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New White Paper from Express: Barriers Between People and Jobs

Express Employment Professionals recently released a new white paper exploring some of the key barriers getting in the way of workers who want 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 […]

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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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Survey Reveals Top Reasons Jobs Go Unfilled

Businesses Say Many Applicants Lack Experience; 29% Cite Lack of Applicants Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing the primary reasons jobs are left unfilled. In a survey of 1,951 businesses, respondents were asked, “What is the primary reason that your open jobs are not filled?” “Lack of experience” topped the list as […]

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Turn Around a Bad Online Review

There’s an old saying, “The pen is mightier than the sword,” which suggests that it’s more effective to fight with words than with weapons. In our digital age, that adage has never been more true. Anyone with a computer or smart phone has the ability to make their opinion heard. Online review sites transform what […]

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The Results Are In: Are Employee Reviews Still Relevant?

We’re heading into the final stretch of 2016, and for many workplaces, that means it’s time for annual employee reviews. In October, we asked our readers if they believe annual reviews are still relevant, and according to the results, 53% say reviews are relevant—but they should be ongoing throughout the year. Another 17% believe formal, […]

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Highlighting the Hiring Burden

Survey: How Many Resumes and Interviews Does It Take Employers to Fill One Job? Businesses Spend More Time Than You Think Express Employment Professionals recently released survey results revealing the time and effort it takes business owners to fill a vacant job. Business leaders from multiple industries report the huge burden they face in filling one […]

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Business Survey: Raising Minimum Wage Means Raising Prices

A $15 Minimum Wage Would Lead 30% of Businesses to Eliminate Positions Express Employment Professionals recently released new results from a survey of businesses revealing some of the effects an increase in the minimum wage would have on their company. Respondents were asked, “What actions would you take if the minimum wage increased to $15 […]

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