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In his January farewell address, I couldn’t help but notice President Obama crowing about an unemployment rate supposedly sitting at a 10-year low. That’s because, as Sean Hannity aptly pointed out on his show immediately following the address, upwards of 95 million Americans have dropped out of the labor force. In other words, the unemployment… Read more »

  Is anyone else besides me experiencing “survey exhaustion?” These days, it seems like more and more companies are looking for an excuse to obtain my email address somewhere along the transaction process. Presumably it’s because they want to help me out by signing me up for some sort of loyalty or rewards plan, but… Read more »

In case anyone hasn’t gotten the memo yet, this seemingly endless election season is finally over, and like it or not, our president-elect is Donald J. Trump. Things always change significantly when a new party takes power, especially if the new party has control of both houses of Congress. It did in 2009 after President Obama… Read more »

Whether the real unemployment rate is as low as the government says it is or much, much higher because it still refuses to count those who have given up looking for work, companies all across the land are STILL having a hard time finding qualified candidates to fill their open jobs, and many job seekers… Read more »

The thought of telling a boss to ‘take this job and shove it’ may sometimes be an appealing one, at least on a particularly bad day at work, but in all reality there are very few areas of life where burning one’s bridges is ever a good idea. Especially when it comes to any sort… Read more »

  In an era where qualified labor is increasingly scarce, smart companies are looking for every possible edge to attract and retain workers. And while there may not be as much money in the budget for cost drivers like higher pay and benefits, some perks that might mean the world to employees may not cost… Read more »

I wrote this post to a staffing industry audience, but I’d like to think it gives some good insights into the way we try to do business. Sweating the “small stuff” is critical to maintaining the highest levels of customer service, and is something we seek to do every single day. As anyone who has… Read more »

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this column are the opinions of the author and don’t necessarily represent the views of Quality Personnel I wasn’t around in the 60’s, but from what I understand colleges were pretty messed up then, what with all the hippies, pot-smoking, horrid tie-dye, and Vietnam war protesting going on. Since then,… Read more »