Benefits Specialist Opportunity with ABR/FSC Corporate

February 27th, 2017

Do you want to be a part of employee benefits and wellness? Join our Team as a Benefits Specialist for Forward Service Corporation and ABR Employment Services.

Forward Service Corporation (FSC), is a passionate, not-for-profit firm providing employment and training related services to local, state, and federally funded program participants.  ABR Employment Services, is a for profit firm, a subsidiary of FSC, and provides employment opportunities and staffing solutions to thousands of job seekers and employers.  This is an opportunity to work for two companies in two different industries with very similar end goals.

What We Will Do For You

  • We value work life balance- no nights or weekends!
  • We will foster a culture of recognition and community involvement
  • We will provide you with the opportunity to create new benefits and programs
  • We will provide you with the opportunity to grow and nurture our wellness program
  • We will help you reach your full potential by developing a career path that matches your career goals
  • We will provide you with competitive pay, annual incentive and outstanding benefits including, PTO, 11 paid holidays, 401(k) Plan, Medical, Vision, Life, Dental and more!

Who You Are

  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • 2+ years of Benefit Experience
  • High Attention To Detail
  • High Sense Of Urgency
  • Goal Oriented
  • Team Player
  • Creative
  • Fun

What You’ll Get To Do

  • Administer all benefit plans
  • Advise employees on benefit matters
  • Deliver effective and timely communication of benefit changes to employees
  • Lead the Wellness Committee
  • Assist with vendor relationships
  • Prepare and submit non-discrimination testing for the FSA and HRA plans
  • Evaluate and compare employee benefits annually
  • Maintain legal compliance in all benefit areas
  • Provide guidance and support to supervisors in matters on FMLA and ADA
  • Develop and communicate HR policies and procedures
  • Responsible for compliance with of the ACA, WC and UI
  • Work on a team with 5 professional HR team members

Tell us why you should be our next Benefits Specialist by submitting a cover letter and resume to hr@abrjobs.com.

Forward Service Corporation is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

OSHA Temporary Worker Initiative Updates: What You Need to Know

February 13th, 2017

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Join Forces with Your Staffing Agency to Protect Temporary Workers

Anytime you bring a temporary employee to your office or warehouse, it is critical that you ensure their safety, just as you ensure for your permanent staff. As the host employer, you must work with your staffing agency to provide a safe work environment, pursuant to the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act). Coordinating efforts to make sure the temporary employee has access to the same health and safety training, as well as updated information as available, benefits both the professional employment agency and your organization. You, your staffing team, and your employee can work together in confidence that you have covered all the safety bases.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) notes that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) worked with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as co-publishers of the best-practice guidance for temporary—or supplied—workers. However, OSHA remains the driving force for national workplace safety for all employees and continually monitors the needs of employees and updates its guidelines to reflect events and knowledge that serve to create a safer workplace for temporary staff members.

OSHA Provides Regular Updates to Help You Maintain Workplace Safety Compliance

Staying informed of all updates provided by OSHA gives you the inside track toward keeping your temporary team members safe, allowing you to reduce and eliminate hazards before they can wreak havoc and cause injury or illness. ABR Employment Services offers a basic safety overview to all new temporary employees before sending them to a client’s—or host employer’s—work site to help temporary workers understand strategies they can use to stay safe. Your part of the joint responsibility greatly relies on your organization’s safety leader regularly monitoring OSHA’s frequent requirement updates, providing the necessary information and training recommendations for permanent and temporary employees, and enforcing regulation compliance for everyone.

The TWI Serves to Help the Staffing Agency and Host Employer Stay Current on All Health and Safety Issues

OSHA provides a special series of updates for temporary workers, which the national health and safety body refers to as the Temporary Worker Initiative (TWI). The TWI serves to help the staffing agency and host employer work together for seamless health and safety.

What New Workplace Health and Safety Updates Are on the Horizon with OSHA?

  1. Temporary Worker Initiative Bulletin No. 6 – Bloodborne Pathogens. If your work environment involves a hospital, clinic, or another facility that may allow for a temporary worker’s exposure to blood pathogens, this bulletin features procedures to help prevent exposure. Bulletin No. 6 notes that bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms in human blood and other bodily fluids that can cause diseases, which may include hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The guide makes recommendations on taking special care to avoid needle sticks and other sharp-related incidents that could lead to the temporary worker’s injury.
  2. Temporary Worker Initiative Bulletin No. 7 – Powered Industrial Truck Training. Warehouse workers are frequently asked to use powered industrial trucks, such as forklifts, fork trucks, lift trucks, or pallet jacks. Even if your temporary worker has previous experience with this machinery, it is important that you provide training for your powered industrial trucks to ensure specific knowledge, a refresher training base, and compliance with safety requirements, according to OSHA.

If you have additional questions about these TWI updates, or any other workplace safety concerns or questions, contact your staffing representative at ABR for clarification and peace of mind. We appreciate our partnership with you in keeping our temporary workers safe.

 

A Memorable Day for Elias, Free Rent and a job Winner

February 2nd, 2017

Free Rent and a job! Winner…Elias

February 1, 2017 is a day our 24th Free Rent and a job! winner, Elias, and everyone at ABR Schofield will remember as a day filled with warmth and happiness.

Elias is a hard, dedicated worker, and first spent his post high school days working in farming. Wanting something more, in July 2016, he applied for work with ABR Schofield. He was looking to get his foot in the door with an area manufacturing company. Fast forward to today, where Elias works on the assembly team at Piper Products, Inc.

When asked what he plans to do with the $1,000, Elias said his goal is to go back to school for a degree in business management and become a production supervisor. The $1,000 will give him a great start to his college fund.

Congratulations, Elias, we’re all so very happy for you and proud to have you as an employee!