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Engage to Retain: Employee Onboarding and Development

Building Employee Retention through Onboarding and Development The process of building a productive workforce doesn’t end after a hiring decision is made. Without a comprehensive onboarding and development plan in place, you run the risk of watching your new employees walk out a constantly revolving door. The greatest strength of any successful organization is its […]

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More Canadians Work Part-Time, Here’s Why

A few decades ago, approximately 1 in 10 Canadians worked part-time, but today that has increased to almost 1 in 5. A new survey released by Express Employment Professionals provides some insight into the shift, including the desire for more flexibility in the workplace to help with work/life balance. The survey polled job seekers about […]

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VIDEO: How to Make Work-Life Balance Work

Do you struggle with work-life balance? Do you have a hard time as a leader creating a company culture that fits with your employees’ need for balance? Check out this TED Talks featuring author and marketer Nigel Marsh for insight into the importance of the individual to determine how to make work-life balance work.

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POLL: Holidays and the Workplace … What Stresses You Out the Most During this Festive Season?

We’re officially entering the holiday season, and for many businesses, this is one of the most hectic times of the year! From increased business volume to end of year reporting to employees requesting off to spend time with family and friends, there’s a lot to keep track of in a busy workplace. So, for our […]

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Job Insights for the Fourth Quarter of 2019

Businesses generally optimistic about the fourth quarter employment market; recruiting skilled workers and employee retention remain top challenges.  To provide accurate and timely employment forecasts for business leaders, Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters conducts an ongoing Job Insights survey to track quarterly hiring trends across a wide range of industries. Express surveyed business owners, decision […]

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Scary Good Leadership: Are You Feared or Revered?

October 31 is just around the corner, and for many employees, the scariest part of Halloween isn’t the ghouls and ghosts—it’s their leader. Leadership style has a major impact on employees—from their motivation for doing quality work to their decision to stay with the company long term, leaders set the tone for employee engagement. There’s […]

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Why a Job Without Health Insurance Terrifies Many

When job seekers evaluate job offers and opportunities, they look at more than just the hourly wage or base salary. According to a new survey from Express Employment Professionals, the vast majority-91%-consider health insurance and other benefits a “deciding factor.” Express surveyed 672 job seekers and posed the question, “Are employer-provided benefits and/or health insurance […]

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Infographic: How to Get Better at Delegating

As leaders, we have the tendency of putting our teams on our back to push past enemy lines in the war on talent and market share. But as time has shown, it takes a team to maintain a competitive advantage. Yes, teamwork makes the dream work. However, delegating tasks can be easier said than done. […]

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Engage to Produce: Increase Productivity, Not Hours

As businesses look for innovative ways to maintain a competitive advantage in productivity, it’s also important to watch for signs of burnout and stress among your employees. Increased workloads often lead to increased hours in the office, which could have an unwanted, reverse effect on productivity. According to a study by Cornerstone, 68% of employees […]

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New Poll: Most Businesses Do Not Think a Recession is Coming in Near Future

An overwhelming majority of business leaders surveyed in a new Express Employment Professionals poll don’t expect a recession within the next six months, despite increased media focus on the possibility of an upcoming downturn. In the survey, just 4% expect a recession in the next three months, while 14% expect one in three to six […]

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