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

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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How to Prepare for and Succeed at Video Interviewing

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on April 2nd, 2020

J. Kent Staffing, along with many of the clients we work with and many employers across the U.S., has transitioned to video interviewing. With the current situation surrounding COVID-19, in-person interviews simply aren’t feasible or safe. So, job seekers must learn how to prepare for and succeed in video interviews. While the substance of these…

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How to Craft a List of References that Will Get You Hired

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on March 31st, 2020

Reference checks are an important part of the interview process. They’re often the final step that either seals the deal or ends your chances. Having a strong list of people who can vouch for you is necessary for finding a job. When a potential employer asks for this list, you shouldn’t be scrambling to put…

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Understanding The Families First Coronavirus Response Act & Its Impact on Employers

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on March 23rd, 2020

On Mar. 18, 2020 President Donald Trump signed into law House Bill 6201: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201). This legislation is a relief package designed to aid U.S. citizens during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. H.R. 6201 includes two complementary but distinct emergency paid leave provisions, generally applicable to employers with fewer than 500…

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How to Successfully Manage a Remote Workforce

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on March 19th, 2020

Remote working is not a new phenomenon. Although more and more companies have had remote workers in place in recent times, COVID-19 has forced the issue on others, and to a much further extent for those who were already practicing this in the workplace. As more states and cities issue stay at home orders, many…

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Workplace Preparations to Take for COVID-19

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on March 12th, 2020

Each day COVID-19, the official name for the coronavirus issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), grows. Globally, as of March 10, 2020, nearly 110,000 cases have been identified. Of these cases, over 3,800 have resulted in death. While countries in Asia have been hit the hardest, the virus has spread to over 100 countries…

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Introducing the J. Kent Report for Job Seekers

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on March 3rd, 2020

Hello from the J. Kent Staffing team in Denver, Colorado! With the launch of our new web site at the end of 2019, we’re excited to send out our first “J. Kent Report for Job Seekers”. Each quarterly edition will highlight: 3 blogs covering topics ranging from employment issues, the job market, and tips and…

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Service Animals vs. Emotional Support Animals in the Workplace – ADA Guidelines

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on February 27th, 2020

People seem to be bringing animals everywhere these days. From attempting to board a plane with a peacock to walking into stores with untrained dogs, pets are everywhere. But what happens when one of your employees requests to bring an animal into the office to aid with their disability or emotional well-being? The law does…

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Women Now Make Up the Majority of the U.S. Labor Force

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on February 26th, 2020

Women have replaced men as the majority of jobholders in the U.S. labor force. According to data from the Labor Department, women held 50.04% of nonfarm payroll positions in December 2019. This is the highest share women have held since 2010. The Roles Women are Increasingly Filling To reach this percentage in the labor force,…

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