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National Staffing Employee Week salutes the temporary and contract employees who contribute to the economy of Nebraska and that of the entire nation. National Staffing Employee Week is September 16-22 this year. This special week provides the perfect opportunity to thank our temporary and contract employees for their contributions. We appreciate all of our employees… 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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The purpose of a wellness programs is to promote healthy lifestyle initiatives, which can include smoking cessation programs, on-site gyms, healthy food initiatives, wellness education and more. While some businesses have instituted comprehensive health programs, others have achieved savings and increased productivity with just a few simple activities that promote healthy behaviors. Why Promote Wellness… 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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We are extremely proud to announce that Essential Personnel has won ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Client Award for providing superior service to our clients for two years in a row! Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided… Read more »

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You carefully recruited, screened, and tested several applicants for that new position. When the time came to make a hiring decision, you confidently selected the most qualified candidate. But two months later, the new hire resigned, confessing that she “never felt part of the company.” The right first impression is everything, and a poor employee… Read more »

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Finding work can be difficult, and the longer you are unemployed, the more difficult it becomes. Many employers are skeptical of job seekers who have been unemployed for a long period of time.  Here are some tips to break out of the unemployment line. Remain Optimistic Continue the job seeking process, even though it can… Read more »

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Building trust during the interview process is critical. Trust is a huge component needed in valued employees. How, though, do you convey that you are trustworthy? Here are some body language tips for your next interview. • To begin the interview, a firm handshake is in order. A loose handshake comes off as timid, or… Read more »

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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 »