Entries by oliviah

Opening Soon!

It is officially spring! Springtime is a season of new life and of growth. In the spirit of the season, Acrux Staffing is very pleased to announce two new offices. Appleton, which opened on February 20th, and Kansas City which will be opening soon (date to be announced). We know that opening in these new communities will […]

Getting Hired in the Age of Social Media

Before social media, employers could only rely on resumes and references to learn about their potential candidates and future employees. Social media has changed this. It is estimated that as of 2016, 1.96 billion people used some form of social media. While social media has been a wonderful advancement in communication, it is also an area […]

Overtime Law Blocked

A federal judge in Texas has blocked the overtime rule that would have made up to 4 million more workers eligible for overtime pay. The rule would have taken effect on December 1st and would have raised the threshold for “exempt” employees to $47,500. The threshold is currently $23,660. The law could possible still take […]

Smartphones and Overtime Pay

      Smartphones have been a great boon for employers who like to be able to stay connected to their employees even during non-traditional work hours. As phones have become more sophisticated, it has become more normal for employees to check email from home or trade texts with employers or customers.  This accessibility arguably […]

The Higher Quest Foundation: Honduras

Acrux Staffing sponsors the Higher Quest Foundation. The Higher Quest Foundation is dedicated to ending global hunger in a sustainable way through the building an operating of fish farms. One of the Higher Quest Foundation’s more recent projects is in El Jute, Honduras. The farm is a partnership project between the Higher Quest Foundation and […]

In Memorium: Alan Shubert

Alan Shubert, one of the original founders of Labor World, has passed away. Alan opened Labor World with his brother Larry and Lou Morelli  in 1974. Many of the franchisees of Trojan Labor and Acrux Staffing started their careers at Labor World including Rick Hermanns, Dan McAnnar, Keith and Essee Hebert, Dale and Scott LaPorte, […]

The 2016 American Hero Awards Are Approaching

The 2016 American Hero Awards are quickly approaching. The American Hero Awards are an annual event sponsored by Trojan Labor, Acrux Staffing, and the Higher Quest Foundation honoring two American service members for meritorious actions while defending our country. The ceremony is held on the decks of the USS Yorktown at Patriot’s Point in Mt. […]

Top Franchise in the Country!

Acrux Staffing Services of Augusta was awarded the top franchise in the country for 2015 at the 2015 Franchise Owners Conference held in Cancun Mexico on February 13, 2016. “All of our accomplishments are the result of the hard work of several individuals. Many thanks to our temporary workforce, our customers and our core staff […]

Preparing for Flu Season in the Workplace

With fall chills comes Influenza (flu) season. According to the CDC,  flu season is in fall in winter and can peak anywhere from November to March. The flu is much more severe than the common cold and can cause a high fever, cough, body aches, chills, and extreme fatigue. The flu can also lead to complications […]

Uber Ruling Could Have Broad Implications

The ride sharing company Uber faces a challenge to their business model. Uber claims that they are not a traditional taxi company with a team of drivers. They claim to be a technology company. Uber alleges that their role is to connect people who need rides, with drivers. Uber drivers are currently classified as independent […]