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The purpose of a wellness programs is to promote healthy lifestyle initiatives, which can include smoking cessation programs, on-site gyms, healthy food initiatives, wellness education and more. While some businesses have instituted comprehensive health programs, others have achieved savings and increased productivity with just a few simple activities that promote healthy behaviors. Why Promote Wellness… Read more »

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The rewards of employee incentive programs were once reserved for sales professionals, piece workers and top executives; however, things have changed in recent years. Today, larger corporations and smaller companies with available resources are offering incentive programs to reward their employees. These programs show appreciation for employees’ diligent efforts and establish a sense of participation… Read more »

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We are extremely proud to announce that Essential Personnel has won ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Client Award for providing superior service to our clients for two years in a row! Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided… 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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As Kearney, Lexingtong, Holdrege, Gibbon, Wood River and beyond suffer from the flood, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong, stay safe.

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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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Finding work can be difficult, and the longer you are unemployed, the more difficult it becomes. Many employers are skeptical of job seekers who have been unemployed for a long period of time.  Here are some tips to break out of the unemployment line. Remain Optimistic Continue the job seeking process, even though it can… 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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by Sharlyn Louby from HR Insights Coworkers play a huge role in the employee experience. For example, a growing number of organizations include peers in the hiring process so that candidates can meet some of the people who may be their future colleagues. Many companies have incorporated new-hire “buddy” programs into the welcoming and socialization… Read more »