Observations Regarding the August 2018 Employment Situation

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  By Steven R. Drexel, President and CEO of the Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc. family of companies Overview On Friday September 7Th, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”) released its monthly summary of labor market activity covering August of 2018. The report was copacetic, with a balance of metrics that give comfort to those that… Read more »

Employment Commentary for August 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 »

Completing Reference Checks…The Right Way!

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Some hiring managers check an applicant’s references after the in-person interview, just to confirm information the candidate has given them. Other hiring managers check references right off the top, thinking it is a good way to spot red flags and more efficiently eliminate candidates from the hiring process. Regardless of when in the process you… Read more »

Make Sure You Have These 3 Things in Your Rejection Letters to Candidates

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The way your company interacts with job applicants is important, even applicants that don’t end up getting hired at the end of an application process. Sending a rejection letter to job seekers who were not chosen for the position is an extra, yet constructive step your business can take to create goodwill with applicants and… Read more »

Tips to Help Parents Balance Back to School Time and Work

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There are more parents in the workforce than ever today and working parents know that balancing family responsibilities and their career can be difficult. During back-to-school time, this challenge comes sharply into focus. Parents must handle back-to-school shopping, changing schedules, less daylight and all the stress (and guilt) that comes with those obligations. The good… Read more »

3 Tips For Finding the Perfect Candidate For Your Company Culture

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Today, most organizations strive to hire applicants with the kind of personality that would work best with their internal culture. In fact, the desire to locate an applicant with ‘cultural fit’ often supersedes the desire to find someone with the best technical skills, especially if the abilities in question can be mastered on the job…. Read more »

Observations Regarding the July 2018 Employment Situation

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  By Steven R. Drexel, President and CEO of the Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc. family of companies Overview On Friday August 3rd, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”) released its monthly summary of labor market activity covering July 2018. The recent economic data has been pretty positive (with second quarter GDP growing at 4.1 percent… Read more »

Employment Commentary for July 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 »

Temporary Employee With Long-Term Potential? Here’s How to Make the Next Offer

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  Back in the day, temporary employees were mainly unskilled office workers who did work for a handful of months, but today temps fill an array of jobs in any company. Staffing experts know the current talent market is one where temporary workers can have a shot at full-time employment at any given moment, and… Read more »

Is Your Warehouse Understaffed This Summer? Here’s How To Fill Those Gaps!

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  Greater than one-third of Americans will go on an extended vacation this year, according to AAA, and summer is by far the most popular time for workers to use their vacation time. With missing staff members and a surging economy this summer, your warehouse may end up being understaffed and struggling to meet demands…. Read more »