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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Becoming a leader in the workplace does not necessarily mean that you have to be in a management position. There is a great need in every company for people with integrity to lead by doing, lead with reliability in their work and lead with support of their peers. Lead by doing. Coming to work every… Read more »
The work you put in today will determine your future. How are you using your time? Are you working on your skills to build your future? Work toward you goals today to be someone that nobody thought you could be tomorrow.
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 »
Hiring additional seasonal help for harvest is a prevalent practice. While these extra helpers get us through our busy season, they cause extra work for management and HR, as well as shift supervisors and permanent employees. Here are some tips to increase your preparedness this year. Keep Orientation Brief and to the Point Seasonal workers… Read more »