CATEGORY › CHAMPION
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2014.12.16

Your skills/ the skills sought by an employer do matter. They can get you in the door. But in the real world of a decent life and the real world of a productive and stable workforce, the individual’s/ worker’s CHARACTER matters more than all the ...

CATEGORY › THE BOOK
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2011.02.01

Myself and my organizations have worked with and interviewed over 1,500 organization CEO’s, hiring managers and HR professionals over just the last four years. Our published results are not just professional opinion, they are based in fact. My goal has been to find out what REAL ...

CATEGORY › CHAMPION
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2010.12.17

John Lott recently published a post on Fox News blog about the recovery. He claims that this is the "first entirely temporary help service job recovery ever in our country's history.  True. It is as I was in this industry the last "recession". According to him ...

CATEGORY › FROM OUR PARTNERS
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2010.12.09

From our Partner, Employee Screen IQ, this frightening overview of what BB EEOC is up to: (Thanks to Jason Morris, President, and his staff) Discrimination issues, global screening, contractors, credit checks, social networking and a tsunami of legislation headline our 2011 list of top ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.12.06

True onboarding is the purposeful integration of new and potential “Participants” (see the definition of The Great Workplace) into the organization to maximize their contributions quickly and effectively and to create a true “community” (people who help the organization achieve its purposes) within the organization ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.11.29

There are four main reasons that companies choose to use Champion's Flexible Staffing Service. With all the options to fit any hiring need, our client companies are using our service to maximize good business strategies and to focus on "being “Intelligently Profitable” and for their own "Intelligent Self ...

CATEGORY › CHAMPION
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2010.11.23

“TWO YEARS!   I’ve been looking for two years and I only got four interviews.” That’s what he said with a sense of deep frustration mixed with despair but you could tell it was absolutely true. We had lightened up at the end of our interview this ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
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2010.11.01

Blue Collar Workplace has partnered with Champion Personnel to bring Hiring Fairs to Lorain, Geauga, Ashtabula and Lake Counties for BLUE COLLAR JOBS!! Our clients are looking to hire up to 100 qualified people for the following openings: Electronics Assembly, Electronics Technicians, Mechanical Assembly, Through Hole ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.10.28

It’s that time of year: Halloween!  Time to dress up and pretend to be someone else for the day.  A perfect time to have your recruiters to try on a costume they haven’t done in a while: Being a candidate to your company! When was the ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
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2010.09.13

I am the manager of a large, vibrant Staffing Service ("Employment Agency"). We have a lot of jobs and therefore a lot of “applications” for those positions we advertise. We use at least 5 major Internet sources seeking qualified candidates. This means that on any ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.08.25

Sometimes in our own little world we create the illusion that our problems are exclusive. This blog post from Staffing Advisors written by Bob Corlett made me realize that all hiring managers experience the same frustrations, disappointments and difficulties no matter where they are located. ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.08.10

In making phone calls to potential clients I am often met with, “Are you JUST a TEMP SERVICE?”  It’s so common because of what has become the perceived role of a “Hiring Service”.  Of course my answer is “No…we are a flexible staffing service.” A flexible ...

CATEGORY › BLUE COLLAR WORKPLACE
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2010.07.28

You've been hard at work this week scheduling appointments.  Good work. Take a break this afternoon and go shopping.  What for you ask? Well do you want to stand out from the crowded applicant pool when there are over two hundred applicants who need to be ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
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2010.07.02

There was an article that I read recently discussing the stigma of being unemployed written by Stephanie Chen of CNN. In it she suggests that hiring authorities and in particular recruiting/staffing companies discriminate against job applicants who are currently collecting unemployment as a “why bother” applicant ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.06.29

An excerpt from the book: The Great Workplace 2.0: "For the front lines, hire people who do not read much, and teach them what you want them to know to do their jobs... today. To secure the Future, hire people who are voracious readers. Feed their eyes. ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
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2010.06.28

Champion Personnel is a large staffing service. We pride ourselves on personal service, attempting to give more than others. 47 years in business. 2nd oldest in NE Ohio, and much larger than the oldest. We don't treat people like CATTLE, and don't like organizations who ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.06.09

Loosing your Boomers by Barbara Krecic Boomers can’t afford to retire, right? Why should you worry about making plans to replace them now? Why worry?   Because a statement like that could hurt your business immensely! Let me tell you something, Boomers have learned these last two years to tighten ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
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2010.06.03

Sending job resumes - FINDINGAJOB 101. So you found a company that has an opening.  And you think you fit the bill. Your resume is complete so why not send the resume over as requested by the employer - you think. And you better do it fast ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.05.26

As a relatively new beekeeper I am enchanted every evening as I watch the workings of the honeybees’ activities at the end of my workday.  I sit several feet away in front of my two hives in a comfortable chair taking it all in. Their ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.05.25

You’ve got the title, or you own the company. One would think that proper interview techniques are secretly given with the job title. The fact is that MOST people who do interviewing, are neither thoroughly trained to do so, nor have taken the time in ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.05.19

So many candidates out there right? As a company who is in search of good, dependable, experienced and qualified candidates you would think that there would be so many available people out there that you’d have no problem finding that position on your own.  But do ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.05.12

I found an interesting blog post the other day that reinforced the reason why all employers should recruit thru services like Champion Personnel instead of hiring direct regardless of first impressions!   Why put your company at risk for hiring the wrong person no matter how ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.03.23

CHANGE. The professionals in Human Resources have a difficult job that most people do not quite understand, nor appreciate. HR professionals are supposed to be developers of people, systems and environments, but most companies have them cornered into performing duties and responsibilities that turn them into ...

CATEGORY › THE WORKFARCE
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2010.03.17

Send us your stories or anecdotes about workplace gaffs to: workfarce@ajobnearhome.com and we’ll publish it! Basic rules: it has to be clean. Let us know if you want your name, company name to go along with it! Let’s have some fun! Here are a few we ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.03.08

We are speaking about THE best workplaces of today and tomorrow, and how they differentiate themselves from the “also-ran” pack of today and yesterday: Throughout our copious research we found these characteristics to be true: 1)     Their door is “Always Open”: “Discovering” new potential employees, board members, ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.03.08

This segment is built around a real company, real people, real hiring being done. First, the organization has a great growth track record. They are recognized for it, have trophies and plaques, articles and accolades. (As do MANY companies including my own). They are in a ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
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2010.03.04

I’m tired of talking to people who have not spent more than 3 minutes thinking about their experience before they go on an interview. They get asked “Why should I hire you?” and answer “I have good experience”. Or even worse: “Because I am a ...