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Fathers Weigh in on Business Ownership, Working, and Leaving a Legacy

Four years ago, Daniel Morgan was at a crossroads. He knew he wanted to give his children experiences he never had, but that meant taking a big risk with the potential for a huge reward. “I was scared,” Morgan said of the possibility of starting his own business. He now owns two Express Employment Professionals […]

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The Results Are In: Donation Drives Are the Top Way Companies Help Employees Give Back

In May, we asked readers how their companies help employees give back, and with 24% of the votes, “Donation drives (food, blood, clothing, etc.)” was the top choice. In second place was “Company-sponsored volunteer events” with 17%, followed by “Paid time off for volunteer/charitable activities” in third with 14%. The rest of the results were […]

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Have You Found Your “Ikigai”

Although we’re all just working for a living, the individual driving forces that motivate us to succeed each day are vastly different. The Japanese concept of ikigai (“eye-ka-guy”), or “a reason for being” is a useful self-assessment framework that can help put your career wants, needs, and desires into context and provide direction for building […]

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Remembering Those Who Served

Let us remember the men and women who gave their lives in the service of our nation, as well as the many family members, friends, and neighbors impacted by their ultimate sacrifice.    

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On the Job Podcast – Entrepreneurial Dreams: Passion in Puns

In this episode of On the Job, we hear about Merrily Grashin, whose career began in New York City, doodling images and writing clever puns about the world that surrounded her while waitressing and bartending. Encouraged by the people she met along the way, she used her natural skill as an artist to launch her own […]

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Is Work-Related Stress Wearing You Down?

April is Stress Awareness Month. Here are a few facts about work-related stress and five quick tips on how to address it.

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On the Job Podcast with Radio Host Enrique Santos

Enrique Santos loves his job as the popular host of 2 nationally syndicated radio shows. But his path to radio was not a traditional one. Listen to why Enrique devotes his career to remaining open to the opportunities often sitting right in front of him. Jobs give us a connection to our communities and the […]

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The Results Are In: Most Effective Ways to Deal with Work-Related Stress

In honor of April being National Stress Awareness month in the U.S. and Canada, we asked our readers about the most effective ways they deal with work-related stress. More than 1,800 people participated in the poll and with 14% of the total vote, “set boundaries/leave work at the office” was the top choice, followed closely […]

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Job Searching Past Retirement: 3 Quick Tips

You’ve worked for one company for the better part of your career and now you’re back in the market for a new job. Age is only a number, and you know that your experience is valuable. How do you show that to interviewers? Stay Up to Date with New Technologies Employers expect recent grads to […]

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On the Job Podcast – Never Too Late: One Man’s Journey from Temp Job to CEO

Owning a business is a dream for many. Listen to the incredible story of how a temporary position through the Express Employment Professionals in Hickory, North Carolina, set one man on the path toward ownership and the C-suite. We’ll meet this remarkable individual and learn what it takes to rise to the top Jobs give […]

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