Free Rent and a job Winner Ashley Stowell

May 31st, 2017

Three great things happened to Ashley Stowell this spring. Her sweetheart asked for her hand in marriage, she won $1000 in ABR’s Free Rent and a job! employee appreciation sweepstakes and was hired on full-time at Mathews Archery Inc.! Ashley started working at Mathews through ABR Employment Services in Sparta in October, 2016.

Fast forward to May 23, 2017. Ashley thought she was asked to come to work early to fill out some paperwork. Instead, she was greeted by CEO Jim McNett and a small audience of folks from ABR and Mathews.

Watch the check presentation

A surprised Ashley said she plans to use the $1,000 to help pay for wedding expenses.

Ashley’s supervisor, Scott Jenkins said “Ashley has a great attitude. She puts in 110% every day with good, quality parts and has never missed a day of work”.

Work for ABR and you could win next! We’re now hiring for many great employers in Wisconsin and the Winona, MN area. Check out our open opportunities or refer a friend for work.

 

We’re Hiring a Staffing Coordinator in Schofield

May 26th, 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 Our Recruiter/Staffing Coordinator

  • 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 Our Recruiter/Staffing Coordinator Are  

  • Team Player
  • Goal Oriented
  • Possesses a Hunter Mentality
  • Enjoys Sourcing Candidates
  • Highly Motivated Professional
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Has worked in customer service or sales, recruiting/staffing experiences preferred

What You’ll Get To Do As A Recruiter/Staffing Coordinator

  • Recruits, sources, interviews, and selects candidates
  • Makes offers of employment to Talent
  • Matches Talent to our customers’ needs
  • Conducts new employee orientations and processes hiring paperwork
  • Manages Talent employee relations issues with clients
  • Visits client companies, tours businesses and develops client relationships
  • Maintains a high level of rapport with clients, staff and Talent
  • 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 Staffing Assistant by submitting a cover letter and resume to: HR@abrjobs.com

Join ABR as a Staffing Coordinator in Stevens Point

May 26th, 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 Our Recruiter/Staffing Coordinator

  • 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 Our Recruiter/Staffing Coordinator Are  

  • Team Player
  • Goal Oriented
  • Possesses a Hunter Mentality
  • Enjoys Sourcing Candidates
  • Highly Motivated Professional
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Has worked in customer service or sales, recruiting/staffing experiences preferred

What You’ll Get To Do As A Recruiter/Staffing Coordinator

  • Recruits, sources, interviews, and selects candidates
  • Makes offers of employment to Talent
  • Matches Talent to our customers’ needs
  • Conducts new employee orientations and processes hiring paperwork
  • Manages Talent employee relations issues with clients
  • Visits client companies, tours businesses and develops client relationships
  • Maintains a high level of rapport with clients, staff and Talent
  • 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 Recruiter/Staffing Coordinator by submitting a cover letter and resume to: HR@abrjobs.com

Respirator Safety: When You Need One and Respirator Types

May 22nd, 2017

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Respirator Safety and Protection

Your body works hard to protect your respiratory system from airborne contaminants.  Your nose begins the job by filtering out large particles and warming and moistening the air as it enters your body.  A blanket of mucus lining the tubes to our lungs traps smaller particles, which are moved back up toward your throat by the action of tiny hairs, called cilia that line your air passages.  Your cough reflex completes the task of getting rid of contaminants.  That’s why smoke and dust make you cough – your body is just doing its job.  Your lungs then move the 20% of the air that is pure oxygen into your bloodstream where your body can use it.

When You Need a Respirator

But what if your body’s air filtration system is attacked by too many contaminants?  When your air passages are overloaded, they will not be able to prevent this material from getting to your lungs.  Contaminants can have an immediate and noticeable effect when they irate your lungs, but much more dangerous are the long-term effects of a buildup of contaminants over time.  Often, a victim of this sort of hazard is not aware of the problem until the lungs are permanently damaged.  Fortunately, respirators can prevent this kind of damage by filtering out these particles for you.

Air-Purifying Respirators

If you are working in an environment that produces dusts, fumes or harmful mists, you should be using an air purifying respirator containing a filter designed for screening out these contaminants.  These may be simple disposable face masks or rubber masks fitted with disposable or cleanable filters.

