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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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Working with Essential Personnel as a job seeker has many benefits. While not all of these are typically associated with working with a staffing agency, all of them are perks of doing so. Flexibility. If you need flexibility in your life, working as a contract employee allows you to choose the positions that will work… Read more »

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Finding the right staffing fit is important to the health of your company. Hiring the wrong candidate can mean a waste of time, money and resources. Knowing that cultural fit is important doesn’t necessarily make it easier to determine if the candidate will be a good match to your company. Here are some tips to… Read more »

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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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At Essential Personnel, we believe in providing personal support for job seekers during our hiring and job matching process. We work diligently to ensure you always talk to a capable staff member and that your questions are thoroughly answered. Many job seekers today feel like the process of hiring is impersonal, but that is not the case when… Read more »

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Are your day-to-day administrative responsibilities growing? We are here to help! Our convenient payrolling services can be used for part-time, full-time, seasonal employees, or for your entire company.  By having us payroll employees, it will lessen your administrative burden and reduce your overall risk. With Essential Personnel being the legal employer, we will manage all… Read more »

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The unemployment rate is very low throughout the Heartland. With a low unemployment, labor markets tighten and it becomes increasingly difficult to recruit, retain and expand a business. Overcoming Low Unemployment You have probably faced difficulty staffing in the past, times when you couldn’t find the exact right employee for one job or another, for… Read more »

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If you think accepting a temporary assignment has no chance of turning into a permanent position, you may be surprised. Many employers are open to keeping valued workers on, either in their current temporary position or a different area with a higher need, after the assignment is complete. Here are some tips to take your… Read more »

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Do you find that you are having a difficult time hiring people with industry experience? In a tight labor market it can be advantageous to seek workers with a transferable skill set who are currently working in a different industry. This is not to suggest to lower your hiring standards, but to open your search… Read more »

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Have you ever wondered if working for a staffing agency would be the right career path for you? We work with clients in a variety of industries, seeking employees at different levels; from entry level to senior executive, we can help! Here are some insightful statistics provided by the American Staffing Association: The staffing, recruiting,… Read more »