Nicole Smartt on Good Day Sacramento

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Good Day Sacramento recently featured Star Staffing VP and Co-Owner, Nicole Smartt, author of From Receptionist to Boss.    

YOU’VE RECEIVED A JOB OFFER, NOW WHAT?

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  You’ve been on the hunt for a new opportunity, and you’ve just received a job offer. Now what? Here’s a step by step guide to responding to a job offer, including things to think about at every step. Say Thank You. First, be sure to thank the company for the offer and acknowledge that… Read more »

Local Book Utilized in Sonoma State University Entrepreneurship Program & Local Book Tour

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Star Staffing, the premier staffing resource for Northern California employers and job seekers, is pleased to announce that Vice-President & Owner Nicole Smartt’s book From Receptionist to Boss was chosen as a course text for a Sonoma State University undergraduate-level management course focused on management concepts and theory from an organization’s perspective. Assistant Professor Sergio… Read more »

3 Ways to Deal with a Boss Who Plays Favorites

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  Here’s the thing about favoritism: Many people are guilty of playing favorites, including teachers and even parents. And as you may have guessed, your boss probably has a few favorites in the office. Good bosses, however, have the good sense to be discreet about this and remain professional. But what if you have a… Read more »

How to Rock Your First Week on the Job!

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  Your first week in your new job is important for many reasons. First, it’s a litmus test to prove that you were indeed a good hire. Second, your first week is when you can make a solid first impression with your co-workers. Third, getting off to a good start boosts your confidence, helping set… Read more »

3 Crucial Skills for Anyone Applying to Be a Forklift Operator

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  Star Staffing is looking for a forklift operator with experience in operating forklift trucks to load and unload materials and deliveries, and move loads to and from storage areas, machines, and loading docks. It’s a job that plays a vital role in industrial, manufacturing, and construction facilities, which require fast and efficient movement of… Read more »

6 PRO TIPS TO SCALE YOUR BUSINESS

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Author: Nicole Smartt As Featured in the February 2017 Issue of  the Northbay Biz (2/16/2017) It’s not just about being true to your word—your character drives your reputation, and your reputation impacts your growth opportunities. Why do so many businesses fail in the first five years, and so few succeed? Scaling your business from small upwards… Read more »

How to Build a Better Talent Pipeline

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  While an improving economy and employment rate is a good thing, many employers and workforce management professionals also face the reality of a competitive job market. One solution to this problem is to keep a shortlist of suitable candidates for different positions in your organization at all times. This way, you have options every… Read more »

Discreet Ways to Look for Work While You’re Still Employed

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  Are you happily employed with a company you actually love working for? If so, the last thing on your mind right is to look for a new job, right? But there are actually several good reasons why you should keep your keep your ear to the ground for any potential job opportunities. For starters,… Read more »

4 Invaluable Lessons Being Fired Will Teach You

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  It’s easy to view termination as the end of the world. For many of us, it is. You may have revolved your life, time, and choices around your work such that getting terminated must have felt like having the ground sink under your feet. Nonetheless, there are silver linings to what seem like terrible… Read more »