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Subjective Perspective: 5 Types of Cognitive Bias to Avoid in the Workplace

Have you ever wondered what drives some people to make the decisions they do? In the workplace, we’re surrounded by co-workers from all walks of life with their own ideas and perspectives about how work should be performed. So, when it comes to making decisions that impact the team, a big new project, or the […]

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Top 3 Strengths—and Weaknesses—of Extrovert Employees

Think about your employees. Odds are you could easily identify introverts and extroverts among the team. Who are the more social and action-oriented types? Who tends to be more quiet and contemplative? Both personality types have their distinct advantages and disadvantages in the workplace, and as their leader, an important part of your role is […]

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Diversity vs. Inclusion and Why They Matter

Current work philosophy dictates the best possible team is one chock-full of varying viewpoints, personalities, and skills. Differences in opinion and beliefs result in more stimulating brainstorming sessions and a higher degree of innovation overall. Many employers are starting to embrace “diverse” workplaces with employees coming from a wide range of walks of life. But […]

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Blurred Lines: Potential Pitfalls of Hiring Friends and Family

On paper, hiring friends and family to work for you often seems like a great idea. You already know each other’s personalities, work ethics, strengths, and weaknesses and are able to easily communicate with each other about important topics or issues that arise. However, in practice, that’s not always how it works out. Before you […]

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The Value Staffing Companies Provide Goes Beyond Temporary Help

In Express Employment Professionals’ recent Fourth Quarter 2018 Job Insights survey, 79% of businesses surveyed said that it was “somewhat” or “very” difficult to for them to fill open positions. And in our current labor-short job market, skilled job seekers have more options than ever, so retaining top talent has become a vital component to […]

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Break Down Workplace Silos to Build Engagement, Collaboration, and Productivity

Does your workplace have a silo culture? It’s a common phenomenon that can affect any business, but is especially prevalent in larger companies with many different departments and more employees. Silos typically form in workplaces when communication between different people, teams, or departments consistently fails. When this type of workplace culture is left unchecked, creativity, […]

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Maintaining a Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit During the Holidays

According to a survey conducted by Healthline.com, an online resource for health and well-being information, more than 60% of respondents said they feel some level of elevated stress during the holidays. The primary causes include finances, healthy eating/exercise, picking the “right” gift, and scheduling. From juggling family obligations to finishing up end-of-the-year projects at work, […]

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Employees Are Holding All the Cards in Job Market

New Poll: Employees Leaving Jobs in Search of Higher Pay, Advancement; Express Experts Weigh in on Retention Strategies. Terri Greeno, an Express Employment Professionals franchise owner in Crystal Lake, Illinois, sees a “war for talent” in the job market, and says, “employees are holding all the cards.” “Employees can be selective and can leave due to […]

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In a Hot U.S. Job Market, Why Are Some Still Unemployed?

Wages Are Up, But Many Still Rely on Government Assistance; Express Experts Cite Transportation, Childcare, Healthcare as Key Barriers Wages are on the rise with major employers announcing higher starting wages, but for some Americans, that’s not enough to join the workforce or work more hours. Express Employment Professionals franchise owners report that many Americans who rely on government […]

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Retention and Engagement in the Modern Workplace: 4 Flexible Work Arrangements to Consider

In the age of rapidly advancing technology and constantly evolving work-life balance priorities, workers expect more flexibility than ever before. And, given the current talent crunch many businesses are facing, companies that do not embrace at least some flexibility may end up a casualty of the talent war. In a recent poll on RefreshLeadership.com, the […]

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