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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Why the Candidate Experience Matters

Understanding the Candidate Experience Unemployment continues to hold at record lows with a current rate of 3.7 percent. With an ever-tightening candidate pool, the candidate experience is an area you can’t overlook. To attract top talent and decrease the time it takes to fill open positions, attention to detail is everything. Discover why the candidate […]

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