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Engage to Retain: Employee Onboarding and Development

The process of building a productive workforce doesn’t end after a hiring decision is made. Without a comprehensive onboarding and development plan in place, you run the risk of watching your new employees walk out a constantly revolving door. (more…)

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New Survey: U.S. Businesses to Hold Wages and Benefits Steady

Compared to 2019, little more than half of U.S. hiring decision-makers (52%) expect wages to increase in the last quarter of 2020 at their companies, according to a new survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. (more…)

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Ted Talk: The Puzzle of Motivation

Leading a productive team involves not only engaging and retaining employees, but it also requires a strong leadership skill: the ability to motivate others. In his Ted Talk, “The Puzzle of Motivation,” career analyst Dan Pink explains that traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as business leaders think. Check out the video below to learn […]

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Larger US Companies More Optimistic About Hiring in Second Half of 2020

Companies with 50-99 employees are the most likely to increase employee count in the second half of 2020, according to a recent survey from The Harris Poll. Largely following the same pattern as the first half of the year, hiring decision-makers at companies with just a handful of employees remain doubtful staff size will increase […]

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Larger Canadian Companies More Optimistic About Hiring in Second Half of 2020

Companies with 100 or more employees are the most likely to increase employee count in the second half of 2020, according to a recent survey from The Harris Poll. Largely following the same pattern as the first half of the year, hiring decision-makers at companies with just a handful of employees remain doubtful staff size […]

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Infographic: Teamwork on the Job, Make It Work

A sense of community and shared values among employees is a strong indicator of a successful company culture. Yet according to a new infographic, 86% of employees and executives blame lack of communication or ineffective collaboration for most workplace failures. The infographic by custom apparel company One Hour Tees explains that more communication leads to less […]

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Question of the Month: What Business Changes Has Your Company Implemented in Response to COVID-19?

Question of the Month: What Business Changes Has Your Company Implemented in Response to COVID-19?

The past several months have changed the way business has been conducted. From social distancing to remote work arrangements to Zoom meetings, leaders have been forced to adapt to the new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. So we want to know, what business changes has your company implemented in response to this crisis? Let us […]

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How the Education System Fails to Prepare Workers—and What Needs to Change

2020 has been anything but normal for students and teachers with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. As many schools across the nation prepare to resume classes virtually, a new white paper from Express Employment Professionals explores why now is the perfect time to revolutionize the education system. (more…)

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Leadership Lessons from Parks and Rec

While there are countless books and video tutorials on developing as a leader, one of the best resources we can use is right under our noses. TV shows can provide some of the best tips of what to do and not to do when in a leadership position. And while TV leaders can range from […]

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TED Talk: Leading in an Era of Constant Change

In an ever-changing business environment, it may seem impossible to lead those around you effectively and consistently. However, organizational change expert Jim Hemerling explains that adapting to change doesn’t have to be exhausting–it can be invigorating. In his Ted Talk, Hemerling outlines five ways to lead in an era of constant change centered around a […]

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