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New Poll: 84% Believe Age a Factor in Hiring

With five generations currently in the workforce, the competition for top talent is fierce. And while it’s a job seekers’ market with low unemployment, a majority of workers in a recent poll reported age has been an issue at some point in their career. In the survey, Express Employment Professionals polled job seekers and decision […]

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Hail, Mr. Churchill

A Motivational Message from Leadership Expert Jim Stovall Recently, I read a book in which the author attempted to explore and reveal the greatest individual of the 20th century.  While there were a number of powerful and influential people suggested—such as Thomas Edison, Charles Lindbergh, Neil Armstrong, and many others—the argument was made that many […]

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Hubris Syndrome: Too Big for Your Business

As leaders experience success through the course of a career, it can become easy to develop a less-than-humble view of themselves. Financial firm Fundera explains that this is “a phenomenon known as ‘Hubris Syndrome.’ An oversized ego can cause you to make some serious leadership miscalculations, which could ultimately cost you your business.” Check out this […]

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Question of the Month: How Does the Current Employment Landscape Compare to When You Entered the Workforce?

Question of the Month: How Does the Current Employment Landscape Compare to When You Entered the Workforce?

The employment landscape is constantly evolving, and with unemployment at a 50-year low and near historic lows in Canada, it can be drastically different for 2020 college graduates than it was for other generations. So we want to know how this year’s job market compares with when you first entered the workforce. Let us know […]

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Job Insights for 2020

To provide accurate and timely employment forecasts for business leaders, Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters conducts an ongoing Job Insights survey to track hiring trends across a wide range of industries. Express surveyed business owners, decision makers, and human resource professionals about the overall hiring trends in their markets and how those trends impact their […]

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Between Blue and White Collar: The Grey Collar Workforce

Who They are, What They Do, and Why it Matters to the American Economy As automation creeps into facets of our everyday lives from grocery delivery to one-day shipping for online shopping, workers are facing a new decade alongside technology designed to make businesses more efficient than ever before. While some jobs will become obsolete, […]

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TED Talk: Why Winning Doesn’t Always Equal Success

Why do you play the game? To win. This innate drive to win is ingrained in the psyche of most leaders. But does winning actually equate to success? UCLA championship-winning coach Valorie Kondos explains that the secret to her success has nothing to do with “winning.” Check out the video below to watch her inspiring […]

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Infographic: What Type of Leader Are You?

From coaching to pace-setting to commanding, there are several different ways to effectively lead a team. And while different scenarios call for different leadership techniques, it’s important to understand which type of leader you tend to be by default. Headway Capital explains that “everyone has their own built-in approach to leading others.” Check out this […]

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New Survey: U.S. Business Outlook for 2020

As Americans prepare to ring in the new year, the stock market is near record highs, unemployment is near record lows and the country is experiencing the longest economic expansion in history. But will it continue after the ball drops and into 2020? To answer that question, Express Employment Professionals released the results of a […]

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Canadian Business Outlook for 2020

As Canadians prepare to ring in the new year, unemployment has increased slightly to 5.9%, and there are more people seeking work in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. To answer questions about the 2020 outlook, Express Employment Professionals released the results of a survey of business owners, decision makers and human resource professionals. While respondents […]

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