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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“Try Before You Buy” – The Celebration of Permanent Hirings

Mar 21, 2014 | Staffing, Month-Long Blogging Series

The ability to “try before you buy” – or test drive employees before hiring them permanently – has long been a major advantage of utilizing temporary staffing. In fact, the American Staffing Association’s 2013 survey found that 80% of staffing clients believe staffing firms offer a good way to find…

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Four Publications We Love – and Think You Will, Too

Mar 20, 2014 | News, Month-Long Blogging Series

We know you probably have a variety of sources you turn to for informative news and articles, and we wanted to share four online sources that we frequently read for news about using business for good, social enterprise, leadership, HR, staffing and more. Triple Pundit The concept of the triple…

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Six Affordable Ways to Boost Employee Morale

Mar 19, 2014 | Staffing, Month-Long Blogging Series

You’ve likely seen national companies like Google, Facebook and Zappos in the news with a spotlight on the many perks their employees enjoy, like corporate cafeterias with world-class chefs, free on-site laundry or free rental cars and massages. But you don’t have to have a Facebook or Google…

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Our Twitter’s Greatest Social Enterprise Hits (Thus Far)

Mar 18, 2014 | Social Enterprise, Month-Long Blogging Series

Our twitter account at @depaulind is chock-full of great tweets, quotes, and quips from our partners and friends across the world of social enterprise, where viable business solutions meet social change. Check out some of our favorites below! Kevin Lynch of @SEAlliance: Really, #socent is about…

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