ABR Wins Inavero’s 2017 Best of Staffing Awards

February 16th, 2017

ABR Receives 2017 Best of Staffing Awards, Client and Talent Diamond Awards

Diamond Award winners have won the Best of Staffing Award for at least 5 years in a row, consistently earning industry-leading satisfaction scores.

ABR Employment Services, a leading staffing agency in the administrative, call center, light industrial and skilled industrial sectors, announced today they have earned Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Diamond Awards after winning the Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards at least five years in a row for providing superior service to their clients and job seekers.

Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing® winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and the permanent and temporary employees they’ve helped find jobs.

With fewer than 2% of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada earning the Best of Staffing® Award, just 23% of the 2017 award winners earned the Diamond Award distinction.

ABR received satisfaction scores of 9 or 10 (the highest score possible) from 65% of their clients and 68% from the employees they place in jobs. Inavero calculates staffing industry averages for client satisfaction at 4% and talent satisfaction at 21%.

“Our company works hard to make service a priority.”  ABR CEO, Jim McNett said. “The ABR Team is very pleased to have received both Inavero 2017 Best of Staffing® Awards and is honored to be recognized for our efforts in this way.”

About Inavero
Inavero administers more staffing agency client and talent satisfaction surveys than any other firm in the world. Inavero’s team reports on over 1.2 million satisfaction surveys from staffing agency clients and talent each year, and the company serves as the American Staffing Association’s exclusive service quality partner.

About Inavero’s Best of Staffing
Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Award is the only award in the U.S. and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and job candidates. Award winners are showcased by city and area of expertise on BestofStaffing.com – an online resource for hiring professionals and job seekers to find the best staffing agencies to call when they are in need.

 

 

Staffing Specialist Opportunity with ABR Brookfield

February 14th, 2017

ABR Employment Services, a Midwest based workforce solutions company, has an exciting opportunity for a staffing professional to begin with us as a Staffing Specialist in Brookfield, WI.  Individuals responsibilities include: identifying customer’s staffing needs, pre-screening applications, interviewing candidates, placing candidates into appropriate roles in an accurate and timely manner, and handling customer inquiries or problems.  Additional responsibilities will include participating in sales calls as requested and assisting the Branch Manager.

PRIMARY DUTIES INCLUDE

  • Sells directly to current clients and develops prospective clients to include identifying quality talent and determining which companies that may best utilize their experience then proactively “skill markets” these employees on an ongoing basis
  • Attends job or career fairs to activity pursuit talent.
  • Effectively match ABR employees to customer’s staffing requirements with a high degree of accuracy and success.
  • Communicates with customers by phone or in person and receives orders, enters and maintains data and all pertinent activity in StaffSuite for applicants, orders, and clients.
  • Oversees and responds to concerns regarding the employee’s performance for the customer including counseling, disciplining, termination and removal from the job assignment.
  • Identifies and works to resolve customer/applicant related issues with a high sense of urgency, while consistently looking for opportunities to improve the customer experience.
  • Attends and participates in branch meetings, providing status reports on current job order activities and future projections.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The ideal Staffing Specialist must be willing and capable to reach out to active and passive job seekers who may be interested in opportunities to work.  Must have an ability to focus on recruiting efforts, and document and handle the administrative tasks that are associated with those recruiting efforts.  Must have a strong sense of urgency.  A history of working in an autonomous environment, setting own goals and managing day to day processes is needed.   Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and are able to work in a fast paced environment.  Work is performed within an office environment.

Must maintain a valid driver license with an acceptable driving record.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Associate degree or equivalent and 2 years related recruiting, staffing industry, sales, or human resources experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s degree within a business concentration is preferred.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

ABR Employment Services offers a competitive wage, quarterly incentive and formal recognition program.  This full-time position also includes an excellent benefits package, a phenomenal 401(k) plan, as well as an excellent Paid Time Off (PTO) bank and paid holidays!

Tell us why you should be our next Staffing Specialist 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

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.

 

Inventory Clerk, Machine Operator, Assembly Jobs Lewiston MN

February 8th, 2017

Hiring for Riverside Electronics

Inventory Clerk, Machine Operator, Assembly Jobs Lewiston MN

ABR Employment Services in Winona connects job seekers to jobs at companies that are hiring.

We’re helping an area contract manufacturer of electronic and electro-mechanical assemblies hire candidates for the following jobs:

Machine Operator

Inventory Clerk

Assembly

These positions are ‘try-before-hire’ which mean after working a certain number of hours, you may transition from being an ABR employee to our client’s employee.

