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While getting hired for a full-time job may be your true goal, accepting temporary position could lead to a long-term position within the same company. Not all temporary jobs become a long-term position, but playing you cards right maximizes your chances and – at the very least – leads to more professional contacts in your network…. Read more »

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Congratulations to Lisa Lehman, Branch Manager at Cornerstone’s Farmington Hills, Michigan office.  Lisa completed a 10K Crim Run.  The Crim Fitness Foundation promotes a healthy Genessee County by providing safe and inviting spaces where people of all ages and abilities can easily integrate fun physical activity into their daily routine.  We applaud Lisa’s healthy lifestyle…. Read more »

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Every job requires teamwork skills, but figuring to how well someone works with others is nearly impossible by reading a resume, cover letter or LinkedIn profile. An interviewer needs to be able to find out each candidate’s ability to function within a team. Ideally, a candidate has experience both working on a successful team and… Read more »

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by Ashley N. Lopez, Cornerstone Staffing Consultant in Pleasanton, California Feedback is around us all the time, whether it is said or goes unsaid. Let’s be honest: no one wants to sit down and coach or be coached on performance, but sometimes it’s necessary.  When giving and receiving constructive criticism, both employee and employer should… Read more »

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While the unemployment rate is much lower than it has been in the recent past, tens of thousands of Americans are still struggling with the reality of long-term unemployment. The problem with being unemployed for a long period of time is a person starts to look less desirable to potential employers. A September 2014 report… Read more »

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Here are 5 songs that get us ready for our day!  What music motivates you?   1. Stronger by Kelly Clarkson Stronger 2. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye Ain’t No Mountain High Enough 3. We are the Champions by Queen We are the Champions 4. You Gotta Be by Des’ree You Gotta… Read more »

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By Melissa Clark, Claims Manager.  Cornerstone Staffing – Risk Management Never, ever leave your pet in the car. Make sure your pet has unlimited access to fresh water. Make sure your pet has access to shade when outside. Take walks during the cooler hours of the day. When walking, try to stay off of hot… Read more »

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By Steven R. Drexel, President and CEO of Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc. As a follow up to Steve Drexel’s Employment Commentary July Employment Commentary, Steve offers some additional intelligence: Friday’s jobs report is being described as “solid”, “middle of the road” and “in-line” or “slightly below consensus”.  On balance, the good news is there were no surprises… Read more »

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Building loyalty is one of those things that might sound like a nice thing to do, but not essential to maintaining a company’s bottom line. However, experts and academic research both indicate companies with loyal employees see a financial benefit from that devotion. Employees who feel a sense of loyalty to their employer are less… 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 a number of monthly surveys and discussions that predict key elements of the next Bureau of Labor Statistics’ press release of The Employment Situation.  The next release covering… Read more »