December 2017 Career Webinars on ABR JobConnect

November 27th, 2017

december webinars on abr jobconnect

Weekly Free Career Webinars With Q&A

Learn from top employment experts weekly, by participating in the Weekly FREE Job Seeker Webinars. These sessions address topics most important to your search and allow time for you to ask questions.

Ignite Your Job Search with Confidence – Re-THINK YOU

Date: Tuesday, December 5th
Time: 4:00 pm EST (1:00 pm PST, 2:00 pm MST, 3:00 pm CST)

Description: It is time to re-invent your self-image, expand your self-concept, and ignite self-confidence.

No matter what you are doing in life, it’s important to know how to effectively manage yourself on all levels; physically, mentally, and emotionally.

If you feel like job searching is a defeating experience, make it a priority to join us.

In this webinar, you will have the opportunity to:
• Shift your perspective to cultivate self-confidence
• Discover how easy you can change your self-image
• Learn strategies to help you powerfully manage emotions
• Build and strengthen your attitude – Be a Yes to You!
• How to access the courage, clarity and power already in you

Instead of defeat, you will see that you are already a WINNER!

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Make the Holidays Happy: Resume Writing Tips to Beat the Job Seeking Doldrums

Date: Tuesday, December 12th
Time: 11:00 am EST (8:00 am PST, 9:00 am MST, 10:00 am CST)

In this webinar, job seekers will learn tips to keep their job search fueled through the holiday season and beyond. Targeted to help all job seekers—from entry-level to senior-level—our resume writing expert will offer easy to implement strategies that attendees can use immediately.

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Nine Things to Do Before an Interview

Date: Tuesday, December 19th
Time: 1:00 pm EST (10:00 am PST, 11:00 am MST, 12:00 pm CST)

Description: There are hundreds of interviewing books and thousands of articles on the Internet. Often the most qualified person does not obtain the job offer. It is often the job seeker who aced the interview. Today we will discuss what you can do before an interview to gain a competitive edge. During this session, we will address the following topics:

  • Nine steps to help you prepare for an interview
  • Why preparation improves your interview abilities
  • Tips to remember during the interview process

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Recruiter Internship – Kinsa Group – Franklin, WI

November 20th, 2017

Recruiter Internship Opportunity – Kinsa Group – Franklin, WI

Who We Are

Since 1985, Kinsa Group has been attracting, sourcing, recruiting and placing management and executive level candidates into job opportunities in the food and beverage manufacturing, marketing and distribution industries.

Our promise is to provide our clients with the “ideal match,” the talent who most optimally fits a company’s philosophy and culture.

The Recruiter Internship is intended to be a learning experience for participants to gain an understanding of the direct-hire recruiting industry. The Intern will be exposed to many aspects of full-cycle recruiting including: new job order receipt, candidate sourcing, candidate recruiting, scheduling interviews, conducting reference checks, etc. This position will also involve: answering phones, data entry, and other general office administrative duties.

 What We Will Do For You

  • Paid Internship
  • We value work life balance- no nights or weekends!
  • We will foster a culture of recognition and community involvement
  • We will provide you with hands on training from our experienced recruiting team
  • We will help you reach your full potential by developing a career path that matches your career goals

Who You Are                       

  • Team Player
  • Goal Oriented
  • Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills
  • Listens to Details and Takes Notes
  • Enjoys Talking on the Phone and other Interactions with People
  • Pursuing a degree in business or related field

What You’ll Get To Do

  • Recruits, sources, interviews, and selects candidates
  • Assist with posting positions using social media and other job boards
  • Attends meetings and shadows Recruiters to learn the Staffing Industry
  • Maintains a high level of rapport with clients, staff and candidates
  • Database management of key data points like compensation, geography, resumes, contact information, etc.
  • Oversee special projects as directed by mentor

Tell us why you should be our next Recruiter Intern by submitting a cover letter and resume to: HR@abrjobs.com

ABR In The Community: Volunteer Spotlight

November 20th, 2017

Community involvement is a core company value to help enrich the communities where we live and work. We encourage and support all employees in their giving efforts.

Chief Human Resources Officer Sandy Beckwith volunteered in Panama with her three adult children. This is Sandy’s story of why she volunteers, how she came to choose volunteering overseas and how she and her children gave back on their mission trip.

Why Sandy Volunteers

I am blessed with healthy kids.  I believe in giving back and playing it forward.  Both of my parents died from cancer.  I have volunteered a lot with the American Cancer Society, as we need to put an end to cancer.  Panama was low income and disadvantaged adults and children.  I wanted my kids to be exposed to those that are less fortunate than us and to help them.”

 

 

Destination Panama

Why did we decide to volunteer in Panama? Going on a mission trip with my kids was on my bucket list.  Three years ago, on Christmas Eve, I gave them each a certificate to go on a mission trip with me.  I never imagined that all of us would be able to go at the same time!  My daughter got engaged last April and I told her we needed to get our mission trip in.  She picked the date and all of us could get off from work that same week!  Score International was so easy to work with.  I googled mission trips and reached out to them.  I highly recommend them!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Providing Basic Needs

I have awesome friends!  I posted one message on Facebook that I was going to Panama and the donations came!  One friend dropped off 70 pairs of sandals!  We took 3 suitcases of donations.  We had 80 tooth brushes, lots of shampoo, soap, etc.  My son put in a window at a home.  We volunteered at a festival for disadvantaged kids.  We taught English and brought lots of arts and crafts. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

579 Hours and Counting

As of May, 2017, ABR Employment Services and Kinsa Group employees have volunteered 579 hours.

ABR and Kinsa Group encourage all to participate in any of the following company volunteer programs:

1) Major Sponsorship – The United Way is our current major sponsorship charity. At the beginning of each fiscal year employees vote on a charity to sponsor.
2) Community Days – Each ABR location has the opportunity participate as a team for up to eight hours during the workday at a charity event of their choice.
3) Paid Registration Fee Program – Each employee is able to request $100 towards registration fees for any  non-profit 501c3 event.

Marketing Internship – ABR Corporate – Madison, WI

November 15th, 2017

ABR Employment Services Marketing Internship

Who We Are

ABR Employment Services (ABR) is a high customer focused and seven-time award winning Best of Staffing® company with locations in WI and Winona, MN. We provide workforce solutions to employers and help people seeking jobs in professional office support and manufacturing positions get hired. ABR is also the parent company to Kinsa Group, our food and beverage executive recruiting firm.

Founded in 1987, we’re celebrating our 30th anniversary! We would not be the strong and growing company we are today without the people that work here.  We are  celebrating our employees with monthly gift drawings through September, 2018.

What We Will Do For You

  • This is a paid internship with flexible hours
  • You will be able get creative and do hands on work in marketing for both ABR and Kinsa Group
  • We will foster a culture of recognition and community involvement
  • We will provide you with hands on training

Who You Are                       

  • Creative
  • Self-starter
  • High sense of urgency
  • Strong drive for results
  • Strong background with Social Media
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Experience in customer service industry
  • Graphic Design or Video experience preferred
  • Pursing Degree in Marketing, Journalism, Communication or relation field
  • Ability to make decisions in the best interest of ABR and Kinsa Group
  • Works within our Expectations of Excellence, as well as adopts ABR’s approach, vision and mission

What You’ll Get To Do

  • Handle social media for Kinsa Group:
    • Weekly hot jobs and other content for LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter
    • Format monthly Kinsa CareerEdge webinar blog
  • Other social media support:
    • Content identification
    • Posting calendar
    • Prepare company anniversary posts
    • Develop and organize photo library
  • Coordinate the purchase of promotional items for branch staff
  • Oversee Glassdoor accounts for ABR and Kinsa Group
  • Coordinate branch resources including tradeshow booths and laptops
  • Create client specific recruiting postcards as requested by ABR staff
  • Assists with coordination of internal appreciation events
  • Assists with special projects as assigned

Apply Now

Tell us why you should be our Marketing Intern by December 15th 2017 and submit a resume to: HR@abrjobs.com

Staffing Internship – Stevens Point, WI

November 15th, 2017

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Staffing Internship Opportunity – Stevens Point, WI

Who We Are

ABR Employment Services (ABR) is a high customer focused and seven-time award winning Best of Staffing® company with locations in WI and Winona, MN. We provide workforce solutions to employers and help people seeking jobs in professional office support and manufacturing positions get hired. ABR is also the parent company to Kinsa Group, our food and beverage executive recruiting firm.

Founded in 1987, we’re celebrating our 30th anniversary! We would not be the strong and growing company we are today without the people that work here.  We are  celebrating our employees with monthly gift drawings through September, 2018.

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 hands on training from our talented training and development team
  • We will help you reach your full potential by developing a career path that matches your career goals

Who You Are                       

  • Self-starter
  • High sense of urgency
  • Strong drive for results
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Has worked in customer services or related field

What You’ll Get To Do

  • Recruits, sources, interviews, and selects candidates
  • Assists branch with daily needs
  • Match Talent to our customers’ needs
  • Visit client companies, tours businesses and develops client relationships
  • Maintains a high level of rapport with clients, staff and Talent
  • Attends meetings, providing status reports on current job order activities and future projections
  • Oversee special projects as assigned

Apply Now

Tell us why you should be our next Intern and submit a resume to: hr@abrjobs.com

Build a Strategic Framework Based on Vision, Mission and Values

November 13th, 2017

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What Is a Strategic Framework?

