Video: Why I Work For ABR – More Opportunities, Better Communication

March 31st, 2014

Hi, I’m Rowan, I’m working for ABR because I have a flexible schedule which leaves me more time to pursue my music career. Click on my picture to launch my video testimonial.


What I did, I went into ABR, and I , like I told them my situation, and I was honest, I’m trying to be a musician, and I’m not going to you know be dishonest about that, but, I am actually planning on working part-time for like years.

So I told them that and then I left kind of with the impression that they weren’t going to call me back ‘cuz I assumed that like this is a weird situation. Lo and behold they did call me back.

Yeah, I felt like ABR had more opportunities for me. I choose to work for ABR because they believe in my abilities, they call me back when they say they will and they don’t call me a temp. ABR is also the only staffing agency in the area that has won the best of staffing award 4 years in a row.

I think ABR’s communication was a lot better then the other staffing agencies…you would call and automatically get a voice mail and not really expect them to call you back for quite a while where as ABR would get back to you right away, honestly.

ABR Keeps My Lines Staffed With Minimal Turnover

March 27th, 2014


ABR regularly receives testimonials and letters of thanks from our clients. We recently received the following from Jeffrey Guggenbuehl, Supervisor at Agropur Ingredients, Inc.:

I have been using ABR Employment Services for the past 10 months.  Right from the start, ABR impressed me with their efficient, professional manner – an approach that not only gave me confidence in their abilities, but generated the staffing results I was looking for.  By using ABR, I have been able to consistently keep my lines staffed with minimal employee turnover.

Because of its years of expertise, ABR Employment Services has been able to provide me with some “Top Notch” employees.  With their helpful, knowledgeable, friendly staff,  my experience with ABR Employment Services confirms that I have partnered with the best staffing agency in the area.

 Jeffrey Guggenbuehl, Third Shift Supervisor, Agropur Ingredients Inc.

ABR Manitowoc Job Fair April 3, 10 am to 5pm

March 25th, 2014

Manitowoc Recruiting Fair

I Would Definitely Recommend Friends To ABR

March 24th, 2014


ABR regularly receives testimonials and letters of thanks from our Talent. We recently received the following from  Edna Rodillas.

I am sending you this to say a big thank you! With out your help I would have not been working. The company has hired me on and all that was because of you and your services, you were patient and helpful trying to figure out a schedule that would work with my 2nd job and I appreciate it. I would definitely recommend friends to ABR. Thank you again!

To recommend friends to ABR, simply complete our online referral form or contact any ABR location with your referral.

Featured Hot Jobs: Administrative Opportunities in WI Rapids

March 24th, 2014


Do you live in or near Wisconsin Rapids and are looking for a new administrative opportunity? ABR Stevens Point is actively recruiting two administrative professionals for clients located in Wisconsin Rapids. Click job title for details.

  • Administrative Assistant 
  • Administrative/Accounting Assistant 

Questions? Contact recruiter Andrea Eichmann at (715) 344-7146. AA/EOE

Please note: You must be a registered candidate and logged into our website to apply for jobs. If you wish to apply, please login or visit our sign-up page to register.


When Work Is Awesome, Employees Are Engaged

March 17th, 2014

Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a huge buzzword in the HR industry. “Engagement” is measured based on your employees’ performance levels, which involve motivation, involvement, and commitment to the company and to their manager. According to the Quantum Workplace 2013 Employee Engagement Trends Report, engagement continues to climb back to the level found prior to the late 2008 recession. Quantum found that 67.7% of employees report that they are engaged in the workplace.

However, according to Quantum’s report, unfortunately, the three lowest performing industries had an average of 57.9 percent engaged employees. The industries with the lowest level of engagement were:

  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Utilities

These  industries had an average of 57.9 percent engaged employees.

