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Are Students Getting Enough Real-Life Work Experience Opportunities?

Closing the Skills Gap Requires Students to get Real-Life Work Experience Early On; Better Partnerships with Schools and Businesses Is Needed In a tight labor market with an increasing number of job vacancies, employers are facing a growing skills gap. Too many young people are graduating with degrees and skills that don’t match the needs of […]

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Infographic: Designing Your Home Office for Productivity

Many workplaces are rethinking their organizational structures to allow employees more flexibility to work from home. However, for many workers, that means optimizing their home offices for productivity. Check out this infographic from EzLivingInteriors.co.uk for some great tips.

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Taking Yes for an Answer

A motivational message from author and leadership expert Jim Stovall. I’m a big believer in goal setting, but we have to be careful and specific when we set our goals. I have met people who have goals to be successful, wealthy, or to accumulate any number of material goods. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with having […]

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5 Quick Tips for Getting Out of Your Own Way

We’ve all been there. Working on a big project or new initiative, when all of a sudden progress comes to a grinding halt, and you’re struggling to find the motivation to keep moving forward. Often, it’s an outside influence that throws everything off track, like a client changing their mind about the objectives of the […]

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Question of the Month: How Would You Describe Your Company’s Holiday/Christmas party?

The holiday season is upon us once again! As we head into the final weeks of 2018, businesses everywhere are diligently working toward finishing big projects, planning budgets, and setting goals for the new year! And somewhere within that flurry of activity, many companies will take some time to let their employees know how important […]

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Job Insights for the Fourth Quarter of 2018

Although 2018 is ending on a strong note for many businesses, recruiting and retention challenges will carry over into 2019. To provide accurate and timely employment forecasts for business leaders, Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters conducts an ongoing Job Insights survey to track quarterly hiring trends across a wide range of industries. Express surveyed business […]

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Maintaining a Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit During the Holidays

According to a survey conducted by Healthline.com, an online resource for health and well-being information, more than 60% of respondents said they feel some level of elevated stress during the holidays. The primary causes include finances, healthy eating/exercise, picking the “right” gift, and scheduling. From juggling family obligations to finishing up end-of-the-year projects at work, […]

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Job Seekers Frustrated by “Black Hole” of Online Applications

In Era of Online Applications, Job Seekers Want Better Communication We’re more connected than ever as most people use digital communications in their relationships, but job seekers are lamenting the lack of direct communications with potential employers. According to Colleen Gaudette, an Express Employment Professionals franchise owner in Windsor, Ontario, job applicants feel that applying […]

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Are Companies Offering the Benefits Employees Want?

Besides salary, benefits offered by employers are among the top factors job seekers consider when choosing a company to work for. In fact, a recent Glassdoor study conducted by Harris Poll found that nearly 57% of people cited benefits and perks as a top consideration prior to accepting a job offer. As found in a […]

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Employees Are Holding All the Cards in Job Market

New Poll: Employees Leaving Jobs in Search of Higher Pay, Advancement; Express Experts Weigh in on Retention Strategies. Terri Greeno, an Express Employment Professionals franchise owner in Crystal Lake, Illinois, sees a “war for talent” in the job market, and says, “employees are holding all the cards.” “Employees can be selective and can leave due to […]

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