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Event Season is in Full Swing in Denver and at J. Kent Staffing!

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on August 6th, 2019

We are currently in the heart of Denver’s busy event season, which typically runs from May through October of each year. J. Kent Staffing and its temporary employees love to keep busy with a variety of events – from sporting events to concerts, to fairs, to trade shows, and conventions. J. Kent’s Recruiters are constantly…

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8 Interview Questions to Help Find the Right Fit

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on July 16th, 2019

Interviewing candidates is an important business skill where – let’s face it – many managers need help. For those of us who don’t interview regularly, the interview process can be daunting. And for those of us where interviewing is a daily part of our jobs, we all know that sometimes bad hires are still the…

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Employees Using Their Paid Time Off Benefits Everyone

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on July 8th, 2019

A growing trend shows employees are taking fewer and fewer vacation days, with many not using the allocated paid time off (PTO) their employers offer them. While this may not seem like a problem, research shows that not taking time off leads to a decrease in productivity, efficiency, and the amount of work completed. Why…

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When Employer Dress Codes Discriminate Against Men

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on July 5th, 2019

Many employers may think of schools when the term “dress code discrimination” comes to mind, as most of the popular stories in the news these days revolve around students – disproportionately female students – being reprimanded for not following strict, discriminatory dress codes. But these can be just as discriminatory and can have a similar…

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Two Perks Your Employees Want the Most

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on June 18th, 2019

Over the past decade, we have been witnessing a shift away from the traditional 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM workspaces. Technology has helped pave the way for this, but the increasing need to both attract and retain top talent requires companies to consider changing their ways in terms of offering both flexible hours and remote…

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Common Overtime Mistakes Employers Want To Avoid

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on May 21st, 2019

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) establishes a minimum wage, overtime pay, record-keeping, and child labor standards affecting both full-time and part-time workers. The Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) of the Department of Labor (“DOL”) administers and enforces the FLSA. Your company can be surprised by an audit by the WHD of the DOL at…

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Pins For A Purpose – J. Kent Staffing Supports Special Olympics Colorado

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on May 19th, 2019

According to specialolympicsco.org, “The mission of Special Olympics Colorado is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families,…

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Which Would You Choose… Hard Skills or Soft Skills?

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on April 17th, 2019

When it comes to hiring a new employee, in the absence of a “perfect” candidate, would you rather hire someone with: The right experience and qualifications, but lacking in soft skills, OR The soft skills that align with your corporate culture, but lacking experience or qualifications. According to a recent survey of more than 2,000…

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New Announcements from Corporate Retailers on Increases in Minimum Wages

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on April 15th, 2019

With unemployment at historic lows, retailers are under pressure to find qualified employees and have been raising pay to lure or keep hourly and part-time workers, resulting in the following minimum hourly wage increases: Target Corp – raising the minimum hourly wage for its employees from $12 to $13 an hour effective June 2019. This marks…

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J. Kent Staffing Wins ClearlyRated’s 2019 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on March 19th, 2019

Earned by less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada DENVER, COLORADO – MARCH 19, 2019 – J. Kent Staffing, a leading temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire staffing agency, specializing in administrative, accounting, human resources, and other professional job sectors, announced today that they have won ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Client and…

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