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El Dorado County

Human Resources Blog


A smattering of topics from your friendly HR team!


2019
4/17

Scents

Scents in the workplace can cause quite the stink. An employee with sensitivities to workplace smells may be impacted in the performance of their work, and working relationships with those who wear offending fragrances may be strained.  But relief may be just an ‘ask’ away.

While it may not be possible to provide an entire fragrance-free work environment, particularly for those employees located in open workspace or who provide direct services to the public, often small changes can make a big difference. 

First, awareness can make a big difference. Employees can be mindful of their co-workers and avoid wearing strong fragrances, including scented lotions, sprays, and colognes, in the workplace. If a particular scent triggers an adverse reaction, employees can talk to their supervisor to address it with the offending employee. 

Second, an employee with fragrance sensitivities may ask for a reasonable accommodation, especially when an underlying medical condition exists. Should an employee identify a need for accommodation, the supervisor should contact County Risk Management, who will conduct an interactive process and individual assessment with the employee. 

Either option just may be enough to provide sweet relief to an employee who can breathe easy, and help make the County of El Dorado an employer of choice. 


Written by Misty

2019
4/10

Healthy Vacations

Have you ever heard of a healthy vacation?

Does this story sound familiar?

"I can't take a vacation  because we have too much work, are short staffed, the team can't manage without me,  the work will pile up and I have to work 10 times harder when I get back, etc."

 

The excuses go on and on, and I too have made them.

 

I challenged you to change the way you think. All of those excuses, and many more, may be valid, but your health and wellness are more important.

 

Taking healthy vacation helps reduce stress and improves your focus. Beyond that, I think it also alters your perspective and renews your energy.

 

I have never seen an organization collapse because someone took vacation.  So step outside your comfort zone and try something new.

 

It can be one day or a week, I encourage you to take healthy vacation.

 

P.S. It's not a healthy vacation if you are still working, so here's to unplugging and enjoying your break.

Written by Tameka

2019
4/7

The Basics of Governmentjobs.com

If you are interested in applying for a job with the County of El Dorado, you can find all of your current openings posted here.

If you are looking for a position in a specific department or job title but you do not see any openings, you can fill out a Job Interest Card. This will send you an email when a job has posted for that department or title. On the Government Jobs El Dorado page, navigate to the upper left corner of the screen.

  • Click "Menu"
  •  Click "Job Interest Cards" toward the bottom of the list
  • This will take you to another page where you can click all available job descriptions
    •  For example, if you were interested in nursing jobs with the county, you might click "Health Services"  "Nursing" and "Public Health."
  • Click on the green button in the upper right that says "Subscribe." 
  • Fill in the required information, and click "Submit." You will then be sent an email every time a job posts in any of those categories. 

 

If you are having difficulties navigating Government Jobs site, please feel free to give the Department of Human Resources a call at 530-621-6633 and we will help you out. You can also call us if you have questions about jobs specifications, educational or job experience requirements, or salary schedules.

If you need technical assistance (resetting your password, getting locked out of your account, etc.) you can contact the Government Jobs support line at 1-855-524-5627. You can also find their Frequently Asked Questions and Application Guide.

Written by Elizabeth


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