DO NOT friend these kinds of coworkers on Facebook

By Nicole Lyn Pesce

Settling into a new job can be tricky IRL – and straight up confusing online.

A 2012 Millennial Branding Survey found young adults become Facebook friends with an average of 16 of their coworkers, but research suggests we should connect at our own risk.  After all, more than half of surveyed workers (51%) said social shows them too much information about their coworkers, according to a recent Pew Research report. And 29% of employees ages 18 to 29 found something on social media that lowered their professional opinion of a colleague.

But the rules of online engagement keep changing as more of us use social networks to actually, you know, network. “Ten years ago, it was taboo to friend your coworkers,” said Winnie Sun, a financial adviser and consultant on Millennial matters. “But nowadays, we’re all building our personal brands and making these connections.”

So Sun and Leonard Kim, a personal branding expert and author of “The Etiquette of Social Media,” spoke to Moneyish about the dos and don’ts of linking with colleagues online.

DON’T: FRIEND ABOVE YOUR PAY GRADE. That means your boss and your company’s C-Suite are off-limits. “You want them to respect you professionally so you can progress forward in your career,” said Kim. But seeing your casual conversations or pictures of you in a bathing suit can shatter that professional image. “And recovering what was lost from that level of respect is going to be quite difficult,” Kim said, who added that colleagues in the same position as you, or who work outside of your department, are more fair game.

The exception to this rule is LinkedIn. “LinkedIn is the same as if you walked into your new office building, and started going up to people and saying, ‘Hi, I’m working here now, and I’m excited to come on board,’” Sun said.

DO: USE THIS ‘MEAL TEST’ FOR HELP. Different social networks suggest different levels of intimacy. LinkedIn and Twitter are ways to introduce yourself, share industry news and support others in your field. “But Facebook and Instagram are like going out to lunch and dinner,” said Sun, where you’re sharing pieces of your personal life like news about your kids and your pets, or pictures from your vacation. “Snapchat is happy hour,” she added. “If we’re close enough to grab drinks and cut loose a bit, then we can connect on Snapchat.” And don’t send friend requests to colleagues with private pages – that’s a clear indicator they don’t want to mix business with pleasure.

DON’T: FRIEND REQUEST PEOPLE YOUR FIRST DAY ON THE JOB.  If you haven’t had lunch or a conversation with colleagues in real life, it’s off-putting to friend them online. “The time frame for connecting with them [online] is after you build a personal bond. I’d recommend a minimum of one, but at least two months,” said Kim. “Following someone on Twitter is a lot less creepy than immediately adding someone on Facebook.”

DO: TEST THE WATERS WITH LINKEDIN. If someone green lights your connection request on LinkedIn, it opens the door for stronger social media relationships later. “If they accept, send a quick note saying, ‘Thank you so much for connecting. I’m excited to come on board,’” said Sun. “And if they respond to that … you know that person has a warmer personality.” And if the conversation continues, Kim suggests writing back after a few months to say that you might send him or her a Facebook invitation to continue networking, and take it from there.

DO: LOOK AT YOUR CONTENT. Are you really comfortable with coworkers seeing your posts? If you use Facebook and Twitter for business, like posting industry news and insights, then adding your coworkers makes sense. But you don’t want to give professional peers access to Snapchat or even Instagram and FB pages where you’re sharing provocative pix or posting statuses where you argue, put people down or suffer emotional breakdowns.

Click here to check out the original article on Moneyish.

 

 

Machine Helpers (Springfield, OH)

What You’ll Do:

You’ll work within a team setting to load/unload machines that produces various products for one of the largest paper mills in the nation.

What You’ll Need:

Training Available

Punctuality

Reliable transportation

Hours:

10pm – 6am

About the Company:

We’ll place you with a company that was founded in the USA some 20 years ago and, since then, has shown dramatic growth with sophisticated manufacturing facilities in more than 25 states.

About BARRYSTAFF:

The job search can be a pain. That’s why we’re here.

BARRYSTAFF has been putting people to work for over 30 years and remains the most successful locally-owned staffing agency in Dayton. With offices in Dayton, Piqua and Springfield, we specialize in industrial, clerical, and permanent placements. If you are looking for a new career, or if you are an employer looking for new talent, you are in the right place.

Welcome to BARRYSTAFF. Let’s get to work.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $11.00 /hour

Click here to apply via Indeed.com

You can also send a resume to

lewis@barrystaff.com

 

 

Factory Line Worker (Urbana, OH)

Become a permanent employee in as little as 90 days.

What You’ll Do:

General labor within a factory setting. Some computer work too.

Experience You’ll Need:

1+ years of factory experience

Education Needed:

High school diploma or GED

Physical Demands:

Be able to lift up to 70 pounds up to shoulder level

Be able to lift up to 50 pounds up to waist level

Be bale to stand on your feet 8 to 10 hours a day

Have basic computer skills

About the Company:

The company has offices in more than 70 countries and manufacturing facilities on 4 continents.

Perks:

There will be overtime opportunities.

About BARRYSTAFF:

BARRYSTAFF has been putting people to work for over 30 years and remains the most successful locally-owned staffing agency in Dayton. With offices in Dayton, Piqua and Springfield, we specialize in industrial, clerical, and permanent placements. If you are looking for a change, or if you are an employer looking for new talent, you are in the right place.

The company won the Better Business Bureau’s prestigious Eclipse Integrity Award in 2017.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $11.00 /hour

Click here to apply via Indeed.com

You can also send a resume to

lewis@barrystaff.com

 

 

Picking and Packing (Dayton, OH)

Work in a candy factory. The pay scale builds quickly. You’ll be making over $10/hr within a month and could receive a permanent offer in as little as 90 days.

What You’ll Do:

You’ll work in a candy factory, cutting large portions of candy and packing it in boxes. You’ll need to make sure the candy is packed carefully and as specified.

What You’ll Need:

High school diploma or GED

Good work history

Good hand dexterity (will take a brief dexterity test before hire)

Hours:

7am – 3:30pm

Dress Code:

May wear jeans

May wear tennis shoes

No open toe shoes

Perks:

This is an air-conditioned facility. Restroom near the area you’ll be working. Smoking area outside.

About the Company:

We’ll place you with a company that has six retail stores that are open year-round and customers can place online orders 24 hours a day. The wholesale department ensures chocolates and other candies are readily available in Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus area grocery stores. The company employs over 100 people.

About BARRYSTAFF:

The job search can be a pain. That’s why we’re here.

BARRYSTAFF has been putting people to work for over 30 years and remains the most successful locally-owned staffing agency in Dayton. With offices in Dayton, Piqua and Springfield, we specialize in industrial, clerical, and permanent placements. If you are looking for a new career, or if you are an employer looking for new talent, you are in the right place.

Welcome to BARRYSTAFF. Let’s get to work.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $9.50 /hour

Click here to apply via Indeed.com

You can also send a resume to

teresa@barrystaff.com

 

 

Machine Operator (Brookville, OH)

Long-term potential with raises every few months.

What You’ll Do:

You will learn how to run injection mold presses. This job includes trimming, packing, and inspecting plastic parts.

What You’ll Need:

High school diploma or GED

Reliable transportation

Good work history

Hours :

11pm – 7:30am

About the Company:

We’ll place you with a custom injection molder that specializes in a wide range of value-added molding. They work with 26 machines and presses that range from 66 to 733 tons.

About BARRYSTAFF:

The job search can be a pain. That’s why we’re here.

BARRYSTAFF has been putting people to work for over 30 years and remains the most successful locally-owned staffing agency in Dayton. With offices in Dayton, Piqua and Springfield, we specialize in industrial, clerical, and permanent placements. If you are looking for a new career, or if you are an employer looking for new talent, you are in the right place.

Welcome to BARRYSTAFF. Let’s get to work.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $10.75 /hour

Click here to apply via Indeed.com

You can also send your resume to

dana.rutter@barrystaff.com

 

General Labor/Light Industrial (Sidney, OH)

Jobs available in Piqua too!

What You’ll Do:

You’ll be asked to perform a variety of tasks in a manufacturing environment. Some tasks can be learned quickly, while others will require training. Feel free to apply and we can discuss these things more in-depth.

Shifts:

All shifts are available

Salary:

It starts at $10/hour, though some locations will pay more

About BARRYSTAFF:

The job search can be a pain. That’s why we’re here.

BARRYSTAFF has been putting people to work for over 30 years and remains the most successful locally-owned staffing agency in Dayton. With offices in Dayton, Piqua and Springfield, we specialize in industrial, clerical, and permanent placements. If you are looking for a new career, or if you are an employer looking for new talent, you are in the right place.

Welcome to BARRYSTAFF. Let’s get to work.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $10.00 /hour

Click here to apply via Indeed.com

You can also send your resume to

charityk@barrystaff.com

 

 

How Do Staffing Agencies Work? 5 Tips for the Employer

By Robert Half

Does your business need short-term help during a busy period? Are you short-staffed, yet not ready to hire a full-time employee? Maybe you’re wondering, “How do staffing agencies work — and do I need one when I have only temporary or seasonal hiring needs?”

Hiring solutions come in all sizes. Full time, yes, but also temporary, temporary-to-full-time, contract and project. Whatever your hiring needs, a top-rated, professional staffing agency gives you quick access to highly skilled professionals you might not find on your own. That eases the workload and provides peace of mind that none of your important projects will be delayed and no details will slip through the cracks.

So how do staffing agencies work — and how can you work most effectively with them? Here are five tips for optimizing your experience as a staffing agency client.

1. Engage a specialized staffing agency

When you work with a staffing agency, make sure it specializes in the type of staff you need. Non-specialized or generalist firms work with a broad variety of candidates, so finding someone with the exact skills and qualifications you need is more difficult and takes longer than if you work with a firm that’s focused on your field.

In addition, specialized staffing firms have a better sense of the candidate marketplace in your industry and geographic area and can effectively evaluate candidates’ experience and skills. Getting a good match the first time saves you time and money.

