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Finding a job is hard.  Finding the perfect fit is even harder!  Being prepared before you next interview is crucial.  Do your homework and you stand the best chance of finding a role you love. So, what should you do before a job interview? Review the company website. Why: Understand what the company does and… Read more »

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In today’s market, candidates are more willing than ever to look for a new job and take a new offer. And great opportunities are plentiful. To land their top-choice candidates, employers need to sell the role and the company more effectively than ever.   Here’s how to convince your top candidate to say YES to… Read more »

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Your staffing partner is on your side. They can be a valuable partner, eliminating the headaches employers typically face. Staffing agencies can: Ease the strain on your HR and management staff Speed hiring Help you access better candidates Control your total recruitment costs Staffing Providers can deliver amazing results, but they are not mind readers! … Read more »

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Providing great references can make or break your chances of getting a job offer. Find out whom you should choose — and how to stack the deck in your favor. Why are references so important? Employers want to know if you have the skills and experience to succeed in the job and if your work… Read more »

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Today’s employers want to hire for soft skills, but finding qualified candidates and retaining talented employees who possess these skills is rarely simple. With the right approach to assessing soft skills, you can identify candidates and employees who have the tools to thrive in your organization. You don’t need to be a hiring expert to… Read more »

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By Mike McKerns   As summer hits its stride and life starts to return to normal in the USA, businesses are lifting pandemic-related restrictions, and the percentage of the population that has been fully vaccinated grows every day. In spite of this upswing, though, talent remains a serious concern of many companies. One recent survey… Read more »

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What is ergonomics and how does it affect us? Ergonomics is the study of the relationship between people, their work, and their workplace. Its primary goal is to help the body move in natural ways and reduce stressors that might cause damage and pain. Musculoskeletal Disorders Musculoskeletal disorders can develop either suddenly or over time,… Read more »

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March 4, 2022 “Why are our managers not able to make their own decisions?”  “Why do I get a phone call for every decision the managers make.”  These are both comments I’ve heard in countless meetings.  We are constantly telling our managers to make decisions, then why don’t they?  Is it fear?  Is it a… Read more »

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February 7, 2022 – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL WINS CLEARLYRATED’S 2022 BEST OF STAFFING CLIENT 5 YEAR DIAMOND AWARD FOR SERVICE EXCELLENCE   Diamond Award winners have won the Best of Staffing award for at least 5 years in a row;  consistently earning industry-leading satisfaction scores from their clients.   Essential Personnel has been honored to receive… Read more »

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Workers also have responsibilities under the OSH Act. Each worker must comply with OSHA standards and all related rules, regulations and orders applicable to his or her own actions and conduct. However, employees also have the right to: Be trained in a language you understand Work on machines that are safe Be provided required safety… Read more »