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From Recruitment to Retention: Four Ways Employers Are Retaining Employees

A Tight Labor Market May Require Extreme Measures. In West Texas, truck drivers are earning six figures and 20-something-year-old newcomers are doubling their earnings in the oilfields after just two weeks at a junior college. In Red Deer, Alberta, an increasing number of companies are covering the costs of post-secondary tuition or skills upgrading of their employees. […]

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Communication with Your Front Line Workers Is Essential to Success

Most companies dedicate substantial time and energy to researching, planning, and implementing communication strategies that build stronger relationships with their customers, but the most successful also dedicate an equally significant amount of energy to communicating with their employees. Legendary former General Electric CEO Jack Welch once said, “There are only three measurements that tell you […]

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Benefits Becoming More Important as Demand for Workers Grows

Signing bonuses. More paid holidays. Paid training. School tuition. Even health insurance for employee’s pets. Anne Woods, an Express Employment Professionals franchise owner in Santa Fe Springs and Covina, California, reports businesses are rolling out new and expanded benefits as the competition for workers grows fiercer. Woods also reports some businesses are ending waiting periods […]

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Staffing in the Modern Workforce

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly how much of the labor force is made up gig workers, but one thing is for certain—that number is only expected to grow over the next decade. Part of the problem in determining the number of gig workers is defining criteria for the category. According to Forbes, “the gig economy […]

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New Survey: Wages Rising or Holding Steady as Labor Pressures Mount

35% of Businesses Expect Wage Increases; No Cuts Expected In Santa Fe Springs and Covina, California, just outside Los Angeles, workers are in short supply. “There is a severe shortage of workers at every level,” said Anne Woods, owner of Express Employment Professionals franchise offices in both communities. “It is being felt most keenly at […]

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4 Signs Your Star Employee Is About to Leave

In a strengthening economy, the ability to retain top talent is the key to maintaining a competitive advantage. However, during times of increased business activity, the competition for star performers becomes intense. According to Express Employment Professionals’ third quarter 2018 Job Insights survey, 66% of respondents reported a “lack of available applicants” as the top […]

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As Summer Approaches, Where Are the Teenage Workers?

With summertime approaching, images come to mind of teenagers heading off to summer jobs or high school graduates searching for their first gigs. But in reality, teenage employment is becoming increasingly rare. Since 1980, teenage labor force participation has declined by more than 20 percentage points, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Today, […]

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Free Webinar—Navigating Change in the Modern Workplace

Thursday, May 10, 2018—Brought to you by Express Employment Professionals Change is inevitable, and you need to be ready for it. Change can represent a variety of things to a company as it relates to their workforce, including growth, mergers, buyouts, and right-sizing. It’s not always clear how to navigate change, but when done right, […]

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Job Insights for the Second Quarter of 2018

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 human resource professionals about the overall hiring trends in their markets and how they impact their […]

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Employee Drug Testing: Is It Time for a Change?

New Survey: 65% of Businesses Have Applicants Who Fail Drug Tests; Tight Labor Market Leads Some to Rethink Practices With unemployment falling and the demand for workers rising, employers have had to rethink recruiting and hiring practices to find the talent they need to grow their businesses. As a result, some employers are overhauling their drug testing […]

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