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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it is important to look for quality employees, and not to lose a possible perfect organizational fit due to an outdated hiring filter.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 »

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One of the best ways to increase your company’s bottom line is by ensuring your customers are well taken care of. The best way to do that is to maximize the talent in your employees. People don’t do business with companies; they do business with the people at the company. By maximizing your employees’ talent,… Read more »

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Hiring great people can be a timely process, so retaining them should be a top priority. Luckily, most good retention practices are inexpensive to implement. Effective retention To understand how to retain good employees, you first need to know what they’re looking for. Today, the best employees want: Career development opportunities and a chance to… Read more »

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Making the wrong hiring decision can be an unnerving thought.  Why not try your employees out before you hire them on permanently?   Using a staffing agency is a proven way to test your employees fit in your company and the position you are hiring for before committing yourself to them. Here are some of the… Read more »

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At Essential Personnel, we provide services for our clients that include recruitment and selection of employees for companies who don’t have the time to interview and hire or are simply looking for a partner to help. We also offer expertise in management, temporary workers for companies who need workers from a day or two to… Read more »

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As our workforce continues to change and evolve, so do the challenges facing your HR department. Some of the current concerns in our workforce include competition for talent, retention, multi-generational employees, company culture, diversity, wellness and training, just to name a few! Competition for Talent A continuous requirement for HR is finding and onboarding new… Read more »

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In this edition of HR Insights, Catherine Goncalves discusses the identifying candidates with strong soft skills to hire for their organization. Companies that want to hire the best people are increasingly coming to the realization that they need to look for strong soft skills in their candidates. But what are soft skills? Why are they important in the… Read more »

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Hiring additional seasonal help for harvest is a prevalent practice. While these extra helpers get us through our busy season, they cause extra work for management and HR, as well as shift supervisors and permanent employees. Here are some tips to increase your preparedness this year. Keep Orientation Brief and to the Point Seasonal workers… Read more »