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TED Talk: 3 Ways to Measure Your Adaptability and How to Improve It

Through intelligence measures like IQ and EQ (emotional intelligence), we’re able to quantify the leader’s capacity to connect with others and lead from cognitive intelligence and business acumen. However, one venture investor believes it’s the AQ, or the “adaptability quotient,” that determines the capacity for overall success. Check out this recent TED Talk by venture investor […]

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The Results Are In: Is Your Current Profession Related to Your College Degree?

In July, we asked our readers if their current profession is directly related to their college degree, and the number one answer may surprise you. With 37%, of the votes, the top response was “my profession has nothing to do with my college degree.” Additionally, 29% of respondents said “my profession is in a field […]

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How Schools Are Failing Workers—And 10 Ways to Fix It

Express Employment Professionals is releasing 10 recommendations today to help schools better train students for the demands of the modern workforce. According to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of open jobs in the United States continues to exceed the number of job seekers. In Canada, although the latest jobs data […]

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Temp to Perm: How to Decide if a Temporary Worker is Full-Time Material

Using a staffing company is one of the best ways to not only fill your talent pool during seasonal upswings or high-production months, but it’s also a great way to determine if a worker is a good fit for your company. According to the American Staffing Association (ASA), 35% of workers in staffing positions were […]

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ExpressTalks: Building an Emergency Action Plan for Your Business

ExpressTalks: Building an Emergency Action Plan for Your Business

Active shooters have targeted businesses 105 times since 2000, more than any other public locations. Are you confident your employees know what to do in case of an emergency? In this ExpressTalks, Jeff Rycroft will discuss key factors to address when building an emergency action plan for your business. During the presentation, the video RUN. HIDE. […]

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Infographic: 11 Things Managers Should Never Say to Their Team (And What to Say Instead)

Being an empathetic leader and maintaining a high level of emotional intelligence can seem like a daunting task. However, one way leaders embrace these characteristics is by understanding the weight of their words and how their communication style affects their teams. Small business credit company Headway Capital points this out and explains best practices to help […]

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Question of the Month: What Type of Perks Does Your Company Offer to Retain Employees?

Question of the Month: What Type of Perks Does Your Company Offer to Retain Employees?

In a tight labor market, companies must get creative to retain top talent and star employees. From flex time to vendor discounts to childcare, organizations are seeing the lasting effects of non-monetary benefits in the workplace. So we want to know, what type of perks does your company offer—other than pay raises and traditional benefits—to […]

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Job Insights for the Third Quarter of 2019

The employment market outlook remains strong for the second half of 2019; However, employers must be willing to compete for the best talent. To provide accurate and timely employment forecasts for business leaders, Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters conducts an ongoing Job Insights survey to track quarterly hiring trends across a wide range of industries. […]

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Q3 Jobs Outlook: Low Supply, High Demand

Express Employment Professionals released new survey results showing that 77% of businesses plan to continue hiring in the third quarter of 2019-with especially strong hiring in industrial positions. In the survey, which polled business leaders in North America, 36% of respondents also expect wage growth at their businesses. (more…)

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Making Interviewing Better with Tripp and Tyler

In a recent blog post,  Refresh Leadership revealed the worst interviewing habits our readers have experienced. From showing up late to bringing a guest to answering the phone during an interview, some of these poor habits are pretty shocking. To help interviewees make the most of their first impression, Express Employment Professionals teamed up with […]

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