommended does not mean they will get a guaranteed interview. But remember that you are assisting someone you know in finding employment – and that’s something to be proud of.

Q: What are the steps I take to recommend someone?

A: Call your local office and provide the name and phone number of the person you wish to recommend, or fill out a referral slip on site. Make sure the person you recommend fills out an application online. If they get a phone interview, they can mention that you referred them.

Q: When do I get my $50?

A: If your referral is hired and works 80 hours for ABR Employment Services, you’ll be eligible for a $50 reward.

About ABR
ABR Employment Services provides employment opportunities to job seekers and staffing solutions to employers throughout Wisconsin. ABR provides temporary, try-before-hire and direct hire  job opportunities in: customer service, data entry, receptionist, office assistant, administrative assistant, assembly, packaging, machine operator, warehouse, janitorial, CNC, welder, forklift, maintenance, and call center.