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

Creating Job Postings That Attract The Right Candidates

Posted by: Karen Booher on November 18th, 2021

Are you not getting enough quality responses from your job postings? Yes, the candidate market is still at a lull so that could certainly be a factor. And now, with the holidays approaching, many Job Seekers are starting to take a break from their job search until the first of the new year. Now is…

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What Is Your Leadership Type?

Posted by: Karen Booher on November 18th, 2021

If 100 people were asked what traits and styles good leaders have, there would be many varying opinions. Although most recognized is the stereotypical “leader” who is a hard-charging, charismatic, decision-maker, there are many other leadership styles that are extremely effective and do not come from this mold. In her book, “The 9 Types of…

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J. Kent Staffing Participates in Annual Fundraiser for Special Olympics Colorado

Posted by: Karen Booher on November 17th, 2021

On Nov. 8, 2021, our J. Kent Team put on our bowling shoes for our 3rd consecutive year of supporting Special Olympics Colorado (“SOCO”) at their fundraiser, Pins For A Purpose. Lauren Brown, a Recruiting Manager with J. Kent Staffing, has been involved with Special Olympics since she was a teenager and we love supporting…

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Be Sure You Are Classifying Properly – Employee (W-2) vs. Independent Contractor (1099)

Posted by: Karen Booher on October 20th, 2021

Misclassifying employees as independent contractors can quickly get a company into hot water. Expensive penalties can be assessed to Colorado employers who fail to property classify independent contractors from the State of Colorado, and also from the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). If You Do Any of the Following with an Independent Contractor, You May Be…

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40% of Your Employees Would Look for Another Job if Forced to Return to the Office Full-Time

Posted by: Karen Booher on October 20th, 2021

Colorado employers are continuing to be challenged when defining return-to-work policies for their 2022 workplaces. Companies large and small are grappling with the question of whether or not they require their employees to return to work, or continue to offer options for hybrid or remote work. To help navigate these important decisions, it helps to…

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Reminder to Small Colorado Employers (15 or Fewer Employees) – Paid Sick Leave Requirements Start Jan. 1, 2022

Posted by: Karen Booher on October 20th, 2021

The Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA), passed by the Colorado State Legislature in June 2020, mandated that Colorado companies with 16 or more employees provide paid sick leave to their employees starting Jan. 1, 2021. Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, the Act extends that mandate to ALL Colorado employers, to include those with 15 or…

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Signs You’ve Found the Right Candidate

Posted by: Karen Booher on September 23rd, 2021

When interviewing candidates, most of us are aware of the obvious red flags – late for the interview, speaks poorly about a past employer, poor eye contact, gives excessively vague answers… Aside from the actual qualifications for the job, hiring managers should make sure they pay attention to the green flags – indications that the…

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Don’t Overlook the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

Posted by: Karen Booher on September 21st, 2021

In our daily interactions with many small-to-mid size Denver employers, it is common to hear that many companies aren’t fully aware of various programs that can benefit their companies. Therefore, we like to use our blog as a knowledge-sharing platform to help other Colorado companies. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is one such program…

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Remote Worker Bias – What Is It and How Can You Prevent It?

Posted by: Karen Booher on August 18th, 2021

There are both up-and-down sides of remote working. On the positive side, offering remote work options has enabled certain employees (i.e., working mothers) to be able to continue working during the pandemic when they may have had to quit or scale back to a part-time job due to increased personal responsibilities such as assisting with…

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Employers Planning Larger Pay Raises for 2022

Posted by: Karen Booher on August 17th, 2021

As U.S. employers recover from the economic fallout from the pandemic and face mounting challenges to attract and retain employees, they are planning to give employees larger raises next year. According to a recent survey of 1,220 companies by Willis Towers Watson, U.S. companies project average salary increases of 3.0% for executives, management and professional…

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