Mark Silverstein

Mark Silverstein is the VP of Business Development at Workbox Staffing. Mark has been in sales for over 15 years and has been with Workbox from the beginning.
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Out with the Old, In with the New: 5 Ways to Spring Clean your Career

Posted by Mark Silverstein

May 25, 2017 9:42:38 AM

Longer days and rising temperatures remind us spring is right around the corner. With the anticipation of warmer weather comes the annual opportunity to throw out the old and welcome in the new. Your first thought about spring cleaning may be to drag out the broom and dustpan, but your home isn’t the only thing you can clean up this spring.

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Topics: May 2017

Interview Nightmares to Avoid this Halloween

Posted by Mark Silverstein

Oct 31, 2016 2:05:00 PM

Going in for a job interview is scary enough even when everything goes right! In the spirit of Halloween, we’d like to share some interview nightmares that you or someone you know might have experienced and some ways to gracefully come out unscathed (and still have a chance at the job).

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Topics: October 2016

Right Culture for the Right Person

Posted by Mark Silverstein

Aug 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

According to Merriam-Webster, “culture” was the most popular word in 2014. And for good reason. If Glassdoor, Linkedin, and Indeed don’t say your company is a great place to work, you might be risking losing your employees to one that is. Now that the economy has turned around, employees have a stronger bargaining power, making the term “company culture” one of the most important words in corporate board rooms to date.

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Topics: August 2016

5 Tips for Managing Millennials in the Workplace

Posted by Mark Silverstein

Jul 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

These days, the question of how to manage Millennials in the workplace has taken center stage for a lot of growing organizations. Millennials have been getting a bad rap for the past several years, and are often described as lazy, unmotivated, and entitled. The problem is that these generalizations don’t take into consideration that perhaps Millennials just need to be managed differently than other generations before them. Here, we’ll discuss some tips on how to manage Millennials in the workplace to ensure that your organization continues to grow successfully with its employees.

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Topics: July 2016

How First Impressions Impact Employee Retention

Posted by Mark Silverstein

Jul 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Effective onboarding processes for new employees can make all the difference in the world when it comes to retaining employees. Understanding how first impressions impact employee retention can greatly change how you conduct your employees’ first day of work.

According to a 2014 survey of employees conducted by BambooHR, one-third of employees quit a job after six months; 15% reported that a lack of an effective onboarding process was to blame. So what can you do to ensure you are onboarding new employees effectively and retaining them sustainably?

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Topics: Staffing

10 Qualities to Look for in a Staffing Agency

Posted by Mark Silverstein

Jun 12, 2016 9:30:00 AM

A strategic plan, growth strategy and revenue – your business wouldn’t succeed without them. Another key ingredient to a thriving business model is a team of qualified employees. Interviewing and assessing candidates can be time-consuming and expensive. Staffing agencies have access to a large, ever-growing pool of qualified candidates that are a perfect fit for a variety of business needs. These are some of the advantages of filling positions through a staffing agency.

Here are some factors to consider when choosing an agency to partner with:

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Topics: June 2016

4 Benefits of Hiring Employees Through a Staffing Agency

Posted by Mark Silverstein

May 12, 2016 11:30:00 AM

One size does not fit all and employees are no exception to the rule. The staffing needs of a rapidly expanding organization and a business that operates seasonally are going to be entirely different. Staffing agencies have access to a large, ever-growing pool of qualified candidates that are a perfect fit for a variety of business needs. Your goal is to hire and retain talented employees; our goal is to find them for you.

Here are some advantages of filling positions through a staffing agency:

Cut Costs
Avoid the cost of placing help wanted ads and running background checks. Staffing agencies take on the responsibility of recruiting, testing skills, screening, payroll, taxes and benefits. When you hire employees through an agency, you eliminate many of these costs.

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Topics: May 2016

Now Hiring: 4 Benefits of Using a Staffing Agency to Find a Job

Posted by Mark Silverstein

Apr 7, 2016 10:36:36 AM

Have you been on the job hunt for a while? Don’t be discouraged! Talented candidates often go unnoticed, but not on our watch. We think you have a lot to offer and our recruiters are dedicated to connecting you with companies who are looking for hard-working employees like yourself.

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Topics: April 2016, Staffing

It’s Not Me, It’s You: 4 Ways to Break Up with Unemployment

Posted by Mark Silverstein

Feb 11, 2016 8:22:13 AM

Heart-shaped chocolates, roses and candlelit dinners – these are just a few of the pleasant surprises we expect on Valentine’s Day. But what about a break up? Not so much, right?

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Topics: February 2016

Change Reaction: The Key To Success In 2016

Posted by Mark Silverstein

Dec 10, 2015 2:02:18 PM

2016 is on the horizon and with it comes the opportunity to shake off the previous year’s disappointments and the promise of a fresh start. About 45% of us will make New Year’s resolutions in anticipation of a clean slate. Unfortunately, the reality is only 8% of us will achieve them. Sad but true.

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Topics: December 2015

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