Why Us?

Learn why employers choose Essential Personnel for staffing services.

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Shouldn’t You Partner With Us, Too?

Our approach to staffing and recruitment sets us apart from the competition. We focus on providing the best possible service to our clients and are proud of the many problems we have solved for them over the years.
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It starts with a needs analysis to gain a complete understanding of your requirements and culture. We consider the hard and soft skills that are important to your company, as well as the personality traits required for the role. We assess the work environment, the direct supervisor’s management style, and whether the employee will be expected to be self-motivated or work independently or as part of a team.

Most importantly, we give candidates the same level of attention to ensure an accurate match. By remaining in touch with candidates, we get regular feedback to ensure they are happy on the job – improving engagement and reducing turnover.

What Employers Want to Know!

What kind of jobs do you fill?
Essential Personnel is a full-service staffing agency. We recruit and place people in accounting, administrative, light industrial, manufacturing, warehouse, transportation and professional positions. By having a broad base of applicants and various recruiting resources, we can meet your needs in most areas of your business.
What is the process for finding employees through Essential Personnel?
Our recruiting efforts start immediately. We will work directly with you to discuss the details of the open position to ensure we recruit and select the best talent fit for your company. You will be asked to complete our staffing agreement and credit application and provide us with wage information and a job description for the position. This will ensure that we provide you with the best talent available.
What do you need from me to ensure you make a great match?

We ask questions that give our employment consultants a complete understanding of your organization to find the best-fit candidate for the job and your company culture. These questions include:

  • What hard skills are important?
  • What soft skills will make the candidate successful?
  • What personality traits are required?
  • What is the work environment like?
  • Who will be the employee’s direct supervisor?
  • What is the supervisor’s management style?
  • Will the employee be expected to be self-motivated?
  • Will the employee work independently or as part of a team?
Why should I not hire them on my own?

Our focus all day and every day is “Connecting Quality People with Quality Careers,” we feel our greatest resource is our past, present and future employees. Daily, we recruit, screen and process applicants, allowing us to have a very large applicant pool. This allows you to focus on revenue-generating activities within your company.

Additionally, temp-to-hire services offered at Essential Personnel take the hiring risk out of your hands. If you are not satisfied with a new employee, let us know, and we will find a replacement. We also handle all payroll, taxes, unemployment, health insurance and other costs, so you do not have the administrative burden and remove your stress of sorting through resumes and doing interviews.

What is your hiring and screening process for candidates?
  • Each candidate completes a detailed online application.
  • Qualifying candidates are selected for an in-person interview.
  • Their skills, work history and personal presentation are evaluated.
  • Candidates who pass these steps are asked to complete relevant assessments (we have over 1,000 to choose from).
  • References are checked.
Can I still interview the candidate?
100% of our focus is on recruiting, screening, interviewing and matching the best candidates with your job openings. A primary purpose of using our service is to save you time and ensure all your positions are filled. It is important to move quickly when there is a great match. Setting up additional interviews can often delay the process and risk missing out on this candidate. Customized processes can be accommodated.
Do you have a guarantee?
The great thing about using our temp-to-hire and temporary services is you only pay for the hours the employee works at your company. If you find the employee is not a perfect fit, we will immediately find a replacement. If you notify us within the first 4 hours of employment, you will not be billed for those hours. We also offer direct placement services and guarantees vary based on the agreement for each client. All clients can access true after-hours service. Speak with a skilled employment consultant anytime.
Where is Essential Personnel located?
We have offices in Nebraska and one in Iowa. Find them here. Grand Island, Kearney, Columbus, Norfolk, Fremont, NE, and Des Moines, IA.

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