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Maximizing Your Online Job Search

Many job seekers grow frustrated with their job search after completing countless applications online and never hearing back. However, the problem often isn’t the online job search itself, but rather the way in which job seekers are conducting their search. In their 2019 Job Seeker Nation Survey, Jobvite found that most applicants apply for jobs […]

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3 Ways to Attract the Right Talent for Your Culture

For successful businesses to maintain a competitive advantage in their market, it’s imperative to cultivate a strong and vibrant culture. A company culture is composed of the shared values and behaviors that comprise the unique social environment of a business. From a more laid-back, remote workforce to a classic suit-and-tie, 8-to-5 setting, a culture not […]

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Top Markets Needing Workers Now

Despite record unemployment numbers in America due to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are still looking for workers as revealed in a recent market analysis of the last 30 days from Express Employment Professionals. Illinois boasts the largest number of job openings through Express at 749, followed by Texas (706), California (553), Tennessee (541), and Pennsylvania […]

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Acing Virtual Job Interviews

After weeks of non-essential business closures, some states and provinces are eyeing lifting shelter-in-place orders for residents, allowing businesses to start resuming operations. The new reality of social distancing has changed the landscape for business operations in almost every aspect, including the interview process, which is why job seekers need to be prepared for the […]

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Filling the Knowledge Gap Left by Boomers

As boomers delay retirement, they can play an important role in the workplace by imparting their knowledge and unique skill sets to help fill the growing knowledge gap. While 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement age each day, only 5,900 actually retire daily, according to Pew Research. In 2018, 29% of workers between the ages of […]

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Workforce Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Although the economic effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) may still not be fully realized, businesses across North America are feeling the immediate crunch due to community regulations, social distancing, and government-mandated closures. For those remaining in operation, new challenges are coming to light. Filling the Talent Shortage Whether your business has transitioned to remote […]

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Answering the Toughest Interview Questions

A recent poll on Job Journey, Express Employment Professionals’ blog for job seekers, asked readers which interview questions they needed help with most. Below are the top three questions job seekers want help with, as well as guidelines for answering them. What Are Your Top Three Strengths and Weaknesses? When listing weaknesses, applicants should avoid […]

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New Poll: 84% Believe Age a Factor in Hiring

With five generations currently in the workforce, the competition for top talent is fierce. And while it’s a job seekers’ market with low unemployment, a majority of workers in a recent poll reported age has been an issue at some point in their career. In the survey, Express Employment Professionals polled job seekers and decision […]

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Timing Is Everything: When to Use a Staffing Company

Every year, 17 million people find work through the more than 20,000 staffing companies in the U.S., according to the American Staffing Association. With so many people finding work through staffing, companies are finding much-needed workforce solutions to help their organizations thrive during this bustling economy. However, businesses that either seldom or never use staffing […]

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Best Methods for Interacting with Job Seekers

In the past, the job search was simple. You would physically visit the company you wanted to interview with, grab a job application, fill it out, and wait for them to get in touch with you. Nowadays, however, there are a variety of ways for job seekers to get in touch with potential employers. From […]

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