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Question of the Month: What is the Least Helpful Cliché Interview Question?

We’ve all heard stories about big innovative companies like Google or Apple asking bizarre, seemingly unanswerable interview questions. The idea is to challenge the candidate and see how well they think on their feet—however, the effectiveness of such questions often produces mixed results.  Most hiring managers tend to stick to the standard, cliché interview questions […]

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Don’t Miss Robyn Benincasa at the Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast

The world-champion adventure racer, CNN Hero, and firefighter will take the stage on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Great leaders build great teams. That’s the theme behind the eighth annual Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast. This year’s speaker lineup is well-versed in the essential characteristics of outstanding teams and the role leadership plays in helping them succeed. […]

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Survey Reveals Top Reasons Jobs Go Unfilled

Businesses Say Many Applicants Lack Experience; 29% Cite Lack of Applicants Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing the primary reasons jobs are left unfilled. In a survey of 1,951 businesses, respondents were asked, “What is the primary reason that your open jobs are not filled?” “Lack of experience” topped the list as […]

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Don’t Miss Jimmy Johnson at the Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast

The two-time Super Bowl champion coach and FOX NFL Sunday analyst will take the stage on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Great leaders build great teams. That’s the theme behind the eighth annual Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast. This year’s speaker lineup is well-versed in the essential characteristics of outstanding teams and the role leadership plays in […]

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The Results Are In: Weight Gain Top Health Pitfall of Desk Jobs

In February, we asked our readers how their desk jobs have affected their health and the results reveal the top three side effects to a sedentary office life are weight gain (24%), neck/back pain (18%), and reduced energy levels (13%). The rest of the results reported: Eye strain/headaches from computer screens (9%) Hip/joint pain (8%) […]

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Don’t Miss Patrick Lencioni at the Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast

The leadership consultant, professional speaker, and best-selling author will take the stage on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Great leaders build great teams. That’s the theme behind the eighth annual Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast. This year’s speaker lineup is well-versed in the essential characteristics of outstanding teams and the role leadership plays in helping them succeed. […]

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3 Quick Tips for Developing Talent

From raising leaders within to creating a culture of learning, the most successful organizations realize the importance of developing their employees. In fact, employee development has become not just a succession planning initiative, but also a retention builder. And with Millennials as the largest generation in the workforce, they have become an outspoken leader in […]

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65% Say It’s Not Easy to Recruit Talent; A Little Easier than in Late 2016

Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing the level of difficulty employers have in recruiting and filling positions. In a survey of 1,951 businesses, respondents were asked, “Currently, how easy is it for you to recruit and fill positions?” Only 5 percent said “very easy,” and 26 percent said “somewhat easy.” Nearly half, […]

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Lateral Climb: Moving Forward When You Can’t Move Up

Climbing the “corporate ladder” has long been the driving force behind many ambitious professionals looking to stake a claim to their corner of the business world. From recent grads looking to prove their mettle to seasoned executives eager to take on newer and bigger challenges, upward momentum is often viewed as the most important measure […]

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