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Businesses Offer Wage Outlook: 41% Expect Raises

The wage outlook for the first quarter of 2018 is encouraging, according to a survey of businesses fielded by Express in December 2017. Respondents were asked, “Over the next three months, do you expect wages at your company to increase, decrease, or stay the same?” Forty-one percent said “increase,” 58% said “stay the same,” and […]

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The Results Are In: “Focus on Work-Life Balance” Top Professional Goal for 2018

In January, we asked our readers what type of personal professional goals they set for themselves for the new year, and with 23% of the votes, “Focus more on work-life balance” was the top result. Coming in second with nearly 12% of the votes each, respondents said they want to “Expand their professional network” and […]

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On the Job Podcast Season 2 – The Second Act: From Dentist in China to LA Musician

On the Job Podcast Season 2 – The Second Act: From Dentist in China to LA Musician

Express Employment Professionals is proud to announce season two of the On the Job podcast series. Jobs give us a connection to our communities and the ability to provide for ourselves and our families. Your work may be your passion or it could just be the way you make ends meet. Each week, On the […]

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A Winning Mentality: Motivation for Beating the Competition

In addition to training and natural talent, many of the world-class athletes competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, also draw motivation and inspiration from the legacies of great competitors who have come before them. Whether you’re up against a tough competitor, tight deadlines, or just a general lack of motivation at […]

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Staying Motivated: Positive thoughts for Achieving Your 2018 Goals

If you’ve stuck to your new year resolutions thus far, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. According to research from Statistic Brain, only about 58% of people stick to their resolutions past one month. As excitement for the new year starts to wane, it’s easy to fall back into old habits. Whether your resolution […]

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4 Ways to Stifle Employee Creativity

Creativity in the workplace isn’t limited to a business’s graphic designers, copywriters, or marketing department. Thinking of new, innovative ways of doing things is the key to staying ahead of the competition. Whether it’s an outside-the-box financial analysis of potential new markets or a new procedure that helps create a safer work environment, fostering an […]

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Question of the Month: What Most Improves a Candidate’s Chances During the Job Interview?

Question of the Month: What Most Improves a Candidate’s Chances During the Job Interview?

The job interview is an integral part of building a strong, engaged workforce. For both the interviewer and candidate, this can be a difficult process. Job candidates want to ensure they put their best foot forward and accurately represent their value to the company. And interviewers have to ensure they adequately assess not only the […]

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Infographic: 2018 Small Business Checklist

From accounting to marketing to customer service, small business owners wear many hats,  so it’s important to focus your efforts on the most important tasks that help move the bottom line. Check out this infographic from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), an association of more than 325,000 business owners, for some great insight […]

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Move Over Millennials: Here Comes Generation Z

For the past 15 years or so, Millennials have been the generation on the rise and have received their fair share of analysis — and punchlines — as they staked their claims to increasingly influential roles in the workplace. Fortunately, and in spite of some fears to the contrary, companies are no worse for wear […]

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New White Paper from Express: Barriers Between People and Jobs

Express Employment Professionals recently released a new white paper exploring some of the key barriers getting in the way of workers who want jobs. There are plenty of job openings. Yet so many people remain unemployed. With unemployment rates reaching new lows, headlines often hide the struggles of families who still feel like they’re down and […]

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