What Makes a Great Project Manager?

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What exactly is “project management”? According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading project management organization with over 450,000 global members, project management is defined as “the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements.” Great! So what’s the definition of a project? PMI says a […]


How CT is Celebrating Manufacturing Day 2017

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Manufacturing Day 2017 is slated for this week – October 6th. This annual event, also known as MFG DAY, is celebrated throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico and has gained much popularity since its inception in 2012. Here’s a quick snapshot of what MFG DAY is all about and what it offers to manufacturers, youth […]


How to Make Your Move from Temp to Direct Employee

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In recent years, the use of temporary employees in the U.S. workforce has jumped considerably. According to the American Staffing Association, more than 3 million temporary and contract employees work for U.S. staffing agencies in an average week. And with this increase in temporary work in recent years comes an increase in the number of […]


How to Excel in a Customer Service Role

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As different industries and markets continue to grow and become more saturated, many businesses are looking to customer service as one way to differentiate themselves from the competition. They’ve learned over the years that the way customers communicate and interact with businesses has drastically changed. Today’s customers are more knowledgeable, thanks in part to the […]


5 Job Search Tips for Summer

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job search tips for summer

Looking for some job search tips for summer? You’re in luck! Here are a few strategies to keep you motivated and productive throughout the summer months when lots of folks are taking a break from the office to get a little bit of R&R.  Tidy Up If the job search has slowed down for you […]


5 Traits Employers Want in CT Temporary Workers

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As the employment landscape continues to evolve and more people turn to non-traditional work models for gaining a paycheck, the popularity of temporary employment rises. CT job seekers are embracing temp/contract work and CT employers are finding ways to bring temp positions into their organizations to help maintain productivity and decrease burnout of their full-time […]


Why Bigger is Not Better When It Comes to Staffing Agencies

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According to the most recent data from the American Staffing Association (ASA), there are about 20,000 staffing and recruiting companies in the U.S. They operate about 39,000 offices nationwide and hire nearly 15 million temp and contract employees annually. Closer to home, in the state of CT, there’s an estimated 234 staffing companies that employ […]


5 Ways to Streamline Your Job Search

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Conducting a job search, especially an effective one, is no easy task. It takes a lot work and – perhaps even some blood, sweat and tears at times – to find that perfect job. The results of your job search all come down to how you prepare for it. Follow these five job search tips […]


How to Successfully Re-Enter the Workforce After Extended Time Off

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Every year, thousands of people return to the workforce after extended time off. They could have taken a work break for a number of reasons – to be a stay-at-home parent, to serve in the armed services or to take care of a personal or medical issue. Some might be interested in jumping right back […]


How a Staffing Agency Can Help Your Entry-Level Job Search

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There are different reasons why you or someone you know might be in the market for an entry-level job. Perhaps you just graduated from trade school, technical school, community college, or a four-year college and are ready to land your first ‘real’ job. Or maybe you’ve switched careers and are looking to get in on […]