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Pros and Cons of Technology’s Impact on Work-life Balance

There are very few parts of life that remain untouched by technology in one way or another. From medicine to autonomous cars, we’re advancing at breakneck speed, and in many ways, our lives are greatly improved because of it. In the workplace, advances in technology allow us to work in new ways that weren’t possible […]

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New Survey: Businesses Report It’s Getting Harder to Fill Jobs

70% Say Recruiting and Hiring is Very or Somewhat Difficult; Nearly one-third Blame Lack of Applicants Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing the difficult time businesses are having filling jobs-and the reasons for that difficulty. In a survey of 533 businesses, respondents were asked, “How easy is it for you to recruit and […]

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Free Webinar: A Culture of Safety

Join us for a complimentary webinar, A Culture of Safety: Employee Buy-In Begins at the Top, featuring Bob Alcorn, CSP, CHST, Senior Loss Control Specialist at Express Employment Professionals, who contributed to saving Express more than 4 million dollars in loss prevention claims in the last two years alone. The webinar takes place live Thursday, […]

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The Results Are In: Will You Take a Vacation this Summer?

Summer months have arrived, and for many people that means taking some time off work. In fact, July is by far the most popular month for summer vacations, according to a poll from Gallup. We recently asked our readers if they planned on taking time off work to squeeze in a summer trip and according […]

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7 Questions to Assess Your Employees’ Job Satisfaction and Work-life Balance

In a busy workplace, it’s easy to get so focused on deadlines and productivity that you forget to consider how it’s impacting your employees. The most engaged employees are the ones who have their work and personal lives in sync. On the other hand, those who feel like one is dragging down the other are […]

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Infographic: How to Be More Creative

Creativity in the business world is the key to staying one step ahead of the competition. For many people, creative thinking comes easy. For others, however, it requires a little more energy. Check out this infographic from Spirit Button, an online forum for positive thinkers, for some great insight into what it takes to be […]

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New Solutions to Old Problems

An inspirational message from leadership expert Jim Stovall. It seems as though we are facing more worldwide problems than ever before. While this may be true, I suspect much of the crisis consciousness is a result of the speed and availability of news reporting and communications around the world. If we were to look back […]

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What’s Your Definition of Work-life Balance?

A recent ABC News survey found that 70% of U.S. employees dream of having a different job, and 28% said they often feel overworked and overwhelmed. In Canada, the statistics are just as grim, with research from Staples Canada, as reported by the Canadian HR Reporter, showing that 43% of employees are “overworked and burnt […]

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Question of the Month: What Types of Flexible Work Arrangements Does Your Company Provide?

As communication technology has advanced over the years, businesses have increasingly embraced flexible work arrangements. In fact, in a survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 56% of respondents said their organizations offer some form of flexible work arrangement. In this month’s poll, we want to know what type of flexible work […]

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New Survey: How Many Job Applicants Fail Drug Tests?

At Least One-in-Twenty Applicants Fail Test at 23% of Businesses; 35% of Businesses Say Zero Applicants Fail In a low-unemployment era in which businesses are searching for qualified workers, Express Employment Professionals released new survey results revealing how many job applicants fail drug tests. In a survey of 1,030 businesses, respondents were asked, “What percentage of […]

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