Canadian Employees: Cash Tops List for Most Preferred Holiday Bonus

Experts Answer: Should Holiday Bonuses Be Merit-Based? Staffing companies across the country have seen quite the range of bonuses over the year, including a door manufacturer who gave employees the last two weeks of the year off and $75 in after-tax spending money. A construction firm handed out $2,000, while another company gave out frozen […]

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Holiday Bonuses: Cash Tops the List for U.S. Employees

Chris Ashcraft, who runs an Express Employment Professionals office in Mobile, Alabama, has seen companies give quite the range of bonuses over the years. A local door manufacturer gave employees the last two weeks of the year off-and $75 in after-tax spending money. A construction firm handed out $2,000, while another company gave out frozen […]

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Infographic: How to Work with Difficult People

The workplace is a collection of many different personalities. And in most cases, everyone figures out how to work together in harmony. However, there are times when those personalities hit an impasse and the work relationship becomes difficult. Check out this infographic from NetCredit, an online financial services provider, for some tips and insight into […]

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The Results Are In: Employee/Boss Relationship Should Be Friendly—Not Too Personal

In a recent poll, we asked readers what they believe the boss/employee relationship should look like. And with a resounding 91% of the votes, most agreed the relationship should be “Friendly, but not deeply involved in each other’s personal lives.” Four percent said the relationship should remain strictly business, and only 2% want to be […]

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TED Talks: How I Became an Entrepreneur at 66

As older generations reach retirement age, many choose to remain in the workforce in some capacity. For an increasing number of the boomer generation, that means turning to entrepreneurship for the first time. That was the case for Paul Tasner, who set out on his own and founded a startup company after a 40-year career. […]

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Holiday Parties Are a Perfect Time for Giving Recognition

The holiday party is a time-honored tradition for many companies. And there’s no better time to celebrate the end of a successful year, spend some quality time with your employees and coworkers, and prepare to start the new year on the right foot. In addition to celebrating the achievement of annual goals, the holiday party […]

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Question of the Month: What Are Your Business Performance Predictions for 2018?

Question of the Month: What Are Your Business Performance Predictions for 2018?

Another year is almost in the books and it’s time to think ahead to prepare for what 2018 may bring. In our December 2016 Question of the Month, we asked our readers about their business predictions for 2017. The vast majority (57%) of respondents said they expected to see “moderate growth” and 21% were even […]

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2017 Hiring Trends Show Signs of Optimism—and Challenges—ahead of the New Year

To provide timely employment forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters conducts an ongoing Job Insights Survey to track quarterly hiring trends for businesses across a wide range of industries. Results from the 2017 fourth quarter Job Insights survey, as well as trends noted across all four quarters this year, paint […]

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Women Leaders Share Strategies for Overcoming Challenges and Attitudes

Celia Smith knows what it’s like for a woman to chart her own path in male-dominated industries. Before she opened her own network of Express Employment Professionals offices in Tennessee, she spent several years in the military and then worked at aerospace company Lockheed Martin. “If you go in there and have the skillset and […]

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Opportunity Favors those with Vision in the Era of Automation

The era of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) is upon us. And it’s impacting every segment of society and every career field, from journalism to food service, the transportation industry to medical fields. Autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars, are one of the most widely publicized and closely watched developments in automation. Google, Uber, and most […]

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