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Survey: Employers More Optimistic About Wage Increases

40% Predict Rising Wages; Only 1% See Wages Declining Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing employers’ predictions for wage growth throughout the next three months. In a survey of 1,951 businesses, respondents were asked, “Over the next three months, do you expect wages in your market to increase, decrease, or stay the same?” […]

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The Results Are In: No. 1 Soft Skill Desired for a Job Candidate is Dependability

In a recent monthly poll by Refresh Leadership, we asked our readers what’s the most important soft skill they look for in a job candidate and nearly one-third (32%) picked “dependability/reliability.” Coming in second with 23% was “communication (verbal),” followed by “motivation” with 15%. “Teamwork” and “commitment” rounded out the top five with 12% and […]

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Employers: Job Market Trending Up, Accelerating

Nearly 3 out of 4 Businesses See Improving Situation; Optimism Higher Than 2016 Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing that employers have overwhelmingly positive perceptions of their local job markets. In a survey of 1,951 businesses, respondents were asked, “As an employer, what is your perception of the current employment environment in […]

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New Survey: More Businesses Plan to Hire in 2017

Job Creation Predicted for First Quarter; 91% Have No Plans to Eliminate Positions Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing businesses’ plans to hire workers in the first quarter of 2017. In a survey of 1,951 businesses, 76 percent said they plan to hire new workers in the first quarter. Only 9 percent said […]

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Infographic: Retain Top Talent … Before It’s Too Late

“Eighty eight percent of disengaged employees reported they had some plan to leave their company, and 31% were actively looking.” Check out this infographic from YouEarnedIt, a developer of cloud-based employee recognition and reward software, for some great insight into the impact of employee engagement on your workforce and a few tips to give it […]

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Question of the Month: What’s the Most Important Soft Skill You Look for in a Job Candidate?

Job experience and education are only part of the equation when finding the perfect new employee. Most hiring managers can attest to situations where an applicant looked perfect on paper, but the hire didn’t stick due to a disconnect in the soft skills needed to perform the job. According to the American Society of Training […]

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The Results Are In: Most Companies Will Give Cash Bonuses to Show Appreciation

In November, we asked readers how they planned to show appreciation to their employees this holiday season. According to the results, “cash bonuses” is the top choice with 26% of the votes. Only 8% of respondents said they would not distribute any kind of bonus/gift to their employees this year. The rest of the results […]

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