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Set an Example of Work-Life Balance for Your Employees to Follow

In January, we polled our readers about their top professional goals for 2018 and with 23% of the votes “focus more on work-life balance” was the top result. Unfortunately, for many workers, that’s much easier said than done. From fear of falling behind or missing deadline to worrying about how they will be perceived if […]

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Engaging the Five Generations in the Workforce: Generation X

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. Currently, there are five generations in the workforce. […]

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Blue Collar Workers: Career and Life Satisfaction High; Trust in Elected Officials Low

America’s blue-collar workers may be one of the most optimistic groups in the country today. According to a new study conducted by The Harris Poll and commissioned by Express Employment Professionals, 85 percent of America’s blue-collar workers see their lives heading “in the right direction.” Sixty-nine (69) percent also say their local communities are heading […]

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Engaging the Five Generations in the Workforce: The Baby Boomers

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. Currently, there are five generations in the workforce. […]

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Recruiting Crunch: Battling the Barriers Between People and 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 out because they cannot secure a good job. In so many of these circumstances, something is standing in their way. The Express Employment […]

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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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