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Putting People First

Leadership plays a critical role in addressing mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. After all, a leader’s primary role is to support their team. In this blog, CEO Geno Cutolo shares five ways that employers and managers can become more effective leaders and better support employees during COVID-19 and other challenging times.
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6 Ways to Show Employee Appreciation Without Breaking the Bank

No one needs to tell you why it’s important for employees to be happy at work. When morale stinks, engagement suffers — which can do a real number on productivity, work quality, business growth, and retention. While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all way for engaging staff, these strategies are a good place to start.
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Leveraging Technology & Data to Support Our Clients & Employees in the New Year

I’ve heard this analogy used to describe COVID-19’s impact: “We’re all in the same storm, but we’re not all in the same boat.” As a staffing company, we have seen firsthand the varying impact on employers and employees. All of us at Staffmark Group feel the calling and responsibility to help our clients and employees weather this storm. To help you better understand how our team is rising to...
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A Thanksgiving Message from CEO Geno Cutolo

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks and gathering with loved ones over a delicious meal. While I’m looking forward to this holiday, I know that it will look and feel different this year – as it likely will for you, as well. This week’s Thanksgiving holiday is an opportunity to reflect on our many blessings. It’s easy to feel grateful when life is good, but what about difficult times?
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Staffmark Employees: Want to receive your 2020 W2 faster?

Want to receive your 2020 W2 faster? You can elect to receive your W2 electronically, and you’ll receive it sooner than you will through the mail. Plus, you don’t have to worry about having sensitive information sitting in your mailbox.
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The Road to COVID-19 Recovery: October 2020

By: Geno Cutolo, CEO, Staffmark Group Our country continues to slowly march toward economic recovery with more people returning to the workforce. In September, the unemployment rate dropped by 0.5% to 7.9%, and the number of unemployed persons fell by one million to 12.6 million. Job growth has slowed, as many businesses have now finished recalling furloughed workers. Employers added...
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New Hires Falling Off the Face of the Earth? Tips to Prevent “Ghosting”

It's become a common problem: candidates are accepting multiple offers and then not showing up on day one – aka, ghosting their employers. This is not only frustrating to employers, it’s costly too. Luckily, there are steps you can take to reduce it.
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Happy National Staffing Employee Week 2020

National Staffing Employee Week is a time to celebrate the stars of our workforce – YOU, our temporary and contract employees. CEO Geno Cutolo takes a moment to thank our contract and temporary employees for the outstanding work they do each and every day!
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Join the Conversation! What Do You Do to Boost Your Mental Health During Stressful, Busy Times?

You’re certainly not alone if you’ve been managing an increased level of stress and anxiety lately. Nearly 7 in 10 employees reported that COVID-19 is the most stressful time of their professional career. Your mental health impacts all aspects of your personal and professional life. Now, more than ever, each of us need to make it a priority.
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Resilience, Grit, & COVID-19: Thriving While Under Pressure

COVID-19 has underscored the importance of resilience. This crisis is unpredictable and complex, and it has deeply impacted our personal and professional lives. Recovery will require hard work, patience, and strength.
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7 Tips for Managing a Variable Income

Budgeting can be difficult enough on a steady paycheck. But when your income varies from one month to the next, getting your finances in order can feel like a daunting task. Here are seven tips to help you organize your finances.
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Now is a Great Time to Search for Your Next Job: A Message from Our CEO

COVID-19 forced many businesses to temporarily close their doors or change the way they work, and I know that many of you were impacted by these changes. The good news is that many areas are beginning to reopen, and so now is the time to take control of your job search.
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7 Steps to Get Noticed by Recruiters on LinkedIn

How are you using LinkedIn? If you're simply updating your profile every now and then, you’re missing out! There are a number of things you can do on LinkedIn to catch the attention of recruiters, employers, and former coworkers.
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Two of Our Leaders Named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ 40 Under 40 List

We're excited to announce that Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) has named two of our company's executives to their 2020 40 Under 40 list: Julie Litteral, VP of field human resources, and Justin McCollum, director of sales. The list, now in its third year, is a shout-out to those moving the industry forward.
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Master the Virtual Interview: Tips for Employers

While in-person interviews are often preferred, there are a number of benefits that virtual interviews provide, including reduced time to hire, cost savings, and scheduling simplification. We have been conducting virtual interviews for quite some time, and so we recently gathered our top tips into a new resource.
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3 Strategies to Strengthen Your Teams During a Crisis

COVID-19 has disrupted lives, livelihoods, businesses, and communities. This is a challenging time, but it is also an opportunity to strengthen our connections and rely on teamwork. Here are three strategies that are strengthening our teams.
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Land the Job: Your Virtual Interview Checklist

With everything going on in the world today, more and more companies are meeting with candidates by phone or video rather than conducing in-person interviews. To help you make a great first impression, we put together a virtual interview checklist. Check it out!
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[Virtual] Employee Onboarding Done Right

Whether you're onboarding employees for a satellite office, opening a new location from afar, or adding work-from-home employees to the team, it's important to provide a warm welcome and an organized process, even if you can’t do it in person. If you’ve been tasked with onboarding remote workers, consider these ten best practices.
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6 Ways to Remain Positive (and Productive) in Difficult Situations

No one needs to tell you that one of the keys to staying positive in the workplace is to enjoy what you’re doing. However, each of us is bound to face personal or professional challenges that will impact our attitudes and productivity at work. Regardless of your circumstances, there are a number of tactics that you can use to stay positive, and many are actually quite simple.
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Legendary Customer Service: It’s the Little Things that Matter

One of the most amazing things about great customer service is that you don’t have to go to extravagant measures to please and delight your customers. It’s the small things – the attention to detail, a gentle tone of voice, genuine kindness, the giving of your time – that make the biggest impact.
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