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Infographic: The Truth About Annoying Co-workers

In the approximately 90,000 hours the average person will spend at work during a lifetime, it’s inevitable there will be some friction from time to time with a co-worker or two. Check out this infographic from Olivet Nazarene University for some great insight and statistics about those “annoying” co-workers and how we often respond to them.  

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The Results Are In: 41% of Employers Report Average Employee Tenure Five Years or Less

In a recent Refresh Leadership poll, we asked readers about the average employee tenure at their companies. Slightly more than 41% of respondents replied with five years or less, followed by 24% saying their average tenure was 5 – 10 years. And, rounding out the top three responses, 10% said 15 – 20 years. The […]

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New Survey Reveals How Quickly Employees Look for New Jobs

Tight Labor Market Allows Workers to Move Between Jobs Easily In a tight labor market where job openings outnumber unemployed people, workers have more opportunities to change jobs, leading to increased turnover. Today, Express Employment Professionals is releasing an analysis of job tenure data, which reveals that one-third of job seekers have been in their […]

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Is Work-Related Stress Wearing You Down?

April is Stress Awareness Month. Here are a few facts about work-related stress and five quick tips on how to address it.

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In Their Words: Leadership Lessons from Professional Golfers

Next week, the Master’s Tournament, one of the biggest tournaments in professional golf, takes place at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA. Golfers from around the world will compete to take home the legendary green jacket and have their names engraved on the Master’s trophy. Augusta National is a notoriously difficult course to play […]

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Top 3 Strengths—and Weaknesses—of Extrovert Employees

Think about your employees. Odds are you could easily identify introverts and extroverts among the team. Who are the more social and action-oriented types? Who tends to be more quiet and contemplative? Both personality types have their distinct advantages and disadvantages in the workplace, and as their leader, an important part of your role is […]

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Question of the Month: How Much of a Pay Increase Would You Give to Retain a Star Employee?

Question of the Month: How Much of a Pay Increase Would You Give to Retain a Star Employee?

It’s a job seekers market, and talented workers hold all the cards. Many companies are struggling to recruit top talent and qualified, skilled workers now have more opportunities than ever. So for our April question of the month, we want to know how much of a pay increase you would consider if one of your […]

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Businesses Expect Job Markets to Remain Strong

More Job Training Needed to Support Increased Hiring A new survey from Express Employment Professionals shows that hiring is expected to increase in the second quarter of 2019, with hiring particularly strong in the industrial sector. According to the survey, 80% of respondents said they planned to hire in the second quarter. Thirty-nine percent said […]

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Diversity vs. Inclusion and Why They Matter

Current work philosophy dictates the best possible team is one chock-full of varying viewpoints, personalities, and skills. Differences in opinion and beliefs result in more stimulating brainstorming sessions and a higher degree of innovation overall. Many employers are starting to embrace “diverse” workplaces with employees coming from a wide range of walks of life. But […]

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The Hiring Process Costs More Than You Think

Think of it as one less headache. A cost-effective way to address changing business needs. Or, more time to focus on innovation. Using a staffing service to maintain your workforce can have a significant impact on productivity and success. Check out this video for some great insight into the seven benefits of using a staffing company. Whether you […]

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