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Infographic: The Art & Science of Networking

Professional networking today is much more than handshakes and polite small talk at an organized business function. With the proliferation of social media and other communication technologies, opportunities to connect with the movers and shakers from your industry abound. Check out this infographic from NetWorkWise for some great insight into the art and science of […]

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Five Questions to Have on Hand at Your Next Networking Event

As you advance in your career, it’s very likely the next step up the corporate ladder won’t come through an online application, but rather through your professional networks. According to research from Interview Success Formula, an online interview preparation program, 80% of available jobs are never advertised. And, if you’re solely relying on applying online, […]

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On the Job Podcast – Entrepreneurial Dreams: Passion in Puns

In this episode of On the Job, we hear about Merrily Grashin, whose career began in New York City, doodling images and writing clever puns about the world that surrounded her while waitressing and bartending. Encouraged by the people she met along the way, she used her natural skill as an artist to launch her own […]

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The Results Are In: Top Non-Health Benefits Companies Offer their Employees

In April, RefreshLeadership.com readers were asked, “What benefits – not including health – does your company offer employees?” and according to the results, the top benefit was “casual dress code” (16%), followed by “access to training/certification classes” (14%) in second, and “flexible work schedule” (9%) in third. The rest of the results are as follows: […]

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As Summer Approaches, Where Are the Teenage Workers?

With summertime approaching, images come to mind of teenagers heading off to summer jobs or high school graduates searching for their first gigs. But in reality, teenage employment is becoming increasingly rare. Since 1980, teenage labor force participation has declined by more than 20 percentage points, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Today, […]

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Unwritten Rules Determine Teamwork Success

In 2012, Google launched an internal initiative called Project Aristotle with the goal of pinpointing what makes a great team at Google. Project Aristotle researchers studied a broad range of characteristics of successful groups and teams within the company, including personality, hobbies, relationships with each other outside of work, and various demographic variables. Surprisingly, the […]

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35 Years of Success: Express Employment Professionals Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

In 1983, the economy was in the throes of a recession with a peak unemployment rate of 10.8 percent, devastating established businesses and seemingly dooming new ones. But 35 years later, Express Employment Professionals not only survived those difficult circumstances, but grew into a $3.4 billion staffing company with more than 800 offices in three […]

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Free Webinar—Navigating Change in the Modern Workplace

Thursday, May 10, 2018—Brought to you by Express Employment Professionals Change is inevitable, and you need to be ready for it. Change can represent a variety of things to a company as it relates to their workforce, including growth, mergers, buyouts, and right-sizing. It’s not always clear how to navigate change, but when done right, […]

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Employee Retention: 5 Questions to Ask During a Stay Interview

Studies show the actual cost to replace an employee is significant. Depending on a variety of factors—including skill level, education, and experience—the total cost of turnover can be as high as 150% of an employee’s annual salary. So, if you assume the average salary in your company is $50,000, then every time an employee leaves, […]

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Question of the Month: How Does Your Company Help Employees Give Back?

Question of the Month: How Does Your Company Help Employees Give Back?

Most companies today understand corporate citizenship not only makes a difference in their bottom lines and their communities, but it also helps build a more engaged workforce. Employees want to know the work they’re doing makes an impact on the greater good and companies that make giving back a key focus of their business strategy […]

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