2. Communication is key

Try to speak with a staffing manager directly rather than communicating only via email. He or she will ask you about your staffing requirements and the length of time you need extra staff.

Make sure you create a job description that completely describes the position’s responsibilities so your recruiter knows the skills the candidate must have. (We’ve come up with a blueprint for creating a job description that can simplify the process.) Mention any policies your business follows, such as dress code, hours (including how you handle overtime) and breaks. These details help your representative get a sense of your corporate culture and what type of professional is likely to succeed there. When you feel you’ve clearly defined your needs, let the recruiter know. He or she will start the search immediately.

3. Get ready, get set …

Prepare your business and the office itself to accommodate a temporary professional. Maximize the benefits of temporary staff to your company and team by setting up in advance. Create a designated workspace. If a computer or phone is necessary, make sure it’s installed and functioning before the interim worker’s first day. And once you’ve brought in your new temporary worker, make him feel part of the team:

  • Ensure a smooth start by providing an orientation as you would for any new staff member. Make all appropriate team introductions and designate a point person for any questions that may arise.
  • Be inclusive and encourage team bonding by inviting the temporary worker to staff functions such as lunches, team meetings and other group efforts.
  • Check in with temporary professionals, as well as the staff members they interact with, to evaluate performance. Even if interim workers have the necessary skills, it’s important to achieve a good fit with your corporate culture as well.

4. Follow up

Providing feedback about the new worker to your staffing agency representative helps both the recruiter and yourself with any future talent searches. Notify the agency at once if there are any problems, and let the recruiter know what specific aspects of the individual’s performance have stood out.

5. Weigh fees vs. costs

For you, the client, there are fees associated with using a staffing agency, but the overall cost is typically a net savings for you if you go with the right firm. Because finding qualified, skilled employees can be time-consuming, you save time and money when you turn this process over to staffing experts. Plus, the most reputable staffing agencies are likely to offer a satisfaction guarantee. So if you aren’t happy with the employee, the firm will identify a replacement.

Communicate your goals and needs to the staffing agency recruiters every step of the way, and you’ll be in the best position to maximize your working relationship with them.

Read the original posting here.

 

 

Husted For Ohio event scheduled for Friday

A special event will be held in the BARRYSTAFF building on Sept. 1.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, who announced his candidacy for governor in May, will make a campaign stop at BARRYSTAFF. A meet and greet, hosted by Senator Peggy Lehner (R–Kettering), Representative Michael Henne (R–Clayton) and Representative Niraj Antani (R–Miamisburg), as well as many local officials, will take place in the building’s community room.

The event is set to start at 10a.m. It is expected to wrap up between 11 and 11:30 a.m.

Click here for details.

 

 

Mechanical Assembler (Moraine, OH)

What You’ll Do:

This position involves repetitive heavy lifting up to 75lbs, repetitive use of small tools that can weigh up to 5lbs, great patience, attention to detail, and handling very small parts. This position also involves learning several different stations and being flexible and comfortable with working all of them, as you will work at a new station every day and rotate with other team members.

What You’ll Need:

High school diploma or GED

Familiarity with small parts

Comfortable working in a hot environment

Clean background

Good work history

About the Company:

We’ll place you with a company that makes specially designed packages to ship sensitive items like vaccines, biological samples, drugs for clinical trials or pharmaceutical products.

About BARRYSTAFF:

The job search can be a pain. That’s why we’re here.

BARRYSTAFF has been putting people to work for over 30 years and remains the most successful locally-owned staffing agency in Dayton. With offices in Dayton, Piqua and Springfield, we specialize in industrial, clerical, and permanent placements. If you are looking for a new career, or if you are an employer looking for new talent, you are in the right place.

Welcome to BARRYSTAFF. Let’s get to work.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $12.00 /hour

Click here to apply via Indeed.com

You can also send resumes to

claire.keathley@barrystaff.com

 

 

Pressure Washer (Fairborn, OH)

We’re trying to fill a plate pressure washing position at an industrial facility in Dayton, OH!

What You’ll Do:

This position consists of very heavy lifting, and the lifting can be awkward at times as the plates are very large and can be hard to carry for that reason. Usually 2 people will be carrying the plates at a time. Position requires some flexibility as well, as you may be required to do other jobs such as, inventory as well.

What You’ll Need:

High school diploma or GED

Personal transportation

Good work history

Hours:

7:30 am – 4pm

About the Company:

We’ll place you with a company that creates products that routinely surpasses its competition in quality and customer service.

About BARRYSTAFF:

The job search can be a pain. That’s why we’re here.

BARRYSTAFF has been putting people to work for over 30 years and remains the most successful locally-owned staffing agency in Dayton. With offices in Dayton, Piqua and Springfield, we specialize in industrial, clerical, and permanent placements. If you are looking for a new career, or if you are an employer looking for new talent, you are in the right place.

Welcome to BARRYSTAFF. Let’s get to work.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $10.00 /hour

Click here to apply via Indeed.com

You can also send resumes to

claire.keathley@barrystaff.com