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The Results Are In: More Business Leaders Predict Growth for 2017

Number of Leaders Expecting Exponential Growth Increases Year Over Year Express Employment Professionals recently released new poll results revealing business leaders’ business performance predictions for 2017. Employers were asked, “What are your business performance predictions for 2017?” Of 133 respondents, 58 percent said, “We will see moderate growth.” Another 21 percent predict “exponential growth,” while […]

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01-03-17

The Case for Optimism

To start the new year on an optimistic note, check out this recent article from The Washington Post that uses research conducted by OppenheimerFunds to take “a by-the-numbers look at our increasing productive world.” “Throughout the year, OppenheimerFunds conducted first-of-its-kind biometric research to demonstrate how optimism can benefit investors in the long term, and to […]

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Question of the Month: What’s the Most Important Soft Skill You Look for in a Job Candidate?

Job experience and education are only part of the equation when finding the perfect new employee. Most hiring managers can attest to situations where an applicant looked perfect on paper, but the hire didn’t stick due to a disconnect in the soft skills needed to perform the job. According to the American Society of Training […]

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A Look Back at 2016: How Business Changed

The business world is changing faster than ever before, and the emergence of new technologies like nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and virtual reality are blurring the lines of present and future even more. Digital technology is transforming the face of business, and 2016 brought notable changes to how businesses are connecting, selling and adapting to the […]

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Why Thankful Companies are Successful Companies

With the holidays fast approaching, most companies have already planned to thank their employees with monetary bonuses or gifts, but a successful business must remember to thank another key player—the customer. So how important is customer appreciation? As it turns out, it’s vital. According to a study by the Rockefeller Group, 82 percent of customers […]

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The Results Are In: Are Employee Reviews Still Relevant?

We’re heading into the final stretch of 2016, and for many workplaces, that means it’s time for annual employee reviews. In October, we asked our readers if they believe annual reviews are still relevant, and according to the results, 53% say reviews are relevant—but they should be ongoing throughout the year. Another 17% believe formal, […]

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Question of the Month: How Will You Show Appreciation to Your Employees This Holiday Season?

The best companies know their greatest assets do not lie in fiduciary capitol or gross margin dollars. The greatest assets are their employees. Keeping their employees happy and engaged is what the most successful business do. According to an Aberdeen Group study, 60% of top organizations say employee recognition is extremely valuable in encouraging individual performance. […]

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