While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to sparking engagement within your company, the steps you can take to promote it are simple enough. It requires a emoting an understanding and caring attitude toward your workforce. Connect with them. Motivate them. Congratulate them. Brush up on the 10 Easy Ways to Reward Your Top Employees and incorporate at least three of these strategies into your workplace. Empower your workforce. Consider how to increase employee retention by implementing programs that help you promote from within or incentivize high performance.

It really comes down to treating your employees well. Did you know that you can improve your customer service by improving the treatment of your employees? There are those simple values again: building trust and showing respect. These basic life skills go oh-so-far in the workplace from upper management all the way down to those on the first day of their first job.

Most importantly, live by this phrase, “Employees are a company’s most valuable asset.” Without them, your company can’t function. And if your employees are not engaged, your company won’t perform well. You’re a captain and they are your crew. If the ship is sinking, you’re going down with them. But if you make sure there is a good breeze in your sails and the seas are calm, you will reach your destination.

About ABR

ABR Employment Services provides employment opportunities to job seekers and staffing solutions to employers throughout Wisconsin and in Winona, MN. 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. Connect with us on Facebook or LinkedIn for job seeking tips and advice.

Now Hiring Machine Operators/Assemblers in Lewiston/Rushford MN

March 11th, 2014

Window from plastic.

ABR in Winona, MN is recruiting try-before-hire machine operators/assemblers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift; $10/hr.

Job summary: Start up and shut down of machines. Final assemble end product, test and ship quality product to customer. Fill out check report, check manufacturing order routings.

Skill summary: understanding of manufacturing orders, routings, special changes and other misc. forms. Good math, measurement, written/verbal skills, analytical and problem solving skills. Previous experience preferred, HS diploma required.

To apply, visit and click on the red ‘apply now’ button. Be sure to select ‘Winona’ from the drop down menu. Questions? Call us at 507-474-6340.

Industrial Job Fair – ABR Brookfield – March 26 – 9AM to 4PM

March 11th, 2014


If you or someone you know live in the Brookfield, WI area and are looking for a new industrial job that offers competitive pay, attend our March 26th job fair from 9 am to 4pm at:

ABR Employment Services
500 Elm Grove Road, Suite 107
Elm Grove, WI  53122

We recruiting for the following opportunities:

  • Electronic assembly
  • CNC, fabricator
  • Forklift
  • Laser unload
  • Maintenance
  • Packaging
  • Mechanical assembly
  • Warehouse 
  • Welding 

Apply online at prior to the job fair (select the Milwaukee location). Questions? Call us at 262-797-1730. AA/EOE

ABR Green Bay Collects 100 Pounds of Food For Paul’s Pantry

March 3rd, 2014
Shown: Dana Pasterski (left), Julie Flenz (middle) and Carol Gibson (right) of ABR Green Bay.

Shown: Dana Pasterski (left), Julie Flenz (middle) and Carol Gibson (right) of ABR Green Bay.

ABR held a company-wide food drive the week of February 14th to raise 2,000 pounds of food and other items for community members in need.

The ABR Green Bay office collected 100 pounds of food! All proceeds were donated to Paul’s Pantry in Green Bay.

Need has no season. Everyone at ABR Employment Services Green Bay and Paul’s Pantry thank you for participating!

ABR Manitowoc Collects 105 Pounds for Two Rivers Ecumenical Pantry

March 3rd, 2014
Shown: John Kraemer (left) of Two Rivers Ecumenical Pantry and Tasha Karstaedt (right) of ABR Employment Services Manitowoc.

Shown: John Kraemer (left) of Two Rivers Ecumenical Pantry and Tasha Karstaedt (right) of ABR Employment Services Manitowoc.

ABR held a company-wide food drive the week of February 14th to raise 2,000 pounds of food and other items for community members in need.

The ABR Manitowoc office collected 118 food items totaling 105 pounds! All proceeds were donated to Two Rivers Ecumenical Pantry in Manitowoc.

Need has no season. Everyone at ABR Employment Services Manitowoc and Two Rivers Ecumenical Pantry thanks you for participating!