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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…

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BY BRIAN FORMATO     Most struggling organizations try to figure out how to turn their fortunes around. They look at various metrics and investigate cutting costs, increasing production, expanding their offerings, and a whole host of other options. Team building, though, rarely tops their lists, with many HR managers thinking of it as an…

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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…

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By Ira S. Wolfe For managers still trying to figure out the Millennials, here’s some disturbing news: the next cohort, Generation Z, is already knocking on HR’s doorstep. With this addition to the workforce, we now have 18-year-olds and 80-somethings (and everyone in between) seeking employment. This is an unprecedented change to the workplace. Are…

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For a business to really thrive, it must get the best out of every employee and make smart decisions when it comes to hiring new staff. Knowing what skills the workforce has, where they are lacking, and how to bridge any gaps is crucial to remaining competitive in today’s market. A skills gap analysis can…

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If you just finished high school or are fresh out of college or tech school, you’re probably thinking about what your next steps should be regarding your career. Even with higher education, it still might be pretty tough to find a position that works for you if you don’t have a plan. A common pitfall…

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If you’ve been unemployed for a while, getting back into the swing of things can be quite challenging. For one reason or another, you have some gaps in your employment, and you need to figure out a way to impress your prospective employers with your past experience. Here at Tempstar Staffing, we want you to…

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Because people make up the heart of every organization, the most important investment an organization can make is in its employees. Even as technology advances and capital shifts, it is a company’s leadership and the individual contributions of its employees that ultimately set that organization apart from its competitors. Research consistently shows that organizations with…

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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…

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“Adam” used to work at a company that provided a catered lunch (daily!) for everyone. The office basement housed a brand-new gym facility with free fitness classes, and his employer offered fun, offsite, team-building activities every month. Employees even had a lot of say about their workspaces: they could choose between traditional desks or standing…