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The Hiring Process Costs More Than You Think

Think of it as one less headache. A cost-effective way to address changing business needs. Or, more time to focus on innovation. Using a staffing service to maintain your workforce can have a significant impact on productivity and success. Check out this video for some great insight into the seven benefits of using a staffing company. Whether you […]

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2-21-2019-BylinedArticle

Are You Creating a Positive Candidate Experience?

In a job seeker’s market, businesses must be prepared to pull out all the stops in order to attract the best and brightest talent. From benefits and salary to company culture, there are many ways to demonstrate to skilled job seekers that your company is a top employer they should consider. One key differentiator many […]

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The Results Are In: Companies Prefer Scheduled, In-Person Interviews

In February, we asked our readers about their preferred method of interacting with job seekers. And with 29% of the vote, “scheduled, in-person interviews” was the top choice, followed by “email” in second with 17%, and “telephone” in third with 14%. The rest of the results were as follows: Staffing service – 10% Company website/online […]

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94% of Businesses Have No Plans to Eliminate Positions in Q2 2019

Contrary to Talk of Recession, Hiring Spree Expected to Continue in 2019 In yet another sign that a 2019 recession is unlikely, the vast majority of businesses in a recent Express Employment Professionals survey reported that they have no plans to cut their workforces. In the survey from Express, respondents were asked whether they planned […]

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Infographic: 9 Unique Traits of High-Performing Teams

What are some of the key characteristics of the most productive teams in your company? From the contributions of individual members’ experience and expertise to unique personalities and shared priorities, there are a wide variety of factors that go into building a team of professionals that will effectively work together to achieve goals. Check out this infographic […]

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Not All Teams Are the Same: What Does Yours Need to Flourish?

There are plenty of online articles about workplace teamwork. Put “workplace teamwork” into Google and you’ll end up with about 35,200,000 results. You’ll find articles about improving teamwork, blogs proclaiming the benefit of working together as a team, and a whole lot of advice about “making the dream work.” What many of those links fail […]

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Productive Partnerships: 5 Quick Tips for Building Better Vendor Relationships

Often, a key factor of whether or not a project or strategic initiative is successful comes down to the type of relationship a company has with its vendors. Studies show that healthy vendor relationships can significantly impact the bottom line. In Planning Perspectives, Inc.’s 2018 North American Automotive OEM – Supplier Working Relations Index® Study, […]

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Share Your Insight: What Is the Average Employee Tenure at Your Company?

Share Your Insight: What Is the Average Employee Tenure at Your Company?

From the strong job market to younger generations entering the workforce, many factors contribute to changing trends in average employee tenure at a single company. In this month’s poll question, we want to discover how employee tenure varies by company size. Share your insight by answering the two quick questions below! View Survey

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Job Seekers Ghosting Interviews has Employers Scared

Low Wages, Multiple Offers Among Top Reasons for Fierce Competition for Workers Unemployment is down, wages are up, and “ghosting” is on the rise. According to Express Employment Professionals franchise owners like Lisa Straughan of Longview, Washington, all these trends, compounded by poor communication skills, are connected. Because jobs are more plentiful and employers have to […]

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1-29-2019-BylinedArticle

Employee Training: One Size Doesn’t Always Fit All

The labor force is incredibly diverse, full of unique individuals with their own outlooks, beliefs, managerial preferences, and career aspirations. It should come as no surprise, then, that different employees prefer different training programs. In fact, according to go2HR, 40% of employees who receive what they perceive as poor training leave their positions within the […]

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