Many manufacturing and distribution companies embrace a student workforce during the summer months to bolster their own staff shortages during this time. After all, students are a motivated and reliable employee base during the summer months, as they work to save for next year’s college or university tuition and other expenses for the school year.
It’s now been a couple of months since the U.S. government made the shocking decision to revoke Canada's exemption from steel and aluminum tariffs.
As the wildfires rage on across British Columbia, it’s important to be aware of the impact that smoky and hazy conditions can have on your team. Below are just some of the symptoms that workers may experience:
Warehouse and factory management staff need to proactively plan for how they will accommodate employees who perform physically demanding work in the heat of summer. This is a growing safety concern—numerous employees suffer from heat exhaustion at work each year.
In the job market of today, candidates have a wide selection of opportunities to choose from. So, keeping this in mind, what factors make them pick one position over another?
Your temporary workforce is an important aspect of your business model. If you have peaks and valleys in your business, as many of us do, you may bring on extra associates during your busy times of year.
Even if your company has traditionally shied away from using students to boost staffing levels in the summer, it might be time to revisit this candidate pool.
At ABL, we believe in recognizing assignment employees who go the extra mile.
The “A Better Life” award was created to acknowledge and celebrate the special efforts our associates have made, both on work assignment and in their own personal development story.
Many distribution and manufacturing facilities are expressing frustration caused by the shortage of skilled forklift operators in the job market today. In many markets, positions such as forklift and other distribution facility jobs are remaining unfilled due to a lack of qualified candidates to fill those positions. According to data from Indeed.com, “Canada ranked second in the world (after only the US) for jobs going unfilled.”
Are you struggling to find the right talent? Is your recruitment process unnecessarily long and taking a toll on your team? If you’re feeling burned out from endless candidate evaluations and job interviews that lead to dead ends, then keep reading! It could be a sign that you need a staffing agency for a more rapid and streamlined solution. Read on to learn more about the benefits of using a staffing agency.
The Government of Canada plans to legalize recreational marijuana across the country by the Fall of 2018, so we wanted to address some of the concerns in advance. Many employers are wondering how the Canada-wide legalization of recreational marijuana will impact the workplace and jobsite.
Employees who work in cold environments may be at risk for cold stress—and with the Canadian winters we’ve been facing, it’s important for both employers and employees to know the risks and take precautions to reduce the risk of injury.
Are you a budding musician or artist seeking flexible work options to keep your dream job alive? Perhaps you’re seeking a better work-life balance, so you can spend more time with the family. Or maybe you’re looking for a part-time alternative to supplement your studies. Whatever the reason, at some point in your life, you might find yourself pursuing shift work. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at what exactly shift work is and the main benefits. Read on for more!
What are you going to be when you grow up?
We’ve all heard that question a thousand times as a child. Some were set on being professional athletes or princesses, while others were determined to fly to the moon one day. What once was a simple question with an imaginative answer, now is often full of anxiety and worry. If you’re plagued with the uncertainty of which career direction you should head in, there are a few things that you can do to help advance the decision-making process.
Is it time for a new job?
There are so many reasons as to why you might be looking for work. Maybe you are looking to gain experience in a different field, are moving somewhere new, or perhaps you just need a change! Either way, you should always start off on the right foot and properly prepare yourself. That way, you can easily access important information, provide potential employers with everything they need, and even gain an advantage over the competition.
Let’s look at what you should have prepared before you begin looking for jobs.