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Empathy is an important trait among employees, leadership and executive teams that is often overlooked. An empathetic individual is willing to help employees on a deeper level, shows interest in their wants and needs, and demonstrates compassion. Exemplifying empathy in the workplace means relating to employee emotions, thoughts and experiences—something that can greatly improve the… Read more »

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If you are in your 40s or 50s, you likely feel the pressure of retirement looming just over the horizon. However, there are several actions you can take to ensure that you have saved enough to live comfortably in your golden years. Follow these tips in order to maximize your savings: Take advantage of catch-up… Read more »

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Stress is a leading contributor to many health problems, and the workplace can often be a major source of stress. Lowering stress can lower the risk of medical conditions and can help employees feel better on a day-to-day basis. You can implement various activities to help reduce employee stress, which can improve health and morale—and… Read more »

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Clients of winning agencies are 3.3 times more likely to be completely satisfied. JULY 15, 2020 – Essential Personnel, a leading staffing agency announced today that they have won Best of Staffing Client Award for providing superior service to their clients. Presented in partnership with presenting sponsor, CareerBuilder, and gold sponsors Indeed and Glassdoor, ClearlyRated’s… Read more »

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Diversity and inclusion in the workplace are not new concepts. However, as the threat of COVID-19 shifts, it’s important for businesses to not simply have a plan, but fully embrace those concepts. People have gained new and varied perspectives while living through and preparing to emerge from the pandemic. What Is Inclusion? Although often used… Read more »

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In hot and humid weather, sometimes your body’s natural cooling system isn’t enough. Heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke pose a very real threat to outdoor workers. Employee safety is a top priority for us at Essential Personnel and that includes being safe in the heat. Here are some tips to keep employees cool and… Read more »

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Camping is an activity enjoyed by millions of Americans each year. To keep the experience fun and safe there are some basic precautions that every camper should take. Essentials Before setting out it is important that you have the following items: A medical kit—It should include a topical antibiotic, bandages, cotton swabs, diarrhea medication, antacids,… 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 »