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Diversity and inclusion in the workplace are not new concepts. However, as the threat of COVID-19 shifts, it’s important for businesses to not simply have a plan, but fully embrace those concepts. People have gained new and varied perspectives while living through and preparing to emerge from the pandemic. What Is Inclusion? Although often used… Read more »

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In hot and humid weather, sometimes your body’s natural cooling system isn’t enough. Heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke pose a very real threat to outdoor workers. Employee safety is a top priority for us at Essential Personnel and that includes being safe in the heat. Here are some tips to keep employees cool and… Read more »

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Camping is an activity enjoyed by millions of Americans each year. To keep the experience fun and safe there are some basic precautions that every camper should take. Essentials Before setting out it is important that you have the following items: A medical kit—It should include a topical antibiotic, bandages, cotton swabs, diarrhea medication, antacids,… Read more »

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Safety programs not only have a positive impact on your bottom line, they improve productivity and increase employee morale. But how can you measure this? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workplaces that establish safety and health management systems can reduce their injury and illness costs by 20 to 40 percent. Safe… Read more »

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The workplace is already filled with a wide variety of potential hazards. But, when Mother Nature takes an already dangerous situation and sprinkles it with less-than-ideal working conditions, it means that you and your co-workers need to not only be aware of new hazards, but also be aware that the preexisting ones just became even… Read more »

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1. Prolonged Remote Work Consider augmenting existing remote work policies or creating a new robust remote work policy that specifies which positions are permitted to telework on a more permanent basis and the procedures for ensuring their continued success. 2. Social Distancing in the Office Everything from the number of individuals allowed in meeting rooms… Read more »

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Finding the right staffing fit is important to the health of your company. Hiring the wrong candidate can mean a waste of time, money and resources. Knowing that cultural fit is important doesn’t necessarily make it easier to determine if the candidate will be a good match for your company. Here are some tips to… Read more »

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impose itself upon the world, forcing people to self-quarantine and practice social distancing. But, while keeping your distance from others is a necessary step in order to protect your physical health, not seeing your friends, family or co-workers for such an extended period of time can be harmful to… Read more »