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Hiring great people can be a timely process, so retaining them should be a top priority. Luckily, most good retention practices are inexpensive to implement. Effective retention To understand how to retain good employees, you first need to know what they’re looking for. Today, the best employees want: Career development opportunities and a chance to… Read more »

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Substance abuse remains one of the most serious issues facing U.S. businesses. Contrary to popular belief, most Americans who struggle with substance abuse hold down a job. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), more than 70 percent of those 18 and older who binge drink and/or use illicit drugs in… Read more »

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If you think accepting a temporary assignment has no chance of turning into a permanent position, you may be surprised. Many employers are open to keeping valued workers on, either in their current temporary position or a different area with a higher need, after the assignment is complete.  Here are some tips to take your… Read more »

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At Essential Personnel, we strive to keep our employees safe by reducing risk in their work environment. Through training, consistent communication and site studies, we work with our employees to maintain excellent safety practices. Checking workplace safety throughout the day is an easy way to keep your working environment safe. Following safety protocols are in… Read more »

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Making the wrong hiring decision can be an unnerving thought.  Why not try your employees out before you hire them on permanently?   Using a staffing agency is a proven way to test your employees fit in your company and the position you are hiring for before committing yourself to them. Here are some of the… Read more »

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At Essential Personnel, we provide services for our clients that include recruitment and selection of employees for companies who don’t have the time to interview and hire or are simply looking for a partner to help. We also offer expertise in management, temporary workers for companies who need workers from a day or two to… Read more »

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“Ghosting” is a relatively new term used to explain the practice of someone ending a relationship without explanation and by simply withdrawing all communication. While this began as a term to explain an end to personal relationships, it is also used by HR departments. Employee ghosting, on a professional level, can happen at any stage;… Read more »