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

You Have an Accepted Job Offer? That’s Great, But Don’t Stop Recruiting!

Posted by: Karen Booher on September 10th, 2023

Have any employers encountered a situation where a candidate accepts a job offer, but then rescinds their acceptance before their scheduled start date? Well, you’re not alone if this is the case. It is becoming more and more common that candidates accept a job offer, and then back out before starting. Or possibly they just…

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J. Kent Staffing Delivers Palisade Peaches to our Wonderful Clients!

Posted by: Karen Booher on September 3rd, 2023

We recently received our delivery of Palisade peaches from Alida’s Fruits in Palisade, Colorado. Our team (Kara and Geena pictured in the photo) personally delivered the peaches to over 60 of our corporate clients throughout the Denver Metro area in appreciation for their business over the past year. So, what did we learn from this…

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A “Must Read” – 50 Commonly Misused Words in Business Writing

Posted by: Karen Booher on August 15th, 2023

As we all know, email is one of the most common forms of business communication. We may sound like we’re speaking correctly, but when it comes to putting our words down in writing, we don’t always get it right. I recently stumbled upon a very useful article from ResourcefulManager that highlighted some of the most…

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What HR Metrics Should Your Company Be Tracking?

Posted by: Karen Booher on August 15th, 2023

HR metrics are a specific set of figures that measure the performance of an organization’s HR function. There are many different metrics, but what are the important ones and how do you make sense of them? One of our 2021 blogs discussed two important HR metrics – turnover rate and retention rate. Click here to…

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What Employers Need to Know About the New Form I-9

Posted by: Karen Booher on August 14th, 2023

On August 1, 2023, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the new version of Form I-9. Employers can use the previous version through October 31, 2023, but all employers must use the revised Form I-9 starting November 1, 2023. This new form is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2026. Key New Changes…

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POWR Act (SB23-172) – New Legislation for Colorado Employers Effective Aug. 7, 2023

Posted by: Karen Booher on July 3rd, 2023

During the 2023 legislative session, Colorado enacted more protections for employees in the workplace. One new law, Protecting Opportunities and Workers’ Rights (POWR) Act, Senate Bill 23-172, substantially expands Colorado’s anti-harassment law and restricts confidentiality agreements. Attorneys J. Kohler and M. Wiletsky of Holland & Hart LLP summarize the key changes of this new law…

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11 Things to Include in Your Job Offer Letters

Posted by: Karen Booher on June 27th, 2023

As Denver Recruiters, we are often asked by employers if they are required to put together an offer letter, and what should be included in an offer letter. Offer letters are not required. However, to avoid any possibility of miscommunication or misunderstanding, they are recommended. They are also a great opportunity to formally welcome your…

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Expanded Reasons for Colorado’s Employee Paid Sick Leave – Starting Aug. 7, 2023

Posted by: Karen Booher on June 23rd, 2023

On June 2, 2023, Colorado’s Governor Jared Polis signed into law Senate Bill 23-017 that expands the reasons employees can use paid sick leave under Colorado’s Healthy Families & Workplaces Act (HFWA). The expansion now includes paid leave for qualifying bereavement and natural disaster-related reasons. Original Qualifying Reasons (Before SB 23-017): A mental or physical…

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Is Your Company Doing This in Interviews? (Well, You Shouldn’t)

Posted by: Karen Booher on June 4th, 2023

Why risk turning off top talent in the interview and hiring process? In a January 2023 survey of 1,000 job seekers by the IT trade association CompTIA, nearly half (46%) said they have turned down a job opportunity because of perceived red flags when they were interviewed by hiring managers. The following are several examples…

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Public Health Emergency (PHE) Leave Relating to COVID-19 Ends June 8, 2023

Posted by: Karen Booher on June 3rd, 2023

The Healthy Families and Workplace Act (HFWA) PHE leave continues until four weeks after all applicable PHE declarations end or are suspended. As of May 11, 2023, all applicable PHEs relating to COVID-19 (both federal and state) have ended. Therefore June 8, 2023, is the last day of PHE leave that Colorado employees with remaining…

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