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Ted Talk: The Puzzle of Motivation

Leading a productive team involves not only engaging and retaining employees, but it also requires a strong leadership skill: the ability to motivate others. In his Ted Talk, “The Puzzle of Motivation,” career analyst Dan Pink explains that traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as business leaders think. Check out the video below to learn […]

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Larger US Companies More Optimistic About Hiring in Second Half of 2020

Companies with 50-99 employees are the most likely to increase employee count in the second half of 2020, according to a recent survey from The Harris Poll. Largely following the same pattern as the first half of the year, hiring decision-makers at companies with just a handful of employees remain doubtful staff size will increase […]

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Larger Canadian Companies More Optimistic About Hiring in Second Half of 2020

Companies with 100 or more employees are the most likely to increase employee count in the second half of 2020, according to a recent survey from The Harris Poll. Largely following the same pattern as the first half of the year, hiring decision-makers at companies with just a handful of employees remain doubtful staff size […]

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Infographic: Teamwork on the Job, Make It Work

A sense of community and shared values among employees is a strong indicator of a successful company culture. Yet according to a new infographic, 86% of employees and executives blame lack of communication or ineffective collaboration for most workplace failures. The infographic by custom apparel company One Hour Tees explains that more communication leads to less […]

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Question of the Month: What Business Changes Has Your Company Implemented in Response to COVID-19?

Question of the Month: What Business Changes Has Your Company Implemented in Response to COVID-19?

The past several months have changed the way business has been conducted. From social distancing to remote work arrangements to Zoom meetings, leaders have been forced to adapt to the new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. So we want to know, what business changes has your company implemented in response to this crisis? Let us […]

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How the Education System Fails to Prepare Workers—and What Needs to Change

2020 has been anything but normal for students and teachers with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. As many schools across the nation prepare to resume classes virtually, a new white paper from Express Employment Professionals explores why now is the perfect time to revolutionize the education system. (more…)

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Leadership Lessons from Parks and Rec

While there are countless books and video tutorials on developing as a leader, one of the best resources we can use is right under our noses. TV shows can provide some of the best tips of what to do and not to do when in a leadership position. And while TV leaders can range from […]

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TED Talk: Leading in an Era of Constant Change

In an ever-changing business environment, it may seem impossible to lead those around you effectively and consistently. However, organizational change expert Jim Hemerling explains that adapting to change doesn’t have to be exhausting–it can be invigorating. In his Ted Talk, Hemerling outlines five ways to lead in an era of constant change centered around a […]

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Despite High Unemployment, Companies Still Struggling with Employee Turnover

In a time of record unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 81% of hiring decision-makers say their company has had extended job vacancies resulting in less motivated employees, loss in revenue, and lower employee morale. (more…)

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16 Myers-Briggs Leadership Types (Part 1)

As we learned in the Leadership by the Numbers series about the Enneagram types, each person’s unique personality traits help determine the type of leader they are prone to be. Another strong tool to use to uncover leadership tendencies and understanding strengths and weaknesses associated with personality traits is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. (more…)

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