How to Negotiate Pay at Your Temp Job

If you are working on a temporary assignment, you may think your pay rate is set in stone. Fortunately, this simply isn’t true. Follow these steps to negotiate pay at your temp job. 1. Research Your Market Value The first step is to find out how much money most people in your position make. Luckily,… Read More »

Do I Need to Provide My Workers with PPE?

You want to keep your workers safe, but personal protective equipment or PPE can be expensive. So, who should foot the bill? The employer or the employee? Here’s a brief overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) current PPE regulations. Do I Need to Provide My Workers with PPE? In most cases, the… Read More »

5 Ways FirstStaff Can Make Your Job Search Easier

Are you looking for work in Arkansas or western Texas? Is job hunting harder than you thought? FirstStaff may be able to help. Check out 5 ways our recruiters can make your job search easier. 1. You Can Apply Online When job hunting, you may send out ten, twenty, or even one hundred resumes… and… Read More »

Best Knee Pads to Protect Yourself in a Warehouse

Do you work in a warehouse? Are you constantly working from your knees? All that kneeling could be doing more damage than you realize. Here’s a list of five of the best knee pads to protect yourself. Brutus 79637BR Contour Washable Knee Pads Price Range: $20 Weight: 5.6 ounces These nylon/foam knee pads protect knees… Read More »

2020? Time to Clean Up Your Social Media Profile.

What are your career goals for 2020? If you are planning to launch a job search or try for a promotion, it may be time to clean up your social media profile. Here’s where to begin. Review Your Current Accounts According to a 2018 survey, 70 percent of employers use social media to screen candidates… Read More »

Important OSHA Updates for 2020

January is a wonderful time to review your workplace safety policy. But do you know what standards have changed recently? Here’s a list of important OSHA updates for 2020. The New Beryllium Standard Beryllium is a steel-grey metal used in high-speed aircraft, missiles, and communication satellites. Beryllium also is highly toxic. Overexposure to beryllium can… Read More »

What Do You Want to Accomplish? How to Set Career Goals for the New Year.

Where would you like your career to go in 2020? You may have ambitious plans. But, what can you do to make those aspirations a reality? Here’s how to set and accomplish career goals for the new year. Reflect on the Past Twelve Months As American astronomer, Carl Sagan once said, “You have to know… Read More »

I Need a Job, But the Offer Wasn’t Right… What Should I Do?

When you’re searching for employment, accepting an offer seems like a no brainer. Unfortunately, sometimes, life isn’t that simple. What should you do if you need a job, but the offer wasn’t right? Ask Yourself, “How Badly Do I Need This Position?” If you’re currently unemployed and your job search has been going on for… Read More »

8 Things to NEVER Say During an Interview

Job hunting is stressful. And, it’s easy to slip up along the way. If you want to make sure you stay in the running for a position, check out this list of 8 things to NEVER say during an interview. 1. Sorry, I’m late. Employers assume you will be on your best behavior during the… Read More »

5 Reasons an Employment Agency is Right For Your Business in 2020

Are you wondering if working with an employment agency is right for you? With the new year approaching, now is a smart time for your organization to ask this question. Here are five top benefits a staffing firm can offer. 1. Find Top Talent in a Tight Labor Market This past September, the unemployment rate… Read More »