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Raquel DeSouza

Raquel DeSouza is the Marketing and Communication Specialist at EE, Inc.
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How to recruit for 150 candidates in 5 days

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Aug 17, 2017 10:49:06 AM


Imagine if your conference was less than a week away and your staffing agency pulled out of the contract. That was the harsh reality for the Event Planning service that was handling the NBA All-Star Game when it was hosted in Washington, D.C.

Our Executive, Gala Johnson, led Temporary Solutions, Inc.’s recruiting team to hire 150 people in just 5 days. Read below to learn how:

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Topics: Blogs, Employees, Contingent Workers, Onboarding, Orientation, hiring, talent, candidates

The 5 W’s and H Questions for the EEO-1 Report file

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Jul 27, 2017 9:58:02 AM


If your company is growing quickly and hiring at a rapid pace, then it could be difficult to keep up with all applicable HR laws and regulations. One that affects organizations with 50 or more employees is the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) EEO-1 Report file. Read below for the answers for the Who, What, When, Where and How of this important compliance survey. 

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Topics: Blogs, Human Resources, Original Content, Government Contractors, EEOC

Meet Our Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist in Fredericksburg, VA

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Jul 25, 2017 9:56:36 AM

Debra Skinner is Temporary Solution’s expert in recruiting staff for higher learning institutions throughout the State of Virginia.  Debra has been with the Fredericksburg office for 25 years. She joined the team right after college and over the years, has developed a successful and effective sourcing, interviewing and hiring plan for Universities and Colleges throughout the State. These jobs range from Executive Assistants, all levels of Administrative personnel, Accounting and Finance, Customer Service and Housekeeping/Custodial positions.

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Topics: Blogs, Anniversaries, Contingent Workers, Original Content, hiring

Millennial Entrepreneur talks business, mentorship and dessert

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Jun 2, 2017 10:56:43 AM


As a certified WBENC organization, the Employment Enterprises team has attended plenty of WBENC events to connect with fellow businesswomen. VP of Workforce Solutions, Colleen Clokus, and Business Development Director, Amy Harkins, recently went to the ORV-WBC Catch the Wave conference where they met Millennial business-owner Katie Wormald. [pictured center-left]

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Topics: Training, Original Content, Leadership

Meet Our GovCon RPO Recruiting Lead

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on May 23, 2017 9:57:14 AM


Employment Enterprises’ Recruiting Lead, Susan Signorella, has been sourcing professional candidates for us for two and a half years. From niche-skilled engineers to high-level auditors, Susan has led her team to effectively recruit these candidates for our customized Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) model. Read below to learn why Susan believes that our RPO is a “no-brainer” solution for your high-level staffing needs.

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Topics: Recruiting, RPO, Government Contractors

President Lovey Hammel is honoree for the 2017 NOVA Chamber Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on May 15, 2017 10:52:08 AM

The annual Northern Virginia Chamber (NOVA Chamber) Outstanding Corporate Citizens Awards recognizes business people who are making strides in the community. According to the NOVA Chamber website, these accomplishments are "for above-and-beyond business leadership, employee engagement, and corporate social responsibility (CSR)."

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Topics: Company News

Autistic GMU student thrives in the Mason Autism Support Initiative

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Apr 10, 2017 1:50:44 PM

Matt Clokus is a freshman at George Mason University (GMU), a computer-enthusiast and also autistic. In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, his mom, Colleen Clokus, a VP of Workforce Solutions for Employment Enterprises, Inc., spoke about his enrollment with the Mason Autism Support Initiative (MASI). 

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Topics: Autism Awareness

We are cooking up some HR Solutions at the VA SHRM Conference

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Mar 8, 2017 1:03:31 PM


The Employment Enterprises team will be at booth #33 at the 2017 VA SHRM Conference "The Joy of HR." Stop by to discuss our workforce solutions, view a live demo of a digital flipbook for employee handbooks and sign up for a chance to win a digital flipbook for your company. 

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Topics: Events, Company News, Local News, Human Resources

How to create an Internship Program that is HR compliant

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Feb 15, 2017 4:21:50 PM

Let's be frank, managing interns can feel like you're a babysitter. Maybe you experienced the issue yourself or heard compliants from Human Resources colleagues. But believe me that the constant questions and the confusion over filling out orientation paperwork could slow down the efficiency of your HR team.

Committing to not only creating, but running an HR compliant internship takes some homework. Take notes on our tips below.

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Topics: Blogs, Original Content, Pay-rolling, employer of record, interns

Internship Program Do’s and Don’ts

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Feb 15, 2017 4:20:25 PM

Whether your organization has an established internship program or is creating one from scratch, it’s critical to make sure the program is a win-win for both interns and employers.

But where does this practice of internships come from? Its origins actually aren’t from the corporate offices or the modern economy, but rather from the Middle Ages. Yes, hundreds of years ago, long-term apprenticeships were established to allow a worker to learn a craft from a “master.”

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Topics: Blogs, Original Content, Pay-rolling, employer of record, interns

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