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9 Things Successful People Do on Their Lunch Breaks

In our always-on-at-all-costs corporate culture, we often find it difficult to justify taking a few minutes of time for ourselves, let alone a whole lunch hour during the day. But this style of working isn’t just hard to maintain; it can actually be a detriment to our careers. Taking periodic breaks helps maximize productivity and is critical to your mental, physical, and emotional health.
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You Don’t Have to Be Friends with Coworkers — But It Does Make Work More Fun

Creating relationships at work is important. It helps develop your career, build trust, and work more effectively. And, it’s a heck of a lot more fun! Building relationships in the workplace is often easier said than done. There are a number of ways to build strong, worthwhile relationships with the people you work with, and here are six!
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Onboarding Done Right: 6 Ways to Ensure Temporary Employees Succeed

Some of the toughest decisions are people decisions - made even tougher by the costs associated with a bad hire. But some of these aren't actually “bad hires” - rather it’s due to the onboarding process, or lack thereof. There’s an art to the process, and the following steps can help!
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8 Tips for Starting a New Job and Getting a Strong Start

Getting the job is just the beginning of your journey. You’ve now got to set yourself up for success, and your first few months in this new role will often be the litmus test. How do you ensure a successful start from day one? Find out!
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Join the Conversation! What Is the Most Important Thing you Look for When Reviewing a Resume?

Resumes come in all shapes and sizes. What makes a resume stand out from the rest in the stack? Well, I recently reached out to our team to ask this very question, and their responses are sure to help employers and job seekers alike!
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8 Secrets to an Attention-Grabbing, Job-Landing Resume

Six seconds. That’s not a lot of time to catch a reader’s attention, but that’s all you’ve got when it comes to a recruiter reviewing a resume. I thought it was time to share what really can make a resume stand out.  Here are the eight secrets to writing an attention-grabbing, job-landing resume!
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Must-Reads: 11 Books to Motivate and Inspire Yourself — and Your Team

Whether you’re looking for new ways to think about business, insights into better managing your career, or inspirational stories that change the way you look at life, our staff has shared some of their favorite motivational, leadership, and business books to put on your reading list. Here are some of our recommended reads!
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Slow and Steady May Win the Race, But What’s It Doing to Your Hiring Process?

“Oh, we know what we’re looking for.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that phrase. Sure, you have an idea of who you want to hire, but this isn’t always the best way to approach the hiring process. Here are nine best practices to improve and expedite your hiring process.
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12 Ways to Ramp Up Employee Engagement Without Breaking the Bank

No one needs to tell you why it’s so important for employees to be happy at work. But many companies still struggle to find the right solution to their engagement woes. While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all way for better engaging staff, the following 12 strategies are often a good place to start.
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Promoting From Within: How to Develop a Killer Succession Plan

The best candidate should always get the job, right? And if this candidate happens to be from another company, so be it. That person is just as deserving of the opportunity as any other — even if that opportunity is a high-level position. But what if I told you that’s not always true? That is, of course, when it comes to hiring candidates from outside the company.
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Feeling Uninspired at Work? 5 Strategies to Improve Your Job Satisfaction

Ask almost anyone about happiness in the workplace, and they’ll likely tell you it’s tied to money, management, or that professional nemesis every office seems to have. But they’d be wrong. Happiness has nothing to do with the job itself — nor does it have anything to do with a boss or a colleague. It has everything to do with you.
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6 Data-Driven Reasons Why Employee Engagement Makes a Difference

Employee engagement is the commitment that your employees bring to their work each day. Engaged workers care about their jobs and your company. They don’t come to work just to collect a paycheck but to help you reach your business objectives, and you’ll often see the impact in these six ways:
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You Are “Crushing It!”

A special thank you message from CEO Geno Cutolo to our valued employees and Talent on Employee Appreciation Day. Thank you for all that you do!
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No Raise, No Problem — 9 Salary-Increase Alternatives That Can Work in Almost Any Budget

While a salary increase is never a guarantee, there is a certain expectation for at least a small bump in pay each year. But there are always incremental alternatives to the traditional raise that can be just as beneficial to keeping employees from walking out the door. We've got 9!
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What Characteristics Make a Truly Great Employee?

It’s something that every employer wants – awesome, make-you-wanna-dance, exceptional employees. But what exactly makes an employee great? I recently reached out to my management team here at Staffmark to ask this very question, and their responses are spot-on. Take a read! And then leave a comment on our Facebook page letting us know what YOU think truly makes a great employee.
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8 Steps to Negotiate Your Next Pay Raise

Everyone wants to get paid more. But here’s the truth: few people actually know how to negotiate a salary increase. In fact, only 43 percent of people ever ask for a raise, and just 44 percent of them get what they’re asking for. Here are eight strategies that can help you negotiate your next raise.
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Staffmark Receives 2018 Best of Staffing® Client Diamond & Talent Awards

We’re excited to announce that Staffmark has received Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Award for 2018! This honor is given to less than 2 percent of all staffing agencies in the US and Canada, and we’re thrilled to be recognized!
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Want to Hire the Best of the Best? 5 Steps to Setting a Competitive Wage

Salary is often the most important factor in attracting and retaining the best employees, yet many companies still find it challenging to arrive at a competitive scale. Here are some essential elements to consider when trying to arrive at a competitive pay rate.
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8 Ways to Become a Better Mentor

We all know mentorship is important. It’s one of the most effective ways of developing – and retaining – new talent within an organization. If someone has recently asked you to become a mentor, or you’re currently working with a mentee, here are steps that will help ensure you’re both getting the most out of the relationship.
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How to Advance Your Career with a Mentor

Few people really know how to find the right mentor. Their search often starts with the misconception that the only person for the job is a seasoned professional with years and years of experience. While this can certainly help, your choice in mentor isn’t about age so much as who will best suit your needs — and suit your needs at that particular time. So, we suggest you consider the following...
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