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Teamwork Lessons from Professional Football Legends

If there were a Super Bowl for workplace team performance, would your team be in it to win it—or would they miss the playoffs? While individual achievement is important, teamwork is critical to a company’s success. So, how do you get your workers to pull together as a team? Take some tips from these professional […]

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New Press Release Reveals Challenges American Single Parent Workers Face

Deb Gray, who runs a staffing company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will never forget Renee, a single mom, she first met in October 2016. Renee managed her ex-husband’s vehicle repossession business before going through a divorce and custody battle because of his drug addiction. She was hoping her experience in the mortgage business would translate into […]

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The Home Stretch: Six Quick Tips to Finish Strong in 2017

With more than three-quarters of the year behind us, we’ve officially entered the final stretch of 2017. With 2018 just around the corner, many companies are feeling the pressure to finish strong. So, it’s important to take an assessment of where you are and what you need to do to meet—and exceed—your end-of-the-year goals. Whether […]

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It’s Time to Prepare for a Recruitment War

For a decade, we’ve been living in a tale of two economies, a strong one for skilled workers, and a worrisome, poor one for workers without skills. That gap, however, may soon diminish as low unemployment, rising expectations, and economic reality cause a recruitment war to begin for employers who want to keep their workers […]

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Infographic: How to Say No at Work

Saying “no” isn’t always easy—especially in the workplace when the stakes are high and the consequences can be far-reaching. Check out this infographic from GetVoIP.com, a business VoIP provider, for some great tips and best practices for saying “no” at work.

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The Results Are In: Listening to Music/Podcasts Top Way to Pass Time During Daily Commute

In a recent poll, we asked our readers how they pass the time during their commute to and from work each day, and with 52% of the votes, “Listening to music/podcasts/audiobooks/etc.” was by far the most popular choice. “Thinking through your day/to-do list” came in second with 14% of the votes, followed by “Talking on […]

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Holiday Hiring Decisions are Already Being Made

This Year’s Holiday Hires Have Better than Average Shot of Securing a Job Year-Round An autumn chill in the air and the approaching holidays mean seasonal hiring is just around the corner. And some Express Employment Professionals offices expect this season to be as strong, or even stronger, than last year. For market watchers, holiday hiring […]

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Free Webinar—The Champion’s Code: Building Team Culture Through Leadership

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017—Brought to you by Express Employment Professionals Ross Bernstein’s program “The Champion’s Code: Building Team Culture Through Leadership” is inspired by the “Good to Great” concept of how the best companies separate themselves from the rest of the pack. Ross will demonstrate that dynamic leadership and a culture of excellence can only be achieved through integrity. […]

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Question of the Month: Are You Over or Underemployed?

Question of the Month: Are You Over or Underemployed?

Despite the current job market trending in favor of job seekers, many workers find themselves trapped in positions that don’t align with their experience and abilities. Some find that their skills and expertise are not fully utilized (underemployed), while others are treading water in positions that are over their heads (overemployed). Both are tricky situations […]

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Labor Force Participation Gaps Closing

A Look at Those Who Have Dropped Out of the Workforce; 55+ Participation is Higher than Pre-Recession; Women Participation Edges Up Janis Petrini, Express Employment Professionals franchise owner in Grand Rapids, Michigan, said there’s never been a better time to be hunting for a job. In fact, Petrini is expending even more effort than usual to […]

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