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Less is More: Managing Inbox Productivity

Less is More: Managing Inbox Productivity

Your email inbox, it’s the central hub for most business communication, but also the thing most people dread opening. Why? Simple, your email has become too cluttered. Too often our inboxes look more like junk folders, piled to thee brim with the old, the unwanted, and the stuff we’re just not so sure about. How […]

Is Grad School the Right Choice Right Now?

Is Grad School the Right Choice Right Now?

  Somehow it happened. Graduate school has entered your mind. This could be for a variety of reasons. Maybe you want to transition to a new career. Or maybe you are looking to advance further in your current one. Whatever the case may be, the decision to go to grad school can be a difficult […]

Charles Foster’s 50th Anniversary

Charles Foster’s 50th Anniversary

This year, we are celebrating 50 years of providing employers with exceptional talent in the Charleston area. Charles Foster is a locally owned and operated small business that was founded in 1969, and our remarkable team has been matching employers and candidates ever since. We know that every company is different, and each position is […]

Spring Fever? Tips to Keep your Employees Productive All Spring

Spring Fever? Tips to Keep your Employees Productive All Spring

As we approach springtime, it is just beautiful outside. The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and it is perfect weather to be outside soaking up the sun. You start to find yourself and your employees getting spring fever. It is hard to focus on work when all you can think about is laying […]

Are Your Employees Engaged? How to Keep Them Productive and Satisfied at Work

Are Your Employees Engaged? How to Keep Them Productive and Satisfied at Work

Finding great, qualified talent can be challenging, and employee turnover is so time-consuming and expensive. That is why it is so important to invest in your current employees and make sure they are happy to get up every day and come to work. Keep them engaged and satisfied within your company so that they will […]

Biggest Recruiting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Biggest Recruiting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Biggest Recruiting Mistakes Companies Make 1. Not Having a Good Job Posting Your job post should fit the “Goldilocks” standard – not too short, not too long, but just right! A job post that is too short or too vague will give you an influx of candidates that do not fit the requirements you are […]

Try These Interview Questions to Gauge Soft Skills in Your Candidates

Try These Interview Questions to Gauge Soft Skills in Your Candidates

How do you know if an interview candidate has the proper skills of communication, decision-making, collaboration, teamwork, time management, and creativity required for the job? These qualities are classified as something known as soft skills. Soft skills are personality and workplace traits of employees that are not easily quantified on a resume but are important […]

Creating a Diverse Workplace

Creating a Diverse Workplace

Workplace diversity includes more than having a team of people of different races and ethnicities. Employees in an inclusive workplace setting should be individuals with varying genders, ethnicities, levels of education, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, privileges, ages, religions, political views, cultures, and even work styles. Diversity Matters There is something to be said about a […]

Recruiting and Staffing Trends for 2019

Recruiting and Staffing Trends for 2019

New Year, New Staffing Trends The new year is in full swing and with it comes challenges and opportunities. We are still facing a tight labor pool creating talent shortages. This is a candidate’s market, creating more pressure than ever for businesses to stand out and innovate. Here are the biggest recruiting and staffing trends […]

Why Your Employer Brand Matters

Why Your Employer Brand Matters

When it comes to recruiting and hiring, you want to attract top talent and your employer brand has a major influence in that task. Understanding this concept and how to shape it will help you bring in better candidates while strengthening your organization’s identity as well.  So, what is an employer brand and what are […]