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Reevaluating Success When Annual Goals Aren’t Met

As the year comes to a close, businesses will take time to review the goals set the previous year and analyze how they fared. They will have the opportunity to look back on the past 12 months to celebrate their greatest achievements. And while taking an inventory of what went right this year is important […]

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Question of the Month: What Are Your Business Performance Predictions for 2020?

Question of the Month: What Are Your Business Performance Predictions for 2020?

With record-low unemployment and strong business activity, 2019 has shaped out to be a banner year for businesses in North America. In December 2018, we asked readers about their business predictions for 2019. The vast majority (59%) of respondents said they expected to see “moderate growth,” while 25% said they will “remain steady, but unchanged.” […]

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America Employed: How Welfare Still Discourages Work—And Why That Must Change

Experts in the Field See Need for Reform; One Problem a Strong Economy Hasn’t Solved After nine straight months of an unemployment rate below 4%, many assume that everyone who wants a job has one. But as Express Employment Professionals sees on a regular basis, there are still many Americans who would like to work but […]

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It’s Okay to Quit Your Job—But You Need to Have a Plan

Nearly half (49%) of employees are unsatisfied with their jobs. It could be due to a bad boss, lack of work/life balance, or simply that they don’t enjoy the work they do. If any of that sounds familiar, it might be time to quit your job. But that means the uncertainty of a new job, […]

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The Critical Question

A Motivational Message from Leadership Expert Jim Stovall This column is for people who are attempting to achieve something extraordinary. The principles are designed to help you realize world class results within a limited scope. This advice should not be applied to creating lifelong balance and stability in your personal, professional, family, financial, fitness, faith, or […]

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Infographic: What You Need to Know to Be Productive at Work

From workspace clutter to job stress to temperature levels, there are a multitude of factors that can cause your team’s productivity levels to plateau. To ensure you’re able to overcome these factors and create a productive office, Dublin-based corporate psychology firm Davitt developed an infographic to show not only what a productive workplace should look […]

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Team-Building Activities with a Purpose

Why do we have a love/hate relationship with team-building activities? For some, such activities are uncomfortable and unproductive. Yet for others, engaging with their co-workers in unconventional ways can be a nice break from the day-to-day grind of work. Trying to find the right kinds of activities to fit your team can be challenging. A […]

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Part-Time Work by Choice Is on the Rise in the US

Since the Great Recession, the number of Americans working part-time for economic reasons-such as the lack of full-time opportunities-has declined by more than 50 percent, from more than 9 million to less than 4.5 million. At the same time, the number of Americans working part-time for non-economic reasons-such as child care or semi-retirement-has risen steadily […]

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Engage to Retain: Employee Onboarding and Development

Building Employee Retention through Onboarding and Development The process of building a productive workforce doesn’t end after a hiring decision is made. Without a comprehensive onboarding and development plan in place, you run the risk of watching your new employees walk out a constantly revolving door. The greatest strength of any successful organization is its […]

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More Canadians Work Part-Time, Here’s Why

A few decades ago, approximately 1 in 10 Canadians worked part-time, but today that has increased to almost 1 in 5. A new survey released by Express Employment Professionals provides some insight into the shift, including the desire for more flexibility in the workplace to help with work/life balance. The survey polled job seekers about […]

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