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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 »

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In the middle of all the tension, excitement and hard work of the holiday season, the last thing you want to be worried about is not having enough personnel to pull all of it off. A strong, well-informed and well-trained labor force will help maintain continuity and may also provide you with an advantage over… Read more »

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Most companies realize their long-term competitiveness is based in their people, but not enough businesses think critically about how to decrease employee turnover. We’ve all experienced the pain of a great worker leaving, the cultural challenge connected with the departure of a favorite co-worker, or even just the uncomfortable gap that is left behind by… Read more »

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Smartphones are a part of everyday life, both on the personal and professional side of life. While there are people who stay away from these new technologies, many business leaders and early adopters leverage new tech solutions that enhance their productivity and make their workplace safer. If you’re a fan of mobile tech and want… 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 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 »

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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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Every business manager wants the same thing: A team with good morale that’s motivated to do great things day after day. While we are all accountable for our own thoughts and attitudes, too often, the conditions set by workplace supervisors lead to unhappy and uninspired employees. As a leader, it’s crucial to identify how you… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »