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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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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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