Join our Team as an Account Executive in Appleton, WI

October 19th, 2017

ABR is looking for a highly motivated Account Executive in Appleton, WI to join our Sales Team!

 Who We Are

ABR Employment Services is a Midwest based workforce solutions company. We are a professional services firm that offers knowledge, experience and intelligent strategies that enable employers to better manage hiring and leverage staffing for competitive advantage.  For 30 years, ABR has been serving Wisconsin and Minnesota businesses in the administrative, light industrial, skilled industrial and call center sectors.

We are currently seeking an Account Executive for our Appleton office with occasional travel within the assigned territory.

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
  • We will provide you with competitive pay, incentive bonus and outstanding benefits including, PTO, 401(k) Plan, Medical, Vision, Life, Dental and more!

Who You Are                       

  • Team Player
  • Goal Oriented
  • Highly Motivated Professional
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Has worked in customer service or sales industries

What You’ll Get To Do

  • Prospects new clients
  • Develops Sales Plans and Campaigns
  • Collaborates with Branch Managers on business proposals and reviews
  • Develops Sales Solutions to meet our needs to grow profit and help meet the needs of our clients
  • Visits client companies, tours their place of business and develops business relationships

Tell us why you should be our next Account Executive by submitting a cover letter and resume to:

ABR EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
ATTN: HUMAN RESOURCES
4600 American Parkway, Suite 301
Madison, WI
Email: hr@abrjobs.com
AA/EOE

On-The-Job Eye Safety and Protection

October 17th, 2017

 

eye safety

The majority of work-related eye injuries are caused by flying objects, falling objects or sparks striking the eye. Other common eye injury hazards also include fumes, vapors, chemical splashes or extremely bright light. Protect those pretty peepers! If the company you are working at provides, or recommends, a particular type of eye protection, wear it to keep you safe and avoid eye injury.

Work Around Large Flying Objects? Wear Polycarbonate Lens Safety Glasses or Goggles

When we think of eye injury, we usually think of something large striking the eyes from in front—perhaps a board thrown back by a saw, falling object, or flying chunk of rock.  If you are around this sort of hazard, you need high-impact protection–safety glasses or goggles with lenses of polycarbonate, the most impact-resistant material used in safety glasses.  In choosing protective eyewear, remember that while goggles offer overall protection, safety glasses may be the best choice if your job requires plenty of side-vision.

Eye Protection From Fast Moving Particles

The most common eye hazards, and causes of eye injury in the shop, are fast-moving, small particles, such as dust and debris from sanding, grinding, chipping, and similar operations.  A fast-moving particle, smaller than a grain of sand, can cause a great deal of damage to an unprotected eye.  Even relatively, slow-moving, fine particles, such as dust, can scratch the eye’s surface.  When choosing safety glasses or goggles for this type of hazard, you have to weigh impact-resistance against scratch-resistance.  Plastic and polycarbonate lenses are highly impact-resistant, but less scratch-resistant than glass lenses.  Glass lenses will shatter on high impact, but resist scratching from dust and grit better than other lenses do.  Some polycarbonate lenses are coated with a scratch-resistant surface to protect against both high-impact and fine-particle hazards.

Eye, Head & Face Protection from Chemicals, Fumes, and Heat

If you are working around dangerous chemicals, you need goggles that form a snug seal around your face and have hooded ventilators or, in extreme danger, no ventilators.  Such goggles need to be specially coated to prevent fogging.  The best protection against heat is a face shield that covers the face and neck, and typically made of acetate or other flexible, plastic materials.  Extreme heat or concentrated light may require the protection of a welding helmet.  Face shields should be used with other eye protection, never alone.

Do You Need To Wear Eye, Face or Head Protection At Work?

If you’re not sure, check with your supervisor. If you know your job requires you to wear safety equipment like a eye, face or head protection while on assignment with ABR and you do not have it, report it to your supervisor and your  local ABR Employment Services office immediately.

This blog about Eye Safety was written by Safety Management Services Company and edited by ABR. It is being shared with permission. 

Get a Better Manufacturing Job in Lewiston MN Today

October 12th, 2017

 

Manufacturing Jobs Lewiston MN

Machine Operator, Inspector, General Assembly, Shipping Clerk, Test Technician

ABR in Winona, MN is currently helping a Lewiston, MN contract manufacturer of  electronic and electro-mechanical assemblies hire:

Quality Inspector

Surface Mount Technology Machine Operator

Test Technician

Electronic Assembly

Shipping Clerk

The company is very clean and climate controlled. A lot of growth opportunities are offered at this manufacturer.

