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By: Brian Telfer At least one half of the respondents in a recent employer survey said hiring and holding onto talent is their top business challenge. This outcome might be a result of the communication disconnect between employers and applicants. The necessity for a more transparent talent sourcing and hiring process is obvious, particularly with… Read more »

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With large machinery transporting heavy loads at a decent pace, warehouses can be among the most hazardous places to work. Even though you might think your warehouse safety actions are effective, the occasional full and honest evaluation of its safety procedures is a good habit to embrace. Warehouse managers also need to cultivate a culture… Read more »

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By: Justin Labson Team meetings are an essential component of any work environment, yet they often take too much time or don’t communicate effectively, which is very wasteful. Also, when employees walk away from a long, unproductive meeting, it saps their morale and desire to attend the next scheduled meeting. Running a successful meeting takes… Read more »

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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 »

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By: Robert Lawrence With the trucking industry currently experiencing a national labor shortage and high churn, the time is now for fleet supervisors to push driver retention efforts. Driver retention is crucial to a having a strong fleet. However, difficult schedules and work conditions can cause drivers to get restless. Retention efforts are more complex… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »