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New Survey: Businesses See Steady Hiring to Start 2019

Express Experts See Strong Job Market in Local Communities As 2018 comes to a close, businesses are reporting a positive outlook for the job market in the first quarter of 2019, according to a new survey fielded by Express Employment Professionals. Even with the latest jobs report showing fewer new jobs than expected and increased […]

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CANADA: More Seasonal Hiring This Year in Many Parts of the Country

New Survey Results: 1 in 3 Businesses Plan for Seasonal Hires. With the holiday shopping season fully underway, Canadians are hitting the sales and grabbing gifts, and many employers have increased the number of seasonal employees they plan to hire. According to new survey results and on-the-ground reports from Express Employment Professionals franchise owners, many […]

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In the U.S., Seasonal Hiring Has Slowed Down—Could That Be a Positive Economic Sign?

New Survey Results: Only 32% of American Businesses Plan for Seasonal Hires. With the holiday shopping season fully underway, Americans are hitting the sales and grabbing gifts as usual, but something may be different this year, according to new survey results and on-the-ground reports from Express Employment Professionals franchise owners-some employers aren’t hiring as many […]

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College Isn’t for Everyone

College is expensive. According to U.S. News, the average tuition and fees at an in-state public college comes out to $9,716, compared with $35,676 for private colleges per year. Public, out-of-state schools cost about $21,629 on average per year. Despite these high sticker prices, survey results from Refresh Leadership and Movin’ On Up, the Express Employment Professionals blog […]

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Are Students Getting Enough Real-Life Work Experience Opportunities?

Closing the Skills Gap Requires Students to get Real-Life Work Experience Early On; Better Partnerships with Schools and Businesses Is Needed In a tight labor market with an increasing number of job vacancies, employers are facing a growing skills gap. Too many young people are graduating with degrees and skills that don’t match the needs of […]

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Job Insights for the Fourth Quarter of 2018

Although 2018 is ending on a strong note for many businesses, recruiting and retention challenges will carry over into 2019. 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 […]

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Job Seekers Frustrated by “Black Hole” of Online Applications

In Era of Online Applications, Job Seekers Want Better Communication We’re more connected than ever as most people use digital communications in their relationships, but job seekers are lamenting the lack of direct communications with potential employers. According to Colleen Gaudette, an Express Employment Professionals franchise owner in Windsor, Ontario, job applicants feel that applying […]

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Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

Check out this entertaining and insightful video from science author and media theorist Steven Johnson for some great information about how big ideas most often develop and come to fruition. “Most important ideas take a long time to evolve and they spend a long time dormant in the background. It isn’t until the idea has had […]

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7 Misconceptions Future Leaders Must Overcome

When did you realize your potential as a leader? Was it after the successful completion of a big project? Were you thrust into a leadership position and forced to sink or swim? Or did someone else see potential in you that you didn’t even know was there? No matter the path you took to leadership, the […]

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Engaging the Five Generations in the Workforce: The Millennials

Engaging the Five Generations in the Workforce: The Millennials

The business environment is constantly evolving. With each passing year, business leaders must be able to adapt to change in order to maintain relevancy in their fields. One change that impacts all aspects of business, however, isn’t from an outside source, but rather from an inside development. Currently, there are five generations in the workforce. […]

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