Don’t do this on a video interview!

By Andrea Brenholz - CMO |   Wed, Aug 15, 2018 @ 01:24 PM

Part of me is amazed that I need to write this post. I can’t believe people don’t know better given current technology and the prevalence of video interviews but, never fear, I’m here to help!

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Behind the Scenes at ATR with Laura Curtin

By ATR International |   Tue, Aug 14, 2018 @ 08:36 AM

For more than 30 years, our successes at ATR have been driven by our team of dedicated staffing professionals. Our people are at the core of everything we do. With this in mind, our Employee Spotlight series is offering a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make our ATR family great. This month, Laura Curtin, Sr. Major Accounts Executive is taking us backstage to learn more about life at ATR.

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Stop Wasting Time and Make Better Hiring Decisions

By Jerry Brenholz |   Wed, Aug 08, 2018 @ 09:46 AM

Time. There never seems to be enough of it, personally or professionally. The amount of time it takes to do things can literally be the difference between being successful or not. People have been looking for ways to get things done faster forever. Efficiency was probably a goal when Neanderthals went out hunting wooly mammoths!

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What It Takes to Run the Next Generation of a Family Owned Business

By Andrea Brenholz - CMO |   Mon, Aug 06, 2018 @ 10:11 AM

What does the phrase “family owned business” mean to you? For us at ATR, it means a lot. As the Chief Strategy Officer of this organization, I’ve experienced firsthand what it’s like to grow up in a family business. Along the way I’ve learned what separates us from others, how to evolve, and why it’s necessary to maintain a legacy. Here’s a look behind the scenes.

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Stop hiring IT consultants like you’re buying a stapler!

By Jerry Brenholz |   Thu, Jul 26, 2018 @ 11:47 AM

Buy one stapler at one price, buy 20 and get a better price. Buy 200 and get an even better deal. Promise to buy in bulk exclusively from one supplier, save the most. This is how you purchase a commodity. Getting the best price is one way that companies reduce expenses and save money.

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Growing Confidence: How Female Professionals Succeed in 2018

By Andrea Brenholz - CMO |   Tue, Jul 24, 2018 @ 09:38 AM

As a female executive, I’ve seen many women professionals grow their careers and achieve incredible success in IT and other prominent industries. Unfortunately, I’ve also seen women held down in their jobs, whether it was by an outside force or through a fear that should have no place in 2018. If ascending the business ladder over the years has taught me anything about women in the workforce, it is this: confidence is paramount. At ATR, we encourage women to build and exude confidence in a number of ways.

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ATR Visits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

By ATR International |   Wed, Jul 18, 2018 @ 10:01 AM

We believe in giving back and supporting the organizations that help make them safe and strong.  ATR International supports our employees’ individual efforts and contributes at the corporate level too. We are privileged to help many wonderful local and national non-profits that provide critical services.

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Why We Offer Volunteering Time Off and How it Impacts Our Community

By Andrea Brenholz - CMO |   Mon, Jul 16, 2018 @ 12:14 PM

When ATR began in 1988, it was with the desire to help people come together to produce something positive. While that happens every time we match a skilled job seeker with an incredible company, we also believe that businesses like ours have a corporate responsibility to help the world and contribute to society outside of the services we deliver. Knowing that philanthropy is the best way to achieve that, we instituted a Volunteering Time Off program long ago, and it’s something I’m personally very proud of.

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A 4th of July Promise

By ATR International |   Tue, Jul 03, 2018 @ 12:14 PM

Holidays are meant to be a time of celebration and reflection, and this 4th of July is no different. Back in 2012, Jerry Brenholz, who cofounded ATR International with his wife Maria 30 years ago, wrote about what America meant to him and his family in honor of the holiday:

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Unconscious Bias in Hiring – Ways to Avoid It

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Wed, Jun 27, 2018 @ 02:18 PM

Unconscious bias is a fact of human existence. That doesn’t mean we should accept it, far from it. In all areas of life, we should work to recognize and combat it.

Unconscious bias in hiring means overlooking a candidate because of something like race or age. It means elevating or dismissing someone because of something irrelevant to job performance. It makes hiring a diverse workforce harder, which hurts innovation and profitability since studies show a diverse workforce is a more profitable workforce. Simply put, in the hiring process, bias means that companies lose out on great workers and suffer for it. It’s so important then for companies to recognize where in the process it occurs and take steps to avoid it.

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