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Hiring additional seasonal help for the summer is a prevalent practice for many companies, especially in the construction and agricultural industries.  While these extra helpers are able to get the job done quicker, they cause extra work for management and HR.  Here are some tips to increase your preparedness this year. Keep Orientation Brief and… 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. Stay Positive Continue the job seeking process, even though it can… Read more »

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The Affordable Care Act is the most sweeping health care legislation in decades. Starting Jan. 1, 2015, companies with 100 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees must comply with the employer provisions of the law. Essential Personnel is committed to ACA compliance—both in letter and in spirit. We are also committed to using our… Read more »

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Most employees spend as much time with their co-workers as they do with their families, so it’s no surprise that nearly 60% of them admit they have participated in an office romance. Even more say a colleague doubles as a friend. And while vigilant HR pros might bristle at the notion of “work friends” because… Read more »

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At Essential Personnel we are always on the lookout for high-quality candidates. When you refer a new employee to Essential Personnel, and that person works a minimum 80 hours on a temporary assignment or completes the guarantee period on a direct hire placement with one of our clients, you can earn a $50 referral bonus…. Read more »

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In the recent 2013/2014 Towers Watson Staying@Work Survey, employee stress, obesity and lack of physical activity were the top three lifestyle risk factors affecting the workplace.  This is any issue that could compromise the efficiency and profitability of a business and its people. These issues include everything from inadequate training to organizational culture to operational… Read more »