 Cartridges and Canisters

Gases and vapors make up another group of health hazards.  These substances are not really particles – they are dissolved in the air, so your air passages have no way of getting them out.  Furthermore, such gases can pass through your lungs to enter your bloodstream, damaging your body and brain.  When working around these hazards, you need an APR fitted with a cartridge or canister that absorbs or chemically reduces dangerous gases.  The type of cartridge or canister you use must be specific for the gas in your work area – the wrong one will have no safety effect at all.  And it must be replaced according to manufacturer’s guidelines when it is used up.

Supplied-Air Respirators

Remember how much oxygen there is in pure air?  About 20%.  If the atmosphere in your workplace has such a high level of contaminants that there is not enough oxygen left in the air to support life, it will not do any good to filter the air.  You need to replace that air with an outside source.  Supplied-air respirators (SARs) connect the user, by means of an air hose, to an outside source of clean air supplied by a compressor or compressed-air cylinder.  You may also need this type of respirator if the contaminant in your workplace cannot be filtered or absorbed by ordinary APRs.  Other situations requiring SARs are oxygen deficient environments and environments that are dangerously hot or cold or so toxic that they have been identified as “immediately dangerous to life and health” (IDLH).  Under IDLH conditions, you must use a respirator that provides positive air pressure so there is no chance of contaminants being drawn into the mask when you inhale.

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

Sometimes, working conditions do not permit the use of air lines.  With a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), you carry a supply of air in a portable tank on your back.  Use SCBAs when you need great mobility, when falling objects or machinery can damage an air hose, or when the job to be done takes 30 minutes or less.  They may also be used when you are first entering an environment in which the air quality is unknown.

Do You Need To Wear A Respirator?

Do you need respiratory protection? If you’re not sure, check with your supervisor. If you know your job requires you to wear safety equipment like a respirator 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 Respirator Safety was written by Safety Management Services Company. It is being shared with permission. 

 

Forbes Inc. Names ABR To Best Professional Recruiting Firms List

May 16th, 2017

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Best Professional Recruiting Firms: ABR Ranks #50 on Forbes’ List

There are 20,000 staffing agencies in North America. Who are the top firms? Forbes, Inc. compiled a top 250 ranking of the best recruiting firms based on recommendations from thousands of recruiters, employees, and hiring managers.

Working with analytics firm Statista, Forbes set out to identify the most well respected recruiters in the U.S.

Surveys were sent to:

  • 18,000 external recruiters for peer review
  • 3,000 candidates and employees of recruiting firms
  • 50 HR managers that had been clients of recruitment firms in the past three years.

Interviewees could name up to 10 recruitment firms per category, either with the help of a long list of more than 4,000 recruitment firms or as a free nomination.

ABR Makes the Top 50 Best Professional Recruiting Firms!

ABR is ranked number 50 on the list. Of the 250 recruiting firms named, only four are Wisconsin based. Of the Wisconsin based firms, ABR received the highest ranking.

CEO Jim McNett and everyone at ABR couldn’t be more proud.

“It’s great recognition for everyone’s hard work and dedication to making ABR a great organization. We are all proud of this accomplishment and our ability to connect people to jobs and provide workforce solutions to companies in Wisconsin.”

Thank you to everyone who helped us win this ranking! See the full list from Forbes here.

There Is a Better Way to Give Employee Feedback

May 15th, 2017

Employee Feedback

It seems fairly universal that most employees face their annual performance with an underlying sense of dread. Little do many employees know that managers often feel the same anxiety and worry over digging into a year’s worth of feedback in a single session. Department managers need to consult with the human resource manager to make sure they have filled out all the appropriate paperwork and are approaching the employee feedback meeting according to protocol.

If you are trying to find a better way to help your managers and their employees, there is a better way. Entrepreneur cites a study commissioned by Adobe stating that 80 percent of office workers would rather have on-the-spot feedback instead of traditional periodic reviews.

Why Are Formal Periodic Reviews Falling Out of Favor?

For decades and decades, companies have used periodic reviews to connect with employees and let them know how they are doing. You probably know from experience that this method puts unnecessary stress on both the employee and their manager. There are many reasons that this long-standing approach to employee engagement is used less and less. Take a look at the top 3 reasons why you might consider moving on from this type of employee evaluation:

  1. They Are Time-Consuming to Organize. Research in the January 2017 Adobe survey reported that managers spend an average of 17 hours organizing a periodic employee review. Even worse, employees report that their periodic review had no effect on their work.
  2. The Anticipation Is Stressful and Distracting for Employees. Annual performance reviews are so stressful to millennial workers that nearly 60 percent surveyed state that they would prefer to search for a new job with a company that did not have periodic performance reviews.
  3. They Create Negative Fallout by Dredging Up Old Issues. One out of five millennial workers admits to having cried after a performance review. These types of reviews carry the risk of alienating valued employees since they cover material over such a large span of time. The rest of the year might have been filled with stellar productivity and results, but to hear about some ancient misstep can be demoralizing.

