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4.18.17
Go Green for Earth Day 2017
  Earth Day was started in 1970 as a way to make people aware that the environment must be protected if it is to continue providing us with the air, water and food we need to survive. Four-plus decades later, there is still much to be done and opportunities for everyone to help. Check out these activity ideas for April 22 (and all year round):   Join a clean-up party. Many local, state and federal parks, lakes, highways, residential neighborhoods and playgrounds sponsor Earth Day events where volunteers pick up litter, pull weeds and get the public areas ready for a summer of fun.   Ditch the packaging. Plastic and paper bottles, bags, boxes and other packaging add huge volumes of trash to our landfills. Some easy switch-outs include: Bring your own cloth bags to the grocery store. Even better, make your own bags out of old garments or household linens you were going to throw away. Carry your own reusable water bottle (saves money too). Make more meals at home instead...
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4.05.17
Surviving and Thriving on your First Day of Work
Starting a new job is nerve-wracking. You don't know where to go, what to do or who anybody is. We've all been there, and we know how you feel! So here are our top tips for finding your feet fast, and standing out (in a good way).   1. Get there early. The absolute worst impression you can make is to arrive late on your very first day. Show that you're ready and eager to do a good day's work by getting there 10 to 15 minutes before your official start time. You might even do a test run a few days in advance to see how long the commute is likely to take.   2. Learn in advance what you'll do first. If you can walk in the door knowing who you're supposed to meet or what office you should go to, you'll have more confidence. Have your contact's name and phone number on you in case the receptionist has to call him/her to come and get you.   3. Scope out the environment. Knowing your way to the restroom, break room, supervisor's office and other frequent destinations will...
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3.21.17
Time to Spring Clean Your Workspace
You spend a good chunk of your life in this space — you deserve to have it neat, clean and functional. Spring is the time-honored season to spruce up and pare down, so what are you waiting for?   Environmental. Your desk, keyboard, phone and other surfaces are probably a tad grimy and/or germy by now. Clean them with anti-bacterial microfiber cloths, cotton swabs, compressed air can and other tools of your choice. Don't forget the computer air vents, which suck dust inside the electronics and cause a lot of damage.   Material. We bet there's a pretty hefty load of stuff lurking in your work area that you would never miss if it was gone. Weed out the filing cabinet Use that new-found filing space to clear your desk of everything not being used for current projects Scan hand-written notes and store them in the PC or cloud Remove outdated notices from the bulletin board Clear your drawers of excess pens, paper clips, etc.   Digital. Physical clutter kills your...
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3.08.17
Our International Women's Day Honoree: Lady Gaga
Like many people, Lady Gaga was bullied in school. It's what she has done with that pain that has made her so inspiring to millions around the world.   She was called ugly, fat, weird and annoying. Classmates didn't understand why anyone would want to stay home and write music instead of go out and play. Then it got even more serious: when she was 19 she was sexually assaulted.   Those memories still hurt, even now that she's a mega-star. In fact, just two months ago, she revealed that she lives with PTSD as a result of the sexual assault.   Like no other artist, Lady Gaga has channeled her emotions into positive action, in both her music and her social activism. She champions the cause of all victims of human rights abuse, from LGBT teens to bullied children.   She writes songs about being different and the importance of owning it, such as "Born This Way." Her Oscar-nominated "Til It Happens to You" makes you share the pain of being sexually assaulted.   Lady Gaga...
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3.07.17
What Type of Hire Are You?
Those of us in the staffing industry tend to throw around insider terms like "direct hire" and "temp-to-hire." Meanwhile, you're scratching your head, asking what it all means. Here's our handy guide to what type of employee you are.   Temp (temporary). Short-term employment for a specified length of time, usually less than one year. When Integrity hires you as a temporary worker for one of our clients, you are actually employed by Integrity and receive your pay and benefits from us. However, your work hours and duties will be directed by the company where you're assigned.   Temp-to-hire (AKA contract-to-hire). Like a temporary employee, you are hired for a specific period of time while the client company tests you out to see if you'd be a good choice for a full-time employee. During the test period, you remain an Integrity employee. If the client likes you, you will then transition to being their employee.   Direct hire. Sometimes Integrity clients will ask us to help...
