According to the American Staffing Association, staffing companies hire almost 16 million Americans to work as temporary employees before hiring them into permanent positions. This way employers and contractors are able to see if they will be a good fit for each other. And while being a temp has some advantages, most contractors desire to […]

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P.T. Barnum famously once said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Well, this is the same view that some people take towards those who are seeking gainful employment. Individuals like this prey on the fact that we are at our most desperate when we are looking for a way to make ends meet. And the […]

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Most people know by now that social media can be a powerful tool in the search for a job. Unfortunately, some people are learning that the opposite can also be true – the wrong social media postings can adversely affect your search for a job or even cost you a job that you already have. […]

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There is no doubt about it – good communications skills are an essential part of every workplace. Good communications makes workplaces more effective and more efficient. Conversely, poor communications skills can hurt workplace efficiency and morale in many ways. Moreover, poor workplace communications can lead to poor follow-through and frustration among the team. For this […]

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People who are new to the interviewing process may be so afraid of saying the wrong thing during an interview that they may be hesitant about asking probing questions of their interviewer. This is a big mistake. The portion of the interview where the interviewer invites you to turn the tables on him/ her is […]

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Much of the career advice that you see online is geared, as most topics are, towards younger people. However, a rising percentage of people over the age of 40 are making a career change. In fact, some people who are of retirement age are still working out of choice or necessity. Unfortunately, many are facing […]

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Many job ads demand that applicants must be “team players” for any given position. However, in reality many people secure positions in all kinds of businesses who are simply difficult to get along with. Among the many difficult personality types one is likely to encounter in just about any company is the braggart, the gossiper, […]

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Even for people who have been in the job market for some time, it can sometimes be hard to gauge how well an interview has gone. That is why sometimes a person can get the feeling that an interview has gone quite well when in fact it did not. As one of the staffing agencies […]

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As difficult as it may be for some job applicants to believe, the dreaded background check helps both the employer and the potential employee. It protects the integrity of the hiring process and it ensures that each candidate is matched with the appropriate position. Additionally, background checks also help protect the reputation of staffing firms […]

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