Easily Apply:

Upon hire, the following benefits are offered:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 125 Pre-tax Spending Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Prescription Safety Glass Program
  • ESD Shoe Program

Employee Rating

People that work here provided a ‘3 out of 5 star’ rating on Glassdoor.com. One reviewer said, “Awesome work environment, excellent training and work direction.”

Let us help you find your next Machine Operator, Inspector, General Assembly, Shipping Clerk or Test Technician job. We hire for positions in the industries of electrical components, electrical manufacturing and machine shops and will find a position that meets your interests and skills.

Schedule an Interview with Michelle

Work with our recruiter, Michelle, to get hired faster and start earning a paycheck more quickly. For more information about this company, just ask Michelle!

AA/EOE

Time to Celebrate: ABR Employment Services Turns 30

October 9th, 2017

The Year Was 1987

Happy 30th Birthday…to us! October marks ABR’s 30th anniversary. That’s thirty years of:

  • helping people obtain employment
  • creating exceptional customer experiences
  • working with wonderful people

And while it may be our business anniversary, it’s your celebration! We’re set to celebrate all year long with monthly gift drawings and weekly 80’s inspired social media posts. Hint: our October drawing is for something worn on your ears.

So tease up that hair (remember, the higher the hair, the closer to God), play Donkey Kong (a popular arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981) and join us in the fun.

We invite everyone to share their 80’s memories or post an 80’s inspired pic on our Facebook page. Be sure to include the hashtag #ABRThrowback30.

 

5 Smart Video Interview Prep Tips to Ace the Interview

October 2nd, 2017

Video Interview

Video interviews have been rapidly on the rise since the early 2010s, according to PR Newswire. As recently as 2012, roughly 63 percent of hiring managers reported that their companies frequently conducted interviews via video for a few basic reasons:

  • Improved consistency of asking each candidate the same set of questions.
  • Questions can be tailored for a specific job.
  • The ability to replay, review and rate video interviews online and interactively among hiring managers and other key staff.

Use Your Video Interview as a Chance to Stand Out from Fellow Candidates

If you are camera-shy, tech-phobic or simply prefer face-to-face interaction—inasmuch as anyone enjoys a job interview—you may need some tips from a friendly staffing agency when it comes to sharpening your video interviewing set-up, skills and performance.

Sprinkle in a few of these five tips to prepare for any upcoming real-time video requests you receive so it already feels like second nature to you:

  1. Set Up Your Video Interview Tech Station. While most laptops sold over the past 5-10 years feature a built-in webcam, you definitely need to make sure yours has one before you do anything else. If your computer does not have one, you can buy an inexpensive external web cam. Give yourself plenty of time for arrival or store pick-up. Check your camera right away to make sure it works properly. Additionally, test your camera and internet connection the evening before your interview to make sure you are up and running with no possible technical difficulties in sight.
  2. Get the Right Video Interview Platform. Ask your human resource contact which video platform they use. Skype is incredibly popular, so it would be easy to assume that would be the company’s choice. However, with an increasing number of video communication options, it is important to clarify so you can download the right one, set up an account and understand how to use it.
  3. Remove Distractions from the Room. Whether you love massive posters of classic cars or you collect antiques, it is best to avoid sharing those interests in the background for your video interview. Either choose a location clear of those types of items, or temporarily remove them. Additionally, if you have energetic pets or children—like those seen in the recent live BBC interview with Professor Robert E. Kelly that went viral—it may be best to secure the area by closing and locking the door. As charming, mood-lightening, and completely familiar as that moment was for the viewing audience, it was incredibly stressful for Professor Kelly. Save yourself any added worry by securing your video interview area.
  4. Perform a Mock Video Interview. A mock interview can help you iron out any details and determine the best location, lighting, make-up, colors to wear, camera height and angle, and anything else to help you make the best impression. Additionally, your trial interviewer, who is ideally a professional mentor, can ask you a set of interview questions relevant to the job position and company. At the end of it all, ask your mentor, friend or family member to give you honest feedback on each detail. You can also review the mock interview on your own to look for improvements.
  5. Let Your Enthusiasm Shine. Remember to work up the same energy and enthusiasm for your mock interview that you would bring to a live and in-person interview.

We Can Help You Get the Confidence You Need for Video Interviews

Our team at ABR Employment Services understands that not everyone has experienced a video interview and may need some additional assistance in getting ready. We have plenty of other ideas, tools and services to give you the confidence you need to show the hiring manager you are perfect for the job.

Contact us to talk about what you need to prepare for a  interview or any other aspect of the job search process.

Branch Manager – Appleton, WI

September 21st, 2017

Who We Are

ABR Employment Services is a Midwest based workforce solutions company. We are a professional services firm that offers knowledge, experience and intelligent strategies that enable employers to better manage hiring and leverage staffing for competitive advantage.  For over 25 years, ABR has been serving Wisconsin and Minnesota businesses in the administrative, light industrial, skilled industrial and call center sectors.

We are currently seeking a Branch Manager for our Appleton office with occasional travel to Oshkosh.

What We Will Do For You

  • We value work life balance
  • 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
  • We will provide you with competitive pay, quarterly incentives and outstanding benefits including, PTO, 401(k) Plan, Medical, Vision, Life, Dental and more!

Who You Are                       

  • Accountable leader of goal orientated teams
  • Relationship builder
  • Possesses a Hunter Mentality
  • Highly Motivated Professional
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Has worked in supervisory position, preferably in sales or staffing industries

What You’ll Get To Do

  • Build and maintain strategic partnerships with businesses within the Appleton market
  • Visits client companies, tours businesses and develops strong client relationships
  • Maintains a high level of rapport with clients, staff and Talent
  • Manages Talent employee relations issues with clients
  • Tracks and reports on retention/turnover, cost per hire, applicant pool, etc.
  • Supervise Staffing Specialist and Staffing Coordinators
  • Source, recruit and manage Talent, along with your team.
  • Initiates, develops and maintains recruiting relationships within the community
  • Represents ABR at association meetings, networking groups, business shows and job fairs
  • Attends meetings, providing status reports on current job order activities and future projections

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

Food & Beverage Career Opportunity: Senior Executive Recruiter

September 20th, 2017

Who We Are

Kinsa Group is the executive food and beverage recruiting division of ABR Employment Services.

Since 1985, Kinsa Group has been attracting, sourcing, recruiting and placing executive level and management level candidates in opportunities specific to the food and beverage industry.

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

We are currently seeking a Senior Executive Recruiter. The Senior Executive Recruiter is responsible for identifying and recruiting candidates to fill the job orders obtained from client and prospect companies by our internal Business Development team.  The Senior Executive Recruiter develops relationships with food and beverage company contacts and candidates, and identifies matches among them in order to facilitate successful job offers and placements of candidates into food or beverage related companies.

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 experienced recruiting team
  • We will help you reach your full potential by developing a career path that matches your career goals
  • We will provide you with a competitive base salary, incentives and outstanding benefits including generous PTO, 401(k) Plan, Medical, Vision, Life, Dental and more!

Who You Are                       

  • Team player
  • Goal oriented
  • Possess a hunter mentality
  • Enjoy sourcing candidates
  • Self-motivated professional
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident, articulate and business savvy
  • Willingness to spend up to 50% of the time on the telephone
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in direct hire recruiting or staffing is highly preferred

What You’ll Get To Do

  • Recruits, sources, interviews and selects candidates
  • Develops recruitment plan to effectively turn assigned job orders into placements to meet personal and company revenue goals
  • Manages offers from clients to candidates
  • Maintains a high level of rapport with clients, staff and candidates
  • Initiates, develops and maintains recruiting relationships within the food and beverage community
  • Attends meetings, providing status reports on current activities and future projections

Tell us why you would like to join the Kinsa Group Team of Executive Food and Beverage Recruiters  by submitting a cover letter and resume to: HR@abrjobs.com

AA/EOE

Unemployment Specialist

September 18th, 2017

Who We Are

ABR Employment Services is a Midwest based workforce solutions company. We are a professional services firm that offers knowledge, experience and intelligent strategies that enable employers to better manage hiring and leverage staffing for competitive advantage.  For over 25 years, ABR has been serving Wisconsin and Minnesota businesses in the administrative, light industrial, skilled industrial and call center sectors.

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
  • We will provide you with competitive pay, quarterly incentives and outstanding benefits including, PTO, 401(k) Plan, Medical, Vision, Life, Dental and more!

Who You Are                       

  • Team Player
  • Subject matter expert in unemployment insurance
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to gather facts to support claims
  • Deadline driven
  • Enjoys the search for facts and details
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both individuals and larger groups
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment

What You’ll Get To Do

  • Manage unemployment related activities for all ABR branch offices
  • Act as the liaison between ABR and the Unemployment Insurance Division
  • Gather facts on all unemployment cases and complete all documentation in a timely manner
  • Train and coach staff members on their role related to unemployment activities
  • Represent ABR in unemployment appeal hearings
  • Research and maintain up to date knowledge of employment laws related to unemployment
  • Monitor unemployment data and reports, and proactively suggest ways to improve our unemployment rate
  • May participate in other compliance related duties as needed
  • May also provide administrative support as needed
  • Schedule is Monday – Friday, currently 30 hours per week. The hours could increase to 40 hours per week if additional administrative duties are included in the workload.

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

AA/EOE

Honoring Our Nation’s Staffing Stars: National Staffing Employee Week

September 18th, 2017

ABR Salutes Our Star Talent

This week ABR Employment Services is honoring and celebrating our talent by joining staffing companies across the country to celebrate National Staffing Employee Week.

Created by the American Staffing Association, this week long event honors the millions of hard working people employed by staffing firms across the nation. Millions of Americans are employed by staffing firms every business day!

This week ABR is celebrating the hard working men and women that work at our client companies.

Thank you for all you do!

Artificial Intelligence and Recruiting: How the Two Work Together

September 14th, 2017

artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Has Arrived to Enhance the Recruiting Process

Many human resource managers and hiring professionals hear about artificial intelligence (AI) and worry that it may eventually mean the end of their job. For most companies, that is not the case at all.

Generally, the primary goal of an organization’s adoption and implementation of artificial intelligence into HR departments is to automate and streamline processes to help you, as a HR professional, attend to the “human” portion of your work.

According to Workology, artificial intelligence is defined as “an ideal ‘intelligent’ machine that is a flexible rational agent that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal.” It is a branch of computer science that focuses on machine learning algorithms that mimic certain cognitive functions that give machines distinct human capabilities.

While your organization’s artificial intelligence software learns and adapts your system’s recruiting processes and tasks, and subsequently takes on those tasks, you can focus on developing new and more meaningful ways to engage with talented candidates and make sure you find the best fit.

How Artificial Intelligence Can Support Your Human Resources Department

Once you become more familiar with artificial intelligence, you are likely to love it since it is set to take over some of the more boring duties of your work. Just like you might consider your professional staffing agency—and any other type of support you enlist—a part of your team, you may soon come to appreciate and rely on your AI in much the same way.

Consider just a few ways that artificial intelligence will support your human resources department, freeing you up to focus on the human aspects of human resources:

  • Candidate Screening and Basic Communication. Not only can artificial intelligence software scan applications, resumes, cover letters and work sample tests, but it can also perform automated engagement activities to learn more about each candidate during your recruiting process. Your AI software may include an AI tool or chat box where job candidates can interact and ask questions about available jobs and their responsibilities. In turn, the AI tool, or chatbot, asks its own questions and gathers feedback from the job candidate to provide additional information to your hiring team.
  • Candidate Engagement and Relationship Building. Artificial intelligence can bridge communication gaps that can cost you high-quality job candidates. One of the biggest complaints among job applicants is that, once they submit their application and resume, they never hear back from anyone at the company. AI goes beyond standard automated messaging, which involves keywords and tags, to provide real-time messaging with responses that are unique to each candidate and their specific questions or concerns.
  • Re-Engagement Capabilities. Thanks to the responsiveness of chatbots and other tools that help ensure continued engagement with talented candidates, you likely have a pool of possible job candidates who are receptive to future available work. Your artificial intelligence can help you re-engage with a targeted group of prospective candidates who previously applied for work with your organization. Your AI will periodically re-engage with candidates to update their availability, as well as any new skills, training and education. Over time, you can cultivate a ready group of potential candidates who are familiar with your organization and feel good about the consistent engagement.

Reap the Benefits When Using Artificial Intelligence in Your Recruiting Efforts

Artificial intelligence is set to perform tasks that you may never have time to do on your own, and the information that it collects is invaluable in providing a stream of talented job candidates for a variety of positions.

At ABR, we understand your apprehension about AI and its effects, but we are here and happy to assure you that only benefits lie ahead.