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CareerBuilder Survey: Political Talk Heats Up the Workplace

The upcoming presidential election has been an incendiary topic for debate throughout 2016. And as Nov. 8 draws closer, the rhetoric and fighting will only intensify. Because the average workplace is made up of a broad range of personalities and beliefs, it’s not surprising that conflict over the election is becoming increasingly common occurrence for […]

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Survey Results: Why Don’t Applicants Accept Jobs and What Causes Employees to Leave?

Low Pay is the Top Reason Job Seekers Turn Down Opportunities; Lack of Advancement is No. 1 Reason People Leave Jobs Express Employment Professionals recently released results from a survey of businesses revealing the hurdles that stop applicants from accepting jobs, as well as the top reasons employees leave jobs. Respondents were asked, “What hurdles stop […]

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Survey: 63% of Businesses Say Filling Positions is “Difficult”

24% Say “Very Difficult” – Highest of Past Six Quarters; Only 6% Report Filling Positions is “Very Easy” Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing the increasing difficulty employers face when trying to recruit and fill positions. Respondents were asked, “Currently, how easy is it for you to recruit and fill positions?” The results […]

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How Does Friendly Competition Among Co-Workers Affect Your Productivity?

Legendary sports journalist Howard Cosell said, “The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give.” Everyone responds to competition in different ways. Some relish the opportunity to go head to head […]

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Realizing the Dream of Entrepreneurial Success

Entrepreneurship is strong in North America. The U.S. and Canada have the highest levels of entrepreneurial activity in the world. If the thought of working for yourself and following your dream is appealing, here are seven important questions to consider: Do you have the personality traits to run a business? You’ve probably heard that entrepreneurs […]

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