Lori Narewski

Lori Narewski

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WORKING REMOTELY: 5 Tips on Making It Work for You!

You're about to work from home! Are you nervous? Excited? Overwhelmed? Looking forward to it? All of the above?

If you haven't worked remotely before you may wonder how you will balance everything; how you'll stay disciplined and focused. It may take a bit of adjusting your mindset, but it will be worth it. You may even find you have increased production, less office distractions, and time freed-up from no commute.

Protect Your Back While You're at Work

It's the only one you have!

It's Monday morning. My back is aching. I spent Saturday sitting on an airplane, sitting outside in the cold at a sporting event, then sitting on an airplane to fly home. Sunday I cleaned out, organized, and rearranged my home office. Now I sit behind my desk at work typing on my computer. All the lifting, carrying, and moving furniture and items, combined with sitting for long periods of time, took a toll on my back. So it's fitting that I am now writing about protecting your back. Whether it's at work or home, there are several ways to protect your back.

The Legalization of Marijuana and the Impact It Has On the Workforce

Are you an employer who currently drug tests your employees? Is your business located in a state that has legalized marijuana for medical and / or recreational use? How has this impacted your company's hiring practices?

Providing Support to Employers and Employees When Employee is in the Reserve or National Guard

If you're an employer who has an employee in the Reserve or National Guard you may struggle trying to determine how to make their time away, serving our country, work for all involved - your business, the employee, and their family.

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You're ready to fill a position, now you need to decide if you will go the direct hire or temp-to-perm route - which is the best route for you?

Being a staffing agency, we often receive the question from our clients, "Is it better to hire an employee as a permanent (direct hire) or temp-to-perm employee?" As with so many things in business, the answer is, "It depends." I sat down with Jessica Kegler, our sales manager, to get her thoughts on this. Let's see and listen to what she has to say about this topic.

Tips on Writing a Professional Resume

You've been searching for a new job and wonder if your resume needs to be cleaned up a little. You're not sure what to include and not include, what the layout should be, or how to best highlight your skills and accomplishments. Below are a few tips for you to consider as you write or rewrite your resume. 

Payrolling is different from the payroll processing services most of us are familiar with - where you process payroll checks for your employees or outsource the service to a third-party. Payrolling an employee - is a cost-effective option, with lower company payroll risks! Read on, to learn more about Payrolling Services and how your company could benefit from it...

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There are certain questions we are asked on a regular basis from businesses when considering using The Alpha Group for their staffing and hiring needs:

  • Who is The Alpha Group?

  • What makes your company different from other staffing and employment agencies?

  • What different types of hiring does The Alpha Group assist with?

  • What additional services do you offer?

To assist you, and make your life easier, we've brought the answers here, to one location. 

4 Tips for Holiday Shopping on a Shoestring Budget

Thanksgiving is over. Christmas is only two weeks away. The race to finish your holiday shopping is on! Are you ready? Or do you still have more shopping to do?

Are you trying not to break the bank, while still finding the perfect gifts? Are you working on a shoestring budget? Have no fear - you can still find great gifts and stay within your budget.