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Supreme Court Rules for Federal LGBT Workplace Protections

Posted by: Karen Booher on June 25th, 2020

On Monday, Jun. 15, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. For the first time on a national level, this decision has extended federal workplace protections to the LGBT community. In a landmark 6-3 decision, the Court…

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The Benefits of Pushing Back Retirement – For Employees and Employers

Posted by: Karen Booher on June 12th, 2020

A job has historically been seen as a way to earn a living. But in today’s world, jobs offer a multitude of benefits outside of money. Many find their jobs to be the source of friendships and stimulation that are hard to find elsewhere. Others find they need health insurance and other benefits their job…

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How to Build the Perfect LinkedIn Resume

Posted by: Karen Booher on June 12th, 2020

We all know the importance of a first impression. Often, it’s what determines whether you’re invited into the office to meet in person after a phone interview. But these days first impressions are happening without your knowledge. No longer is the first impression made over the phone or in person. Instead, the employer makes this…

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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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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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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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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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