July Employment Commentary

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

3 Characteristics of an Extraordinary Staffing Consultant

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I was fortunate enough to have been recruited into the staffing industry back in 1995, not long after college graduation.  To this day, I consider it a blessing.  Like so many recent college grads, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do – I honestly just needed someone to give me a chance.  I… Read more »

How to Make a Great Impression on Your First Day at a New Job

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You may have passed the interview and landed a promising new job, but that doesn’t mean the end of the interview process. If you want to have a long and fruitful partnership with a company, it behooves you to make a good impression, starting with the very first day you walk into the office. Before… Read more »

Staffing Industry Analysts Names 2015 Largest Staffing Firms

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2015 Largest Staffing Firms in the US We interrupt your day for this announcement: Cornerstone is pleased to announce we made Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of the 2015 Largest Staffing Firms in the United States. Many thanks to our loyal customers and staffing associates for helping us achieve this ranking.  This puts us in the… Read more »

Cornerstone Staffing stands out at the Blueberry Festival!

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Since 2003, Cornerstone Staffing Solutions has grown from a neighborhood staffing provider to a $100 million national firm. We employ thousands of people at hundreds of companies across the country.  Today, our Michigan team is out and about, having fun and networking at the Blueberry Festival in Imlay City, Michigan.  If you’re in the area,come… Read more »

5 Reasons to Supplement Your Staff with Temporary Help

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After the flood of uncertainty released by the 2009 economic collapse, many companies are turning to temporary help as a way to hedge against another economic decline or provide flexibility to their staff. From 2009 to 2013, the number of temporary workers surged more than 50 percent to nearly 2.7 million employees; the most since… Read more »

When to Ask: “Did I Get the Job?”

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So you’ve filed a perfectly tailored resume and pitched a flawless interview in an effort to land that dream job, but now you’re waiting by the phone hoping the next call will tell you you’re hired. Should you call them? How long should you wait? If you do call, what should you say? There is… Read more »

Why Personality Matters in a Job Candidate

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Some musicians prefer to play jazz because they like having the freedom to improvise. Other musicians thrive while playing rock and roll because of its rigid song structures. When a jazz musician sits in with a rock band and vice versa – chaos can ensure, and the same fish-out-of-water scenario goes for people who don’t… Read more »

The Perks of a Temporary Position

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Many people prize a full-time job over a temporary position or contract work, but there are numerous reasons you should seek out – and even embrace – a temporary job. Workers should be exploring every opportunity with the uncertainty in today’s job market, and many are doing just that. During the economic recovery from 2009… Read more »

How to Avoid Worker Burnout in the Summer Heat

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Between the heat, pressure to enjoy the weather and the kids having off from school, it can be easier for workers to feel burned out in the summer – rather than the winter, when many of us turn into underground molemen (and molewomen). Your employees may have vacation days they can take to avoid burning… Read more »