J. Kent's Blog - Articles for Employers and Job Seekers

15 Fun and Interesting Denver Trivia Facts

Posted by: Karen Booher on April 20th, 2021

Denver has so much to offer, including a deep and colorful history. Here are 15 fun facts that are interesting pieces of Denver trivia for all proud Denverites to know: 1.  The Cheeseburger was trademarked in Denver. Louis Ballast, who operated the Humpty Dumpty Barrel Drive-In in Denver at 2776 North Speer Boulevard (now a…

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Do You Have “A” Players Working For You?

Posted by: Karen Booher on April 19th, 2021

Every company wants to have “A” players on their team. What percentage of your company’s employees are in this category? More importantly, what percentage of your managers are in this category? Here is a great list of qualities and traits compiled by David DeWolf found in “A” Players (or in those who are on their…

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Administrative Professionals Day – Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Posted by: Karen Booher on April 19th, 2021

Thank you to all of J. Kent Staffing’s administrative professionals! Since 1979, one of our core competencies has been placing administrative professionals in temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire job opportunities. We recognize the significant contributions of these individuals in ensuring Denver’s offices run smoothly every day. Ask any successful executive and they will certainly agree…

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2 Important HR Metrics to Track – Turnover & Retention Rates

Posted by: Karen Booher on March 25th, 2021

In terms of HR metrics, it’s important for every company to track and know both the good news (retention) and the bad news (turnover) in your organization. If you are not tracking these basic HR metrics (whether it be monthly, quarterly, or annually), then it would be good for you to start doing so. It’s…

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Women in the Workplace: One Year After the Pandemic Lockdown

Posted by: Karen Booher on March 25th, 2021

The global theme for International Women’s Day – March 8, 2021 – was “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World”. As a women-owned business, J. Kent Staffing understands the havoc this past year has had on working women. This March, we would like to acknowledge and continue to shed light on…

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70 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed

Posted by: Karen Booher on March 25th, 2021

Are you in need of a good dose of inspiration? Here is a compilation of motivational quotes from a recent article in Inc. which are sure to do just that! “If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.” – Anonymous “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things…

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8 Interview Questions/Topics to Ask Managerial Candidates (and Why)

Posted by: Karen Booher on February 16th, 2021

Many interview questions that you ask managerial candidates should be different than for staff-level candidates. Your managers will be supervising, mentoring, motivating, guiding, and evaluating their staff, and therefore need a broader skill set and experience base. Try some of these suggestions from Glassdoor for Employers: 1.  How would you describe the culture in your…

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DHS Extends Flexibility in Rules Related to Form I-9 Until Jan. 31, 2021

Posted by: Karen Booher on January 13th, 2021

U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced on Dec. 23, 2020, that they are extending the flexibilities in rules related to Form I-9 compliance that was granted on Mar. 19, 2020, because of ongoing precautions related to Covid-19. Employers will now have until Jan. 31, 2021, to…

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