Ever Wonder How a Staffing Service like Berks & Beyond Gets Paid?

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“How does an employment agency make its money?” It’s an awkward question for sure – one that many of our temporary employees really want to know the answer to, but are too polite to ask. At Berks & Beyond, we always say that knowledge is power. In fact, understanding exactly how agencies like our Breinigsville… Read more

Results at Work: Customized Recruiting Strategy Increases Retention and Attendance

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The Problem: Feather River Door, a Central PA door manufacturer, has a high demand for higher-skilled labor to meet its production needs. In particular, this employer seeks candidates with experience in production, use of pneumatic hand tools, measurement skills and the ability to read work orders. FRD trained their existing general laborers to meet demand… Read more

Setting Business Goals for 2014? You may be doing more harm than good

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Goals are great. They help align you and your employees’ efforts toward achieving a common end. They motivate. They drive performance. So how could they ever be harmful? Consider this quote from a recent Forbes.com post: “Researchers from four top business schools have shown that goals often do more harm than good. Worse, they can… Read more

Want to Recruit the Best Candidates in Central and Southern Pennsylvania?

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Then go where the job seekers are. A recent survey by a Pennsylvania-based career network surveyed over 5,200 job seekers – including Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers about their job search tactics.  What did it find?  Not surprisingly: All generations were spending almost all of their time searching online. Boomers turned to LinkedIn first;… Read more