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Times, they are a changing and that includes the workplace. In the past, when a person found a job at a local company, he/she stayed there, often until retirement. These days, the job market is much different and it is very uncommon to see a worker stay at the same organization for their entire career…. Read more »

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Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and appreciation. Thank you to all of our amazing employees and valued clients. Have a blessed Thanksgiving week from all of us at Essential Personnel! “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have… Read more »

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With the growing needs of our ever-changing and aging population, Essential Personnel has launched a new division, solely focused on the needs of the healthcare industry. Our healthcare division has experienced consultants in the healthcare industry connecting medical providers with industry leading professionals. If you are looking for caring, essential nursing, administrative or management level… Read more »

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If you think accepting a temporary assignment has no chance of turning into a permanent position, you may be surprised. Many employers are open to keeping valued workers on, either in their current temporary position or a different area with a higher need, after the assignment is complete. Here are some tips to take your… 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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Winter is approaching, which means we are now well on our way to cold and flu season. When cold weather hits, that means we are indoors more, and sharing germs. During cold weather, it is important to remember the basics on staying healthy and preventing the spread of germs. A few basic tips to keep from… 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 »