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Infographic: How to Say No at Work

Saying “no” isn’t always easy—especially in the workplace when the stakes are high and the consequences can be far-reaching. Check out this infographic from GetVoIP.com, a business VoIP provider, for some great tips and best practices for saying “no” at work.

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The Results Are In: Listening to Music/Podcasts Top Way to Pass Time During Daily Commute

In a recent poll, we asked our readers how they pass the time during their commute to and from work each day, and with 52% of the votes, “Listening to music/podcasts/audiobooks/etc.” was by far the most popular choice. “Thinking through your day/to-do list” came in second with 14% of the votes, followed by “Talking on […]

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Holiday Hiring Decisions are Already Being Made

This Year’s Holiday Hires Have Better than Average Shot of Securing a Job Year-Round An autumn chill in the air and the approaching holidays mean seasonal hiring is just around the corner. And some Express Employment Professionals offices expect this season to be as strong, or even stronger, than last year. For market watchers, holiday hiring […]

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Question of the Month: Are You Over or Underemployed?

Question of the Month: Are You Over or Underemployed?

Despite the current job market trending in favor of job seekers, many workers find themselves trapped in positions that don’t align with their experience and abilities. Some find that their skills and expertise are not fully utilized (underemployed), while others are treading water in positions that are over their heads (overemployed). Both are tricky situations […]

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Labor Force Participation Gaps Closing

A Look at Those Who Have Dropped Out of the Workforce; 55+ Participation is Higher than Pre-Recession; Women Participation Edges Up Janis Petrini, Express Employment Professionals franchise owner in Grand Rapids, Michigan, said there’s never been a better time to be hunting for a job. In fact, Petrini is expending even more effort than usual to […]

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The Results Are In: “Difficult Conversations” Most Stress-Inducing Part of Leadership

In August, we asked our readers what they believe is the most stress-inducing part of being a leader, and with 27% of the votes, “Having difficult conversations (i.e. poor performance, employee termination, etc.)” was the top choice. “Holding employees accountable” and “Managing conflict” round out the top three with 19% and 17%, respectively. The rest […]

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Job Insights Report: An Improving Economy—but Where Are the Workers?

To provide accurate and timely employment forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters conducts an ongoing Job Insights survey to track quarterly hiring trends for businesses across a wide range of industries. The survey targets business owners, decision makers, and human resource professionals with questions about the overall national hiring trends […]

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Question of the Month: How Do You Pass the Time on Your Commute to Work?

Question of the Month: How Do You Pass the Time on Your Commute to Work?

According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American has a 26 minute commute to work each day. And according to the National Household Survey, Canadians aren’t getting to the office much quicker with an average 25.4 minute commute. That’s nearly an hour lost each day in transit to our jobs. So, for […]

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New White Paper Offers 10 Ways to Grow the Workforce

New Labor Day White Paper from Express Identifies 10 Places to Grow the Workforce During Low Unemployment; Includes Recommendations for Employers and Policymakers; Express Experts Weigh In Express Employment Professionals recently released a new white paper offering 10 places to grow the workforce at a time of low unemployment. With unemployment hitting new lows and job openings […]

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The Results Are In: Staggered Hours and Telecommuting Favorite Flexible Work Arrangements

In July, we asked our readers what types of flexible work arrangements their companies provide and with 20% of the votes “Alternative/staggered hours scheduling” was the top choice followed by “Telecommuting/working remotely” in a close second with 19%. The rest of the results were received as follows: Flextime – 15% Part-time work – 13% Compressed […]

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