What You May Not Know About All Star Labor & Staffing

If you’re unfamiliar with All Star Labor & Staffing, you may think we are just another “temporary agency” but we are so much more than that. We are a local Oregon company dedicated to helping our communities grow through employment. Founded in Portland in 2009, All Star Labor & Staffing is a boutique staffing agency started with one simple strategy: finding the top employees for local businesses in an approach tailored to each client’s needs.

That’s a little bit about us and what we do, but here are some fun facts that you may not know about All Star Labor & Staffing:

  1. We are local

All Star Labor & Staffing is an Oregon based company with five locations in Portland, Salem, Albany, Eugene and Bend. Our teams at all locations are locals just like you and are familiar with the area and have a lot of community ties. We enjoy supporting our community and enjoy being able to provide great jobs to our employees and great employees to local employers.

  1. More than temporary

Our positions available vary anywhere from half days to permanent hire. In fact, most of our positions available are full time, temp-to-hire positions. We listen to our employees needs and find them the right job that fits their preferences. Our three hiring options we offer are temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire.

  1. Employment is free

We do not charge our employees any fees for finding them work, ever. We can hire employees seventeen years of age and older and it is always free to let us help find you the right kind of work. Client quotes are also always free too, there is no charge until after an All Star employee has worked for you.

  1. We believe in second chances

All Star Labor & Staffing was developed with the mission of offering job opportunities to members of our community with past criminal backgrounds that have prevented them from finding work. We pride ourselves on hiring everyone whether they have a background or not. We also partner with many wonderful businesses that also understand and believe in our mission.

  1. We tailor to your businesses needs

We are not one size fits all minded when it comes to our recruiting processes for different companies. All Star Labor & Staffing is committed to understanding the intricacies of your business so we can best serve you. From on-call temporary staffing to high-level direct hires, All Star has the knowledge and experience to meet your employee needs today and well into the future. Our highly effective, targeted recruiting methods attract reliable, hard-working candidates who will fit your position-specific criteria, your departmental needs and the overarching values of your company.

So, if you are looking for work, or are in need of some hard-working employees, contact us today.

Portland: 503.619.0811

Salem: 971.209.7130

Albany: 541.791.7928

Eugene: 541.228.9751

Bend: 541.389.1718

How to Stay Motivated in the Workplace

We’ve all faced those days when we’re not feeling the most motivated at work, and that’s completely normal. In fact, most people feel loss of motivation sometimes, but if you keep in mind that your job and career’s success is up to you and only you, you will find your motivation. We have complied a list of inspirational tricks to help jump-start your work drive. If you practice and commit to them, by focusing on being motivated you may find yourself being more productive and chances are your supervisor will too.

Commit to giving it your best
To start, you need to get into the right mindset. Commit to being motivated and accomplishing your job in an above-and-beyond manner. Every morning try taking a moment to get excited for your work day, look at the positive and how you contribute to the company.

Stop sweating the small stuff
In the workplace there will be things out of your control, but don’t let that ruin your motivation. Learning and understanding that you can’t control every situation or person will help you in being YOUR best self in the workplace. Try to focus on achieving your goals and priorities.

Make a to-do list and check it off
Nothing is more rewarding then checking an item off your to-do list. We suggest physically writing down your goals and as you complete them, begin checking them off. This is both satisfying to do and you can look back on at the end of the day to see how much you were able to accomplish.

Ask for feedback
Feedback can seem a little scary going into it, but it can be very inspirational in finding your motivation. Take any constructive criticism and use that to amp your work drive. If you receive great positive feedback, use it! Let that feed your ego and continue to do great.

Reward yourself
Bribing yourself can be a great incentive to keeping yourself motivated at work. Decide on a goal and establish a reward of your choosing for once it is completed. Knowing that you have a treat waiting for you once it’s completed can help drive you to the finish line much faster.

Set small attainable goals
Start off small and try not to overwhelm yourself with large goals, instead look at your big goals and prioritize how you can break them down into smaller goals. Miniature sized goals are a great way to stay focused and are much easier to manage. Many people find it easier to visually see their goals so you may try writing them down on a post-it note. Try writing out both your short term and long term goals, so you can also keep an eye on the bigger picture.

Hang with productive people
Associating yourself with productive individuals will allow you to observe their practices on how to be productive and efficient. Typically productive people are positive people which will also encourage you to have a positive attitude too.

Take breaks
In your jammed packed day, you may find it impossible to take breaks, but these are essential! Schedule time to take a moment to walk around and stretch, get some water, say hello to a coworker in another area. Something to help clear your head for a moment and keep you from feeling overwhelmed from going non-stop.

Hopefully by following these motivational tips you will find yourself feeling more positive, enjoying being at work, and more productive in the workplace.

4 Qualities to Look For in a Staffing Agency.

We understand there are lot of staffing services out there to choose from, so how do you know which one is right for your company? It is essential to do a little research, ask around and most importantly, request a meeting. Working with an agency can help alleviate the hassle of dealing with recruiting, payroll and human resource – so it is very beneficial to find one that meets your specific needs.

Finding the right agency can make a world of difference. With a well-developed relationship and open communication, you should feel confident in reaching out to your agency with your request and being supplied with qualified talent that meets your requirements within your required time-frame. Unfortunately so many services out there use fowl practices in order just to fill needs without taking the time to properly screen candidates so it is important to choose the right one and only one for you. Here are some qualities to look for when deciding.

  1. They listen.

One of the most important qualities of a good staffing agency is they listen to your needs. They should be actively listening to every detail of your company, the culture, your requirements, job expectations, and job duties. Having good communication throughout the whole processes is beneficial for both you and us to remain on the same page and be as effective as possible.

  1. Understands your business’s needs.

A good staffing agency does their research into your company and industry so they are prepared with the knowledge of what it take for a good employee to thrive. They ask detailed questions of what a company is looking for in a future employee then implement that into their recruiting process.

  1. They follow through.

From the first employee interview all the way to continuingly supplying employees, they are consistent in their vetting processes and do not skips required steps. They communicate and understand your timeline needs and stick to it. Following up with employees progress and your satisfaction is also a great quality to look for.

  1. Demonstrates honesty and integrity.

Honesty and integrity are essential to a successful partnership. You need to feel confident that you are receiving the same qualified candidate that has been advertised to you, and you need to trust that they are educated on the role and ready to accept it.

All Star Labor & Staffing truly believes that your success is our success. We want to help your businesses grow and thrive. Our team of highly trained Business Develop Managers, Branch Managers, and Account Managers are here to listen to your needs, develop a plan specific to your company and help find you the right qualified candidates. We value our relationships with our clients, and would love an opportunity to meet and discuss your needs.