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Effective employee communication is a vital aspect of the employer-employee relationship. It shows employees that they are valued by the company; conversely, a lack of communication can make them feel underappreciated, fostering discontentment and low morale. Poor communication may also result in employees indifference to their performance and result in lower productivity. With all the… Read more »

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When an employee experiences an occupational illness or injury, their eventual return to the workplace can create numerous challenges. Fortunately, return-to-work programs can help alleviate these concerns by supporting staff as they reintegrate back into the workforce. These programs may entail having an employee return to work with shortened hours, lighter workloads, or modified tasks… Read more »

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Your business needs to be prepared for anything, even the most unexpected disaster.   You must consider common risks, such as criminal activity or natural disasters. To protect your company against such threats, it is important that you have effective security preparation and disaster response plans. Without prior planning, you leave your company open to financial… Read more »

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The rewards of employee incentive programs were once reserved for sales professionals, piece workers and top executives; however, things have changed in recent years. Today, larger corporations and smaller companies with available resources are offering incentive programs to reward their employees. These programs show appreciation for employees’ diligent efforts and establish a sense of participation… Read more »

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National Staffing Employee Week celebrates the contributions of the millions of individuals employed by U.S. staffing firms each week. During this special week, staffing firms from across the nation host special events honoring their greatest asset: their temporary and contract employees. -American Staffing Association From all of us at Essential Personnel, thank you to our… Read more »

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You go to the considerable trouble and expense to identify, interview, and hire great employees for your organization. So retaining them should also 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,… Read more »

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You go to the considerable trouble and expense to identify, interview, and hire great employees for your organization. So retaining them should also 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,… Read more »

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Hiring is costly, timely and can be exhausting. 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… Read more »

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There are many different reasons why companies use team building activities. A small sampling of these reasons include: Improving communication, boosting morale, motivation, ice breakers to help get to know each other better, learning effective strategies, improving productivity, learning about one’s strengths and weaknesses and many others. Team building activities can be used by any business,… Read more »

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We know that it’s far cheaper to retain an employee than to replace them. But in order to understand how to retain, we first need to understand the elements that go into an employee’s decision to stay or leave their job. Generally speaking, there are three broad categories of elements that make up an individual’s… Read more »