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Job Insights for the First Quarter of 2019

Following a strong employment market in 2018, the new year begins on a generally optimistic note. 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 makers, and […]

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Baby Boomers Want to Keep Working in Retirement

With the number of Canadians of core working-age at its lowest proportion on record and projected to keep falling, a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll and commissioned by Express Employment Professionals, found that employed baby boomers want to keep working in retirement, but most say their company doesn’t offer the option. The newly-released […]

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ExpressTalks Launching Soon—Register Today!

Express Employment Professionals is excited to announce a new series called ExpressTalks. Created to host subject-matter employment experts, ExpressTalks will be live streamed to provide employment-related topics in just 30 minutes. We know your time is valuable—and so is keeping up on the latest employment regulations and leadership trends. That’s why ExpressTalks is designed with […]

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TED Talk: How to Break Bad Management Habits Before They Reach the Next Generation

What kind of example are you setting for the next generation of leaders? Many of the skills and attitudes future leaders will possess are being developed right now through the example set by their superiors. Check out this recent TED Talk featuring leadership development expert Elizabeth Lyle discussing “a new approach to breaking the rules […]

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Blurred Lines: Potential Pitfalls of Hiring Friends and Family

On paper, hiring friends and family to work for you often seems like a great idea. You already know each other’s personalities, work ethics, strengths, and weaknesses and are able to easily communicate with each other about important topics or issues that arise. However, in practice, that’s not always how it works out. Before you […]

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The Results Are In: Business Performance Predictions for 2019

In December, we polled our readers about their business performance predictions for the new year, and the results show an overall optimistic outlook for 2019. The top response was “moderate growth” with 59% of the votes followed by “steady, but unchanged” in second with 25%, and a “decrease in business” in third with 9%. Only […]

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New Survey: Businesses Reporting It’s Even Harder to Find Workers

83% of Businesses Say “Difficult” to Recruit and Hire; Still a Job Seeker’s Market In Omaha, Nebraska, Express Employment Professionals franchise owner Bernie Inbody says recruiting new workers is a “constant grind” for local companies that has become even harder in recent months. He’s not alone. With companies growing and unemployment low, it is becoming […]

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Infographic: The Do’s and Don’ts of Constructive Criticism

Providing meaningful and constructive criticism to your employees is not only an important part of building and maintaining a productive team, but when done right, it can also help the people you lead grow. Check out this infographic from GetVoip, a provider of user reviews and comprehensive research on thousands of VoIP solutions and applications, for […]

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4 Signs It’s Time to Hire an HR Manager

In most small businesses, a modest team of dedicated owners and employees often wear multiple hats when it comes to running the day-to-day activities. From receptionist to bookkeeper to office manager, there are a wide variety of roles that must be performed to ensure success, and when resources are limited, it falls on the entire […]

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Question of the Month: Does Your Company Have a Workplace Chaplain?

A chaplain is “a cleric or a lay representative of a religious tradition, attached to a secular institution such as a hospital, prison, military unit, school, labor union, business, police department, fire department, university, or private chapel.” Many businesses have established chaplaincy programs as a benefit to help employees deal with a broad range of […]

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