Surviving the Holiday Countdown

Can you feel that? Of course, you can. It’s the time of year when everyone in the office can feel every little tick of the second hand, every single passing day on the calendar. It’s easy to be distracted. You have a million things to think about, festivities, gifts, all of that food, but you […]

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Holiday Leave Survival Guide

It’s time to take that holiday leave. Whether just a couple of days over Thanksgiving or a couple of weeks for time with extended family, holiday leave is both an incredible blessing and a source of stress for many. One study by the American Psychological Association found that 38% of people feel a serious increase in […]

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Creating an Attitude of Gratitude

There is ample research on the topic of gratitude in the workplace and how it will transform your organization. In fact, a 2012 study from the American Psychological Association found that over half of all workers leave one job to search for another because they felt unappreciated or undervalued. Facts like this just confirm the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Develop These High Demand Skills in Your Employees

High Demand Skills At the beginning of the year, LinkedIn revealed the most in-demand skills of 2018. The list included mostly technical skills – cloud and distributed computing, statistical analysis and data mining, middleware and integration software, and more. However, not all high demand skills include hard skills. In fact, 57% of business leaders in this […]

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Get Ready for Gen Z

Gen Z and Work For years, Millennials have borne the brunt of criticism and scrutiny – whether deserved or not (avocado toast comes to mind). Oftentimes, those calls from frustrated Boomer employers were returned with memes and hashtags from the forlorn Millennials. However, as Millennials rise in ranks and age, they are assuming more of […]

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Hiring Trends for 2018: What Staffing Firms Need to Know

Big Hiring Trends in 2018 In April of this year, the U.S. unemployment rate hit a low of 3.9 percent.  A tight labor supply presents new hiring challenges. Technology continues to evolve and change the hiring and recruiting process. Follow along as we detail the biggest hiring trends of 2018 and its impact on staffing […]

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