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5 Tips for Leading Employees Who Are Older Than You

As younger generations advance in their careers and start to take on more prominent roles within their companies, it’s very likely many will find themselves in a position where they may have direct reports who are older, and in many ways, more experienced. It can be a tricky position for a young leader, so it’s […]

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The Results Are In: What Type of On-the-Job Training Does Your Company Provide?

In October, we asked our readers what type of on-the-job training their companies provide employees, and with 23% of the votes, “supervisors/managers train employees” was the most common response. “Access to online training classes and resources” was second with 18%, followed by “self-guided training” with 17%. The rest of the results were as follows: Mentorships: […]

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Are Students Getting Enough Real-Life Work Experience Opportunities?

Closing the Skills Gap Requires Students to get Real-Life Work Experience Early On; Better Partnerships with Schools and Businesses Is Needed In a tight labor market with an increasing number of job vacancies, employers are facing a growing skills gap. Too many young people are graduating with degrees and skills that don’t match the needs of […]

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Infographic: Designing Your Home Office for Productivity

Many workplaces are rethinking their organizational structures to allow employees more flexibility to work from home. However, for many workers, that means optimizing their home offices for productivity. Check out this infographic from EzLivingInteriors.co.uk for some great tips.

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5 Quick Tips for Getting Out of Your Own Way

We’ve all been there. Working on a big project or new initiative, when all of a sudden progress comes to a grinding halt, and you’re struggling to find the motivation to keep moving forward. Often, it’s an outside influence that throws everything off track, like a client changing their mind about the objectives of the […]

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Question of the Month: How Would You Describe Your Company’s Holiday/Christmas party?

Question of the Month: How Would You Describe Your Company’s Holiday/Christmas party?

The holiday season is upon us once again! As we head into the final weeks of 2018, businesses everywhere are diligently working toward finishing big projects, planning budgets, and setting goals for the new year! And somewhere within that flurry of activity, many companies will take some time to let their employees know how important […]

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Job Insights for the Fourth Quarter of 2018

Although 2018 is ending on a strong note for many businesses, recruiting and retention challenges will carry over into 2019. 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 […]

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Maintaining a Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit During the Holidays

According to a survey conducted by Healthline.com, an online resource for health and well-being information, more than 60% of respondents said they feel some level of elevated stress during the holidays. The primary causes include finances, healthy eating/exercise, picking the “right” gift, and scheduling. From juggling family obligations to finishing up end-of-the-year projects at work, […]

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Job Seekers Frustrated by “Black Hole” of Online Applications

In Era of Online Applications, Job Seekers Want Better Communication We’re more connected than ever as most people use digital communications in their relationships, but job seekers are lamenting the lack of direct communications with potential employers. According to Colleen Gaudette, an Express Employment Professionals franchise owner in Windsor, Ontario, job applicants feel that applying […]

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Are Companies Offering the Benefits Employees Want?

Besides salary, benefits offered by employers are among the top factors job seekers consider when choosing a company to work for. In fact, a recent Glassdoor study conducted by Harris Poll found that nearly 57% of people cited benefits and perks as a top consideration prior to accepting a job offer. As found in a […]

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