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Crucial Conversations: Building a Culture of Effective Communication

From engaging the workforce to recruiting and retaining top talent, today’s leader must use all the tools available to not only ensure high-level productivity from team members, but also maintain a sustained level of organizational success. However, there might be one tool missing from a majority of leaders’ toolbelts that could hinder those goals: effective […]

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Question of the Month: Are Employer-Provided Benefits and/or Health Insurance a Factor in Your Decision to Work for a Company?

Question of the Month: Are Employer-Provided Benefits and/or Health Insurance a Factor in Your Decision to Work for a Company?

From job title to compensation to flexible hours, there are many factors that go into a candidate’s decision to accept a job offer. And in a tight labor market, professionals are able to be pickier about the offers they do accept. So we want to know, are employer-provided benefits and/or health insurance a factor in […]

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America Employed: Survey of White, Grey, and Blue Collar Workers

Following the inaugural survey of America’s blue collar workers in 2018, Express Employment Professionals has partnered once again with The Harris Poll to learn more about how today’s white collar workers compare with blue collar employees and those who fall in the middle-grey collar professions. Despite a similar outlook of the future, regardless of collar color, […]

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In the US, 17 Million People Find Work Through Staffing

Express Employment Professionals is in the business of putting people to work. During this time of year we especially like to recognize all of that hard work and thank the employers who provide opportunities to make a difference in someone’s life through a job. To shed light on the impact of the staffing industry and […]

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Best Methods for Interacting with Job Seekers

In the past, the job search was simple. You would physically visit the company you wanted to interview with, grab a job application, fill it out, and wait for them to get in touch with you. Nowadays, however, there are a variety of ways for job seekers to get in touch with potential employers. From […]

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7,000 Staffing Agencies Impact Employment in Canada

Express Employment Professionals is in the business of putting people to work. During this time of year we especially like to recognize all of that hard work and thank the employers who provide opportunities to make a difference in someone’s life through a job. To shed light on the impact of the staffing industry and […]

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Red Flags: What to Look Out for When Interviewing Your Next Employee

In a growing economy, companies are hiring more than ever to keep up with steady growth and business demands. However, many companies struggle to hire the right person, while turnover costs time and money. To navigate the pitfalls and ease the hassle of hiring, employers must identify a poor fit before the employee becomes a […]

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Helping or Hurting: 4 Types of Feedback to Ignore

Feedback can be the lifeblood of personal and career development. Constructive criticism from a close peer or positive reinforcement from a focus group can help a leader navigate through the rowdy seas of commerce. Interestingly enough, according to a study by Office Vibe, companies that implement regular employee feedback experience 14.9% lower turnover rates. But […]

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TED Talk: 3 Ways to Measure Your Adaptability and How to Improve It

Through intelligence measures like IQ and EQ (emotional intelligence), we’re able to quantify the leader’s capacity to connect with others and lead from cognitive intelligence and business acumen. However, one venture investor believes it’s the AQ, or the “adaptability quotient,” that determines the capacity for overall success. Check out this recent TED Talk by venture investor […]

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The Results Are In: Is Your Current Profession Related to Your College Degree?

In July, we asked our readers if their current profession is directly related to their college degree, and the number one answer may surprise you. With 37%, of the votes, the top response was “my profession has nothing to do with my college degree.” Additionally, 29% of respondents said “my profession is in a field […]

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