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Meet the Staff: Natale Spry   “Hi, I’m Natale Spry and I am a Recruiter for GPS Columbia and Newberry. I grew up in Wheeling, WV, right outside of Pittsburgh, PA. In my spare time, I enjoy watching football and spending time with my son Chase. I have been with GPS for over 2 years… Read more »

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Meet the Staff: Lucretia Allen   “My name is Lucretia Allen and I enjoy serving others. I believe in our mission statement at GPS. ‘Serving our communities and enriching lives by connecting people and jobs.’ I am here to assist anyone that is willing to find a better opportunity for themselves and their family. Stop… Read more »

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Worksites are dangerous places. There are power tools and heavy machinery in use. There may be debris falling from a height. It’s why so many construction sites are fenced off from public access. Of course, as an employee, you also face dangers on the site. That’s why you need to know these four safety musts.  … Read more »

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Fatigue is the often unacknowledged enemy of adults everywhere. It’s easy to fall into a lifestyle that encourages fatigue. You take overtime whenever it’s offered. You end up messing with your phone until well after you should be asleep. Fatigue, however, isn’t a joke. It can compromise your decisions and reduce reaction time. That combination… Read more »

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Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close… Read more »

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The hiring process is often a stressful one for companies. The days of hiring someone based solely on a prescribed amount of experience and the right skills on a resume are gone. Granted, candidates need the right skills to perform well. Yet almost every company has stories about someone who ticked every box on paper… Read more »

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A gap on a resume can create haunting fears in job applicants. They worry that it will make them look unprofessional or that they don’t take their careers seriously. Unfortunately, gaps happen, and interviewers will expect you to talk about them. So, how do you handle that discussion in a reasonable way that won’t torpedo… Read more »

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Happy Birthday Melissa Neel! Join us in wishing Melissa Neel, Staffing Assistant at GPS Columbia, a wonderful birthday!  We wish you another wonderful year of happiness and cheer, of good times and good places for them to happen, of close friends and celebration!!   Your GPS Family hopes you have a wonderful birthday and all your wishes come true!… Read more »

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Happy Birthday Shana Martin! We are celebrating Shana Martin, Branch Administrator at GPS Columbia, today at our quarterly GPS Operations Meeting with a homemade red velvet cake made by Freda Sykes!  Shana, we wish you a wonderful vacation and a whole year of happiness and cheer, a whole year of good times and good places for them to… Read more »