Why Food Packaging Certifications Matter

Apr 18, 2014 | Packaging

As you walk the grocery store aisles, do you drop products from the shelf into your cart without a second glance, or do you stop and read the product’s label? Do you look at factors like whether it is organic, if it contains artificial ingredients or where it’s produced? Many Americans do, and are…

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Social Enterprise Alliance Summit ’14 Recap: WEDNESDAY

Apr 17, 2014 | Social Enterprise

Summit ’14 wrapped up yesterday with a half-day of great programming, including a three-hour alternative staffing intensive. The session kicked off with an overview of the alternative staffing industry from Alternative Staffing Alliance (ASA) Member Services Coordinator Janet Van Liere. About 60…

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Social Enterprise Alliance Summit ’14 Recap: TUESDAY

Apr 15, 2014 | Uncategorized

We’re wrapping up another jam-packed day at the Social Enterprise Alliance Summit ’14, filled with lots of energy and positive connections, and the resounding themes of purpose, love and impact measurement. Today was full of amazing sessions that we couldn’t possibly recap in one blog post, but…

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Social Enterprise Alliance Summit ’14 Recap: MONDAY

Apr 14, 2014 | Social Enterprise

We’re thrilled to be in Nashville for Social Enterprise Alliance Summit ’14. Today’s schedule included lots of great intensives, workshops and tours, and we enjoyed connecting with others in the lobby area, where we have a booth representing DePaul Industries and PurposeSTAFF. Here are a few…

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The Benefits of Hiring Veterans (and Letting a Staffing Firm Help)

Mar 31, 2014 | Month-Long Blogging Series, Staffing

Yes, yes, by now you’ve surely heard of the wondrous benefits of hiring veterans into your organization, including their work ethic, training background, loyalty, and translatable skills. But like many things in life, it’s easier said than done sometimes. And some companies just don’t have the time…

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The Hidden Costs of Overtime (and How to Save them with Temp Staffing)

Mar 28, 2014 | Staffing, Month-Long Blogging Series

As business picks up here and there during the busy season, overtime sometimes presents itself as a solution to extra odds and ends that need to get done. From the perspective of a business owner, it’s usually just about paying a premium cost for a little bit more of your current employees’ time —…

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Four Essential Roles of Security Officers at Healthcare Facilities

Mar 27, 2014 | Security, Month-Long Blogging Series

You’ve likely noticed a security presence when visiting a hospital or other medical facility. With heavy foot traffic and an open-door policy for visitors, healthcare facilities can be a target for criminal activity, and a security presence plays a major role in deterring crime. But having…

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Safety “Spring Cleaning” for Temporary Staffing Firms

Mar 26, 2014 | Staffing, Month-Long Blogging Series

According to the calendars, at least, it’s springtime, and that means that for many temporary staffing firms, it’s the beginning of the busy season. The busy season means that more customers will come on board, which means more associates to place, which means more potential for injury if your…

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Meet Josh, an Employee in the Unified Workforce Program

Mar 25, 2014 | Employment of People with Disabilities, Month-Long Blogging Series

A few weeks ago we posted about our Unified Workforce program, which provides employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities at our Hayden Island food packaging facility. Unified Workforce employees participate in the mainstream workforce and earn minimum wage, while…

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USDOL 7% Disability Hiring Rule Takes Effect Today

Mar 24, 2014 | Staffing, Employment of People with Disabilities, Month-Long Blogging Series

Today marks the first effective day of the US Department of Labor 7% Final Rule, requiring federal contractors to take steps to recruit, hire, promote and retain individuals with disabilities. The Final Rule to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, overseen by the Office of Federal Contract…

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