Virtual Reality – It’s a hot topic; How can it help in hiring?

By Andrea Brenholz, CEO / President |   Mon, Nov 19, 2018 @ 11:35 AM

Virtual Reality (VR) is still in its infancy, but it’s a breakthrough that is set to usher in major changes to the world of business and hiring in general. As the newest medium for human-computer interaction, VR has proven to be wildly entertaining, with the gaming industry being an early adopter, while also bringing benefits for many different industries. As a relatively new technology, it is already making an impact on the recruiting and hiring process.

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Use What You Learned in College on The Job

By Andrea Brenholz, CEO / President |   Tue, Nov 06, 2018 @ 11:25 AM

So, you recently graduated! Congratulations!

Now, you’re at your new job. Congratulations again!

It’s all very exciting but also a bit nerve wracking. You’re a rookie and are just learning the ropes of your new job. Bosses understand this and don’t expect you to know everything, but of course you want to do the best job possible. What do you really know though? How do you make a difference right away? What do you do when you feel like you know nothing?

Take a breath. You know a lot more than you think you do. While you may not be an expert at your job yet or know your new industry or company inside out, you can take the skills you have from college and prior work experience and apply them wisely.

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Personnel Costs vs. Saving Money: Make Sure Your Company’s Goals Are Aligned

By Jerry Brenholz |   Wed, Oct 31, 2018 @ 11:47 AM

We’ve probably all heard the phrase “our #1 asset is our people.” Hiring and retaining good employees is often cited as a primary goal or concern for management at all levels, including a recent survey of CEOs where it was listed as their top concern. At the same time, all CEOs want to spend money smartly and save where they can. Keeping expenses down is a constant goal, and always a top concern.

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Leading a Silicon Valley Business as a Woman and Minority in 2018

By Andrea Brenholz, CEO / President |   Wed, Oct 24, 2018 @ 07:57 AM

As a Hispanic woman with years of experience working in Silicon Valley, I’ve had the opportunity to connect with many female and minority professionals. Recently, I was promoted to the role of CEO/President of ATR, something I’ve worked towards my entire life. Recognizing the power of my new position, I find it more important than ever to provide support for women and minorities in tech and beyond.

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Behind the Scenes at ATR with Wendy Sun

By ATR International |   Mon, Oct 22, 2018 @ 10:10 AM

ATR celebrated our 30th anniversary on September 14th! We appreciate the dedication of our employees over the years and wanted to showcase one of our longest tenured employees at the company, who has played a crucial part in our success. Our dedicated team has been central to the business over this time, and we are so thankful for their support. Wendy Sun, ATR’s Vice President of Recruiting is giving us an inside look into her life and work at ATR. 

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Managing IT Worker Burnout

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Wed, Oct 17, 2018 @ 10:17 AM

Job burnout. It happens. You notice that former star employees are now struggling just to get the bare minimum of work done. Your team doesn’t seem to be getting along, people are snapping at each other. Or they seem to just be going through the motions without their usual enthusiasm. Sick days are up, productivity is down. Burnout is a frustrating situation for employers and employees alike. If it’s not addressed, someone usually quits, and losing a good worker is something no team can afford to do!

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As The NBA Kicks Off: 4 Things Businesses Can Learn From a Championship Sports Team

By Andrea Brenholz, CEO / President |   Tue, Oct 16, 2018 @ 11:25 AM

ATR International is headquartered in Silicon Valley, which means those who work here have been fortunate to experience first-hand the amazing success the Golden State Warriors have had the last few years, including winning back-to-back NBA Championships. Full disclosure, I am a huge Warriors fan and ATR has also partnered with the Warriors Foundation on charitable endeavors.

That said, What I’m writing about here isn’t the result of bias or being a fan. Championship teams make people ask – how did they do it? And, can we do it too? I think that’s true of any champion.

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An Excellent MBE Resource: The 2018 National Minority Supplier Development Council Conference

By Angelique Solorio Alvarez |   Wed, Oct 10, 2018 @ 01:16 PM

As the Chief Diversity Relations Officer of ATR, the fall season is always the most exciting time of the year for me because of the annual National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) conference. Last year, ATR International had the honor of receiving the prestigious Supplier of the Year award. As we look forward to returning to this year’s conference in Austin, it’s a natural time to reflect on the NMSDC and its impact on our growth and success.

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The Ways ATR Gives Back to the Minority Business Community

By Angelique Solorio Alvarez |   Tue, Oct 09, 2018 @ 09:59 AM

We know growing a minority business is difficult because we’ve been there. We’ve gone through those days of uncertainty and struggle and have come out on the other side better for it. While all that pressure and hard work led to tremendous success, we would have loved a helping hand during that time. That’s why we strive to mentor those within the minority business community, reaching out to smaller and growing MBEs that are working through the same growing pains we once did while aspiring to reach our current level of success.

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Andrea Brenholz Promoted to CEO/President of ATR International

By ATR International |   Mon, Oct 01, 2018 @ 09:20 AM

Sunnyvale, CA – ATR International, a leading staffing and consulting firm specializing in IT and engineering, has announced the promotion of Andrea Brenholz to the role of CEO/President. In her new role, Andrea will oversee ATR operations as a whole while ensuring the alignment of business goals with departmental activities. As a top female executive and minority business leader, she is also the face of ATR’s diverse organization.

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