The Results Are In: What Most Improves a Candidate’s Chances During the Job Interview?

In February, we asked our readers what most improves a candidate’s chances during a job interview, and with 21% of the votes, “actively listens and asks relevant questions” was the top choice. “Skills and experience/work history” was second with 18%, followed by “engaging personality/enthusiasm” with 15%. The rest of the results were as follows: Cultural […]

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The Hottest Job Markets in America: Where Are They?

Texas, California, Illinois, and Ohio Top the List; Express Experts Report Tight Labor Market, Predict Rising Wages Kelly Carpenter, an Express Employment Professionals franchise owner in Columbus, Ohio, has never seen a time like this. “What we are experiencing is different from any other year,” she said, talking about the high number of job openings […]

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On the Job Podcast – Concrete Plans: An Unconventional Journey

In this week’s episode of On the Job, we hear the career journey of Oregon concrete finisher Liz Nichols. Liz had a checklist – she wanted to work outdoors and make enough money to support her family. After a few false starts, she found just the right fit as a concrete mason. Even though she was […]

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The 5 Types of People Successful Teams Need

For many college basketball fans, the month of March is synonymous with the NCAA playoffs. Out of approximately 350 schools that play Division 1 basketball, 68 of the best teams are selected to participate in the tournament to see who will be the one, undisputed college basketball champion. It takes a well-coordinated team to reach […]

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On the Job Podcast – Back in Action: An Injured Soldier’s Path Forward

In this week’s episode of On the Job, we hear from Chris Bruer, who joined the Army in 2006 with the hopes of helping others while serving his country. Ten years and 27 countries later, Chris was forced into medical retirement after suffering a devastating spinal injury. After a decade in the military, Bruer wanted to […]

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Performance Management: 4 Ways to Measure Employee Engagement

Building and maintaining a high-performing team is the key to innovation and success. So, it’s imperative to consistently check in with your people to ensure they are happily engaged in their work. According to Gallup, companies with high employee engagement experience as much as 17% higher productivity and 21% greater business profitability. So, taking time […]

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Overnight Workers: Who Are They and Do They Prefer It?

33% of Businesses Have Nighttime Shifts; Experts Report Why People Seek Out Overnight Work While the world is sleeping, some businesses continue to run, powered by workers who often choose the overnight shift, as many say it allows them the flexibility to take care of their children or further their education. “The third shift is […]

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Question of the Month: What Are the Most Effective Ways You Deal with Work-Related Stress?

Question of the Month: What Are the Most Effective Ways You Deal with Work-Related Stress?

According to the research from the American Psychological Association, the 61% of people say work is a common source of stress in their lives. This research may not surprise most workers, given how big a role jobs play in our lives. Although many companies recognize the need for stress awareness programs and take an active […]

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On the Job Podcast – Forget the Big City … It’s the Country Life for Me

In this week’s episode of On the Job, we hear from Katelyn and Brendan Foley, a husband and wife team who had enough of the corporate rat-race in New York City, so they packed up and headed for the Hudson Valley to begin new lives as farmers. In just two short years, they started their own business, […]

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Infographic: Hiring Trends for First Quarter 2018

To provide accurate and timely employment forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters conducts an ongoing Job Insights survey to track quarterly hiring trends for businesses across a wide range of industries. Express surveyed business owners, decision makers, and human resource professionals about the overall national hiring trends in their markets […]

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