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Hiring Strategies To Get Your Company To Full Employment

Published 06/06/2022

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics   As reported in U.S. News, the nation added 390,000 jobs in May. As of Friday, June 3, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the country's unemployment rated remained at an astounding 3.6%. The majority of U.S. companies are struggling to hire sufficient numbers of employees. What is an employer to do?   As explained by Bruce M. Anderson in his Linkedin post "5 Steps for Creating a Culture That Attracts and Welcomes Employees with Disabilities", with competition for skilled workers at an increased focus on diversity, companies have started to recruit in often overlooked talent pools,...

Generosity with strings is not generosity: it is a deal.

Published 06/04/2022

What a Long Strange Trips It's Been - Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead   We often hear how we are supposed to create an introduction or an elevator pitch. We read about taglines and slogans. What we really need to focus on is what to do afterward we meet someone.   The closing to a presentation is not quite the same thing as the closing to an elevator pitch or an introduction. When you’re closing a presentation, you have obviously had much more time to offer information, tell stories, and provide statistics. You’re in a much better position to extend a powerful call...

ASN - Closed Memorial Day

Published 05/26/2022

In observance of Memorial Day, our office will be closed on Monday, May 30. We will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, May 31.   On behalf of all of us at Available Staffing Network, LLC. we wish you, our employees, and families a safe Memorial Day weekend in honor of all the veterans and active service members.  

Cannabis for the Rest of Us

Published 05/23/2022

What a Long Strange Trips It's Been - Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead   Historical Perspectives   The legal history of cannabis in the U.S. dates back to 1906 with the passage of laws listing cannabis as poison in many states. Total prohibitions began in the 1920s, with cannabis being regulated as a drug in every state by the mid-1930s by the adoption of the Uniform State Narcotic Drug Act. The first national regulation was the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937.     Cannabis cultivation played a central role in the establishment of the United States. Supporters of cannabis legalization love to point out that our founding...

Don't let anyone else define your success

Published 05/16/2022

“Success is when I add value to myself, but significance is when I add value to others.” John Maxwell   All of us are in business to be successful. There is even a magazine titled “Success”. We are all striving for success, but how many of us have actually defined what we mean by it? Are we seeking wealth, power and prestige or are we striving for peace of mind, security, and comfort?   To make matters worse, many of us allow others to define success for us. Social media is awash with supposedly successful people telling us what success should look like. If...