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New White Paper Offers 10 Ways to Grow the Workforce

New Labor Day White Paper from Express Identifies 10 Places to Grow the Workforce During Low Unemployment; Includes Recommendations for Employers and Policymakers; Express Experts Weigh In Express Employment Professionals recently released a new white paper offering 10 places to grow the workforce at a time of low unemployment. With unemployment hitting new lows and job openings […]

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Consistency Is Key: 4 Habits of Highly Respected Leaders

Habits are hard to break, but sometimes that’s a good thing. In order to earn the respect of the people they lead, great leaders must be consistent in their words and actions. Developing habits that support a positive, engaged workforce is key to leading a team and inspiring people to greater levels of productivity and […]

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11-State Analysis: How Many Unemployed Have “Given Up”?

Illinois Tops the List; 44% Have Given Up Looking for a Job; Oklahoma Has Shortest Unemployment Duration; Florida Longest Express Employment Professionals recently released state-level results from its Harris poll of unemployed Americans, revealing which states have more unemployed workers who have given up on finding a job. Unemployed survey respondents were asked whether they agree […]

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5 Ways to Show Your Employees They Are Valued

Employees want to feel valued in their jobs, and it’s up to employers to help make that happen. From retention and engagement to work-life balance, how a worker views their worth within their company can have a significant impact in their overall satisfaction with their lives, both inside and outside of the office. It’s not […]

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Three Steps to Rebuild Trust after You’ve Lost It

From Enron to Bernie Madoff, scandals involving industry titans make big headlines. And, if you’ve noticed an increase in stories about unethical leaders, you’re not alone. According to research from professional services firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC): “Boards of directors, institutional investors, governments and the media are holding chief executive officers to a far higher level of […]

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New Survey: Despite Tight Labor Market, Wage Growth Remains in Check

Majority of Businesses Expect Stagnant Wages in Q3; Almost 1/3 Will Increase Wages Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing that despite the low unemployment rate, many businesses are not increasing wages. In a survey of 533 businesses, respondents were asked, “Over the next three months, do you expect wages at your company to […]

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7 Questions to Assess Your Employees’ Job Satisfaction and Work-life Balance

In a busy workplace, it’s easy to get so focused on deadlines and productivity that you forget to consider how it’s impacting your employees. The most engaged employees are the ones who have their work and personal lives in sync. On the other hand, those who feel like one is dragging down the other are […]

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The Results Are In: “Providing for Family” Top Driver of Career Success

In May, we asked our readers what drives them most to succeed in their careers, and with 37% of the votes, “Providing for your family” was the most selected option followed by “Financial freedom to pursue personal interests” with 24%. The rest of the results were received as follows: Building personal wealth (7%) Personal recognition […]

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3 Ways Social Media Has Redefined Workplace Communication

Today, more and more of our lives are chronicled online, a trend that will only become more prevalent in the years to come as social media continues to infiltrate every aspect of daily life. In many ways, we’re only beginning to understand the impact of our increasingly connected existence and the effects social media will […]

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What They Have vs. What You Need

New graduates need established skills to land a job, but can’t land a job without experience. When it comes to hiring recent grads, it can be difficult to assess their skills when there’s little to no experience in the field. How do you vet candidates who are just beginning their career? Here are a few […]

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