In today’s competitive business environment, business leaders cannot afford to leave anything to chance when it comes to paving the path to success for their organization.

Building a strategic framework provides a firm foundation, based on long-term planning, upon which company owners can build a strong organization and thriving business.

Chron shares that “a strategic framework serves to provide structure to this type of long-term planning by focusing on four key elements: vision, mission, time frame and objectives.”

Business owners, management and the human resources team all work together to establish, drive and maintain the organization’s strategic framework, carefully adjusting it over time and as needed to allow for new business growth and possibilities.

Does Your HR Department Need a Strategic Framework for Success?

Businesses, organizational departments and individuals at any level can benefit from developing and implementing a strategic framework to lead them to success. You can certainly add your HR department to that list of potential beneficiaries of a strong strategic framework.

Building a strategic framework may be just what your HR department needs to improve employee retention, staff communication issues, streamline the hiring process and to achieve other medium and long-term goals.

Gain a Deeper Understanding of the Components of the Strategic Framework

The first thing you want to do when launching your project to build a strategic framework is to take a closer look at its basic components, which are made up of your vision, mission and values.

Vision

A vision statement generally lays out a picture of certain operations, assuming that the organization—or department—has achieved its strategic objectives. This part of the strategic framework also serves as inspirational and motivational elements for a team.

For your HR department, your vision statement may be based on varying factors collected from your organization’s executive and management teams, as far as medium and long-term staffing needs. From there, you can lay out a path to meeting and exceeding those needs. Per your vision statement, you can envision your team’s success and lay the groundwork so you can arrive there.

Mission

Mission statements provide a set of reasons for why a department exists, as well as what the overriding goals are. Work with your HR team to define your department’s priorities, such as improving your interviewing strategies or occasionally calling on the services of a reliable employment agency to find the right talent to save time, money and effort while avoiding employee turnover.

Values

Setting your department’s values—in alignment with your company’s overarching values—helps give shape to your strategic framework in the bigger picture.

Build Your Own Strategic Framework Based on Vision, Mission and Values

Now that you understand what goes into building a strategic framework, you and your HR team can get to work. Following are a few things you can do to ensure improved hiring and retention practices for the benefit of your organization:

  • Learn What Your Department Leaders Truly Need from Each New Hire. The right hire can drive the success of a department. A mismatch can cause disruptions at every level, so work with department managers to ensure that you know exactly who they envision for their team to help them meet their own strategic goals.
  • Develop Better Job Descriptions. By focusing on improving job descriptions, you can ensure that the tasks and skills required of each staff member contribute to securing the goals for the company. You can also make sure that newly recruited employees’ goals are a good match with the company’s goals.

With these components for your strategic framework, among others, you can set achievable goals that result in satisfied staffers who are eager to help your organization meet its overall goals. At the same time, your HR department has the opportunity to improve employee retention and enhance the hiring process.

Contact us to consult with our staffing team at ABR Employment Services in case you need additional strategic framework ideas and services.

I’ve Fallen, and I Can’t Get Up! Slip, Trip & Fall Prevention

November 6th, 2017

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Slip, Trip & Fall Prevention Tips

Slip, trip and fall prevention helps you stay safe at home and on-the-job. Avoid injury by following these safety precautions from ABR Employment Services.

Slips

Slips can be caused by wet surfaces, spills, or weather hazards like ice or snow. Slips are more likely to occur when you hurry or run, wear the wrong kind of shoes, or don’t pay attention to where you’re walking.

• Practice safe walking skills. Take short steps on slippery surfaces to keep your center of balance under you, and point your feet slightly outward.

• Clean up or report spills right away. Even minor spills can be very dangerous.

• Don’t let grease accumulate at your work place.

• Be extra cautious on smooth surfaces such as newly waxed floors. Also be careful walking on loose carpeting.

Trips

Trips occur whenever your foot hits an object and you are moving with enough momentum to be thrown off balance. You can help avoid trips when you:

• Make sure you can see where you are walking. Don’t carry loads that you cannot see over.

• Keep walking and working areas well lit, especially at night.

• Keep the workplace clean and tidy. Store materials and supplies in the appropriate storage areas.

• Arrange furniture and office equipment so that it doesn’t interfere with walkways or pedestrian traffic in your area.

• Properly maintain walking areas, and alert appropriate authorities regarding potential maintenance related hazards.

Falls

To avoid falls consider the following measures:

• Don’t jump off landings or loading docks. Use the stairs.

• Repair or replace stairs or handrails that are loose or broken.

• Keep passageways and aisles clear of clutter and well lit.

• Wear shoes with appropriate non-slip soles.

For more information about slip, trip and fall prevention, please contact your local ABR Representative.