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It’s Time to Prepare for a Recruitment War

For a decade, we’ve been living in a tale of two economies, a strong one for skilled workers, and a worrisome, poor one for workers without skills. That gap, however, may soon diminish as low unemployment, rising expectations, and economic reality cause a recruitment war to begin for employers who want to keep their workers […]

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Infographic: How to Say No at Work

Saying “no” isn’t always easy—especially in the workplace when the stakes are high and the consequences can be far-reaching. Check out this infographic from GetVoIP.com, a business VoIP provider, for some great tips and best practices for saying “no” at work.

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The Results Are In: Listening to Music/Podcasts Top Way to Pass Time During Daily Commute

In a recent poll, we asked our readers how they pass the time during their commute to and from work each day, and with 52% of the votes, “Listening to music/podcasts/audiobooks/etc.” was by far the most popular choice. “Thinking through your day/to-do list” came in second with 14% of the votes, followed by “Talking on […]

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Holiday Hiring Decisions are Already Being Made

This Year’s Holiday Hires Have Better than Average Shot of Securing a Job Year-Round An autumn chill in the air and the approaching holidays mean seasonal hiring is just around the corner. And some Express Employment Professionals offices expect this season to be as strong, or even stronger, than last year. For market watchers, holiday hiring […]

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Free Webinar—The Champion’s Code: Building Team Culture Through Leadership

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017—Brought to you by Express Employment Professionals Ross Bernstein’s program “The Champion’s Code: Building Team Culture Through Leadership” is inspired by the “Good to Great” concept of how the best companies separate themselves from the rest of the pack. Ross will demonstrate that dynamic leadership and a culture of excellence can only be achieved through integrity. […]

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Wisdom in the Fish Tank

A motivational message from leadership expert Jim Stovall. My late, great friend and colleague, Dr. Stephen Covey, was among the most influential writers, speakers, and thought leaders of our time. His book, First Things First, should be required reading for anyone wanting to succeed in business or in life. Here in the 21st century, we […]

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Calling an Audible: 3 Tips for Redirecting a Project at the Last Minute

In football, a quarterback has a way of changing plays on the fly when he doesn’t like what the defense offers him—he calls an “audible.” This gives his team the best possible chance to reach their most immediate goal, whether to get a first down or to score. In business, this can occur at any […]

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Question of the Month: Are You Over or Underemployed?

Question of the Month: Are You Over or Underemployed?

Despite the current job market trending in favor of job seekers, many workers find themselves trapped in positions that don’t align with their experience and abilities. Some find that their skills and expertise are not fully utilized (underemployed), while others are treading water in positions that are over their heads (overemployed). Both are tricky situations […]

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Labor Force Participation Gaps Closing

A Look at Those Who Have Dropped Out of the Workforce; 55+ Participation is Higher than Pre-Recession; Women Participation Edges Up Janis Petrini, Express Employment Professionals franchise owner in Grand Rapids, Michigan, said there’s never been a better time to be hunting for a job. In fact, Petrini is expending even more effort than usual to […]

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Why Are You Always Tired?

If you have a hard time waking up each morning or find yourself feeling fatigued throughout the day, there are some easy techniques to help get your sleep patterns back on track. Check out this video from AsapSCIENCE for some great insight into what makes us so groggy and how to fight it. How do […]

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