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The hiring process is almost as daunting for employers as it is for candidates. You must spend time weeding out the bad fits, running screenings and doing background checks. And that doesn’t include checking references. Unfortunately, this process can lead you to discard candidates that might be great.   Let’s look at three categories of candidates you should give some extra… Read more »

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Thank you to our Staffing Stars!   GPS salutes our nation’s staffing stars during National Staffing Employee Week!  We’re proud to employ many talented temporary/contract employees who actively contribute to growth of our local and national economy!  GPS is joining staffing firms from across the nation in celebrating National Staffing Employee Week from September 16th-22nd. Established… Read more »

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The old chestnut about the clothes making the person might be cliché but that doesn’t mean there isn’t truth to it. Think about how you respond to other people’s clothes. If you see someone wearing dirty work boots, jeans and a T-shirt, you make assumptions about them and their job. It turns out the clothes you wear also trigger certain mental… Read more »

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Once you land a job, it feels great. It’s easy to feel like you’ve gotten through the hard part. Getting through the interview process and landing the job is hard work, but you aren’t quite done yet. Your first day means navigating a lot of new territory and new personalities. There are some things you’ll want to do… Read more »

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Any manager or supervisor will tell you that no single motivational method works on everyone. For example, fear might work on some employees, but it’s a losing bet overall. It ultimately demoralizes everyone. So, what motivational methods can you use to appeal to the largest number of employees? Communicate People respond to specific goals, yet… Read more »

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Safe + Sound Week   Safe + Sound Week is August 12-18 and is “a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces,” according to OSHA.  GPS is committed to partnering… Read more »

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Feeling burned out isn’t just common, it’s a diagnosable condition that afflicts around 23% of all employees. It accounts for around 8% of healthcare costs nationwide. Not sure if you’re feeling actual burnout? Here are three key signs: exhaustion, cynicism about your job, and lower effectiveness. If you’re in the burnout boat, what can you… Read more »

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Sooner or later, everyone faces a situation where they don’t get a job they thought was a lock. Maybe they called you in for three interviews, or the hiring manager acted like you already had the job. It’s devastating when the rejection email or phone call comes. It can leave you depressed, angry or sap… Read more »