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How to Truly Understand Your Value Among the Team

If you’ve missed a lot of work lately and you don’t have a really, really good reason for your absence, it’s time to shape up — and fast. Paid time off is a privilege you need to earn, so stop abusing the system. When you call in sick because you’d rather spend the day poolside or simply fail to show up for work without warning, you’re tarnishing your reputation and bringing the rest of the team down with you.

3 Reasons You Need to Show Up to Work

Achieve Your Potential

The talent you have is obvious to everyone around you — that’s why you got the job. When you don’t show up to the office, you miss important meetings and lose valuable work time, causing you to be less informed and forcing you to submit subpar work. When you do make deadlines, the work you’re turning in is nowhere near the quality you’re capable of producing, so your poor attendance record is effectively causing you to sell yourself short.

The Team Has to Pick Up Your Slack

You were hired to fill a key position on the team, so if you don’t show up to work, your colleagues have to pitch in and cover all critical tasks. These people also have a full workload of their own to complete, so your unreliable attendance record causes them to have to spend extra time at the office, instead of enjoying much-deserved quality time with their family and friends. Not only is this unfair, it will quickly cause them to resent you.

You’re Costing the Company Money

There’s a ripple effect throughout the company when you’re not there to get the job done. Sure, your colleagues will try their best to divide and conquer your most important tasks, but they can’t do your entire job. In addition to possibly having to pay the rest of your team overtime for the long hours they’re forced to work, the company’s bottom line also takes a hit on the inevitable decreased productivity and the low levels of customer satisfaction associated with it.

Broaden your horizons with a new job in Lehigh Valley.

HTSS, Inc. can connect you with some of the most competitive administrative/office, call center/customer service, data entry, accounting/finance, information systems, light industrial, logistics distribution and healthcare opportunities in the area. Contact us today to get started!


CEO Letter

As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.