Alternative Staffing gets hairy with No Shave November

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Things are getting a little hairy in the Alternative Staffing office these days.  Our recruiting team, Paul Kirkland, Chris Wages, and John Gooch have decided to bring No Shave November to the Alternative Staffing office. These three fellows have said goodbye to the 5 o’clock shadows and are welcoming a much darker do. Be sure… Read more »

How a Font Can Make or Break Your Resume

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What is in a font? We see a lot of resumes in the staffing industry (it’s kind of our job). But flipping through resume, after resume, after resume – we’ve noticed a few minor details that can make or break your resume. For some employers it all comes down to one little word – font…. Read more »

Sunshine for the Soul…and Workplace!

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Daylight Savings Time is this weekend! If your office is anything like ours, we are battling summer fever. With gorgeous weather right around the corner employees might be itching to get outside. Don’t let your employees be distracted by the weather. Instead, capitalize on the beautiful weather and incorporate the outdoors into the work day… Read more »

Millennials : Friend of Foe?

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In just 5 years, Millennials will make up approximately 50% of the work force, according to Staffing Talk. What does that mean? What the heck is a millennial? Should businesses be preparing for this? Employers are becoming eager to understand the profile of this new generation.  Well Alternative Staffing did a little research and we… Read more »

Troy and Roscoe WIN the Alternative Staffing “Share the Love” Photo Contest

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We had countless entries for our Alternative Staffing “Share the Love” photo contest. To celebrate the loving month of February we asked our Facebook fans to send us photos of them and their beloved pets. Alternative Staffing Owner, Jan Cappellini, is an avid dog lover. So another contest where she could check out photos of all… Read more »

5 Common Mistakes you are making with your email signature

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Did you know that your email sign off can make a lasting impression? 2015 New Year’s Resolution: Create a relevant and unique email signature! Read the Alternative Staffing tips on how to maximize the readability on your email signature: Images in your signature – A lot of people have images in their signature, whether it is a… Read more »

Make the most of your commute to work with our A-Team tips

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For many Americans, the average work week not only takes up 40+ hours of you time, but also the added time spent commuting to am from your workplace. The average American’s commute to work is 25.5 minutes each way, according to a report in USA Today. That’s about 51 minutes a day getting to and from… Read more »

How to Keep Your Good Employees

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The Staffing Stream recently published an article about the importance of retaining your hardworking employees; because after the New Year 21% of those employees could be gone. According to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder, approximately 1 in 5 US full-time workers plan to change their jobs after January 2014. Why is this? Employees could be… Read more »

Put your plan into place for temporary holiday staffing

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The holidays are a busy time for everyone in the business world. Whether your organization is a service, product, retail, or industry, the volume of work can be high during the holidays. To keep up with the business demand and alleviate some stress off of employees, temporary workers can be a successful fix. To get… Read more »

Keep up Christmas Cheer for employees working holiday shifts

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The staffing industry never rests, even during the holidays. So the A-team at Alternative Staffing understands the stresses of having employees work during the holidays. But how do you keep up company morale when employee have to work holiday shifts? While smaller companies can’t afford to give hefty bonuses, there are other ways to treat… Read more »