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Workers impaired by drugs or alcohol can cause serious damage to your business in the form of increased absenteeism, lower productivity, higher health care costs, higher workers’ compensation claims, and more on-the-job injuries and accidents. In order to maintain a safe and productive work environment, employers should take action to stop substance abuse. A cornerstone… Read more »

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Cybersafety isn’t just a job for your IT department or contractor. Cyber attacks and data breaches have become far more common and far more costly in recent years. According to a 2018 Ponemon Institute study, 27% of data breaches are caused by negligent employees or contractors. Protect yourself and your organization by remembering these tips:… Read more »

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Nearly 80 percent of Americans consider their jobs stressful. While it may not be possible to eliminate job stress altogether, you can learn to manage it effectively. Common job stressors include a heavy workload, intense pressure to perform at high levels, job insecurity, long work hours, excessive travel, office politics and conflicts with co-workers. While… Read more »

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Your business needs to be prepared for anything, even the most unexpected disaster.   You must consider common risks, such as criminal activity or natural disasters. To protect your company against such threats, it is important that you have effective security preparation and disaster response plans. Without prior planning, you leave your company open to financial… Read more »

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Essential Pros, a leading staffing agency, is now offering a franchising opportunity! Essential Pros sits in a great position in the franchise market with a strong operating model in place and a strong differentiation from the rest of the competition in the franchise marketplace. The business system of Essential Pros has been developed and refined… Read more »

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National Staffing Employee Week salutes the temporary and contract employees who contribute to the economy of Nebraska and that of the entire nation. National Staffing Employee Week is September 16-22 this year. This special week provides the perfect opportunity to thank our temporary and contract employees for their contributions. We appreciate all of our employees… Read more »

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You carefully recruited, screened, and tested several applicants for that new position. When the time came to make a hiring decision, you confidently selected the most qualified candidate. But two months later, the new hire resigned, confessing that she “never felt part of the company.” The right first impression is everything, and a poor employee… Read more »

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With 4th of July week here, we want you to be safe and ensure your Independence Day is filled with celebration and not regret. Here are some very good firework guidelines provided by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission: Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks. Avoid buying fireworks that are… Read more »

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Emergencies are frightening. Whether you are at home or on the job, feelings of panic, turmoil, and fear are often associated with an emergency and are not a fun experience. However, the best way to protect yourself and others is to prepare for an emergency before it happens. The first thing to do is a… Read more »

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With low unemployment rates, hiring can be a battle!  To circumvent the possibility of making poor hiring choices based only on passing filters through  qualifications, it is important to look for quality employees, and not to lose a possible perfect organizational fit due to an outdated hiring filter. Employers can make a tough situation worse… Read more »