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The term “onboarding” is often tossed around in the HR realm, but not everyone knows what it is or how to do it. In basic terms, onboarding is the process of getting new hires acclimated to their new roles. It includes setting clear guidelines for performance and company culture, and sharing the knowledge necessary for… Read more »

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Effective employee communication is a vital aspect of the employer-employee relationship. It shows employees that they are valued by the company; conversely, a lack of communication can make them feel underappreciated, fostering discontentment and low morale. Poor communication may also result in employees indifference to their performance and result in lower productivity. With all the… Read more »

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When an employee experiences an occupational illness or injury, their eventual return to the workplace can create numerous challenges. Fortunately, return-to-work programs can help alleviate these concerns by supporting staff as they reintegrate back into the workforce. These programs may entail having an employee return to work with shortened hours, lighter workloads, or modified tasks… Read more »

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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 »