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How to Work Best with a Staffing Agency

Have you ever considered working with a staffing company? It might be worth your while. According to the American Staffing Association, approximately three million temporary and contract employees work for America’s staffing companies in an average week. Seventy-three percent of these employees work full time. And, the Association of Canadian Search, Employment & Staffing Services (ACSESS) found the […]

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Take a Break: The Importance of Vacations

During the summer months, millions take to the road or the sky to enjoy some rest and relaxation from the daily grind. A focus on some sort of vacation has been a staple to workers across the world able to recharge and spend time with friends and loved ones. However, in 2020, we saw this […]

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Hiring Outlook Jumps 24% Since January 2020

In a stark contrast from 2020, over the next year, hiring decision-makers say they are feeling hopeful (44%), optimistic (42%) and confident (41%) about their company’s hiring outlook with 55% planning to increase their number of employees later this year. This is according to a new survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment […]

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Practical Tips for New Leaders: Employee Development

Successfully leading a team can be one of the most rewarding aspects of a professional’s career. However, addressing a diverse group effectively can be difficult for new leaders. From open communication and recognition to delegation and empowerment to self-awareness and empathy, there are a plethora of leadership arrows professionals must carry in their quivers to […]

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VIDEO: Discover the Benefits of Using a Staffing Company

Have you ever wondered why businesses use staffing agencies for their employment needs? Express Employment Professionals is here to answer your questions! Check out this video to learn more about the benefits of using a staffing company. (more…)

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Professional Development: Investing in Yourself

While many leaders set a high importance on training employees, all too often their personal development takes a backseat. According to a Deloitte study, 86% of respondents said learning and development are important issues, yet only 10% say they are ready to address it. (more…)

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A Workerless Recovery? Job Seekers Turn Cold Shoulder to Hot Economy

By most measures, the economy is on fire. Even businesses that had been shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic are putting out “help wanted” signs. But as workers are slow to return, businesses have gone from saying “help wanted” to screaming “help!”  (more…)

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The Results Are In: Businesses Continue to Struggle to Fill Open Positions

As communities and workforces continue to work toward getting back to the pre-pandemic “normal,” some businesses are still affected by regulations and restrictions mandated during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Before March 2020, North America experienced record-low unemployment rates and high business gains. However, with unemployment in the U.S. and Canada at 5.8% and 8.2%, respectively, companies […]

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1 in 3 Hiring Decision-Makers Predict Remote Work is the New Normal

A majority of employees at U.S. companies regularly worked from home in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, an arrangement 1 in 3 (35%) hiring decision-makers say will become the new normal. This is according to a new survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. (more…)

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Conflict Management: Building a Culture of Communication

The modern workplace is comprised of people from multiple generations, backgrounds, and creeds. And while most professionals are focused on creating the best solutions for their organizations and customers, differences of options can cause conflict. A lack of focus on effective conflict management can not only be costly toward morale, but it can also hinder […]

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