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Employee turnover can often be discomforting for employers, especially when it worsens over time. With so much attention on effective recruitment and hiring practices, it’s easy to forget that retaining top talent can sometimes be more challenging than finding high-quality workers in the first place. And the COVID-19 pandemic made things even more complicated, with… Read more »

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Media coverage of workplace violence tends to misrepresent the scale and nature of the problem. While the dramatic, isolated incidents often publicized are shocking, most workplace violence consists in less newsworthy – but equally worrisome – activity, including threats of physical violence, harassment, intimidation or other threatening behavior. And while failing to adequately prevent and… Read more »

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Variations of virtual open enrollment are among the many ways to make employee benefits adaptable. Technology doesn’t fully remove the human aspect from HR, but it can certainly enhance it. When employers use technology to create efficiencies in their benefits administration, HR professionals can shift their focus from administrative tasks to actual employees. As such,… Read more »

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Given the high cost of losing an employee, retention should be a top priority for every organization. Employee retention is even more of a concern as we enter a post-pandemic world. What’s Happening? Turnover is a common occurrence throughout any given year. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, year-over-year turnover rates drastically fell. Instead, workers clung… Read more »

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mental health problems are among the largest overall health concerns in the United States, as an estimated 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness each year. Additionally, over half (56%) of employees reported that stress and anxiety have impacted their productivity in the workplace, according… Read more »

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If your company is weathering a period of turnover, layoffs, economic downturn or another challenging situation, managers may find themselves facing individuals and departments who are complacent and who lack the motivation to work at their highest ability. Charging up employees and getting them excited can be difficult, especially if you are relatively new to… Read more »

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air has higher levels of pollutants than outdoor air, and consequently can pose environmentally related health problems. This has increasingly become a concern for business owners, as indoor air quality (IAQ) has a direct impact on the health, comfort, well-being and productivity of employees. Furthermore, a report… Read more »

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Job searching can be exhaustive and often frustrating, particularly when you are doing it solo.  By working with Essential Personnel you will be working with individuals who possess industry knowledge and have strong connections with local business decision makers.  To make the most of working with a recruiter, here are a few tips: Know what… Read more »

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OSHA recently determined it will not be making changes to the healthcare emergency temporary standard (ETS) after reviewing the latest guidance, science and data on COVID-19, and the recently updated CDC face mask guidance. However, OSHA will continue to monitor and assess the need for changes monthly. OSHA determined that neither the CDC’s guidance on… Read more »