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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 »

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Self-reliance is a virtuous trait in an employee. Understanding how to help yourself and taking action is both empowering and beneficial in getting you to the place where you need to go. However, there are times in our careers, in life, where assistance is needed. It is important to understand that asking for help is… 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 professionals 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 you… Read more »

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As a follow-up to our blog article two weeks ago regarding an Affordable Care Act (ACA) 2014 to do list, this article focuses on saving your company time and money by avoiding hefty penalties and fees directly related to the ACA. Under the ACA, insurers are unable to impose annual dollar amount limits on benefits… Read more »

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Hiring additional seasonal help for harvest is a prevalent practice. While these extra helpers get us through our busy season, they cause extra work for management and HR. Here are some tips to increase your preparedness this year. Keep Orientation Brief and to the Point Seasonal workers do not need to know the entire history… Read more »

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With the employer mandate quickly approaching in January of 2015, here is a list of suggestions to prepare for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Research your insurance options by discussing with qualified insurance brokers, agents and consultants. Estimate how many employees are enrolled in Medicaid. Estimate how many employees will be eligible for the ACA… Read more »

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The biggest challenge in modern HR is how to best advocate for and implement the new technologies available to improve the recruiting and management process. Technology is fast changing, and many may feel it’s not worth adopting an innovation because another will come right around the corner. But this approach means missing out on strategies… Read more »

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July, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Newtek Business Services, Inc. NASDAQ: NEWT, The Small Business Authority®, with a portfolio of over 100,000 business accounts, announced the findings of its SB Authority Market Sentiment Survey, a monthly window into the concerns of independent business owners. Based on a poll of over 1,500 respondents, the key finding from the… Read more »