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Engage to Produce: Increase Productivity, Not Hours

As businesses look for innovative ways to maintain a competitive advantage in productivity, it’s also important to watch for signs of burnout and stress among your employees. Increased workloads often lead to increased hours in the office, which could have an unwanted, reverse effect on productivity. According to a study by Cornerstone, 68% of employees […]

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New Poll: Most Businesses Do Not Think a Recession is Coming in Near Future

An overwhelming majority of business leaders surveyed in a new Express Employment Professionals poll don’t expect a recession within the next six months, despite increased media focus on the possibility of an upcoming downturn. In the survey, just 4% expect a recession in the next three months, while 14% expect one in three to six […]

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The Best Retention Policy Is a Good Onboarding Policy

With unemployment at long-time lows, retaining talented employees is a top concern among employers, but many fail to realize that the right retention strategy begins before the new employee even walks through the door. In today’s hiring climate, a welcoming onboarding experience is essential to employee retention. That is why Express Employment Professionals has laid […]

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The Next Big Thing

An Inspirational Article by Motivational Speaker and President of the Narrative Television Network, Jim Stovall. We’ve all seen super-successful people who always seem to be in the right place at the right time. Through my work in movies, television, books, and arena events, I’ve had the privilege of meeting and working with a number of these […]

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TED Talk: Breaking Bad Management Habits

Some leaders, without realizing it, have picked up either poor or ineffective habits that affect how they lead their teams. And as Millennials move into management positions, veteran leaders could be passing on these bad habits to the next generation of leaders. In her TED talk, Elizabeth Lyle explains the need to break bad management […]

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Question of the Month: Does Your Company Offer Part-Time Work?

Many professionals are now opting for part-time work that better fits their busy lifestyles, personal schedules, and family needs. And with more Boomers entering retirement, there is a rise of retirees looking to supplement their time and income with part-time work. So, for our October question of the month, we want to know if your […]

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For US: Happy Hours, Oil Changes and “Furry Fridays”—The Latest Trends in Employee Perks

Wages are on the rise and so are opportunities for workers to score a free lunch, win a vacation, enjoy a flexible schedule or bring their dog to work. In the modern workplace where employers are fighting fiercely to recruit new employees and keep the ones they have, employee perks are becoming more important and […]

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Pay Raises No Longer Enough: Free Lunches, Movies, and “Furry Fridays” Part of Latest Trends in Employee Perks in Canada

With job vacancies on the rise, so are opportunities for workers to score a free lunch, win a vacation, enjoy a flexible schedule or bring their dog to work. In the modern workplace, where employers are fighting fiercely to recruit new employees and keep the ones they have, employee perks are becoming more important and […]

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The Results Are In: What Type of Perks Does Your Company Offer to Retain Employees?

In a recent Refresh Leadership poll, we asked our readers what type of perks, other than pay, does your company offer to retain employees. And with 51% of the votes, the top response was offering a relaxed dress code. The second highest response was offering employees flextime with 32% of the votes, followed by “none” […]

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Ted Talk: How Generational Stereotypes Hold Us Back at Work

From understanding generational differences to mitigating conflict in the office between Boomers and Millennials, business leaders have searched high and low for advice on the topic of the five generations in the workforce. However, Social psychologist and professor Leah Georges explains that stereotypes have caused this conflict and “to really understand the beauty of the […]

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