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6-12-2019 Fathers Day Page

Good Jobs News for Working-Age Dads in Canada this Father’s Day

New Jobs Data Show Canadian Dads Working More; Best Career Advice from Fathers This Father’s Day, there’s good news for dads when it comes to the job market. According to the newest jobs data released by Statistics Canada, the labor force participation rate of men ages 25-54 increased nearly a full point last month to […]

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In the U.S., More Fathers are Working but Need Support from Employers

82% Report Higher Job Satisfaction in Family-Friendly Work Environments – How Employers Can Encourage Dads This Father’s Day From 2017 to 2018, the labor force participation rate of fathers with children under 18 rose from 92.8% to 93.3%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But despite the high number of working fathers, 69% of them would […]

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Focus on Safety: Protect Your Muscles

June is National Safety Month, and 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 the work environment, health, and morale. Sponsored by the National […]

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Focus on Safety: Beat the Heat

June is National Safety Month, and 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 the work environment, health, and morale. Sponsored by the National […]

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TED Talk: How Generational Stereotypes Hold Us Back at Work

There are five generations working side by side in today’s workplace. So, it’s easy to assume there could be a little conflict and misunderstanding. Check out this recent TED Talk by social psychologist Leah Georges for some great insight into how the different generations in the modern workplace are actually a lot more alike than we may think.

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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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