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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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You go to the considerable trouble and expense to identify, interview, and hire great employees for your organization. So retaining them should also be a top priority. Luckily, most good retention practices are inexpensive to implement. Effective retention To understand how to retain good employees, you first need to know what they’re looking for. Today,… Read more »

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You go to the considerable trouble and expense to identify, interview, and hire great employees for your organization. So retaining them should also be a top priority. Luckily, most good retention practices are inexpensive to implement. Effective retention To understand how to retain good employees, you first need to know what they’re looking for. Today,… Read more »

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Hiring is costly, timely and can be exhausting. Making the wrong hiring decision can be an unnerving thought. Why not try your employees out before you hire them on permanently?   Using a staffing agency is a proven way to test your employees fit in your company and the position you are hiring for before committing… Read more »

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There are many different reasons why companies use team building activities. A small sampling of these reasons include: Improving communication, boosting morale, motivation, ice breakers to help get to know each other better, learning effective strategies, improving productivity, learning about one’s strengths and weaknesses and many others. Team building activities can be used by any business,… Read more »

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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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For many businesses, it is hiring crunch time! The holiday sales surge serves up equal doses of thrill, anxiety, and reward to business owners and managers. Amongst all that excitement, and all those exhausting hours, the last thing you want to worry about is not having enough staff to pull it all off. A well-trained… Read more »

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In 2013 Essential Personnel applicants should expect a less painful job application process when utilizing Essential to help them find work.  With a more streamlined process we will be able to get all of the information in a reduced amount of time.  We also have some items on our to-do list that will make employees… Read more »

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As companies move from transactional, short-term hiring to longer, relationship-building methods, we see that employer and candidate pass through a clear three-phase cycle. These three phases describe the level and quality of engagement between employee and employer, which we call the Engagement Cycle: 1. Attract. The Attract phase is a long-term “dance” between you and… Read more »