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2-24-2021 AE SM

New Study: Companies Taking Action on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

With diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) becoming a top priority in recent months, the majority of U.S. hiring decision-makers indicate their company is responding through action and policy to prioritize and underscore these efforts. A new survey from The Harris Poll, commissioned by Express Employment Professionals, reveals more than 3 in 4 hiring decision-makers (78%) […]

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Making an Impression Your First Day on the Job

Interviews can be intimidating, but your first day on the job can sometimes seem even more daunting. You don’t know any of your co-workers and haven’t found out the details of your day-to-day responsibilities. (more…)

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Remote Workforce: To Bring or Not Bring Them Back, That Is the Question

Nearly one year after a once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic caused widespread shutdowns and workplace changes, many businesses are still utilizing a modified remote workforce to maintain production and operations. Before restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, 3.4% of the workforce was already working remotely for at least half of the week. It is estimated that by […]

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Unforgettable Leadership Lessons from Love Songs

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you may be spending a little more time shopping for chocolates and gifts than normal. According to WalletHub, consumers spend $21.8 billion annually on this holiday. In fact, $4.1 billion goes to jewelry purchases, whereas $2 billion is spent on flowers and candy each. However, there’s one aspect […]

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Wages Expected to Jump in 2021; Benefits Hold Steady

Aside from some lawmakers calling for a $15 minimum wage, forecasts are encouraging for a market-driven increase in employee wages, while benefits are largely expected to remain the same in 2021. This is according to a new survey from Express Employment Professionals. This survey from The Harris Poll, commissioned by Express, reveals nearly 3 in […]

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Practical Tips for New Leaders: Recognition

This is a 12-part series. Successfully leading a team can be one of the most rewarding aspects of a professional’s career. However, addressing a diverse group effectively can be difficult for new leaders to adjust to. From open communication and recognition to delegation and empowerment to self-awareness and empathy, there are a plethora of leadership […]

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Recruit and Retain: How to Build the Best Workforce

Although buildings, warehouses, product inventory, and other assets may be essential to most businesses, the truth is that no business can survive without a strong workforce. Employees are an organization’s most important asset; and building a productive and engaged workforce is key to lasting success. However, recruiting and retaining the right workers for your organizational […]

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Nearly 50% of Hiring Decision-Makers See Employee Increase in Coming Months

Nearly half of U.S. hiring decision-makers anticipate increasing their employee count in early 2021, leading to an air of optimism that the economy is slowly recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic crash last year. This is according to a recent survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals in which 46% of hiring decision-makers […]

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3 Ways Contract Work Assignments Can Advance Your Career

Whether you’re between jobs, looking for a more flexible work arrangement, or just testing the waters of something different, short-term, contract work assignments are a great way to advance your career. Contract work comes in all shapes and sizes. And for those professionals who embrace the opportunity, the reward is often much more than a […]

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How to Use a Staffing Company for a Contingent Workforce

With an everchanging business environment, it can be difficult for companies to keep up with production demands while still managing a workforce affected by current regulations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the uncertainty and unknown aspects of the economic crisis, businesses may not be able to bring back a fully staffed team. This is […]

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