ACT•1 Group Ranked Among 2017’S Largest Staffing Firms In The World

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We are proud to announce that AppleOne’s parent company, the ACT•1 Group, was recently recognized as one of the world’s largest staffing firms in 2017 by Staffing Industry Analysts.

This recognition demonstrates that all staffing companies within the ACT•1 Group have the resources to help you meet your career and productivity goals.

Founded by Janice Bryant Howroyd in 1978, the ACT•1 Group operates in 19 countries around the world, and is the largest privately-held, woman-and-minority owned workforce management company in the U.S.

We would like to thank all of our talented career seekers and clients, as we could not have earned this accolade without you.

Puerto Rico Strong: The Resilience Of ACT•1 San Juan

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This is the story of how, our sister company’s ACT-1, San Juan office came together in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, as told by Giselle, their Branch Manager:

On Monday, September 18th, a Hurricane watch was confirmed for Puerto Rico AGAIN. We are used to these watches and warnings, but little did we know this time it would change everything.

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Spooky Stories: The Hallway

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Based on real life events…

The man knew that the next 100 feet were going to feel like the longest walk of his life…

The hallway seemed to stretch right in front of him, making the walk towards the brightened door seem even longer. He had heard stories and he had prepared himself as much as he could, but he still couldn’t get rid of the acidic taste in his throat, and the feeling that his life, and those of everyone he knew, would change as he walked into the unknown.

One step… two steps…

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Study Shows That Millennials, Gen Xers, and Boomers agree on one thing: Work/Life Balance

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You’ve all read the articles and heard the stories: Millennials are so different from the previous generations. If you were to believe everything you heard, you would imagine that Boomers and Millennials wouldn’t agree on anything. The funny thing is, in a recent study we found that Millennials, Boomers, and that oft-forgotten about generation in the middle, Gen Xers, agree on most things including what keeps them happy at their job.

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Paths To Success: Five Career Lessons To Learn From Mark Zuckerberg

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From its inception in Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm room in 2004, Facebook has expanded from exclusively servicing Harvard students to being used by nearly two billion people worldwide. The social media platform’s success catapulted Zuckerberg into a household name, making him one of the world’s youngest billionaires. Here are five career lessons that you can learn from the Facebook CEO’s incredible career.

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Could Referring Your Friend Hurt Your Career? What You Must Ask Yourself Before You Endorse

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Personal connections matter for job seekers, and employee referrals have shown to increase the chances of being hired by nearly 300%. It’s no wonder that you have friends, former colleagues, and even family members asking for referrals for job openings at your company. Being the nice person you are, you want to help these people land their dream job. Before you do, though, it’s important to consider how an endorsement may affect you and your standing. Before you endorse, ask yourself the following questions:

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Paths to Success: Five Career Lessons To Learn From Bill Gates

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When Bill Gates and his Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen first envisioned a world in which every home had a computer, the public scoffed. Today, Gates is the world’s richest man, and Microsoft is a household name. Here are five career lessons that you can learn from one of the most influential figures of the Information Age.

Consider the future of your industry.

Gates’s success lay in his engagement in the digital revolution in his early 20s. Decades later, Gates encouraged the graduates of 2017 to also enter fields that would have an impact far into the future; he personally suggested artificial intelligence, energy, and bio-science.

Be detail-oriented.

It may be easier to forego the smaller parts of an assignment, but doing so can lead to sloppiness and mismanagement. During the first five years of Microsoft, Gates left no room for mistakes; he personally reviewed every line of code that the company delivered!

Don’t dwell on success.
Although Gates has been tremendously successful, he recognizes that expectations are forever changing. The important thing, Gates claims, is to be in an industry that is personally fulfilling, regardless of the ups and downs of your career.

Work with people who are different than you.

Gates stresses the need to work with people with different skill sets; he often discusses how his longtime friend, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, gives him invaluable insights on business. Partnerships like the one between Gates and Buffett help both people grow by challenging them to think in new ways.

Plan your work schedule.
Taking the time to plan your work schedule is very helpful in keeping organized. Gates is a stickler for time management, and often asks his friend Steve Ballmer, a former Microsoft CEO, to give him input on his schedule.

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