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2.20.17
How to Achieve Supplier Diversity
    Integrity Staffing Solutions is committed to diversity among its suppliers as well as its workforce. We believe it's our differences that make us all stronger, and that what really matters are the core values of ambition, work ethic and integrity. This policy of deliberate inclusion helps us understand and anticipate the real needs of our clients, no matter who they are.   We'd like to share with you the basics of our Supplier Diversity Program.   1. Establish a process. We have found that with the best intentions in the world, action won't get taken until there's a defined program and assigned responsibilities. Our active Supplier Diversity Department is the starting point and facilitator for prospective diversity businesses, from answering initial questions to directing suppliers to the appropriate decision maker.   2. Qualify the business. It must be at least 51% owned and controlled/operated by a U.S. citizen and one of the following categories: African...
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2.08.17
The Importance of Diversity in the Workplace
    In this era of globalization, workforce diversity is not just a fact of life, it's a business goal which can deliver real benefits. Here are our top 5 reasons why we believe that hiring policy should include individuals of all ethnicities, cultures, genders and sexual orientations.   1. Increased innovation and problem solving ability. Studies have shown that diverse groups come up with solutions to challenges faster than homogenous ones. A variety of backgrounds brings in a wider range of ideas, knowledge banks and approaches to choose from, or meld into a unique process or strategy.   2. Increased customer approval. Diversity-oriented organizations can offer more and better solutions to their customers; and may attract new business on the basis of having people on staff who can interact easily with the customer.   3. Expanded language skills. Related to point 2 above, international businesses will benefit from being able to speak the same language and...
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1.23.17
Advantages of a Workplace Mentor
  Nearly all highly successful professionals say they couldn't have gotten where they are now without having a mentor in the early stages of their career. Developing a relationship with a more experienced colleague can smooth your path toward your career goals in many ways. Here are just a few of them:   1. Clues you in to the office culture. Someone who's worked there a while can tell you who really gets things done, who's in which clique, and what unwritten rules you'll be expected to play by. Insights into personalities can help you deal strategically with the individuals who will influence your job success.   2. Helps you be heard. Newbies often are afraid to speak up, or don't know how to make their point without making enemies. Plus, the mentor's position within the company can give you a powerful supporting voice if you need one.   3. Helps you listen. Being able to accept feedback, and act on it, will be crucial to your career (and personal) growth; yet it's one...
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1.17.17
Ways to Live MLK's Mission of Service Both Personally and Professionally
  “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   Martin Luther King Day of Service is Monday, January 16, 2017. Every American is encouraged to celebrate it by giving service to the community — and ideally being inspired to continue giving back all year round.   There are endless ways that each of us can contribute to the good of the family, community or nation we belong to. It can be as simple as helping out a disabled veteran by running errands or shoveling snow; or as big as making an ongoing commitment to a volunteer organization.   These ideas are only meant to start you thinking. The variety of good causes you can support with your time and skills is way too big to cover in this article. But we're confident that with a bit of looking around, you will discover the perfect opportunity to give service in the great MLK tradition.   Share your muscle. If you sit at a desk all day, some physical...
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1.09.17
How to Start Fresh on Your Job Search This New Year
    Maybe you've been looking for a while and have become discouraged. Or maybe you were distracted by holiday responsibilities and festivities. In any case, you're in dire need of some motivation.   Here are 5 ideas for re-energizing your job hunt and starting off 2017 with a bang.   1. Focus more on networking than job postings. If there's nothing on the boards except the same old positions you've seen — and applied to — for months, it's time to look in a new direction. Consider everyone you talk with, from your neighborhood barista to old school buddies, as a potential link to an unadvertised job opening. Candidates who are personally referred have more credibility with hiring managers than unknown applicants from the job boards.   2. Widen your job target. Think outside the box of your desired career path. Your strengths may be equally well suited to related fields where opportunities are more plentiful. What you consider a detour on your route to success just...
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