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If you are selected for an interview, preparation is key. Note that you may go to several interviews for the same job. For example, your first interview may be with a staffing agency and your second interview with its client. Confirm the appointment. Do this one day before your interview. Know the location of the… Read more »

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Are you ready to wow hiring managers during your next job interview? If you aren’t sure, you better keep reading. Here are some excellent interview tips: Have an outstanding resume. Impressive qualifications are a must on any resume, but a list of key accomplishments may not be enough. Your resume appearance is important, as well… Read more »

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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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It’s a manager’s worst nightmare. Your top-performing employee asks to talk with you, and after exchanging a few pleasantries, she lets the news drop: “I’m putting in my two-weeks notice.” That’s when your mind fills with questions. How did this happen? Is this my fault? Who else is leaving? Is there anything we could have… Read more »

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Essential Personnel, Inc. is proud to announce the recent acquisition of StaffCo Employment Services in Columbus, NE; Norfolk, NE and Fremont, NE. Adding StaffCo to the Essential Personnel brand will bring recruiting expertise, expansion of our service area, and diversification to Essential Personnel. With the addition of StaffCo, there are a total of 27 employees… Read more »