Observations regarding the July 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 July’s statistics will… Read more »

Stop Asking These Illegal Hiring Questions

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  While you, the potential employer, are in the driver’s seat when it comes to the job interview, there are certain questions that are off limits; questions that an applicant doesn’t have to answer because they can leave a company open to charges of discrimination. For instance, laws like the Civil Rights Act of 1964… Read more »

Is a Good Employee with a Bad Attitude Worth the Hassle?

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  In school, some students misbehave if they aren’t being challenged enough, and in the workplace it’s not much different. Talented employees with a bad attitude are a challenging and unique problem from an employer. If the employee isn’t producing good results, disciplinary action or termination are obvious choices to make. However, if the employee… Read more »

Here’s How to Create a Summer Wellness Initiative at Your Workplace

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  Summer is the perfect time of year to kick off a wellness initiative. Employees are itching to get out and move around, and they’re also probably looking to embrace something other than their core responsibilities as they look out the window and think about the nice weather. Wellness initiatives are like any other company… Read more »

Observations regarding the June 2017 Employment Situation

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  By Steven R. Drexel, President and CEO of Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc On Friday, July 7th, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”) released its monthly summary of labor market activity covering June of 2017. The consensus expectation called for moderate growth of around 174,000 new positions. The official report indicated that June’s job growth… Read more »

5 Resume Warning Signs to Watch Out For

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  Resumes are not legal depositions. In fact, many people try to puff up their credentials by using meaningless jargon. If you’ve ever gotten a resume from a “detail-oriented, self-starter,” you probably know this firsthand. While these jargon phrases are somewhat harmless, they could be enough to eliminate candidates if you have a lot of… Read more »

Want More Respect from Tech Employees? Use These Tips.

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  You may expect your employees to respect you simply because you are their manager. You may be right, to a degree. Most employees will give you some level of automatic respect, but respect you earn is much more meaningful than what you receive out of obligation. Consider these ideas to garner the kind of… Read more »

Observations on the May 2017 Employment Situation

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  By Steven R. Drexel, President and CEO of Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc.   On Friday June 2nd, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”) released its monthly summary of labor market activity covering May 2017. The consensus expectation called for a return to a solid trend growth of around 185,000 positions. The official report indicated… Read more »

How to Humble Brag About Yourself in a Light Industrial Interview

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  You’ve probably been told from an early age that you’re not supposed to brag – that it was rude and maybe a little conceited. But what happens when you’re in a job interview? Isn’t the whole point of an interview to tell a hiring manager how good you are and why they should hire… Read more »