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TED Talk: Why Winning Doesn’t Always Equal Success

Why do you play the game? To win. This innate drive to win is ingrained in the psyche of most leaders. But does winning actually equate to success? UCLA championship-winning coach Valorie Kondos explains that the secret to her success has nothing to do with “winning.” Check out the video below to watch her inspiring […]

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71% of US Hiring Decision-Makers Agree Social Media is Effective for Screening Applicants

Seventy-one percent of U.S. hiring decision-makers agree that looking at candidates’ social media profiles is an effective way to screen applicants, according to a new survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. Furthermore, 70% believe employers should screen all applicants’ social media profiles, while the majority (67%) say they use social networking […]

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Quick Tips: Simplifying Your Leadership

One of the biggest mistakes leaders tend to make is complicating their management approach. And with a plethora of leadership books, podcasts, and online publications available, it can be more difficult than ever to maintain a simplistic view of leadership. (more…)

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Infographic: How to Handle Employee One-on-One Meetings

Effective leaders understand that their organization’s success is directly tied to the engagement and retention of their key employees. Creating a culture of communication is the most effective way to achieve long-term growth, and one of the ways to open the lines of communication is to conduct reoccurring meetings with your employees. Check out this […]

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Revealing Your Blind Spot as a Leader – And How to Fix It

Regardless of experience, skill, or tenure, every leader has at least one area in their professional scope that tends to fly under the radar. These blind spots are areas in which people cannot plainly see what’s clearly occurring around them. Whether due to a focus on other priorities or simply a shortcoming that causes a […]

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Question of the Month: Will Your Company Have a Holiday Party this Year?

Question of the Month: Will Your Company Have a Holiday Party this Year?

This year has not been conventional in the least, and it’s expected that certain aspects of our lives and businesses will continue to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as the year comes to a close, one of the most anticipated traditions is just around the corner: the office holiday party. So we want […]

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What to Look for When Hiring Your Next Employee Post COVID-19

As local economies slowly recover from the slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, some business leaders are looking to start bringing jobs back to meet anticipated demands in their markets. With unemployment at near-record highs, hiring managers have a large talent pool to choose from these days. But with so many qualified individuals, how can […]

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16 Myers Briggs Leadership Types (Part 2)

This is a four-part series. (Part 1) As we learned in the Leadership by the Numbers series about the Enneagram types, each person’s unique personality traits help determine the type of leader they are prone to be. Another strong tool to use to uncover leadership tendencies and understanding strengths and weaknesses associated with personality traits […]

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New Survey: COVID-19 Takes Toll on Wage Increases in Canada

Uncertainty about the economy stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be taking its toll on wage increases. Compared to 2019, fewer than half of Canadian hiring decision-makers (45%) expect wages to increase in 2020, according to a new survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. (more…)

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Engage to Retain: Employee 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. (more…)

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