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Obviously, a company never wants to scare away talented professionals with their recruiting process, and yet – it happens all the time. Applicants are typically scared away by a lack of communication or failure on the part of the business to build a solid relationship. Understandably, human resources personnel and department managers have a lot… Read more »

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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 August’s… Read more »

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  When it comes to a cell phone policy, many companies keep it short and sweet – banning cell phone usage whenever employees are “on the clock.” However, an outright ban can seem overly harsh, and if those in management are excluded from such a policy, it can seem hypocritical. Furthermore, workers may need to… Read more »

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  Although generational stereotypes – Millennials are entitled or Baby Boomers have low computer skills – are more socially tolerated than other stereotypes, they are still damaging to your organization. Reinforcing these stereotypes can have serious impacts on employee engagement and productivity, as it makes collaboration across generations more difficult than it needs to be…. Read more »

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  All workplaces are not happy places. A recent survey from Gallup indicated that only approximately 32 percent of U.S. employees are ‘actively engaged’ in their job, a number that should be quite alarming to employers. Summer is a good time to think about how well you are engaging your staff and addressing their job… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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  As a leader, you want people to believe in you, follow your example and appreciate your companionship. You also want employees to pay attention to you, share information with you and ask for your opinion. Moreover, workers want to work for a boss they like, as surveys have shown. Here are a few ways… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »