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 »

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 »

Don’t Stifle Your Business With Dependent Leadership

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The Staffing Stream published a recent article, “Avoiding Dependent Leadership” with tips on how do do just that. Oftentimes leaders try to have their hands in every project, which spreads themselves too thin. We’ve all been there when we think to ourselves, wouldn’t it just be easier if I did this myself. Wrong. As a… Read more »

How to have a successful coffee meeting with a potential mentor

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One of the best things to have in your professional career is a mentor (or a few). Sure, you have a few people that you admire and aspire to be like, but you would never reach out to them. Think again. It is important to put yourself out there and network. Sitting on the couch… Read more »

Congratulations to our Dog Days of Summer Contest Winner

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With nearly 300 photos submitted to the Alternative Staffing Dog Days of Summer Contest, we are happy to announce that Ashley McDonald’s picture of her dog, Willard was the grand prize winner and took home a $150.00 gift basket from Dolittles. We received so many photos, that we couldn’t just choose 1 to be our… Read more »

Don’t take casual Fridays too casual

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Happy Friday from the Alternative Staffing team! If you are like our office, we like to keep our attire more casual on Fridays. But Forbes recently reported that workers shouldn’t take casual Friday too casual. While Casual Friday can mean different things to different companies, you don’t want to show up to work in your… Read more »

Alternative Staffing featured in Holy City Sinner

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Thanks to the Holy City Sinner for featuring Alternative Staffing and our “Dog Days of Summer” contest. We are halfway through the month of August, and we have a half of a month to go! We have received an overwhelming amount of support from our friends and followers. Check out our Facebook album to see… Read more »

Enter the Alternative Staffing “Dog Days of Summer” contest to support the Charleston Animal Society and win a gift basket from Dolittles

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The dog days of summer are here, and what better way to celebrate than to help raise money for the Charleston Animal Society. You’re local Alternative Staffing is excited to host a “Dog Days of Summer” photo contest for an entire month doing just that! Starting today, August 1, 2014 through Labor Day, September 1,… 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 »