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Quick Tips: Maximizing Employee Performance Reviews

Fourth quarter is right around the corner, and for many management teams that means it’s time for annual employee performance reviews. Most businesses have some type of performance measurement and review procedure in place; however, their effectiveness can vary greatly between companies. According to research conducted by WorldatWork, a not-for-profit organization focused on global human […]

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Question of the Month: What Should the Boss/Employee Relationship Look Like?

Question of the Month: What Should the Boss/Employee Relationship Look Like?

Although many people balk at the idea of being friends with their boss outside of work, for some it’s totally normal. A productive boss/employee relationship is an integral part of developing a workforce of engaged workers, but the form it takes can be quite different from one person to the next. So, we want to […]

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Free Webinar—The Champion’s Code: Building Team Culture Through Leadership

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017—Brought to you by Express Employment Professionals Ross Bernstein’s program “The Champion’s Code: Building Team Culture Through Leadership” is inspired by the “Good to Great” concept of how the best companies separate themselves from the rest of the pack. Ross will demonstrate that dynamic leadership and a culture of excellence can only be achieved through integrity. […]

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4 Quick Tips for More Effective Employee Communication

Most companies dedicate a significant amount of research, planning, and money to communicating with their customers. If a message isn’t crafted just right or the proper channels aren’t used to reach a target audience, there’s a good chance a lot of hard work and effort will go to waste. The same holds true when communicating […]

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Consistency Is Key: 4 Habits of Highly Respected Leaders

Habits are hard to break, but sometimes that’s a good thing. In order to earn the respect of the people they lead, great leaders must be consistent in their words and actions. Developing habits that support a positive, engaged workforce is key to leading a team and inspiring people to greater levels of productivity and […]

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New Survey: Businesses Report It’s Getting Harder to Fill Jobs

70% Say Recruiting and Hiring is Very or Somewhat Difficult; Nearly one-third Blame Lack of Applicants Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing the difficult time businesses are having filling jobs-and the reasons for that difficulty. In a survey of 533 businesses, respondents were asked, “How easy is it for you to recruit and […]

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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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What’s Your Definition of Work-life Balance?

A recent ABC News survey found that 70% of U.S. employees dream of having a different job, and 28% said they often feel overworked and overwhelmed. In Canada, the statistics are just as grim, with research from Staples Canada, as reported by the Canadian HR Reporter, showing that 43% of employees are “overworked and burnt […]

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3 Quick Tips for Responding to Employees Who Ask for a Raise

When an employee asks for a raise, there are many different paths the conversation can take. If the employee is a star performer, has proven their mettle, and is actively helping drive the company forward, the answer is often quite clear. And, the same can be said if an underperforming employee who has missed a […]

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Question of the Month: Will You Take Time Off Work for a Vacation this Summer?

With the summer months quickly approaching, many workers have already started planning time away from the office. According to a survey conducted by AYTM, a market research company, summer is by far the most popular time of year for vacations, with July being the busiest month of the season. Taking a break to travel, spend […]

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