Archived Posts - August 2019

Understanding Colorado’s New Ban-the-Box Law

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Understanding Colorado’s New Ban-the-Box Law
This May, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed House Bill 19-1025, making Colorado the 12th state to implement a ban-the-box law. This law will take effect on September 1, 2019 for all employers with 11 or more employees, and on September 1, 2021 for all other employers, regardless of how many employees they have. Once it takes effect, this bill will directly change how employers can market open job positions to potential employees and what questions they may ask applicants during the hiring process. As this law takes effect next month, below is some information to better understand wha …

Why Employees Are Leaving (And How to Get Them to Stay)

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Why Employees Are Leaving (And How to Get Them to Stay)
It’s no secret that employees leave the companies they work for, whether they’ve been working there for three years or for just two weeks. Employee turnover is a constant in the job market, and as of 2018 it’s at the highest rate it’s been at in 10 years. This increase in turnover is a detriment to employers, as it’s expensive to continue replacing employees and training new hires to do work you already had someone else trained to do. While employees leave for a myriad of reasons, these reasons aren’t always the ones you’d expect. Not everyone l …

Increased ICE Form I-9 Audits – Is Your Company Prepared?

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Increased ICE Form I-9 Audits – Is Your Company Prepared?
In our current political climate, more and more power has been given to U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE agents have been ordered to serve more Notices of Inspection (NOI) to businesses across the country, and have already served thousands this year alone. An NOI initiates a government administrative inspection of a company’s I-9 Forms to determine whether the business is complying with the current laws regarding the processing and maintaining of these forms. There are steep penalties for infractions found in these audits, which include harsh fines and even crim …

Event Season is in Full Swing in Denver and at J. Kent Staffing!

  • 8/6/19 |
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Event Season is in Full Swing in Denver and at J. Kent Staffing!
We are currently in the heart of Denver’s busy event season, which typically runs from May through October of each year. J. Kent Staffing and its temporary employees love to keep busy with a variety of events - from sporting events, to concerts, to fairs, to trade shows, and conventions. J. Kent’s Recruiters are constantly vetting and hiring event staff to help with registration, ticket taking, ushering, bag checking, concourse monitoring, greeting attendees, and the like. Denver’s Exciting New Convention Center: Situated in the heart of Colorado, with both the Roc …