HR Insights

Summer Temp Jobs May Be the Right Fit for You!

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Kirstia Cropper
Operations Manager
May 11, 2022

Are you a teacher who wants to make a little extra income this summer? A new grad wanting to explore the Indy job scene? A student looking for internship credits? That’s Good HR has something for everyone with our summer temp jobs and temp-to-hire assignments. The summer months are the perfect time to try out a temporary assignment (or a few!) and get to know more about the thriving industries and top employers here in Indianapolis!

Temping as a teacher for the summer

As a teacher or school employee, one of the biggest perks is having your summers off. But whether you’re wanting to earn some extra cash or just getting bored, many teachers take on “gigs” during the summer. But you don’t have to take on the odd hours of driving for Uber or delivering for DoorDash. Temporary positions have an unfounded reputation for being entry-level or grunt work positions, but That’s Good HR has a number of temporary assignments in local offices and organizations that will allow you to maintain a full- or part-time job with dependable hours and great perks during your summer off. 

And after the extreme stress of the past few school years, many educators are considering joining “The Big Quit,” and our temp jobs are the perfect chance to check out other industries to see if something else may be the perfect fit for your skill set. A temporary assignment could also reinvigorate your love for the classroom and teach you new skills to bring back to school this fall! 

Trying summer temp jobs after graduation

Did you just graduate from college? Congratulations! If you are still looking for your first career — or want to explore your options before committing to a company — then a temp or temp-to-hire position may be the right fit for you. We work with many new grads to find the best assignments for their education and skills. Summer temp jobs can allow you to try out a variety of careers, and temp-to-hire can do the same, but with the added potential for full-time hiring at the end of your assignment. 

As our previous client Jessica Jordan explained, “Being able to work in different fields has been wonderful, especially when I was first starting my career and figuring out what career path I wanted to take. With That’s Good HR, I have worked in healthcare, IT, retail and construction. The companies I worked with were great, and I really enjoyed my coworkers.”

Working a temp job as an internship

Our hiring specialists have also worked with current students to turn their temp job into an internship. Students can look specifically for temp assignments in our open jobs, and you’ll only have to apply once through That’s Good HR! Let us know about the specifics of your internship program/needs, and we’ll review your resume with all open temp positions in mind. 

With permission from your college or professors, your internship credits can be signed off by our hiring specialists, and you’ll have all the benefits of a real-life temp assignment as your internship experience. Enjoy networking with local employers, work directly with a staffing specialist on your interview skills and learn more about the Indy job scene. And if you make a good impression at your temp assignment, there could be a good chance that they’ll keep you in mind for full-time positions once you graduate!

Are you ready to explore the local temp and temp-to-hire assignments available through That’s Good HR? Contact us today at 317-469-4141 to learn more or submit your resume!


Simple Summer Sides

June 26, 2019

Summer is the perfect time for cookouts with friends and family. We love a good BBQ at That’s Good HR.  Burgers, hot dogs or chicken on the grill just smells like summer! Here are two simple sides that will keep you smiling all summer.

Kirstia’s Famous Corn Dip

This “dip” is best served with Fritos Scoops, but tortillas chips work too. Carrots are a great option for the health-conscious, but despite their crunch they don’t measure up to the chip options.


4 cans Fiesta Corn (drained) – must be Fiesta Corn, no substitutions

1 cup sour cream

1 cup mayo

2 cups Colby Jack cheese, shredded

2 tablespoons canned jalapenos (or more if you desire more heat)

Mix all the Fiesta Corn, sour cream and mayo together until well blended.  Add jalapenos with a little juice and continue to mix.  Next, add the cheese and mix more.  Once all ingredients are together, if the dip looks too wet, add a bit more cheese.  If it appears too dry, add equal parts mayo and sour cream. Trust us – it is delicious.

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

What says summer more than lemonade? This recipe can be doubled, tripled or even quadrupled to your desired serving size.


1 cup lemon juice (squeezing 4-6 makes about 1 cup)

1 cup sugar

6 cups water

To make 1 cup of lemon juice, you will need 4-6 lemons.  If you want to make more lemonade, just double the recipe – 8-12 lemons, 2 cups sugar and 12 cups water.  We promise it will taste like you’re strolling the midway at the State Fair.

Share with us what your favorite summer side dish is.  Bonus points for including a recipe!


Summer Reading Professional Development Books

Susie McKenna
June 10, 2019

While you are laying by the pool or relaxing on the beach, let summer do some work for you! We’ve got links to summer reading lists (see below!), but here’s a short round-up highlighting some of the latest (and soon-to-be greatest) professional development books that are hot off the presses just in time for summer.

Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates, who is more than just the wife of Microsoft guru Bill Gates, shares stories of the women who have inspired her through the years in this book published in April 2019. The stories begin with her own mother and fan out to include the extraordinary women she has connected with through both her professional and philanthropic work all over the globe. The conversational tone of this book will keep you turning the pages faster than you can sip on your summertime beverage.

It’s the Manager by Jim Clifton and Jim Harter

Just published in May 2019, this book reveals 52 key findings from Gallup’s largest study on the future of work. The study found that the quality of managers and team leads are the single biggest factor in a company’s long-term success. Both authors have previously penned best-selling books, and this is sure to join that list shortly. A bonus in this book is it also comes with a code to access the CliftonStrengths assessment, which reveals your top five strengths.  If you haven’t taken the assessment yet – it is definitely worth doing so this summer!

Feedback (and Other Dirty Words): Why We Fear It, How to Fix It by M. Tamra Chandler and Laura Dowling Grealish

Performance reviews are often dreaded events, but this book helps flip the script and explains how to turn that fear into an opportunity to flourish.  You will learn the three F’s of feedback (focused, fair, and frequent) as well as find exercises to practice what the book preaches.  The real-world examples help to underscore how to turn receiving feedback into a positive experience. This book is the perfect pick for your Fourth of July vacation since it doesn’t debut until June 18, 2019.

WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game by Abby Wambach

As the Women’s FIFA World Cup kicks off in France this month, it’s the perfect time to read this book written by one of the stars of soccer. Based on her 2018 Barnard College commencement speech, which went viral, this short read (less than 100 pages) serves as a rallying cry for women to unite with their “wolfpack”. You will be fired up and ready to take on tasks of Olympic proportion after finishing the book.

Want more summer reading suggestions? Bill Gates recently released his 2019 summer reading list or you can check out our past suggestions. Let us know what books tops your list this summer – we’d love to hear from you!


Soak Up the Sun in Indy this Summer

June 6, 2019

That’s Good HR focuses on staffing the local Indianapolis area, which means we work local, live local and most importantly love to play local! Summer is the perfect time to get out and experience all that Indy has to offer!  There’s no shortage of festivals in Indy during the summer months and here’s where you’ll find our staff hanging out and soaking up summer.

Lindsey Curtis never misses the Italian Street Festival at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. If homemade pizza, spaghetti sauce, cannoli and cheesecake sound good to you, then mark your calendar for June 14 and 15 from 5 – 11 p.m. The best part about this festival (besides the food) is admission and parking are free!

What’s the “best day ever” for Tiffany Moore?  It’s Carmel Fest on July 4.  She loves the parade, the food AND the fireworks. The celebration kicks off this year on July 3 and features a kids zone, talent show, 4.5 mile run – not to mention a plethora of vendors and food.

Greta Cline spends a week every summer relishing in the fun at the Boone County Fair – you’ll find her July 20-26 at The Fair Shake serving up grilled cheese, milkshakes and more!

All summer long you can find Ashley Paramoure hanging out at free concerts, eating ice cream, and riding bikes with her kids on the Monon Trail. Free summer fun concerts can be found in Indy at Holliday Park, Eagle Creek Park, Garfield Park and downtown on the Canal at the Indiana History Center and Eiteljorg Museum – click here for a full list.

For more ideas on how to celebrate summer in Indy check out this list of 100 things to do this summer compliments of Indy’s Child or Thrillist’s list of cool things to do in Indy. For a robust list of summer festivals, Downtown Indy has them all lined-up for you!

Tell us…what’s your favorite way to celebrate summer in Indy?


Out of Office Messages for Any Occasion

April 11, 2019

Even though spring has just sprung, are you already planning your summer vacation? Are you dreaming about setting your OOO (Out of Office) before Memorial Day even arrives?  Before summer hits there are two items to check off your to-do list.  First thing to do is contact That’s Good HR. This ensures that your office will be covered, and you can have the relaxing, restful vacation you deserve. Our team can send you a temporary employee for when you or your staff will be out of the office.

Next, make sure you set your out of office message.  Whether you are gone for one day or one week, setting an auto-response message helps people know when to expect a return reply.

Only headed out for one day? The Muse has two examples for simple messages you can use to minimize emergencies in your inbox.

Are you going to be out of the office for a special occasion?  If your company culture allows, it’s always best to personalize your out of office with why you are out.  Personalization can create a connection and give context at the same time.  For example, if you will be out of the office to get married, sharing that in your out of office message will convey to your business contacts that you most likely won’t be checking email on the big day.  Perhaps someone you email also recently got engaged or married and you can share your stories.  See some examples of occasions where you might be OOO.

