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Year in Review: Top 10 Posts of 2018

We’re wrapping up an incredible year on the Refresh Leadership blog and we’re already planning for another year of leadership and workplace development content, including in-depth analysis of current events, motivational anecdotes, quick tips, and much more. But in the meantime, as we bring this year to a close, check out our top 10 posts […]

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Break Down Workplace Silos to Build Engagement, Collaboration, and Productivity

Does your workplace have a silo culture? It’s a common phenomenon that can affect any business, but is especially prevalent in larger companies with many different departments and more employees. Silos typically form in workplaces when communication between different people, teams, or departments consistently fails. When this type of workplace culture is left unchecked, creativity, […]

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Question of the Month: What Are Your Business Performance Predictions for 2019?

We’re in the final stretch of 2018, and for many businesses, it has been a record-breaking year. A strengthening economy and low unemployment means many companies and job seekers alike have a lot to be thankful for this year. In December 2017, we asked readers about their business predictions for 2018. The vast majority (59%) […]

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CANADA: More Seasonal Hiring This Year in Many Parts of the Country

New Survey Results: 1 in 3 Businesses Plan for Seasonal Hires. With the holiday shopping season fully underway, Canadians are hitting the sales and grabbing gifts, and many employers have increased the number of seasonal employees they plan to hire. According to new survey results and on-the-ground reports from Express Employment Professionals franchise owners, many […]

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In the U.S., Seasonal Hiring Has Slowed Down—Could That Be a Positive Economic Sign?

New Survey Results: Only 32% of American Businesses Plan for Seasonal Hires. With the holiday shopping season fully underway, Americans are hitting the sales and grabbing gifts as usual, but something may be different this year, according to new survey results and on-the-ground reports from Express Employment Professionals franchise owners-some employers aren’t hiring as many […]

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College Isn’t for Everyone

College is expensive. According to U.S. News, the average tuition and fees at an in-state public college comes out to $9,716, compared with $35,676 for private colleges per year. Public, out-of-state schools cost about $21,629 on average per year. Despite these high sticker prices, survey results from Refresh Leadership and Movin’ On Up, the Express Employment Professionals blog […]

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Happy Thanksgiving! What Are You Thankful for this Year?

As you gather with family and friends to celebrate the holiday, we hope you’ll take some time to stop and think about what you are grateful for this year! Whether it’s the robust economy, a big promotion into a leadership position, or hitting a new milestone with your team, tell us what you’re thankful for in […]

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5 Tips for Leading Employees Who Are Older Than You

As younger generations advance in their careers and start to take on more prominent roles within their companies, it’s very likely many will find themselves in a position where they may have direct reports who are older, and in many ways, more experienced. It can be a tricky position for a young leader, so it’s […]

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The Results Are In: What Type of On-the-Job Training Does Your Company Provide?

In October, we asked our readers what type of on-the-job training their companies provide employees, and with 23% of the votes, “supervisors/managers train employees” was the most common response. “Access to online training classes and resources” was second with 18%, followed by “self-guided training” with 17%. The rest of the results were as follows: Mentorships: […]

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Are Students Getting Enough Real-Life Work Experience Opportunities?

Closing the Skills Gap Requires Students to get Real-Life Work Experience Early On; Better Partnerships with Schools and Businesses Is Needed In a tight labor market with an increasing number of job vacancies, employers are facing a growing skills gap. Too many young people are graduating with degrees and skills that don’t match the needs of […]

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