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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 »

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Essential Personnel was recently awarded Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client Award for providing superior service to our clients. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing Client winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients. On average, clients of winning agencies are 2.3 times… Read more »

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In this edition of HR Insights, Nicole Keltgen discusses the connection of employee productivity with their financial wellness. Professional life and personal life are two separate domains, but what happens in one can strongly affect the other. For example, stress in someone’s personal life can have a negative influence on his or her work life. This… Read more »

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With 4th of July week here, we want you to be safe! Here are some 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 packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were… Read more »

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With warm weather here, and many industries gearing up for their busy season, it is of the utmost importance to stay safe in your work environment. Here are some quick tips on doing so: Your safety is your personal responsibility. Wear light weight, loose-fitting clothing Always stay hydrated by drinking water. Always follow the correct… Read more »

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Self-reliance is a virtuous trait in an employee. Understanding how to help yourself and taking action is both empowering and beneficial in getting you to the place where you need to go. However, there are times in our careers, in life, where assistance is needed. It is important to understand that asking for help is… Read more »