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Safety is our top priority at Essential Personnel. We value our employees and want everyone to feel safe on the job. Workplace violence includes any act in which a person is abused, threatened, intimidated or assaulted in his or her employment. Whether it stems from work-related disputes or domestic abuse or personal issues, violence can… Read more »

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The term “onboarding” is often tossed around in the HR realm, but not everyone knows what it is or how to do it. In basic terms, onboarding is the process of getting new hires acclimated to their new roles. It includes setting clear guidelines for performance and company culture, and sharing the knowledge necessary for… Read more »

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Effective employee communication is a vital aspect of the employer-employee relationship. It shows employees that they are valued by the company; conversely, a lack of communication can make them feel underappreciated, fostering discontentment and low morale. Poor communication may also result in employees indifference to their performance and result in lower productivity. With all the… Read more »

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Safety programs not only have a positive impact on your bottom line, they improve productivity and increase employee morale. But how can you measure this? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workplaces that establish safety and health management systems can reduce their injury and illness costs by 20 to 40 percent. Safe… Read more »

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The workplace is already filled with a wide variety of potential hazards. But, when Mother Nature takes an already dangerous situation and sprinkles it with less-than-ideal working conditions, it means that you and your co-workers need to not only be aware of new hazards, but also be aware that the preexisting ones just became even… Read more »

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1. Prolonged Remote Work Consider augmenting existing remote work policies or creating a new robust remote work policy that specifies which positions are permitted to telework on a more permanent basis and the procedures for ensuring their continued success. 2. Social Distancing in the Office Everything from the number of individuals allowed in meeting rooms… Read more »

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Finding the right staffing fit is important to the health of your company. Hiring the wrong candidate can mean a waste of time, money and resources. Knowing that cultural fit is important doesn’t necessarily make it easier to determine if the candidate will be a good match for your company. Here are some tips to… Read more »