It is hard to imagine anyone not understanding the importance of cybersecurity these days. From experts in the field to anyone with a bank account, almost everyone of us is touched by technology. We all have passwords and probably most of us have had to replace a card or two because of a data breach. The news is filled with reports of cyber interference and hacking in everything from elections to compromising celebrity photos, to say nothing of the threat of terrorism and espionage. These threats are real and everywhere.Read More
I love what Reshma Saujani is doing with her organization for two reasons, both equally important to me.Read More
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. In this spotlight, Dana Bohman, Senior Account Executive, is taking us backstage to learn more about life at ATR.Read More
LinkedIn’s 2018 Emerging Jobs Report revealed something that every professional should find interesting. In addition to the top 15 Emerging Jobs and the top 10 Jobs with the Largest Hiring Growth, they highlighted the Top 10 Skills with the Biggest Skills Gaps, which represent the skills employers are having the most trouble finding.Read More
Why do we like lists?
It seems to be in our DNA; we like to order and rank things. It helps us understand the world more easily. Some lists are just for fun, while others can be quite serious. As ubiquitous as any are the “Best Paying” or “Hot” job lists, whether general or for specific industries or places. This shouldn’t be surprising since work is such an important part of our lives.Read More
Blockchain. Blockchain. Blockchain.
Over the past decade you have probably heard the word Blockchain on quite a few different occasions. The concept of Blockchain was first outlined in 1991 by computer scientists Stuart Haber and W. Scott Stornetta, in an attempt to implement a system where documented time stamps could be set to an unchangeable state. At the time, the world’s collective computing power was unable to take the concept to fruition, however nearly 30 years later, we are beginning to see blockchain technology rise to prominence in the tech world.Read More
In the 21st century, machine learning is all around us.
It is listening to us, it is defining us, it is identifying us and it is collecting data around the world to drive insights into the future of business and our society. What used to be a relatively unexciting piece of technology (machine learning has been around since the 1980s) has evolved into a juggernaut of a technological paradigm that is working hand-in-hand with AI to make our lives easier.Read More
March is the perfect time to take a moment to reflect on our health. Winter is still in full swing, and for many, this is when resolutions to exercise more and eat better fall to the wayside. I suspect it’s part of the reason why March is designated as National Nutrition Month.Read More
ATR International has been a trusted staffing supplier for over 30 years. Working with people is at the heart of our business and the importance of maintaining strong relationships with our contractors has been central to our success as a company. Which is why it is so important to have a strong and efficient contractor care program for checking in with your contract employees on a regular basis. With recruiters usually busy sourcing and screening new candidates, it can be overwhelming for them to also keep in contact with every contractor they have working with them. Our contractor care program was implemented in an effort to give contractors a way to provide steady feedback on how they think we are doing, bring up complaints, and work with me to solve everyday issues that they may have with their job or contract.Read More
We’re all aware of how hard it is to find great employees these days. IT gets a lot of press, but the truth is that unemployment is low and it’s hard for every company to find the talented people they need to succeed. And it doesn’t stop once you’ve hired someone. Keeping good employees is a challenge too. After all, if someone is skilled and experienced and doing a great job, they’re going to be sought after by other companies.Read More