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  A workplace is ultimately a collection of human beings, each with their own thoughts, values, and point of view. Though it’s important to remain as professional as possible, conflict is inevitable. Making an action plan to address it when it occurs can help you remain focused on your work and keep you from saying… Read more »

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No employer wants to see a worker get hurt, but workplace accidents do occasionally happen. A strong action plan is the best way to minimize the risk of injuries and to handle them when they occur. Here are some top steps to take in the wake of a workplace incident:   1. Prioritize Safety Everyone… Read more »

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The safety and overall health & well-being of our employees is a top priority for Alternative Staffing, Inc. at all times. With the first positive cases of the Coronavirus disease (also known as COVID-19) being diagnosed in Illinois and the increasing possibility of person-to-person transmission of this respiratory illness in our area, we would like… Read more »

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Job interviews can be scary. The pressure is on to make a good impression, as well as to determine whether the position is actually the right fit. Fortunately, a bit of preparation can go a long way toward helping you nail your next telephone or in person interview.   Phone Interview In some ways, a… Read more »

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On January 1, 2020, recreational marijuana became legal in Illinois. Specifically, adults over the age of 21 are allowed to purchase, possess and consume up to 30 grams of cannabis or related products (Illinois residents) or 15 grams (non-residents) from licensed dispensaries. There are still quite a few restrictions on its use, including a prohibition… Read more »

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Here at Alternative Staffing Inc. (ASI), we take the safety of our people seriously. We have created and developed our risk management team so that we can make recommendations to our customers to improve their safety programs. In fact, we complete safety evaluations on every new client site before authorizing our employees to work there…. Read more »

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Alternative Staffing Inc. is a Veteran owned staffing company doing business in the Chicago land area for over 20 years. Our company is on a mission to reach out to veterans and help raise awareness and programs, to hire individuals with military experience for employment opportunities with the long term benefits of being a true… Read more »

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Take a look at all those high-profile companies who are successful, and among all the common denominators that make them great, you’ll see wellness programs. And it’s not just those innovative tech companies—Google, LinkedIn, Airbnb, etc.—but the more traditional companies like General Mills and Aetna also have them. Developing a wellness program is not only… Read more »

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High school graduates have been hearing this refrain for many years: If you want to get ahead in life, you need to attend college. And while a Bachelor’s degree can be one path to success, it certainly isn’t the only one. Because so many of the country’s students have been led to believe that there… Read more »