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 »

According to ASA, 99% of determined temp employees achieve permanent jobs

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Recently the American Staffing Association unveiled the results of the 2014 ASA Staffing Employee Survey, which revealed that 99% of temporary and contract employees who want permanent positions achieve this career objective. Virtually all survey respondents indicated that securing a permanent job was important to them, and half (49%) stated that finding permanent employment was the primary… Read more »

Temp staffing revenue growth sees sudden increase this June

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A recent article on StaffingIndustry.com reported that temporary staffing revenue grew at a median rate of 15% year-over-year in June, accelerating significantly from the 10% pace reported each prior month in 2014, according to the latest Pulse Survey Report by Staffing Industry Analysts. The percentage of firms reporting positive year-over-year revenue growth rose to 82%… Read more »

Have a little help from my friends

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The Beatles said it. Joe Cocker said it. Now Harvard researchers are saying it. Sometimes, you just need a little help from your friends…even at work. A recent article in the Harvard Business Review researched and reviewed how friendships in the workplace are actually quite a fantastic thing for productivity. We found this very interesting,… Read more »

Charleston Lands Forbes List of Best Places for Business and Careers

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Did you know that Charleston made Forbes list of Best Places for Business and Careers for 2014? Charleston landed #61 on the list of 200 major cities throughout the United States, and was also ranked #28 in “job growth” in this list of major cities. An excerpt from Forbs reads: Charleston is a major tourist… Read more »

Alternative Staffing Debunks Staffing Agency Myths

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Here at Alternative Staffing we are committed to providing worthwhile jobs to qualified workers throughout the Lowcountry and Midlands of South Carolina. You may have heard some myths about staffing agencies, and we are here to debunk them and prove to you that if you are looking for a job…look no further than Alternative Staffing!… Read more »