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Engaging the Five Generations in the Workforce: The Traditionalists

The business environment is constantly evolving. With each passing year, business leaders must be able to adapt to change in order to maintain relevancy in their fields. One change that impacts all aspects of business, however, isn’t from an outside source, but rather from an inside development. This change that affects all organizations is generational […]

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How Do Employers Define “Flexible Work”?

With the tightest labor market in recent history, employers are getting creative in the ways they attract talented workers. Offering flexible work arrangements, a priority of jobseekers, is one recruitment strategy. In a new Express survey, job seekers cite a “flexible work schedule” as the most important non-health benefit. According to Express Employment Professionals franchise […]

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Building Engagement: Creating a Sense of Ownership Among Your Employees

We’re currently in a job seeker’s market, and those with the right mix of skills and expertise have found they are able to be more selective about where they work as businesses struggle to recruit top talent to fill open positions. Employee engagement and retention have become more important than ever before for companies striving […]

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From Recruitment to Retention: Four Ways Employers Are Retaining Employees

A Tight Labor Market May Require Extreme Measures. In West Texas, truck drivers are earning six figures and 20-something-year-old newcomers are doubling their earnings in the oilfields after just two weeks at a junior college. In Red Deer, Alberta, an increasing number of companies are covering the costs of post-secondary tuition or skills upgrading of their employees. […]

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Staffing in the Modern Workforce

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly how much of the labor force is made up gig workers, but one thing is for certain—that number is only expected to grow over the next decade. Part of the problem in determining the number of gig workers is defining criteria for the category. According to Forbes, “the gig economy […]

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Focus on Safety: Workstation Ergonomics

June is National Safety Month! Did you know musculoskeletal disorders account for 31% of the total cases for all workers’ injuries? Whether you work on a construction site or in a traditional office setting, safety at work impacts every worker in one way or another. For employers, safety can affect everything from workers’ compensation costs to […]

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Inclusion in the Workplace: Celebrating Cultural Differences to Build Thriving Teams

Organizations and leadership teams across all industries have long focused on diversity in the workplace. Over the years, the parameters of diversity have expanded from focusing on gender and ethnicity, to include a wide array of defining characteristics such as religious affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, ideologies, generational differences, and political beliefs, among others. In […]

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Focus on Safety: Slips, Trips, and Falls, in the Office

June is National Safety Month!   Whether you work on a construction site or in a traditional office setting, safety at work impacts every worker in one way or another. For employers, safety can affect everything from workers’ compensation costs to productivity. For employees, it impacts work environment, health, and morale. Sponsored by the National Safety Council, […]

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Awareness of Heat-Related Illness Will Keep Your Employees Safe this Summer

We’re just a few days away from the official start of summer, which means much warmer temperatures and working conditions for many workers. So, it’s important to check in with your employees and raise awareness of heat-related illnesses for those who work outdoors or in other hot and humid conditions. Who’s At Risk The workers […]

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Focus on Safety: Stay Active at Work

June is National Safety Month!   Whether you work on a construction site or in a traditional office setting, safety at work impacts every worker in one way or another. For employers, safety can affect everything from workers’ compensation costs to productivity. For employees, it impacts work environment, health, and morale. Sponsored by the National Safety Council, […]

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