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Employee Drug Testing: Is It Time for a Change?

New Survey: 65% of Businesses Have Applicants Who Fail Drug Tests; Tight Labor Market Leads Some to Rethink Practices With unemployment falling and the demand for workers rising, employers have had to rethink recruiting and hiring practices to find the talent they need to grow their businesses. As a result, some employers are overhauling their drug testing […]

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Cube Life: Keeping the Peace in Claustrophobic Work Environments

First introduced by the Herman Miller furniture company in 1967, the cubicle was considered a breakthrough in office design … more than 50 years later, many office dwellers may beg to differ. According to data from researchers at the University of Sydney, as reported in the Harvard Business Review, “… workers in enclosed offices were […]

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Performance Management: 4 Ways to Measure Employee Engagement

Building and maintaining a high-performing team is the key to innovation and success. So, it’s imperative to consistently check in with your people to ensure they are happily engaged in their work. According to Gallup, companies with high employee engagement experience as much as 17% higher productivity and 21% greater business profitability. So, taking time […]

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The Results Are In: “Focus on Work-Life Balance” Top Professional Goal for 2018

In January, we asked our readers what type of personal, professional goals they set for themselves for the new year, and with 23% of the votes, “Focus more on work-life balance” was the top result. Coming in second with nearly 12% of the votes each, respondents said they want to “Expand their professional network” and […]

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New White Paper from Express: Barriers Between People and Jobs

Express Employment Professionals recently released a new white paper exploring some of the key barriers getting in the way of workers who want jobs. There are plenty of job openings. Yet so many people remain unemployed. With unemployment rates reaching new lows, headlines often hide the struggles of families who still feel like they’re down and […]

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Infographic: How to Work with Difficult People

The workplace is a collection of many different personalities. And in most cases, everyone figures out how to work together in harmony. However, there are times when those personalities hit an impasse and the work relationship becomes difficult. Check out this infographic from NetCredit, an online financial services provider, for some tips and insight into […]

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Holiday Parties Are a Perfect Time for Giving Recognition

The holiday party is a time-honored tradition for many companies. And there’s no better time to celebrate the end of a successful year, spend some quality time with your employees and coworkers, and prepare to start the new year on the right foot. In addition to celebrating the achievement of annual goals, the holiday party […]

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Opportunity Favors those with Vision in the Era of Automation

The era of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) is upon us. And it’s impacting every segment of society and every career field, from journalism to food service, the transportation industry to medical fields. Autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars, are one of the most widely publicized and closely watched developments in automation. Google, Uber, and most […]

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Infographic: 15 Ways to Manage Your Time Wisely

There are only so many hours in a day, are you making the most of yours? Checkout these 15 tips for taking back your time and more effectively managing your daily routine. And, be sure to share your own time-saving tips in the comments section below! Infographic by Jack Milgram Custom-Writing.Org

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Canada’s Veterans Bring Important Skill Sets to the Workforce

Remembrance Day is November 11 – help us recognize the important qualities they bring to the Canadian workforce. As always, Remembrance Day is an important day to pause and consider the sacrifice and honour of those who have served this great country. But it is also an opportunity to consider what military service means to […]

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