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Talent Wars: How Much Money Does It Take to Keep an Employee?

Good talent is hard to find, and the tight labor market is leading some employers to wage bidding wars over talent. But how much money is enough to convince an employee to turn down a job offer and stay with their current employer? In a recent survey, Express Employment Professionals posed that question to job […]

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The Results Are In: 41% of Employers Report Average Employee Tenure Five Years or Less

In a recent Refresh Leadership poll, we asked readers about the average employee tenure at their companies. Slightly more than 41% of respondents replied with five years or less, followed by 24% saying their average tenure was 5 – 10 years. And, rounding out the top three responses, 10% said 15 – 20 years. The […]

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New Survey Reveals How Quickly Employees Look for New Jobs

Tight Labor Market Allows Workers to Move Between Jobs Easily In a tight labor market where job openings outnumber unemployed people, workers have more opportunities to change jobs, leading to increased turnover. Today, Express Employment Professionals is releasing an analysis of job tenure data, which reveals that one-third of job seekers have been in their […]

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Diversity vs. Inclusion and Why They Matter

Current work philosophy dictates the best possible team is one chock-full of varying viewpoints, personalities, and skills. Differences in opinion and beliefs result in more stimulating brainstorming sessions and a higher degree of innovation overall. Many employers are starting to embrace “diverse” workplaces with employees coming from a wide range of walks of life. But […]

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Are You Creating a Positive Candidate Experience?

In a job seeker’s market, businesses must be prepared to pull out all the stops in order to attract the best and brightest talent. From benefits and salary to company culture, there are many ways to demonstrate to skilled job seekers that your company is a top employer they should consider. One key differentiator many […]

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The Value Staffing Companies Provide Goes Beyond Temporary Help

In Express Employment Professionals’ recent Fourth Quarter 2018 Job Insights survey, 79% of businesses surveyed said that it was “somewhat” or “very” difficult to for them to fill open positions. And in our current labor-short job market, skilled job seekers have more options than ever, so retaining top talent has become a vital component to […]

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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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