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CANADA: New Survey: Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses Not Ready for Legalized Marijuana

Two-Thirds of Canadian Businesses Polled Are Concerned with Recreational Marijuana Use in the Workplace. Many small- and medium-sized businesses are not ready for the legalization of recreational marijuana, according to a new poll conducted by Express Employment Professionals. With only one week until recreational marijuana use becomes legal, more than 80% of businesses polled have […]

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TED Talk: Why the Best Hire Might Not Have the Perfect Resume

If you’re in charge of hiring for your company, you’ve no doubt worked your way through your fair share of resumes. Although it may be easy to separate candidates based on experience and education alone, there are many less apparent considerations that are important to make. Check out this TED Talk from HR executive Regina Hartley […]

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Recruiting Crunch: Battling the Barriers Between People and Jobs

There are plenty of job openings. Yet so many people remain unemployed. With unemployment rates reaching new lows, headlines often hide the struggles of families who still feel like they’re down and out because they cannot secure a good job. In so many of these circumstances, something is standing in their way. The Express Employment […]

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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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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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Employee Retention: 5 Questions to Ask During a Stay Interview

Studies show the actual cost to replace an employee is significant. Depending on a variety of factors—including skill level, education, and experience—the total cost of turnover can be as high as 150% of an employee’s annual salary. So, if you assume the average salary in your company is $50,000, then every time an employee leaves, […]

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New Survey: It’s Getting Even Harder to Fill Jobs

Chris Ashcraft, who runs an Express Employment Professionals office in Mobile, Alabama, says it’s getting harder to fill jobs in his area. Unemployment is hitting new lows, meaning fewer workers are available. “Right now, we are trying to recruit employees into the area from outside,” he said. Ashcraft is not alone. Curt Allison, who runs an […]

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Infographic: What People Really Want from Onboarding

Building a productive workforce doesn’t end after a hiring decision is made. Your new employee onboarding process is one of the key factors influencing whether or not a new hire will stay with the company long-term. Check out this infographic from BambooHR, an HR software developer, for some great insight into what people really want […]

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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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Free Webinar: A Culture of Safety

Join us for a complimentary webinar, A Culture of Safety: Employee Buy-In Begins at the Top, featuring Bob Alcorn, CSP, CHST, Senior Loss Control Specialist at Express Employment Professionals, who contributed to saving Express more than 4 million dollars in loss prevention claims in the last two years alone. The webinar takes place live Thursday, […]

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