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Peak Performer’s Life: Featuring Walter Bond

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Walter Bond and Peak Performer’s Life is brought to you by Express Employment Professionals. Don’t forget to check back each Wednesday for a new message from Walter Bond! If you missed an episode of Peak Performer’s Life, visit the archive to catch up.

About Walter Bond
For nearly two decades, Walter Bond has been the premiere expert on peak performance. Walter’s mastery in two different global industries has made him an authority on peak performance. Walter has delivered his entertaining and dynamic message to companies and associations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe. Clients include Accenture, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, The Dwyer Group, Allianz, Amway, GNC, Hilton, Medtronic, UPS Store, Radio Shack, Red Robin, and many national associations. Read More→

While we’re not quite in the holiday season, it’s close enough that many businesses are already starting to hire seasonal help. The retail sector in particular will be ramping up to prepare for the holiday shopping rush that has historically accounted for 20-40% of annual sales. Most businesses will be affected by the holiday season in one way or another, so we want to know how your company handles the extra workload. Let us know by voting in our poll.

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Employers and Employees Must Adapt to a New Economy

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

The number of temporary workers, independent contingent workers, and freelacers is increasing to record highs, defying previous economic trends. Looking for greater flexibility and new opportunities, Americans are turning away from the traditional employer-employee relationship and eight-to-five work day.

Express Employment Professionals, the nation’s largest franchised staffing firm, recently released a white paper, “America’s Changing Workforce and the Rise of the Contingent Employee” that explores the causes of this trend. Why are workers young and old turning to temporary and freelance work? Why are businesses relying on those workers? Read More→

Top talent is becoming harder to find. There’s an ever-widening skills gap in the workforce, so competition for the best and brightest workers is fierce. What would it mean for your business if you lost your rock star employees to a competitor? Check out this infographic from, an online training platform provider, for a few key indicators that an employee may be looking to jump ship. Read More→

According to a recent survey by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), 21% of companies say they have replaced employees with automation. The survey also points out that while an increased emphasis on technology has eliminated some jobs, in many instances, more higher-skilled jobs were created as a result.

Check out the full report.

Has your company “automated” its workforce? If so, what was the effect on hiring? Let us know in the comments section below. Read More→

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Express recently released the results of a survey conducted in both the U.S. and Canada that indicated “education” was the least important factor when evaluating job candidates. Instead, “work ethic/integrity” and “attitude” were shown to be the key characteristics that affected the hiring decision.

For our August question of the month, we want to know how your education has affected your career path. Let us know by voting in our poll.

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Attitude and Integrity Are Still Most Important in Hiring

Recently, Express Employment Professionals, North America’s largest franchised staffing firm, released findings that reveal which traits are most important when hiring a candidate for a job.

The findings come from the 2014 edition of the “America Employed/Canada Employed” survey of 137 Express franchises. Respondents were asked to rate various traits on a scale of one to five based on how important they are when evaluating applicants.

“Attitude” and “work ethic/integrity” topped the lists in both the U.S. and Canada, followed closely by other traits, including “credible work history, “culture fit,” “job experience,” and “references.”     “Education” received the lowest average rating in both countries. Read More→

How to Impress in Meetings

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Regardless of your title or tenure, it’s important to maintain a high level of professionalism in business meetings. However, standing out among a large group of people can be easier said than done. Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire points out that there is a simple mind trick to help give you a competitive advantage in group gatherings. Check out the video below to learn how you can impress in meetings!

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Summer internships are a great way for college students and recent grads to get some real world experience before heading back to school or entering the workforce. It’s also a great way for businesses to get some extra help with their heavy workloads or to pick up the slack for core employees who take summer vacations. For our July question of the month, we want to know how your company utilizes summer interns. Let us know by voting in our poll.

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Are You Ready to Be an Entrepreneur?

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

In a recent poll, we asked our readers if they have ever considered starting their own business. According to the results, more than half of respondents said they would like to start their own business, but didn’t where to start. Check out this recent article from for some insight into questions you can ask yourself to determine if you’re ready to take the business ownership leap.

5 Questions to Determine If You’re Ready to Be an Entrepreneur

If you are ready to start your own business, but still need a little guidance, consider looking into franchise options. Express Employment Professionals is a fully franchised staffing company. You can learn more about our franchise opportunity at

Refresh Leadership is brought to you by Express Employment Professionals.

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