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Part-Time Work by Choice Is on the Rise in the US

Since the Great Recession, the number of Americans working part-time for economic reasons-such as the lack of full-time opportunities-has declined by more than 50 percent, from more than 9 million to less than 4.5 million. At the same time, the number of Americans working part-time for non-economic reasons-such as child care or semi-retirement-has risen steadily […]

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Engage to Retain: Employee Onboarding and Development

Building Employee Retention through Onboarding and Development The process of building a productive workforce doesn’t end after a hiring decision is made. Without a comprehensive onboarding and development plan in place, you run the risk of watching your new employees walk out a constantly revolving door. The greatest strength of any successful organization is its […]

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More Canadians Work Part-Time, Here’s Why

A few decades ago, approximately 1 in 10 Canadians worked part-time, but today that has increased to almost 1 in 5. A new survey released by Express Employment Professionals provides some insight into the shift, including the desire for more flexibility in the workplace to help with work/life balance. The survey polled job seekers about […]

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Leading by the Numbers: What Your Enneagram Says About You as a Leader (Type 2: The Helper)

Leading by the Numbers is a nine-part series. Understanding your strengths and weaknesses as a leader is imperative to not only leading others, but also leading yourself effectively. But the make-up of great leaders doesn’t just lay in the balance on the pros and cons scale, it is the amalgamation of intricate character traits and […]

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VIDEO: How to Make Work-Life Balance Work

Do you struggle with work-life balance? Do you have a hard time as a leader creating a company culture that fits with your employees’ need for balance? Check out this TED Talks featuring author and marketer Nigel Marsh for insight into the importance of the individual to determine how to make work-life balance work.

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New Leaders in a Toxic Office: Restoring Order and Employee Trust

There will always be challenges new leaders face when taking over a new department or joining a different company. From learning the ins and outs of a company’s culture to embracing different methods and policies that create the new organization’s professional makeup. However, sometimes the most unexpected and overwhelming challenge new management faces is the […]

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POLL: Holidays and the Workplace … What Stresses You Out the Most During this Festive Season?

We’re officially entering the holiday season, and for many businesses, this is one of the most hectic times of the year! From increased business volume to end of year reporting to employees requesting off to spend time with family and friends, there’s a lot to keep track of in a busy workplace. So, for our […]

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Job Insights for the Fourth Quarter of 2019

Businesses generally optimistic about the fourth quarter employment market; recruiting skilled workers and employee retention remain top challenges.  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 owners, decision […]

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Scary Good Leadership: Are You Feared or Revered?

October 31 is just around the corner, and for many employees, the scariest part of Halloween isn’t the ghouls and ghosts—it’s their leader. Leadership style has a major impact on employees—from their motivation for doing quality work to their decision to stay with the company long term, leaders set the tone for employee engagement. There’s […]

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Why a Job Without Health Insurance Terrifies Many

When job seekers evaluate job offers and opportunities, they look at more than just the hourly wage or base salary. According to a new survey from Express Employment Professionals, the vast majority-91%-consider health insurance and other benefits a “deciding factor.” Express surveyed 672 job seekers and posed the question, “Are employer-provided benefits and/or health insurance […]

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