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Employers: Job Market Trending Up, Accelerating

Nearly 3 out of 4 Businesses See Improving Situation; Optimism Higher Than 2016 Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing that employers have overwhelmingly positive perceptions of their local job markets. In a survey of 1,951 businesses, respondents were asked, “As an employer, what is your perception of the current employment environment in […]

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TEDTalk: Building a Human Company in the Age of Machines

“Half of the human workforce is expected to be replaced by software and robots in the next 20 years,” says author, speaker, and “strategy artist” Tim Leberecht in a recent TEDTalk. It’s no secret that our world is becoming more automated every day, and in many ways, our lives are better because of it. However, […]

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New Survey: More Businesses Plan to Hire in 2017

Job Creation Predicted for First Quarter; 91% Have No Plans to Eliminate Positions Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing businesses’ plans to hire workers in the first quarter of 2017. In a survey of 1,951 businesses, 76 percent said they plan to hire new workers in the first quarter. Only 9 percent said […]

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The Results Are In: More Business Leaders Predict Growth for 2017

Number of Leaders Expecting Exponential Growth Increases Year Over Year Express Employment Professionals recently released new poll results revealing business leaders’ business performance predictions for 2017. Employers were asked, “What are your business performance predictions for 2017?” Of 133 respondents, 58 percent said, “We will see moderate growth.” Another 21 percent predict “exponential growth,” while […]

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01-03-17

The Case for Optimism

To start the new year on an optimistic note, check out this recent article from The Washington Post that uses research conducted by OppenheimerFunds to take “a by-the-numbers look at our increasing productive world.” “Throughout the year, OppenheimerFunds conducted first-of-its-kind biometric research to demonstrate how optimism can benefit investors in the long term, and to […]

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A Look Back at 2016: How Business Changed

The business world is changing faster than ever before, and the emergence of new technologies like nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and virtual reality are blurring the lines of present and future even more. Digital technology is transforming the face of business, and 2016 brought notable changes to how businesses are connecting, selling and adapting to the […]

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Why Thankful Companies are Successful Companies

With the holidays fast approaching, most companies have already planned to thank their employees with monetary bonuses or gifts, but a successful business must remember to thank another key player—the customer. So how important is customer appreciation? As it turns out, it’s vital. According to a study by the Rockefeller Group, 82 percent of customers […]

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Leadership Lessons from the Dojo

For centuries, martial arts practitioners have looked to the various disciplines of Karate, Judo, Taekwondo, Jiu-Jitsu, and countless other forms of self-defense, as a way to build confidence, strength, and discipline. Many people unfamiliar with martial arts see the sport as an aggressive endeavor that focuses solely on the physical domination of an opponent. But […]

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