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The State of Blue Collar Canada: Satisfied with Work and Life

According to several recent studies, blue collar jobs will continue to be in demand, but shortages of blue collar workers persist with no end in sight. Reports from the Business Development Bank of Canada, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, and the Conference Board of Canada all heed the same warning: Canadian businesses are having a hard time finding […]

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Express Honored with Best of Staffing Talent Award

During a job seeker’s market, ensuring you hire the right candidates and retaining your new hires is more important than ever before. Several factors contribute to successful job placement, and employee satisfaction is high on the list. Employee satisfaction comes in many forms including, advancement opportunities, employee development, recognition, benefits, and the right job fit. […]

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Top 3 Strengths—and Weaknesses—of Introvert Employees

Think about your employees. Odds are you could easily identify introverts and extroverts among the team. Who are the more social and action-oriented types? Who tends to be quieter and more contemplative? Both personality types have their distinct advantages and disadvantages in the workplace, and as their leader, an important part of your role is […]

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The Results Are In: 73% of Companies Do Not Employ a Workplace Chaplain

The Results Are In: 73% of Companies Do Not Employ a Workplace Chaplain

In January, we polled our readers about whether or not their companies have a workplace chaplain and with 73% of the votes, the vast majority of respondents reported that they did not have access to a chaplain at their company. However, among that group, the sentiment was split on whether or not a workplace chaplaincy […]

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New White Paper: The State of Blue Collar America

Previously a declining sector of the United States workforce, blue collar jobs are growing at the fastest rate in nearly three and a half decades, yet workers are scarcer than ever, according to studies from The Washington Post and The Conference Board, respectively. This unique combination of circumstances creates significant new opportunities for Americans who may not have […]

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Infographic: 6 Ways Leaders Inspire Their Teams

The most successful and admired leaders focus on not just leading their teams, but also inspiring them. Check out this infographic from InitiativeOne, an organization that helps companies transform their cultures through coaching, strategic planning, and training, for some great insight into six ways leaders inspire their teams.

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Pushing or Pulling

A message from author, motivational speaker, and leadership expert Jim Stovall. All of us need to become successful leaders. No matter who you are, you are leading and being led all the time. We must be aware of who we are following and who is following us. Leadership is among the most discussed and least understood topics.  Ronald […]

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5 Tips for Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

You’ve built an accomplished track record of success, continuously expanded your skill set, proven you have leadership potential, and you’re now being acknowledged and rewarded for it with a big promotion. The only problem—you can’t seem to shake a sinking feeling that maybe they made a mistake and you aren’t actually ready for this responsibility. […]

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Poll: What Is Your Preferred Method of Interacting with Job Seekers?

Poll: What Is Your Preferred Method of Interacting with Job Seekers?

It’s a job seeker’s market and many companies are struggling to find qualified workers with the right mix of skills and experience to fill empty roles. However, in many cases, how a company interacts with job seekers may be what’s holding them back from hiring the best and brightest talent. So, we want to know, […]

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Baby Boomers Want to Keep Working in Retirement

In the U.S., Labor Shortage Helps Baby Boomers to Keep Working in Retirement; Poll a Wake-Up Call to Employers Struggling with Labor Shortages. Though an estimated 10,000 baby boomers retire daily, many still in the workplace foresee retirement to come later than expected-either by choice due to the labor shortage or out of necessity because of economic […]

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