Six Potential Challenges to Running a Small Business

Six Potential Challenges to Running a Small Business

This article was originally posted on University of Mary Washington’s Center for Economic Development blog on January 26, 2022. Running a small business is not a walk in the park. When I started my staffing agency five years ago, I truly had no idea what I...
2021 Year in Review

2021 Year in Review

As 2021 ends, we’re hopeful the economic recovery we’ve seen will continue. Though it was a challenging year with uncertainty around jobs, business growth, and Covid related processes, we witnessed a lot of pre-pandemic metrics. With hard times, I...
Tips & Tricks for Recruitment and Retention

Tips & Tricks for Recruitment and Retention

This article was originally posted on University of Mary Washington’s Center for Economic Development blog on November 17, 2021. According to the Job Turnover and Labor Survey from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Oct 24, 2021),...
2020 Year in Review

2020 Year in Review

With any challenge comes courage, sweat, change, and reflection. I want to present our 2020 Year in Review before more time passes. 2020 was a year with unique and difficult challenges. Matern Staffing couldn’t have unexpectedly grown without the support of our...
2020 Year-End Hiring Plan

2020 Year-End Hiring Plan

The leaves are falling, the temperatures are dropping and the nights are getting longer. Just as seasons change, hiring needs also fluctuate. In a typical year those hiring trends are easier to predict. The year 2020 has been anything but a typical year. Employers in...