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4.05.17
Surviving and Thriving on your First Day of Work
Starting a new job is nerve-wracking. You don't know where to go, what to do or who anybody is. We've all been there, and we know how you feel! So here are our top tips for finding your feet fast, and standing out (in a good way).   1. Get there early. The absolute worst impression you can make is to arrive late on your very first day. Show that you're ready and eager to do a good day's work by getting there 10 to 15 minutes before your official start time. You might even do a test run a few days in advance to see how long the commute is likely to take.   2. Learn in advance what you'll do first. If you can walk in the door knowing who you're supposed to meet or what office you should go to, you'll have more confidence. Have your contact's name and phone number on you in case the receptionist has to call him/her to come and get you.   3. Scope out the environment. Knowing your way to the restroom, break room, supervisor's office and other frequent destinations will...
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3.07.17
What Type of Hire Are You?
Those of us in the staffing industry tend to throw around insider terms like "direct hire" and "temp-to-hire." Meanwhile, you're scratching your head, asking what it all means. Here's our handy guide to what type of employee you are.   Temp (temporary). Short-term employment for a specified length of time, usually less than one year. When Integrity hires you as a temporary worker for one of our clients, you are actually employed by Integrity and receive your pay and benefits from us. However, your work hours and duties will be directed by the company where you're assigned.   Temp-to-hire (AKA contract-to-hire). Like a temporary employee, you are hired for a specific period of time while the client company tests you out to see if you'd be a good choice for a full-time employee. During the test period, you remain an Integrity employee. If the client likes you, you will then transition to being their employee.   Direct hire. Sometimes Integrity clients will ask us to help...
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