Employment Commentary for March 2018

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  By Steven R. Drexel, President and CEO of the Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc. family of companies As an Economist and seasoned staffing industry professional, I’m regularly asked to participate in several monthly surveys and discussions that predict key elements of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (“BLS”) press release describing The Employment Situation.  The next… Read more »

5 Things to Remove From Your Workday to Make You More Productive

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  By: Brian Telfer  Some days, you can’t seem to stay on top of your workload, regardless of how hard you work. If you get caught on this treadmill day after day, it will wear you down mentally and physically. Eliminating things from your workday is often the best route to higher productivity and lower… Read more »

What Hiring Trends Should You Watch Out For in 2018

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By: Monazza Awan  From the surging economy to the movements around social justice, there are a number of economic and social forces expected to shape hiring trends in 2018. The biggest factor expected to affect hiring in 2018 is the very low unemployment rate. In fields like technology and healthcare, the demand for talented professionals… Read more »

Observations Regarding the February 2018 Employment Situation

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  By Steven R. Drexel, President and CEO of the Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc. family of companies   On Friday March 9th, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”) released its monthly summary of labor market activity covering February 2018. In brief, the report indicated a “best of both worlds” situation. Employment growth is accelerating while… Read more »

5 Ways to Recognize Employees

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  By: Esmerelda Coronado Smart companies recognize their success is built on the hard work of their employees. To completely engage staff members and inspire them, company leaders have to recognize and reward their efforts. Recognition needs to be authentic for it to have a real impact. Random pizza lunches and prize giveaways that aren’t… Read more »

Observations Regarding the February 2018 Employment Situation

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  By Steven R. Drexel, President and CEO of the Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc. family of companies As an Economist and seasoned staffing industry professional, I’m regularly asked to participate in several monthly surveys and discussions that predict key elements of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (“BLS”) press releases describing The Employment Situation.  The next… Read more »

Why Someone Who Interviews Well Might Not Always Be the Best Choice

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  By: Yvette Gemignani-Olmo HR trends come and go, but job interviews have stood the test of time. However, recent research has found interview performance isn’t necessarily a great predictor of on-the-job performance. In fact, people who do well in interviews can often distract hiring managers from a better candidate. Interviews have remained popular, some… Read more »

How to Give Feedback That Will Motivate Your Team

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  By: Bruce Bastoky When given properly, feedback can be an extremely valuable tool in helping your team achieve its goals. Feedback can correct bad behaviors, yes, but it can also inspire, form stronger bonds and even motivate employees. The best feedback, research shows, is optimistic and honest. A recent Gallup poll found 67 percent… Read more »

Here’s How Can You Adjust Your Morning Routine to Become a Better Leader

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  By: Bobbi Escobar Productivity during the workday starts the second you wake up in the morning and ends the second you fall asleep at night. If you want to be a more effective leader, you should be looking at the entire day to optimize your productivity, starting with your morning routine. With a few… Read more »

5 Tips For a More Productive Transportation Team

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By: Robert Lawrence   While American workers tend to be some of the most productive workers in the world, there’s always room for improvement! Rewarding good behavior and coaching employees away from bad behaviors are effective ways to boost productivity, but they’re also narrow, short-term productivity solutions. In order to boost productivity long-term across a… Read more »