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Need help? Here are a few of Berks & Beyond’s top candidates in Central and Southern Pennsylvania. These individuals are experienced, motivated and ready to work for you: CLERICAL / CUSTOMER SERVICE / ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT in Allentown, PA Candidate Initials: E. J. Skills and Experience:  During her 9 years in a clerical and customer service… Read more

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Employee lawsuits are an ever-present threat to your organization’s reputation, profitability and long-term success. Don’t be intimidated; be prepared. Arm yourself with the knowledge and proactive strategies you need to protect your business! Here is an index of our earlier posts on topics related to employee lawsuits. While the tips included are not a substitute… Read more

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The Problem: A Boyertown, PA, company was experiencing high turnover of their temporary employees. This “revolving door” caused disruptions in production that negatively impacted the business. Despite the employer’s attempts to screen candidates with a greater eye for detail, the problem continued. Frustrated, they asked Berks & Beyond to help them decrease temporary employee turnover. The… Read more

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Let’s be honest. For most jobs, some kind of experience is essential: experience in the industry, experience in a similar position or experience with key soft skills like leadership or communication. But given how tough it’s getting to recruit experienced people in some areas, is hiring an underqualified candidate ever a good idea? Yes! In… Read more

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Whew – that’s a relief. You’ve just walked out of an important job interview, thinking it went well. But then those nagging doubts start creeping in: Did you address all of the interviewer’s concerns? Did you adequately communicate your skills and value? Did you leave a great impression? And perhaps the biggest question of all:… Read more

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An estimated 2/3 of workers eat lunch at their desks. That’s more than just sad; it’s a real productivity-killer. But wait. If your employees pack brown-bag lunches and eat while they’re working, shouldn’t that boost productivity? While a working lunch may seem like a great way to “keep the momentum going,” it’s actually not a… Read more

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How’s the economy in Southern PA? It’s been about six months since we last examined the Harrisburg/Carlisle market to see how our local economy is faring. At the time, our employment picture was improving both locally and nationally, with jobs being added slowly and pay rates creeping upward. Are we still on the same trajectory?… Read more

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You have a lot on your plate. As a manager responsible for ensuring workplace safety, it’s up to you to minimize risks and create an OSHA-compliant work environment for employees. But just when you’re feeling on top of your game, the rules change. Berks & Beyond is here to help! On January 1, the Occupational… Read more

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Need help with a project or assignment? Growing your team? Here are a few of Berks & Beyond’s top candidates. These individuals are experienced, motivated and ready to work for you: QUALITY ASSURANCE / QUALITY CONTROL in Reading, PA Candidate Initials: M. D. Skills and Experience:  With two bachelor’s degrees and 18+ years of QA… Read more

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You know the score. With job opportunities becoming more abundant, competition for the best workers is hotter than it’s been in years. To hire the best people, show your candidates a little “love.” Use these tips from Berks & Beyond to improve your recruiting process – and your hiring results – by giving candidates the… Read more