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Winter is approaching, which means 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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Finding the monetary value and benefit, when using a service, is generally the top priority for a company’s leadership team.   Within the staffing industry, there can be false concepts related to the cost of a staffing service vs. hiring without a service.  Essential Personnel values educating companies on the cost-per-hire and return on investment while… 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. Stay Positive Continue the job seeking process, even though it can… Read more »

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National Staffing Employee Week is Sept. 24–30. This special week provides the perfect opportunity to thank our temporary and contract employees for their contributions. We appreciate all of our employees and their dedication and hard work. Thank you to our clients for the opportunities offered to our temporary and contact employees. We are grateful for the relationships we… Read more »

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Landing an interview can feel like a huge accomplishment, but it isn’t time to celebrate yet. It is time to prepare. During the interview you will want to communicate that your values align with the company’s and show your ability to shine in their environment. Here are some of the top values hiring managers are… Read more »

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Many people think the work is over once you land a job, but the truth is there is a lot more to be done. In the first few weeks of your employment, your colleagues will determine who you are. It is important to show that you are willing to work, learn and adapt in your… 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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Working with Essential Personnel as a job seeker has many benefits. While not all of these are typically associated with working with a staffing agency, all of them are perks of doing so. Flexibility. If you need flexibility in your life, working as a contract employee allows you to choose the positions that will work… Read more »