Employment Commentary for March 2018

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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 »

Observations Regarding the February 2018 Employment Situation

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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 »

Observations Regarding the February 2018 Employment Situation

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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 »

5 Tips For a More Productive Transportation Team

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By: Robert Lawrence   While American workers tend to be some of the most productive workers in the world, there’s always room for improvement! Rewarding good behavior and coaching employees away from bad behaviors are effective ways to boost productivity, but they’re also narrow, short-term productivity solutions. In order to boost productivity long-term across a… Read more »

Observations Regarding the January 2018 Employment Situation

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  By Steven R. Drexel, President, and CEO of Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc.   “January 2018 was a solid month, reassuring in that it eliminated any anxiety that may have been caused by December’s below trend performance.  The unemployment rate remained constant for the fourth consecutive month at 4.1 percent suggesting that the tight labor… Read more »

Observations Regarding the January 2018 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 January’s… Read more »

Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Chicago-based Arlington Resources, Inc.

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Pleasanton, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2018)  —  Cornerstone Staffing Solutions has finalized the purchase of Illinois-based Arlington Resources, Inc. (“Arlington”). Arlington Resources will continue to operate under its current brand name and will become a division of Cornerstone Staffing Solutions.   Arlington is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois with staff in Chicago.  The company provides Human… Read more »

Drew Meisenheimer Joins Cornerstone Staffing Solutions as National Director of Sales

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Pleasanton, Calif. (January 2, 2018) — Drew Meisenheimer joined Cornerstone Staffing Solutions (www.cornerstone-staffing.com) as national director of sales where he will be accountable for the performance of the sales and marketing teams. He started in this role in November 2017.   Meisenheimer is known for designing staffing strategies that create positive experiences for his clients…. Read more »

7 Phone Interview Questions You Should Avoid

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  Phone interviews typically wrap up with the interviewer asking if you have any questions for them. When given this opportunity, you should be able to ask a handful of smart questions that indicate you’ve been listening and have done your due diligence with regards to researching the business and the job you’re seeking. However,… Read more »

How Often Should You Have Safety Trainings With Your Staff

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  Safety competency can degrade with time, especially when it comes to skills or knowledge employees don’t use frequently. So unless you’re, say, regularly evacuating the building for safety reasons, regular trainings are essential to keep knowledge fresh. But just how regular should those trainings be? The frequency of some safety training is mandated by… Read more »