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The Results Are In: How Would You Describe Your Company’s Holiday/Christmas Party?

In keeping with the holiday season, we recently polled our readers to ask how they would describe their company’s holiday/Christmas party, and with 31% of the votes, “It’s a good time, but nothing over the top.” was the number one answer. “We don’t have a party” was second with 22%, followed by “I’d rather all […]

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New Survey: Businesses See Steady Hiring to Start 2019

Express Experts See Strong Job Market in Local Communities As 2018 comes to a close, businesses are reporting a positive outlook for the job market in the first quarter of 2019, according to a new survey fielded by Express Employment Professionals. Even with the latest jobs report showing fewer new jobs than expected and increased […]

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Infographic: Communicating in the Modern Workplace

Effective communication is essential to building an engaged and productive team. And in today’s business world there are more ways than ever to communicate with employees, customers, vendors, and more. Check out this infographic from Queens University of Charlotte for some great insight and tips for communicating in the modern workplace.

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Year in Review: Top 10 Posts of 2018

We’re wrapping up an incredible year on the Refresh Leadership blog and we’re already planning for another year of leadership and workplace development content, including in-depth analysis of current events, motivational anecdotes, quick tips, and much more. But in the meantime, as we bring this year to a close, check out our top 10 posts […]

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Break Down Workplace Silos to Build Engagement, Collaboration, and Productivity

Does your workplace have a silo culture? It’s a common phenomenon that can affect any business, but is especially prevalent in larger companies with many different departments and more employees. Silos typically form in workplaces when communication between different people, teams, or departments consistently fails. When this type of workplace culture is left unchecked, creativity, […]

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Question of the Month: What Are Your Business Performance Predictions for 2019?

We’re in the final stretch of 2018, and for many businesses, it has been a record-breaking year. A strengthening economy and low unemployment means many companies and job seekers alike have a lot to be thankful for this year. In December 2017, we asked readers about their business predictions for 2018. The vast majority (59%) […]

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CANADA: More Seasonal Hiring This Year in Many Parts of the Country

New Survey Results: 1 in 3 Businesses Plan for Seasonal Hires. With the holiday shopping season fully underway, Canadians are hitting the sales and grabbing gifts, and many employers have increased the number of seasonal employees they plan to hire. According to new survey results and on-the-ground reports from Express Employment Professionals franchise owners, many […]

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In the U.S., Seasonal Hiring Has Slowed Down—Could That Be a Positive Economic Sign?

New Survey Results: Only 32% of American Businesses Plan for Seasonal Hires. With the holiday shopping season fully underway, Americans are hitting the sales and grabbing gifts as usual, but something may be different this year, according to new survey results and on-the-ground reports from Express Employment Professionals franchise owners-some employers aren’t hiring as many […]

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College Isn’t for Everyone

College is expensive. According to U.S. News, the average tuition and fees at an in-state public college comes out to $9,716, compared with $35,676 for private colleges per year. Public, out-of-state schools cost about $21,629 on average per year. Despite these high sticker prices, survey results from Refresh Leadership and Movin’ On Up, the Express Employment Professionals blog […]

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Happy Thanksgiving! What Are You Thankful for this Year?

As you gather with family and friends to celebrate the holiday, we hope you’ll take some time to stop and think about what you are grateful for this year! Whether it’s the robust economy, a big promotion into a leadership position, or hitting a new milestone with your team, tell us what you’re thankful for in […]

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