Toys For Tots is an organization that has been providing new Christmas toys for underprivileged children since 1947. Recently, members of our Marketing Team used their Volunteer Time Off (VTO) to spend some time helping out at the United States Marine Corps location in San Jose, CA. Toys For Tots is always a popular way for ATR employees to use their VTO.Read More
ATR is always looking for great people to join the company, are you interested? Should you be?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
Since 1967, the Super Bowl has brought millions of fans together to celebrate as their teams, representing the NFC and AFC divisions, battle for the championship. Many look forward to watching with friends and family at house parties or local restaurants, enjoying great food, the halftime show, the commercials, and for the true football fan, the game itself. This year’s milestone 50th game, its “golden” anniversary, is being held at the home of the 49ers, Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA and will feature the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos.Read More
What do General Electric, Netflix, Twitter, and ATR International have in common?Read More
On Friday, May 8th, the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (WRMSDC) held its 37th Annual Excellence in Supplier Diversity Awards Gala in San Francisco, CA. The Council recognized MBE suppliers in four revenue tiers as well as corporate diversity professionals and programs. For the second year in a row, ATR International was named Supplier of the Year.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
ATR's VTO, or Voluntary Time Off, program gives each internal ATR employee 5 paid days each year that they can use to work at a charitable organization(s) of their choosing. This week we are focusing on Carolyn Bramley and her work with Sacred Heart Community Service.
There’s an old saying, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” These are powerful words for ATR employee Carolyn Bramley who makes an effort every year to spend her Volunteer Time Off helping out at Sacred Heart Community Service.
We’re probably all familiar with word clouds at this point; even if you’ve only seen them. Have you ever tried to make one? It can be a little time consuming depending on how much text you’re putting in but the results are interesting. Our word cloud comes from columns written in 2013. Mostly, we’re not surprised by what we see – Information Technology, people, work, industry, staffing – all are prominent as we would expect. STEM, career, employee, consultant, business – none of these are surprises either. What is interesting is how the words end up near each other. Look at the top where “experience,” “talent,” “workers,” and “understanding” are all grouped. Or how “hire,” “looking,” and “want” are on the middle right, while “hiring,” “give,” and “success” are on the left middle; different connotations to each grouping. “People,” “potential,” and “opportunity” are together at the top of the diagram, while “opportunities,” “company,” “business,” “employees” and “consultants” are grouped at the bottom. The size of the words is determined by the count of each in the overall text entry but the position of the words in the cloud is random. However, these random placements end up providing unexpected insights.
All in all it’s a pretty good picture of what ATR is about and what we cover in the “pages” of Staffing 360. We try to cover topics that interest our clients and our consultants. We try to provide stimulating, thoughtful and sometimes fun content that helps you better understand the world of staffing, whatever your role in that world is. Below you’ll find links to our most popular posts. Enjoy, whether you’re rereading it or perusing it for the first time. Thanks for your interest throughout 2013 and here’s to an even more inspiring 2014!
What a great time of year this is! Each day seems to bring another holiday treat to tempt us or party to attend. Lights twinkle and decorations brighten the scene everywhere. For most of us the season is filled with opportunities for fun with family and friends, and amidst all the festivities, it is a time for celebration and reflection. It is a time to count our blessings and to remember those less fortunate than us. This year for the first time, ATR worked with Toys for Tots. Founded by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, the organization collects unwrapped gifts during October, November and December and distributes them to children in the community.