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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 »

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One of the best ways to increase your company’s bottom line is by ensuring your customers are well taken care of. The best way to do that is to maximize the talent in your employees. People don’t do business with companies; they do business with the people at the company. By maximizing your employees’ talent,… 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 »