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By Mike McKerns   As summer hits its stride and life starts to return to normal in the USA, businesses are lifting pandemic-related restrictions, and the percentage of the population that has been fully vaccinated grows every day. In spite of this upswing, though, talent remains a serious concern of many companies. One recent survey… Read more »

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March 4, 2022 “Why are our managers not able to make their own decisions?”  “Why do I get a phone call for every decision the managers make.”  These are both comments I’ve heard in countless meetings.  We are constantly telling our managers to make decisions, then why don’t they?  Is it fear?  Is it a… Read more »

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Employee turnover can often be discomforting for employers, especially when it worsens over time. With so much attention on effective recruitment and hiring practices, it’s easy to forget that retaining top talent can sometimes be more challenging than finding high-quality workers in the first place. And the COVID-19 pandemic made things even more complicated, with… Read more »

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Poor hiring decisions can be extremely costly for your company, in terms of business interruption, wasted recruiting and training resources, lower employee morale and more. You may realize that an individual is not a good fit, or a new employee may choose to leave if the job doesn’t match his or her expectations. In both… Read more »

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In response to COVID-19, many learning and development (L&D) efforts have shifted to virtual learning systems.  However, both during- and post-pandemic, technology can help create efficiencies for training employees. L&D Trends Current L&D technology trends include: Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)—These technologies can offer immersive training experiences, and they have started to receive… 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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National Staffing Employee Week celebrates the contributions of the millions of individuals employed by U.S. staffing firms each week. During this special week, staffing firms from across the nation host special events honoring their greatest asset: their temporary and contract employees. -American Staffing Association From all of us at Essential Personnel, thank you to our… 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 »

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We work with a wide variety of people on a daily basis. We have successfully placed entry level applicants who possess a narrow skill set to quite diverse and experienced workers. However, there are still quite a few misconceptions out there about the staffing industry. Here are some common myths about us: Myth 1: I… Read more »