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The Results Are In: Are Employee Reviews Still Relevant?

We’re heading into the final stretch of 2016, and for many workplaces, that means it’s time for annual employee reviews. In October, we asked our readers if they believe annual reviews are still relevant, and according to the results, 53% say reviews are relevant—but they should be ongoing throughout the year. Another 17% believe formal, […]

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Question of the Month: How Will You Show Appreciation to Your Employees This Holiday Season?

The best companies know their greatest assets do not lie in fiduciary capitol or gross margin dollars. The greatest assets are their employees. Keeping their employees happy and engaged is what the most successful business do. According to an Aberdeen Group study, 60% of top organizations say employee recognition is extremely valuable in encouraging individual performance. […]

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Introverts vs Extroverts

Are you more social and impulsive or quiet and contemplative? Either way, both personality types have their advantages in the workplace. Check out this video from AsapSCIENCE for some great insight into the differences between introverts and extroverts, including some of their greatest strengths. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? How does it affect […]

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Overcoming Online Obstacles On Your Path to Success

Internet marketing can make or break your business. From email campaigns to social media content, online marketing is both competitive and technical. While the Internet increases the possibility of reaching a global audience, it can be a difficult path to navigate. According to Jared Hecht with the Huffington Post, “Online marketing is crucial to a […]

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New White Paper Warns Against Dramatic Minimum Wage Increase

Great Intentions, Bad Results: The Problem with a $15 Minimum Wage in America Experts Weigh In, Urge Caution for Sake of Working Americans Express Employment Professionals released a new white paper today, staking out a position on whether to raise the minimum wage to $15. “Great Intentions. Bad Results. The Problem with a $15 Minimum Wage […]

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Question of the Month: Are Annual Employee Reviews Still Relevant?

For many employees, fourth quarter means the dreaded annual review is on the horizon. Most businesses have some type of performance measurement and review procedure in place; however, their effectiveness can vary greatly between companies. In fact, many business leaders have started to question how important annual employee reviews really are to the company’s overall […]

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Business Survey: Government Job Training Programs Not Effective

Only 16% Say Programs Work; Need For Successful Training Programs Is High Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing that businesses have a low opinion of government job training programs. Respondents were asked, “In your opinion, how effective are government job training programs?” A total of 28 percent said the programs were either […]

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