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.”

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 #SayestoABR

What to Expect When Working with a Job Placement Service

February 6th, 2017

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The Basics: Working with a Job Placement Service

If you have never worked with a staffing agency before, you may not know what to expect. First off, the great news is that companies definitely use job placement services as a resource. Staffing agencies work to build strong and lasting relationships with businesses. Cultivating strong client relationships means that agencies like ABR Employment Services learn about exciting positions before they can reach the open job boards, social media platforms, or classified ads. Once you start your work with your chosen staffing agency, you will unlock the door to key positions in your field you probably would not have otherwise discovered.

Working with a Job Placement Service: What Can You Expect?

Whether you are searching for a job in transportation, production, or office and clerical services, employment agencies offer you the chance to begin work quickly in your field. Over 8 million people in the U.S. find work through temporary work agencies every year, according to Smart Staffing. With that many fellow workers using the same job search strategy, it is important that you improve your job search to stay competitive by knowing what to expect and what your staffing agency expects of you.

Treat Your Employment Agency Like a Prospective Employer

Let your professionalism shine from the very start by understanding that working with a staffing professional is just like interviewing a potential job.

Every meeting counts when you begin working with an employment agency, so always go in prepared to get to work. Treat the process just as you would treat a traditional job interview, and you will get off to a great start.

Explore Additional Job Search Resources

Do not put all your eggs in one basket. While ABR will work hard to find the right position for you, there is no guarantee that your agency can place you. Monitor job boards and social media websites like LinkedIn, continue networking with friends and acquaintances, and tap into resources like ABR JobConnect to keep your job search active at all times.

Make Sure Your Employment Agency Can Connect You with the Right Job

You want to make sure your employment agency works with businesses that need your specific skills. If your agency specializes in financial and accounting services, and you want a job in warehouse production or office administration, you will lose valuable job search time and resources. Also, research job placement agencies to learn more about what they require from you. By exploring the staffing agency’s website, you may learn that you need certain certifications or skills that you can achieve before contacting a staffing professional. Instantly impress your staffing representative by taking the initiative to gain the required knowledge or earn the necessary credential before your first visit.

Take Temporary and Seasonal Assignments

It is difficult to know just when your ideal job may become available. Stay sharp and busy while earning a paycheck by taking on temporary and seasonal assignments. A possible bonus to your flexibility is that you can show a potential employer your abilities and your work ethic, which may turn into a permanent position in the future. It also helps your staffing agency keep clients happy, so it shows your willingness to work as a partner with your staffing professional.

Follow-Up with Your Staffing Agency

If you do not hear from your staffing agency, do not hesitate to call or email your staffing representative. Make sure to include your name, the date you applied, and the position you applied for when you follow-up.

Learn More About ABR Employment Agency and How We Can Help You Improve Your Job Search

At ABR, we are here to work as your job search partner, so we hope to hear from you soon to set your first appointment.

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!

Staffing Coordinator Opportunity at ABR Madison

February 1st, 2017

ABR Employment Services, a Midwest based workforce solutions company, has an exciting opportunity for a staffing professional to begin with us as a Staffing Coordinator in Madison, WI. On a day-to-day basis this individual will be responsible for actively reaching out to candidates, screening resumes, building and servicing customer relationships, and placing job seekers at companies.  Additional responsibilities will include: updating job advertisements, searching resume databases, completing office administrative tasks and networking.

PRIMARY DUTIES INCLUDE

  • Actively recruits, interviews, selects and maintains decisions in the best interest of ABR.
  • Initiates, develops and maintains recruiting relationships within the community to develop a pipeline of applicants within the 4 primary ABR segments or funnels (administrative, call center, light industrial and skilled industrial).
  • Acts as the primary liaison between ABR and the Customer. Responsible for growing relationships and creating new opportunities with assigned accounts.
  • Visits client companies, tours their place of business and obtains contracts, and maintains a high level of rapport with clients, staff and applicants.
  • Communicates with customers by phone or in person, receives orders, enters data and maintains data and all related activity in ABR’s database for applicants, orders, and clients.
  • Represents ABR at association meetings, networking groups, business shows and job fairs to promote ABR.
  • Attends and participates in branch meetings, providing status reports on current job order activities and future projections.
  • Conducts new employee orientations and properly processes hiring paperwork in accordance with Regulatory Agencies and EEOC guidelines.
  • Maintains ABR’s database of available employees.
  • Meets or exceeds Key Performance Indicators such as fill rate, interview rate, and referral rate.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The ideal Staffing Coordinator must be willing and capable to reach out to active and passive job seekers who may be interested in opportunities to work within a manufacturing or administrative setting.  Have an ability to focus on recruiting efforts, and document and handle the administrative tasks that are associated with those recruiting efforts.  Must have a strong sense of urgency.  A history of working in an autonomous environment, setting own goals and managing day to day processes.   Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and are able to work in a fast paced environment.  Work is performed within an office environment.

