The Soft Skills You Should Be Looking for in Entry-Level Employees

Aug 24, 2016 | Staffing

If you work in HR or operations, you know how difficult it can be to hire employees in today’s competitive job market. When hiring for positions that require specific education, experience and hard skills, it's easier to identify unqualified or underqualified candidates. But entry-level employees…

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4 Facts to Know About the Staffing Industry

Aug 12, 2016 | Staffing

Some industries are glamorous and exciting, from entertainment to tourism to food and drink. These industries appeal to the interests of a wide swath of people and garner lots of news and attention. Staffing is not one of those industries, and often flies under the radar. But if you dig deeper,…

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Introducing the New Unified Workforce

Jul 12, 2016 | Employment of People with Disabilities

Since DePaul Industries was founded in 1971, we've provided job opportunities for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, and over the years our program has taken many different forms. Now our Unified Workforce program is embarking on a new era, helping our employees to gain new…

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DePaul Security Officer Featured in Salem Statesman-Journal

Jul 6, 2016 | News, Security

Today's edition of the Salem Statesman-Journal features a story about Oneita Turner, a DePaul Security Officer who oversees the reception desk at the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) headquarters in Salem. Turner, DePaul's second-oldest employee at 83 years old, recently returned to work…

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3 Fun Employee Morale Boosters for Summer

Jun 29, 2016 | Staffing

Summer has officially arrived. While it’s nice to treat your employees to perks throughout the year (and these morale boosters don't have to break the bank!), the long, sunny days of summer offer some fun opportunities. Here are three summer-themed ideas that will show your employees how much you…

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4 Types of Employers Who Benefit from Summer Staffing

May 31, 2016 | Staffing

When you think of summer, do you think of sunny days, sandy beaches and plenty of relaxation? For a lot of businesses, there's not much time for vacation because summer is peak season. The employer types below may need different types of temporary staff members, but they have one thing in common:…

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3 Signs it Might Be Time to Find a New Staffing Agency

May 16, 2016 | Staffing

Is your staffing agency living up to your expectations? Or are you sticking with them because that’s just the way you’ve always done things? It’s a good idea to regularly check in with how happy you are with your staffing provider. Here are some key signs it might be time to move on to a new temp…

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3 Ways to Make Your Workplace More Friendly to Employees with Disabilities

May 11, 2016 | Employment of People with Disabilities

It’s well-established that hiring people with disabilities makes good business sense, and when 1 in 5 Americans has a disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, a good proportion of your workforce is likely impacted. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects people with disabilities…

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5 Tips for Recruiting When Unemployment is Low

Apr 28, 2016 | Staffing

Just a few years ago, employers had no shortage of qualified job applicants - in fact, many were flooded with resumes from overqualified job seekers. Today, the opposite is true. The national unemployment rate has been hovering around 5% in recent months, its lowest rate since 2008. Many regions…

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Focus on Workplace Safety: Resources

Apr 7, 2016 | Staffing

What does your safety program look like? Could it use some attention? Here at DePaul Industries, we have a full-time Safety Manager who is tasked with making our workplace (and our staffing client sites) as safe as possible. From monthly safety meetings to safety evaluations of all new customer…

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