Why It Is Important to Connect With Your Seasonal Employees

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  Around the holidays, it’s essential for companies to effectively incorporate seasonal staff members and rapidly get them up to speed. From hiring and training to off boarding, seasonal workers can put human resources staff and managers to the test. Not only must hiring personnel locate and hire the proper people, they also have a… Read more »

The Five Best Questions to Ask at the End of an Interview

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  You probably heard it before: Every interview is a two-way street. A potential employer may walk into the interview to ask you questions about your abilities and experience; however, you also have to prepare questions to ask your potential employer, including questions about the position, your potential boss and the business in general. These… Read more »

Best Practices For Monitoring the Safety of Your Drivers While They’re Behind the Wheel

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  By: Robert Lawrence Maintaining a high degree of workplace safety is a challenge for all supervisors. When your staff members operate vehicles in the field all day rather than sitting at a desk, however, keeping them safe can feel like an insurmountable challenge. But what if you could keep an eye on every vehicle… Read more »

4 Tips to Make Yourself a Standout Seasonal Employee Before Your First Day

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  Sure, you could impress your boss at your seasonal job by working hard and producing results, but why wait until day one to make a great impression? You can standout out from other seasonal employees around you by making a great impression in the run up to your first day. By making yourself into… Read more »

4 Steps to Cleaning Up Your Cluttered Resume

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  When preparing for a job search, you typically review your resume and add on your most recent job, as well as newly gained abilities and certifications. It’s important to also edit or delete out-of-date information. If you don’t, your resume can become a jumble of dated achievements and abilities. You don’t have to wait… Read more »

How to Tackle the Dreaded Exit Interview

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  With a strong labor market right now, today’s professionals have more options than ever and unfortunately for employers, it could mean losing employees and conducting exit interviews. Although they can be difficult and a bit awkward, exit interviews are great tools for learning about your company, including what you are doing right and what… Read more »

4 Easy Ways to Maintain Your Work-Life Balance as a Truck Driver

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  Truck drivers travel long distances and are often away from home for weeks. These men and women are alone on the road for long periods. For many, it’s hard work that leads to an unhealthy work-life balance. In addition to the difficult social aspects, the job also includes a lot of inactivity, but requires… Read more »

Observations Regarding the September 2017 Employment Situation

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  By Steven R. Drexel, President, and CEO of Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc.   On Friday, October 6th, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”) released its monthly summary of labor market activity covering September of 2017. This was deemed to be a “throw-away” report since September was heavily influenced by Gulf Coast hurricanes Harvey and… Read more »

Observations on the September 2017 Employment Situation

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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 several monthly surveys and discussions that predict key elements of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (“BLS”) press releases describing The Employment Situation.  The next release revealing September’s statistics… Read more »

How to Own Up to Mistakes You’ve Made at Work

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  We all make mistakes at work. It’s the way they are handled that makes the difference between a good and a bad employee. You might have grown up with people telling you “honesty is the best policy” – and while you should avoid lying about your mistakes, simply running to your supervisor and co-workers… Read more »