First Impression: Email Subject Line Tips

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Rule number one of searching for a job: always make a good first impression. If your initial contact with a hiring agent or prospective employer is a personal meeting, it is essential to dress well, act courteously, and do whatever else it takes to demonstrate your poise and professionalism. The same is true of your… Read more »

The Dos and Don’ts of Office Behavior

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Do you remember the Golden Rule? Also known as the “Ethic of Reciprocity,” it teaches a simple, but profound life lesson: Treat others the same way you want to be treated. It’s one of the best guidelines to remember – and practice – from preschool on. And your workplace is no exception. When you show… 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 »

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 – Working with passion

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“If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t be so wonderful after all.” – Michelangelo At Alternative Staffing, we understand that hard work pays off. We are here to match the appropriate job with a qualified worker to get the job done for our client while helping our workers build… Read more »

Making a Difference at Work- And Getting Your Boss to Notice

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How can you step up at work and make impactful positive changes? The more you focus on changing things for the better, the more opportunities you’ll recognize. Start by asking yourself: Who needs help and how can I provide it? Who benefits from what I’m doing? How does what I’m doing impact what the organization… Read more »

Accidents Happen: Are You Prepared?

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Workplace accidents can often be prevented, but even companies with industry-leading safety records can’t escape them entirely. When an incident does occur, respond promptly and effectively. Have a plan in place, conduct a thorough investigation, and do whatever it takes to prevent a recurrence. It’s your number-one priority and most important responsibility. Your Comprehensive Incident… Read more »

Is a Career Change Worth a Pay Cut?

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A career change can be exhilarating, exciting and at the same time, more than a little scary. This is especially true if your job switch comes with a significant cut in pay. Should salary be your main focus as you consider the next step along your professional path? There are several factors to consider including… Read more »

Surviving the Workday as a Middle Manager

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Middle managers are crucial to the success of a company. But “managing in the middle” can be challenging, especially as the workplace changes, mid-level managers take on additional authority, and organizational charts become flatter. What does it take to add value on a day-to-day basis? Mediate and Communicate Walk a mile in the other person’s… Read more »