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

Mental Health Awareness Month – 5 Ways to Support Your Employees

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on May 19th, 2020

Mental health challenges have always affected the workplace but, in the throes of COVID-19, it is even more pronounced. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and, this May, mental health is an issue that companies need to prioritize. With the world still in crisis, employees are dealing with higher levels of anxiety than usual. Nearly…

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2 out of 3 Employees are Uneasy About Returning to Work

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on May 18th, 2020

A recent survey of over 2,000 Americans found that 2 out of 3 people aren’t comfortable with the idea of going back to the workplace. These results hold across all generations, as more than 65% of people in each group reported being uncomfortable with the idea. So, what do companies do with this information as…

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The Future of the Workplace After Stay-at-Home Orders End

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on May 8th, 2020

As we transition from stay-at-home orders to safer-at-home, employees will gradually start returning to the office. However, new guidelines may prohibit all employees from being able to return at once. Some companies may choose to stagger daily shift times. Others may end up having 50% of employees report 2 days/week and the other 50% the…

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Your Social Media Profile Could be the Difference Between an Offer and a Rejection

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on May 6th, 2020

It’s no secret that your online presence follows you. As they say, once something is on the internet, it’s there forever. So, job seekers need to be careful about what they post on their personal social media profiles – because companies are looking! A new survey by The Manifest, a business news website, found that…

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A Time To Be Grateful

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on April 22nd, 2020

When our last J. Kent Report for Employers was sent on Mar. 25, 2020, we were in the beginning stages of what is now being referred to as the “new normal”. It has been just over a month since our office, and many others, have shifted completely to working remotely. It has been a major…

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Celebrating Administrative Professionals Day – Apr. 22, 2020

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on April 22nd, 2020

Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2020, is Administrative Professionals Day – a day dedicated to celebrating the hard work and significant contributions of all levels of administrative staff. Ask any accomplished business executive or department manager and they’ll tell you the same thing: Their executive and administrative assistants are instrumental in ensuring their office is organized and…

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Can you Ban Political Discussions in Your Workplace? (Yes, but Carefully!)

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on April 14th, 2020

With the upcoming presidential election, employers need to establish a clear policy on discussing politics at work. Employees’ freedom of speech rights in the workplace is restricted by the impact of said speech. In other words, if the speech poses a problem for the workplace, it can be banned by the employer. Speech poses a…

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What You Can and Can’t Ask of Your Employees During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on April 13th, 2020

During this pandemic, both employers and employees are figuring out how to navigate their newfound relationship. Both parties are attempting to determine what their rights are in light of this unprecedented situation. To aid you in learning how to communicate with your employees and what you can request of them during this time, we’ve outlined…

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Navigating Working from Home & Schooling Children

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on April 13th, 2020

Schools across the country have shut down due to COVID-19. Here in Colorado, most school districts have gone online. This forces both parents and children to work from home and coexist while still getting work done. Working from home with children at home can be challenging. Figuring out how to structure your day and your…

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J. Kent Staffing Earns 2nd Consecutive Year of Best of Staffing Awards

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on April 9th, 2020

Each year, ClearlyRated judges staffing agencies across the country and awards only the top agencies with Best of Staffing Awards. There are two awards – Best of Staffing regarding client satisfaction and Best of Staffing regarding candidate/talent satisfaction. For the second year in a row, J. Kent Staffing has won both ClearlyRated Best of Staffing Awards…

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