Why Is the Industry Moving Toward On-the-Spot Employee Feedback?

More than 55 percent of office workers and two-thirds of office managers state that they would prefer to toss out the traditional performance review format and time frame to adopt something that better reflects the modern workplace and its workers. Following are just a few reasons that on-the-spot employee feedback is essential to cultivating a happy and productive workplace:

  • Employee Assessment More Effective in Real-Time. When given feedback right away, employees can act on that feedback, making the necessary corrections. Also, with the right approach, employees feel less worry and resentment over meaningful and actionable feedback.
  • Positive Feedback Is Welcome as Often as Possible. Positive reinforcement helps managers nurture a positive working relationship.
  • Regular Observations Can Help Boost Collaboration. Employees feel more like a they are part of the team when a manager regularly brings them up to speed on important matters that can help them improve. Polite, genuine, and well-framed comments that serve to improve the department can have a positive impact.

Are You Ready to Introduce On-the-Spot Employee Feedback to Your Organization?

At ABR Employment Services, we understand that the field of staffing and HR is complicated, at best. If you need any help finding new ways to help your management team navigate these choppy waters, contact us.

ABR HR Insights Magazine Spring 2017

May 8th, 2017

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Facebook Is Another Valuable Tool for Your Job Search

May 8th, 2017

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The way people use social media continues to change. Job seekers are using it to find jobs especially on Facebook. Chances are you have have seen a ‘now hiring’ ad or update from a friend or family member mentioning a company that’s hiring.

Start Using Facebook to Find Your Next Job

Even if you do not regularly sign into your Facebook account it is worth giving it a try to supplement your job search.

Take a look at the following 5 steps to conduct a job search using Facebook:

  1. Review Your Facebook Page and Do Any Necessary Clean-up. It is important to make sure your page is in good shape. Remove any negative posts you have made about former employers or friends. You might also want to delete posts that refer to alcohol, drugs, or illegal activities. Remember to remove any cringy photographs.
  2. Open Up Your Privacy Settings. Whether you have never explored your possible privacy settings, or you haven’t reviewed them in a while, now is the time to make some updates. Once you have cleaned up your page, open up your privacy settings to the public so everyone can see your posts. The prompts will ask you things like “Who can see my stuff?” and “Who can contact me?” The more open you are with your posts at this point, the more potential you have to reach potential employers.
  3. Join Job Groups to help Find Jobs on Facebook. Enter your job title and other related words into Facebook’s search panel to see what pops up. If you see groups that attract people in your field, hit the “join” button. Become an active member by sharing your information. Group administrators often create a status post that welcomes newcomers and gives you a chance to introduce yourself. If you do not see groups in your industry, “like” pages that relate to your job field.
  4. Network with Friends, Family, and Recruiters. You never know who might have a lead at a local company. Visit your high school, college, or technical school’s page and start following it so you can re-connect and let people know you are conducting a job search.
  5. Search for Local Companies in Your Field. Do a search for local companies where you would like to work and “like” their page. Monitor their activity and “like” their posts.

We Can Help You Use Facebook for Your Job Search

At ABR Employment Services, we believe in the power of social media. The added exposure will help you cut down your search time and keep you in practice at networking. Visit the Jobs tab on ABR’s Facebook Company Page and friend these ABR recruiters. Use Facebook to your advantage along with all the other tools ABR offers to help you find a great job!

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Sonoco Paper Mills General Production De Pere WI

May 3rd, 2017

Sonoco Paper Mills General Production De Pere WI

Sonoco Paper Mills General Production De Pere WI

Direct Hire – $18.09 to Start – Up to $20.09 at 6 Months

These well-paying general production positions at Sonoco are available due to employee retirement.

If you have a strong work ethic, solid work history, and are able to perform physically demanding work, apply in person by 12 Noon Friday, May 12 at:

ABR Employment Services
550 N. Military Ave, Suite 12
Green Bay, WI

Late applications will not be accepted. Questions? Call 920-592-9393

Sonoco Paper Mills General Production Employees will work on rotating shifts of 4 days on, 4 days off. The hours are 6:30a.m. to 6:30p.m. and 6:30p.m. to 6:30a.m. Hours may vary during the training period, your first few months of employment.

To learn more about Sonoco and the benefits offered, visit their career page.

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