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New White Paper Offers 10 Ways to Grow the Workforce

New Labor Day White Paper from Express Identifies 10 Places to Grow the Workforce During Low Unemployment; Includes Recommendations for Employers and Policymakers; Express Experts Weigh In Express Employment Professionals recently released a new white paper offering 10 places to grow the workforce at a time of low unemployment. With unemployment hitting new lows and job openings […]

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4 Quick Tips for More Effective Employee Communication

Most companies dedicate a significant amount of research, planning, and money to communicating with their customers. If a message isn’t crafted just right or the proper channels aren’t used to reach a target audience, there’s a good chance a lot of hard work and effort will go to waste. The same holds true when communicating […]

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Consistency Is Key: 4 Habits of Highly Respected Leaders

Habits are hard to break, but sometimes that’s a good thing. In order to earn the respect of the people they lead, great leaders must be consistent in their words and actions. Developing habits that support a positive, engaged workforce is key to leading a team and inspiring people to greater levels of productivity and […]

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TED Talk: Why Our Screens Make Us Less Happy

Very few of us can go throughout our day without interacting with a screen. From TV to smartphones to work computers, we’re all getting more than our fair share of screen time—the effects of which are becoming more understood as technology continues to advance. Check out this recent TED Talk featuring psychologist Adam Alter for […]

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The Results Are In: Staggered Hours and Telecommuting Favorite Flexible Work Arrangements

In July, we asked our readers what types of flexible work arrangements their companies provide and with 20% of the votes “Alternative/staggered hours scheduling” was the top choice followed by “Telecommuting/working remotely” in a close second with 19%. The rest of the results were received as follows: Flextime – 15% Part-time work – 13% Compressed […]

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11-State Analysis: How Many Unemployed Have “Given Up”?

Illinois Tops the List; 44% Have Given Up Looking for a Job; Oklahoma Has Shortest Unemployment Duration; Florida Longest Express Employment Professionals recently released state-level results from its Harris poll of unemployed Americans, revealing which states have more unemployed workers who have given up on finding a job. Unemployed survey respondents were asked whether they agree […]

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Infographic: How to Prioritize Your Inbox

How much of your time throughout the work day is consumed with reading, writing, and responding to emails? Even worse, how much of your time outside the office is dedicated to your inbox? Check out this infographic from NetCredit, an online personal loan company, for some great tips and information about how to prioritize your […]

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5 Ways to Show Your Employees They Are Valued

Employees want to feel valued in their jobs, and it’s up to employers to help make that happen. From retention and engagement to work-life balance, how a worker views their worth within their company can have a significant impact in their overall satisfaction with their lives, both inside and outside of the office. It’s not […]

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Three Steps to Rebuild Trust after You’ve Lost It

From Enron to Bernie Madoff, scandals involving industry titans make big headlines. And, if you’ve noticed an increase in stories about unethical leaders, you’re not alone. According to research from professional services firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC): “Boards of directors, institutional investors, governments and the media are holding chief executive officers to a far higher level of […]

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Question of the Month: What’s the Most Stress-Inducing Part of Being a Leader?

Question of the Month: What’s the Most Stress-Inducing Part of Being a Leader?

There are many perks to being a leader, like increased responsibility, decision-making authority, and respect from people you lead. Of course, there are also many challenges that come along with the job.  Whether it’s managing conflict, sticking to budgets, or meeting company goals, there are many stressors that, if left unchecked, could take a toll […]

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