In baseball, both pitchers and batters look for any advantage they can. Crowding the plate, an extra inch in the strike zone, a mile or two more on your fastball – small things up the odds of a hit or a strike. A simple thing can sometimes make the difference, and that difference at the right time can be huge.Read More
Whatever the design of your company’s workspace – cubicles, open floor plan, office with a door – there are studies that suggest that some very simple things can make it better. They can improve your mood, and your productivity. They might help you become the best coworker ever.Read More
Do you often feel like you get nothing done because of constant interruptions and distractions? You're not alone.Read More
Since our founding, ATR has been committed to utilizing technology and process improvement wherever possible to improve our client and candidate experiences and to work more efficiently and effectively. Too often technology seems synonymous with impersonal, but it doesn’t have to be so, and we strive to ensure that it isn’t because there is no denying the benefits of employing technology in the right way. Efficiency, happy candidates, satisfied customers are all part of using technology properly.Read More
ATR's VTO, or Voluntary Time Off, Program gives each internal ATR employee 5 paid days per year that they can use to work at a charitable organization(s) of their choosing. This week we are focusing on Kamila Sobczyk and her work with the Alzheimer’s Association.Read More
We all know that it takes more than just skills to be an asset to your company – you need to be a good coworker, someone who gets along with others and doesn’t cause drama. Look to the sports world for proof. No matter how talented someone is, if they are a poisonous presence on the team, they almost always end up being traded. Being a positive presence, in a locker room or a more traditional workplace, is just as valuable to your employer as the specific skills you bring. There are many things you can do to be a good temporary worker and this post focuses on one of them - don’t get involved in office politics. Just. Don’t.
Our body language can significantly influence the impression that we make. How we stand, or cross our arms, or where we look when speaking all sends subtle (or not so subtle) messages. In fact, studies show that perhaps as much as 55% of communication is visual (body language, eye contact) and about 40% is vocal (tone of voice, speed and volume), while content, what you are actually saying, is a mere 5%.Read More
Coworkers. We’ve got them and we are one ourselves. We spend so much of our day with our coworkers, and we’d all agree it’s much more pleasant to have good ones than bad ones. There are lots of ways to be a bad coworker. Here’s one thing you can do to make you one of the good ones.Read More
o-pin-ion [uh-pin-yuh n] noun
A belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty.
A view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.
A personal view, attitude, or appraisal.
Some people suggest that these days references are practically useless. It’s difficult to get information out of former employers, most companies are reluctant to go on the record, and personal references are just people that you hand pick to say nice things about you. They’re canned and controlled and virtually meaningless as a way to evaluate you as a potential employee.