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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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  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 »

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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 »

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  For manufacturing companies, great employees can make the difference between elite and mediocre products. Yet finding top talent for your manufacturing company can be challenging, particularly since you’re not the only company looking for top employees. To find great manufacturing candidates, you must go the extra mile to appeal to top talent. In today’s… Read more »

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  By Steven R. Drexel, President and CEO of the Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc. family of companies   Summary On Friday July 6, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”) released its monthly summary of labor market activity covering June 2018. This was a much anticipated report given all the moving parts in the broader economic… Read more »

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  During the winter, when the snow is flying, it’s not hard to put your nose to the grindstone at work. In the summer, it’s much harder; anything from the beach to the golf course could be calling your name. Unfortunately, if you want to keep collecting a paycheck, you have to stay focused and… 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… Read more »