Must maintain a valid driver license with an acceptable driving record.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Associate degree or equivalent and 2 – 3 years related recruiting, staffing industry, sales, or human resources experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s degree within a business concentration is preferred.

 COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

ABR Employment Services offers a competitive wage, quarterly incentive and formal recognition program.  This full-time position also includes an excellent benefits package, a phenomenal 401(k) plan, as well as an excellent Paid Time Off (PTO) bank and paid holidays!

Tell us why you should be our next Staffing Coordinator 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

ABR Connected Me With The Right Employer

January 30th, 2017

I am happy to recommend ABR Employment Services to anyone looking for a job. As someone new to the Stevens Point area, I found ABR’s assistance invaluable. They have a great reputation, are well known in the community and went the extra mile to connect me with the right employer. They are professional, organized and gave me confidence in my search for a new position in a new city.

I was offered several opportunities and I am pleased with my current assignment, that has turned into a long term, possibly permanent position. One thing that really impressed me about ABR is that they make it a point to acquaint you with several people in their office. Through ABR, I have made professional contacts that will no doubt have a positive effect on my career going forward.

Thanks ABR!

– Mereta Walker

 

 

ABR/Kinsa Group Marketing Specialist named to ASA Marketing Subcommittee

January 24th, 2017

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Joan Pajari, Marketing Specialist of ABR Employment Services & Kinsa Group was recently selected to serve as a member of the industry marketing subcommittee of the American Staffing Association (ASA). ASA is the national trade association representing the $126-billion U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry.

The ASA industry marketing subcommittee advises the ASA board of directors and staff on how the association can promote the positive image of the staffing industry as a strategic workforce partner to U.S. businesses through industry marketing programs. The group serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas among committee members in support of ASA PR industry marketing goals and regarding industry trends, opportunities, and challenges.

Joan is the Marketing Specialist for ABR Employment Services and its food and beverage subsidiary, Kinsa Group. She holds a degree in communications from Alverno College and has 18 years of marketing experience and nearly seven years of recruitment marketing experience.

Upon learning of his appointment, Joan said “It’s an honor to be named to the American Staffing Association Industry Marketing Subcommittee. I’m looking forward to working with all of the talented members on this committee to enhance the staffing industry’s image to employers and job seekers throughout the country.”

About ABR Employment Services & Kinsa Group: ABR Employment Services provides administrative, call center, light industrial and skilled industrial employment opportunities to job seekers and staffing solutions to companies throughout Wisconsin and in Winona, MN. ABR is a consecutive recipient of Inavero’s Best of Staffing Award. Kinsa Group is a national leader in food and beverage executive search and recruiting specializing in executive search and the placement of management-, director- and vice-president-level professionals.

About the American Staffing Association: The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its affiliated chapters advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.

Machine Operator – Manitowoc, WI

January 20th, 2017

Machine Operator – Direct Hire with Benefits – $14.22/Hr – No Previous Experience Necessary

As a machine operator, you will make small to large piston rings designed to reduce oil use, enable better fuel economy and lower emissions in our environment. Our client, a supplier of original and aftermarket automotive products, is willing to train the right machine operator applicant.

If you’ve been looking to develop your manufacturing career with a company that values protecting the environment while reducing their carbon footprint in an environment based on innovation and manufacturing excellence, then this is the work place for you.

Apply For Machine Operator Job – Choose Manitowoc from Drop Down

Hours
11pm – 11am Every Saturday & Sunday with two additional 8 hour days on either TH-FR or FR-MO or MO-TU.

Your Skills & Experience

  • Have previous machine operator or manufacturing experience
  • Strong mechanical ability
  • Have strong measuring skills
  • The ability to read, write and perform basic mathematics (i.e., add, subtract, multiply and divide)
  • The ability to inspect, gauge, and chart in an efficient and accurate manner

Who You Are
You like working in a teamwork based environment. You have a willingness and drive to learn, grow and succeed as a machine operator. You’re detail oriented, interested in how things work and take pride in making quality products.

ABR Employment Services is an equal opportunity employer. #SayestoABR