Not sure what to write on your Out of Office message? No fear, this OOO Generator compliments of Hubspot will automatically generate an out of office message for you. Simply enter your info in the prompts and choose summertime or holiday theme. Two fun and jazzy out of office messages will be generated for you to copy and paste into your email.  If they don’t match your personal style, use them as a jumping off point to craft a message that is on point with your personal brand.

Our team is ready to help you head OOO.  Someone is always in the office, so you do not get an out of office message!


Did You Take a Summer Vacation?

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Mary Springer
August 16, 2018

As the dog days of summer begin to wrap up, more and more vacation days will go unused.  According to a study conducted by Glassdoor, the average employee has only taken about half of their eligible vacation in the past 12 months.  This could be because more Americans (66 percent) report working on vacation more than three years ago.

The average number of vacation days employees take has been steadily declining over the years.  Thirty years ago, the average was around 20 days, but that has dwindled to just 16 days in recent years.  The study also indicated that in 2016, 662 million vacation days went unused and if those had been taken, it would have contributed $236 billion in spending for our economy.

The study also revealed that forfeiting vacation time can have an impact on an employee’s performance, proving that a little R&R benefits both the employee and company.  In addition, 47 percent felt shame at work for taking their vacation.  There’s a simple solution to combat this shame. Book a temporary employee to cover during your worker’s vacation time.  That’s Good HR has temps ready to go at a moment’s notice.  You keep productivity up, your employee returns refreshed and guilt free – it’s a win-win.

So how do you get started?  Easy – call us and describe your employee’s responsibilities.  We’ll send you resumes to review of available temporary employees and you’ll be meeting them in no time.  Then everyone can sit back, relax and take a well-deserved vacation without worrying about the company’s bottom line.   Take advantage of summer before it’s too late!


Summer Fun in Indy 2017

Staci Upmeyer
June 29, 2017

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Indy, and its surrounding areas, is full of special events, outdoor dining options and ways to experience the arts! With so many choices, you have no excuse to not go out and live it up this summer. We’ve rounded up some local seasonal happenings and destinations hand-picked for you!

    1. Fresco Italian Café on the Canal. Experience outdoor, casual dining along the canal. Enjoy Italian fare like pasta and sandwiches plus to-die-for sweet treats. Perfect place for a romantic date night. 310 W. Michigan St.
    2. Indianapolis Jazz in the Park. Enjoy the smooth styles of both touring and local jazz musicians as you relax in a serene outdoor setting. Mark your calendars for July 9 and August 13. Watkins Park, 2360 Dr. MLK Jr. St. Family friendly and free.
    3. Art of Wine. Live music, wine tasting, art abound at this one-of-a-kind festival. July 15, 5-10 p.m. in the Carmel Arts & Design District. $15 wine-tasting for the 21+ crowd.
    4. Arts for All Fest. Stroll through the gallery and enjoy artwork from local Hoosiers at this mid-week festival. July 26, 4-7 p.m. at Artmix Studio and Gallery, located inside the Harrison Center for the Arts, 1505 N. Delaware St. Family friendly and free.
    5. Indiana Microbrewers Festival. Sample 100+ Hoosier microbreweries plus local food, vendors, and entertainment in Military Park in White River State Park. July 29, 3-7 p.m. $10-60.
    6. Devour Indy. Sample a three-course, value-priced menus from more than 200 restaurants around town.  Grab your friends and make plans for August 21-September 3.  Pro tip: make reservations at your preferred place!
    7. Wide Eyed Music Festival. Explore the eclectic sounds of local musicians, featuring a wide range of styles and bands from rock to big band. July 28-29 at Fountain Square Brewery, 7-11:30 p.m. $7-18.
    8. Carmel Porchfest. It’s the ultimate porch party! Stroll along and hear a variety of musical acts from acoustic to rock performed live on neighborhood porches in the Carmel Arts & Design District. September 17, 1-5:30 p.m. Family friendly and free.
    9. IndyFringe Festival. The Mass Ave theater district comes alive with a diverse line up of live theater during this annual festival. Be entertained by music, magic shows, Shakespeare, live animals and more. August 17-27, Various times. $15 adults, $12 students, and $8 children 12 and under.
    10. Brics, Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station. Sundaes, shakes, malts, and more. Pile on the toppings or fill up a waffle cone. Indoor seating is available, but for the best seat in the house, grab an outdoor table and people watch on the Monon. Or take a stroll yourself! 901 E. 64th St.

    One thing’s for sure, Indy offer no shortage of summer fun. Art, music, food, and more are waiting for you this season. And while our passion is placing people in the right job, summer is a great time enjoy life outside of work. Go play!