Questions Not to Ask in an Interview

At the end of an interview, most employers will ask, “Do you have any questions?” You should have several questions of your own ready to ask, but there are some questions that you should not ask on your first interview. Here’s a list of questions not to ask a potential employer during your interview:

How long do I have to wait to get promoted? This question tells the employer you are not interested in the position for which you are interviewing.

What does your company do? Always do your research; do not ask questions that you could have researched on the company website.

When can I expect a salary increase? You need to be satisfied with the current salary being offered for this position or you should not have applied for the position.

Can I work from home? This question could imply you don’t want to work under direct supervision or you dislike working with others.

By Michele Norman, staffing supervisor, TempWise

TempWise is an affiliate company of The Reserves Network based in Tampa, Fla.

The Reserves Network Named Top Workplace

The Reserves Network, a regional staffing service for the office, industrial, professional and technical markets, has been selected as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces for the fifth time.

In partnership with The Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Top Workplaces program is run by workplace consultant WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, and is driven by their mission statement: “The most successful companies are the ones that employees believe in.”

Companies were selected based off employees’ feedback of their company. The job satisfaction surveys measured: engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. Results from around 42,000 Greater Cleveland employees indicates that factors such as pay and benefits are not as important as intangible benefits, such as believing in a company’s mission and feeling appreciated for their contributions. Healthy organizations thrive on employees who feel fulfilled and connected to their workplace and support their company’s business goals and roadmap to get there.

“We are humbled to be recognized alongside a list of 149 esteemed businesses in Northeast Ohio,” says Cindy Torres Essell, vice president of human resources. “The best part of their award is that it is a direct reflection of our Northeast Ohio employees’ sentiments of TRN.”

Accolade recipients were divided into three categories (small, midsize and large) based on their number of employees, placing TRN in the small workplace category. The Reserves Network was also recognized as a Top Workplace in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

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The Reserves Network Named One of Largest U.S. Staffing Firms


For the first time, The Reserves Network is recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) as one of the top staffing and talent engagement firms in the United States, placing #103 on the 2015 list.

“This is a remarkable achievement for us,” says Neil Stallard, CEO. “Throughout the years, we have added services, enabling us to have resources of a national staffing service provider, and this listing validates that success. However, we’ll never lose sight of building relationships and providing superior customer service at the local level in each of our markets.”

In addition to its top staffing firms ranking, TRN made the list of the 2015 largest industrial staffing firms in the United States, placing #32.

SIA provides worldwide research and data regarding contingent workforces. Each year, SIA releases the largest U.S. staffing agencies list to measure growth, hypothesize trends and recognize industry leaders.

Staffing agencies were ranked according to their total U.S. revenue during the 2014 calendar year. Revenue included temporary and permanent work placement, retained search, outplacement services and net revenue from Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Each firm was required to generate a minimum of $100 million in staffing revenue to be considered for the elite list, which recognizes the top 122 staffing agencies in the country from a $69 billion industry.

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