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What Is Your Ideal Office Layout?

Not all offices are created equal. Some organizations gather in an open-concept bullpen, while others fill large commercial office buildings with endless rows of cubicles. From leadership, communication, and productivity perspectives, each design has its own set of pros and cons. Since most professionals spend at least 40 hours a week in their home away […]

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Survey: Employers More Optimistic About Wage Increases

40% Predict Rising Wages; Only 1% See Wages Declining Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing employers’ predictions for wage growth throughout the next three months. In a survey of 1,951 businesses, respondents were asked, “Over the next three months, do you expect wages in your market to increase, decrease, or stay the same?” […]

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Employers: Job Market Trending Up, Accelerating

Nearly 3 out of 4 Businesses See Improving Situation; Optimism Higher Than 2016 Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing that employers have overwhelmingly positive perceptions of their local job markets. In a survey of 1,951 businesses, respondents were asked, “As an employer, what is your perception of the current employment environment in […]

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TEDTalk: Building a Human Company in the Age of Machines

“Half of the human workforce is expected to be replaced by software and robots in the next 20 years,” says author, speaker, and “strategy artist” Tim Leberecht in a recent TEDTalk. It’s no secret that our world is becoming more automated every day, and in many ways, our lives are better because of it. However, […]

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New Survey: More Businesses Plan to Hire in 2017

Job Creation Predicted for First Quarter; 91% Have No Plans to Eliminate Positions Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing businesses’ plans to hire workers in the first quarter of 2017. In a survey of 1,951 businesses, 76 percent said they plan to hire new workers in the first quarter. Only 9 percent said […]

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