Closing the Skills Gap With Today’s Workforce

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By Bekhi Spika     Over the past few years, U.S. manufacturers have been facing a steadily growing shortage of skilled workers. A recent study by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute predicts that “the U.S. manufacturing sector is likely to suffer a shortfall of 2 million workers” by 2025—a marked increase from the 600,000 jobs…

Busting 5 Common Productivity Myths

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BY STEPHANIE REYES     Every organization in the world seems to be concerned with productivity these days—and for good reason: improving productivity is often the only way for a company to remain competitive in today’s global market. Productivity gains can even drive entire economies! (In the USA, for example, they account for as much…

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Future Interviews

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Interviews can be tough most of the time. Whether it’s figuring out what to say, fighting stage fright, struggling with what to wear, or just getting to your interview on time, there are many different aspects to think about when adventuring into an interview and hiring process. We here at Tempstar Staffing would like to…

Stress in the Workplace

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Stress has been called “the silent killer.” Too much stress can lead to a myriad of problems, both physiological (such as high blood pressure and heart disease) and psychological (such as depression and anxiety). It can ruin bodies, damage relationships, and destroy lives. No wonder, then, that people are always looking for quick, easy ways…

Why Passion is the Key to Success

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Among the traits and abilities that lead to success, passion stands alone. Unlike skill, knowledge, or other factors, passion is innate: it can’t be learned or acquired but is always present. Passion, an overwhelming drive to reach one’s goals, is the one factor that unites all successful people in equal measure. When asked to reflect…

5 Things You Can Start Doing Right Now to Advance Your Career

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One piece of career advice that is often repeated by experts around the world is never let your career go stale. This involves maintaining your connections, looking for opportunities to learn and grow, and evolving your knowledge to expand your list of skills. How can you do this? Follow our tips below in order to…

4 Ways Technology can Minimize Employee Burnout

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When employees are unable to do their work, business suffers. Companies need their employees to be performing at their best. High performance drives morale and engagement, which in turn affect productivity and the bottom line. But sometimes the quest for success can increase employee stress and lead to fatigue and burnout. Although the two words…

Resume Tips: Use These 9 Helpful Hints to Boost Your Resume

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Coming up with a resume that looks and reads like a good book can be difficult. Your resume is your first step and is usually the first thing an employer will hear about you. If it isn’t updated to include the latest style trends and optimization to make your information more readable, you could be…

Staffing and Recruitment: 3 Things You Didn’t Know

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The staffing and recruitment industry has grown considerably since its inception during the last century. With innovations such as cell phones, email, and the Internet, it’s possible to reach many more people now than ever before. Because of this, recruitment has benefited greatly. According to the American Staffing Association, on average, 3.1 million Americans are employed…

Flexibility At Work: Is It Overrated? This Study Suggests So

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In response to trends that favor less “traditional” work arrangements, more and more companies are giving employees the flexibility they prefer. But do employees really want that increased flexibility—especially if it comes at the expense of their wages? Two National Bureau of Economic Research scholars, Alexandre Mas (professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton…