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Move Over Millennials: Here Comes Generation Z

For the past 15 years or so, Millennials have been the generation on the rise and have received their fair share of analysis — and punchlines — as they staked their claims to increasingly influential roles in the workplace. Fortunately, and in spite of some fears to the contrary, companies are no worse for wear […]

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New White Paper from Express: Barriers Between People and Jobs

Express Employment Professionals recently released a new white paper exploring some of the key barriers getting in the way of workers who want jobs. There are plenty of job openings. Yet so many people remain unemployed. With unemployment rates reaching new lows, headlines often hide the struggles of families who still feel like they’re down and […]

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TED Talk: What Makes Something Go Viral?

Marketing and advertising professionals, this one is for you! Have you ever been asked to “create a viral video?” If you have, you probably know it isn’t quite that easy. However, when everything does fall into place and a great moment caught on video takes the internet by storm, the branding and awareness it brings […]

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Job Insights for First Quarter 2018 Show Optimism for the New Year

To provide accurate and timely employment forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters conducts an ongoing Job Insights survey to track quarterly hiring trends for businesses across a wide range of industries. Express surveyed business owners, decision makers, and human resource professionals about the overall national hiring trends in their markets […]

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Putting It into Perspective: A Motivational Message from Leadership Expert Jim Stovall

Our minds and our focus are often dominated by the immediate challenge or obstacle in front of us. On an otherwise normal day, a flat tire, broken nail, or dead cell phone battery can seem like a crisis. Sometimes, it’s good to put things into their proper place.  Most things we face are inconveniences, a […]

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The Results Are In: 81% of Businesses Expect Growth in 2018

There’s reason to be optimistic about the economic outlook for the new year. In December, we asked our readers about their business performance predictions for 2018, and according to the results, the vast majority of respondents predict growth in 2018! Of those who participated in the poll, 23% say they will see “exponential” growth and […]

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New Survey: It’s Getting Even Harder to Fill Jobs

Chris Ashcraft, who runs an Express Employment Professionals office in Mobile, Alabama, says it’s getting harder to fill jobs in his area. Unemployment is hitting new lows, meaning fewer workers are available. “Right now, we are trying to recruit employees into the area from outside,” he said. Ashcraft is not alone. Curt Allison, who runs an […]

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Survey: The Effects of the Corporate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

The United States Congress recently passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which included slashing the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. As a result, many CEOs chose to pass on the expected tax savings to their employees in the form of a year-end bonus. Many of the bill’s supporters say this […]

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Infographic: What People Really Want from Onboarding

Building a productive workforce doesn’t end after a hiring decision is made. Your new employee onboarding process is one of the key factors influencing whether or not a new hire will stay with the company long-term. Check out this infographic from BambooHR, an HR software developer, for some great insight into what people really want […]

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Use These Fun Holidays to Build Employee Engagement in 2018

Nothing builds engagement better than a fun work environment built on a culture of celebration. So, as you plan your calendar for 2018, think about including one—or a few—of these wacky holidays in 2018 as an opportunity to boost morale and build employee camaraderie to create a more engaged and cohesive team. Play Your Ukulele […]

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