One Thing You Can Do to Retain More of Your Team (and it doesn’t cost money!)

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Mon, Mar 11, 2019 @ 09:29 AM

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.

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VTO Spotlight: ATR’s Laura Curtin Visits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

By ATR International |   Tue, Feb 26, 2019 @ 11:28 AM

Childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases are an unfortunate reality that innocent children in our world face every day. The incredible work being done by the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has played a crucial part in helping to alleviate our society of many nationwide and global health issues. Because of the amazing efforts that St. Jude has made, it is always an honor when one of our employees is invited to take a tour of the facilities. On this occasion, Laura Curtin was very grateful to be invited to spend the day touring the hospital and interacting with the patients.

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Andrea Brenholz, CEO & President of ATR International, to Speak at 28th Annual Executive Forum North America

By ATR International |   Wed, Feb 20, 2019 @ 08:45 AM

Santa Clara, CAFebruary 19th, 2019 — ATR International has announced that CEO & President Andrea Brenholz will be a featured speaker at the 2019 Executive Forum North America: Breakthrough Leadership, taking place this February.

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Behind the Scenes at ATR with Nick Angelo

By ATR International |   Tue, Feb 19, 2019 @ 06:31 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, Nick Angelo, Lead Technical Recruiter, is taking us backstage to learn more about life at ATR.

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The Secret to Staying Positive During Change in the Workplace

By Dana Bohman |   Tue, Feb 12, 2019 @ 11:38 AM

50% of American workers report being affected by organizational change at work. Those who had gone through change reported noticeably lower job satisfaction, more chronic stress, and less work-life balance than those who didn’t. Whether you’re feeling these effects or are managing employees who are, there is a secret that can help: it’s all about maintaining the right perspective.

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Giving Back to the Community – it’s as important as making money!

By Andrea Brenholz, CEO / President |   Thu, Feb 07, 2019 @ 08:24 AM

Volunteering is as important to me as making money. A provocative statement?

Maybe, but it’s true. I think volunteering as a Girl Scout is when I first became passionate about it. I remember helping with an ocean cleanup, going to the local senior center to spend time with the residents, and sorting cans and food at a local food bank, something I’ve done numerous times since then!

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VTO Spotlight: Patricia Schnieber and Andrea Brenholz Work with The Thompson Family Foundation to Help Local Schools

By ATR International |   Tue, Feb 05, 2019 @ 02:28 PM

What if you showed up every day for school, willing to work hard and learn, but when you got there you had nothing to work with? Imagine first grade without pencils or paper. Imagine not enough textbooks in math class. Not enough microscopes in science. Sadly, that’s the situation for many schools around the nation. Children show up every day eager to learn and ready to work hard but often don’t have the tools to do so.

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Mentoring: Who Inspired Me?

By Jerry Brenholz |   Thu, Jan 31, 2019 @ 02:00 PM

January is National Mentoring Month. Enjoy this column from ATR International co-founder Jerry Brenholz.

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Facing the GDPR: What Businesses Everywhere Can Learn From Europe’s Privacy Regulations

By Sarah Romero |   Wed, Jan 30, 2019 @ 09:50 AM

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is an acronym that you may have noticed being talked about around the internet lately. Like with many proposed rules and regulations, the GDPR is setting a new standard for how businesses can operate and utilize customer data in the European Union. The law was proposed as a replacement for the 22-year old EU Data Protection Directive. The implications and consequences of violating the now-enacted GDPR reach far and wide, and many companies in this day and age have not even begun to prepare for it.

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VTO Spotlight: Debbie, Van, Emily and Juan volunteer at Martha’s Kitchen

By ATR International |   Mon, Jan 28, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Over the holidays, many of our employees chose to volunteer their time to help make our local community a better place. For Debbie McCoy, Juan Rosales, Van Nguyen and Emily Hillman; They chose to spend their VTO helping out at a local Santa Clara County soup kitchen that goes by the name of Martha’s Kitchen. Martha’s Kitchen, having adopted the motto of “Feeding the hungry with dignity with no questions asked,” is an organization that was founded in 1981 by Louise Benson in an effort to alleviate hunger problems in Northern California communities. 37 years later, Martha’s Kitchen has served over 4,500,000 million meals to people with an annual production of 450,000 meals per year. Over the years, Martha’s Kitchen has experienced enormous success at working to feed the hungry through collaboration with over 50 different nonprofits in the local area for food distribution and preparation.

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