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Optimism is beginning to show amongst job seekers. U.S. companies reported unfilled job openings at a 14 year high in December 2014. During the same time period hiring of Americans was at a seven year high. Economists suggest that wage growth may be next. Bloomberg Business reported job openings rose 181,000 in December to 5.03… Read more »

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Have you had an opportunity to read our latest HR Insights? Welcome to the latest edition of the Essential Personnel and CECOR Professional Staffing HR Insights magazine! In these pages you’ll find some of the latest staffing industry news, cutting-edge research on future trends, and insightful commentaries by industry thought leaders. In short, we provide… 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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The hits keep on coming — to the work hours of special education aides, school bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians, home-care workers, adjunct faculty and college students. With a recent addition of 28 documented examples of employers cutting work hours to dodge fines levied under ObamaCare’s employer insurance mandate, Investor Business Daily’s (IBD – www.investors.com)… Read more »

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At Essential Personnel, we provide services for our clients that include search, recruitment and selection of employees for companies who don’t have the time to interview screen and hire employees that are needed for permanent, seasonal, or temporary positions. Many of our clients also like to use our temp-to-hire services which allows the company to… Read more »