5-29-2018-BylinedArticle

Communication with Your Front Line Workers Is Essential to Success

Most companies dedicate substantial time and energy to researching, planning, and implementing communication strategies that build stronger relationships with their customers, but the most successful also dedicate an equally significant amount of energy to communicating with their employees. Legendary former General Electric CEO Jack Welch once said, “There are only three measurements that tell you […]

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Infographic: Reward and Recognition

It’s no secret that recognition is a key component for building employee engagement, however not all employees like to receive it in exactly the same way. Check out this infographic from BambooHR, an HR software developer, for some great insight into how most people prefer to receive recognition for their hard work and dedication.

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“Flexible Work” Means Freedom to Adjust Schedules to Accommodate Personal Needs

In June, we asked our readers what flexible work means to them, and with 25% of the votes, “Freedom to adjust your schedule to accommodate personal/family needs” was the top choice. Rounding out the top three were “Options to work outside the traditional 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. business day” with 20% and “Freedom to […]

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Benefits Becoming More Important as Demand for Workers Grows

Signing bonuses. More paid holidays. Paid training. School tuition. Even health insurance for employee’s pets. Anne Woods, an Express Employment Professionals franchise owner in Santa Fe Springs and Covina, California, reports businesses are rolling out new and expanded benefits as the competition for workers grows fiercer. Woods also reports some businesses are ending waiting periods […]

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Staffing in the Modern Workforce

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly how much of the labor force is made up gig workers, but one thing is for certain—that number is only expected to grow over the next decade. Part of the problem in determining the number of gig workers is defining criteria for the category. According to Forbes, “the gig economy […]

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New Survey: Wages Rising or Holding Steady as Labor Pressures Mount

35% of Businesses Expect Wage Increases; No Cuts Expected In Santa Fe Springs and Covina, California, just outside Los Angeles, workers are in short supply. “There is a severe shortage of workers at every level,” said Anne Woods, owner of Express Employment Professionals franchise offices in both communities. “It is being felt most keenly at […]

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4 Signs Your Star Employee Is About to Leave

In a strengthening economy, the ability to retain top talent is the key to maintaining a competitive advantage. However, during times of increased business activity, the competition for star performers becomes intense. According to Express Employment Professionals’ third quarter 2018 Job Insights survey, 66% of respondents reported a “lack of available applicants” as the top […]

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Poll: How Would You Describe Your Business Performance During the First Half of 2018?

Poll: How Would You Describe Your Business Performance During the First Half of 2018?

In December 2017, we asked readers about their business performance predictions for the new year. According to the results, the majority of respondents (58%) said they expected to see “moderate growth.” Now, six months into 2018, we’re circling back to see how those predictions have held up. Have you experienced growth? Did you have a […]

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Focus on Safety: Workstation Ergonomics

June is National Safety Month! Did you know musculoskeletal disorders account for 31% of the total cases for all workers’ injuries? Whether you work on a construction site or in a traditional office setting, safety at work impacts every worker in one way or another. For employers, safety can affect everything from workers’ compensation costs to […]

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Inclusion in the Workplace: Celebrating Cultural Differences to Build Thriving Teams

Organizations and leadership teams across all industries have long focused on diversity in the workplace. Over the years, the parameters of diversity have expanded from focusing on gender and ethnicity, to include a wide array of defining characteristics such as religious affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, ideologies, generational differences, and political beliefs, among others. In […]

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