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The Results Are In: The Biggest Cause of Workplace Communication Breakdown

In February, we asked our readers what they believe is the biggest cause of workplace communication breakdown. With more than 800 people weighing in, 33.5% picked “Poor Leadership” as the top communication killer, followed by “Unclear goals/strategies” at 18.5% in second, while “Unmotivated/disengaged workers” came in third with 11.7% of the votes. The rest of […]

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Labour Force Participation Trend in Canada Cause for Concern

Express Employment Professionals Releases 10-year Federal/Provincial Analysis of Rates Highest LFPR: Alberta Lowest LFPR: Newfoundland Express Employment Professionals recently released a 10-year analysis of provincial labour force participation rates (LFPR) across Canada revealing which provinces have the highest and lowest percentage of people in the workforce. Overall a national trend is clear, there’s a slight but […]

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Express Releases State-by-State Analysis of Labor Force Participation Rates

In Some States, almost half the population is neither employed nor looking for work. Highest LFPR: North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota Lowest LFPR: Kentucky, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, West Virginia Express Employment Professionals recently released a new analysis of state labor force participation rates (LFPR), revealing which states have the highest and lowest percentage of […]

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Studies Show Volunteering is Good for Your Health

According to a study by United Healthcare, 94% of people who volunteered in the past 12 months say it improved their mood. It’s often easy to see the results of how volunteer work helps others, but how often do you think about the impact it has on your own mental and physical health? From personal […]

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Communication Breakdown

Question of the Month: What is the biggest cause of communication breakdown?

George Bernard Shaw said “the single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” In the workplace, clear and concise communication is essential for success, and when the lines get crossed, it can easily send a destructive ripple through an entire team and derail important projects. For our February question of […]

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New Survey Reveals What Business Owners Wish They�d Done Differently

Infographic: What Business Owners Wish They’d Done Differently

Starting your own business can be an exciting and rewarding endeavor, but it isn’t easy. For many enterprising professionals, the hardest part is not knowing what they don’t know. Check out this infographic from The Alternative Board, a business coaching and advisory company, for some insight into what many business owners wish they would have […]

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Question of the Month: What Factors Most Contribute to Your Job Satisfaction?

During the past few years, we’ve seen an upward shift in job-to-job workforce movement. In fact, according to CareerBuilder, 77% of full-time employed workers are open to or actively looking for new job opportunities. With the willingness to seek new opportunities, we at Refresh Leadership have found it interesting that the overwhelming majority of workers […]

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Out in the Open: The Pros and Cons of Open Office Plans

[Infographic] The Pros and Cons of Open-Office Plans

Open-office plans are a growing trend in the workplace. Rather than workers being confined to an individual office or cubicle, many companies are experimenting with tearing down the walls in favor of a more free-flowing work environment. Check out this infographic from SurePayroll, an online payroll service, for some great insight into the pros and the […]

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