Question of the Month: What Type of Personal Professional Goals Did You Set for the New Year?

Question of the Month: What Type of Personal Professional Goals Did You Set for the New Year?

According to research from Statistic Brain, 41% of people usually make New Year’s Resolutions, with 44% of those goals focused on self-improvement. Sticking to those resolutions, however, is much easier said than done. Only about 38% of people in their twenties and 16% of people over the age of 50 will achieve them. For our […]

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Have You Cleared the Path for a Successful 2018?

The New Year is here! Are you starting off on the right foot? There is often a lot vying for your attention at the beginning of a new year, so it’s essential to take every step you can to clear the path for 2018. With fewer distractions in the way, you and your team will […]

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New Survey Shows Expectations for Job Market Stability

Anne Woods, an Express franchise owner in Covina and Santa Fe Springs, California, notes that the local employment market is holding steady. “The market is not changing either way,” she said. “All economic indicators remain positive.” However, Reid Bates, who owns Express offices in the Washington cities of Olympia, Aberdeen and Centralia, said the market […]

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Year in Review: Our Top 10 Posts of 2017

We’re gearing up for 2018 and planning another year of leadership and workplace development content, including in-depth analysis of current events, motivational anecdotes, quick tips, and much more. But in the meantime, check out our top 10 posts of 2017! 5 Employee Characteristics That Show Future Leadership Potential “The next generation of company leaders may already […]

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Non-Traditional Employee Celebrations to Help Build Engagement

From work anniversaries to promotions to hitting sales goals, there are a wide variety of tried-and-true employee milestones that most companies recognize … but what about the less traditional opportunities for celebration? Employee recognition is an important part of building an engaged and productive workforce. According to research from Bersin & Associates, companies with effective […]

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Canadian Employees: Cash Tops List for Most Preferred Holiday Bonus

Experts Answer: Should Holiday Bonuses Be Merit-Based? Staffing companies across the country have seen quite the range of bonuses over the year, including a door manufacturer who gave employees the last two weeks of the year off and $75 in after-tax spending money. A construction firm handed out $2,000, while another company gave out frozen […]

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Holiday Bonuses: Cash Tops the List for U.S. Employees

Chris Ashcraft, who runs an Express Employment Professionals office in Mobile, Alabama, has seen companies give quite the range of bonuses over the years. A local door manufacturer gave employees the last two weeks of the year off-and $75 in after-tax spending money. A construction firm handed out $2,000, while another company gave out frozen […]

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Infographic: How to Work with Difficult People

The workplace is a collection of many different personalities. And in most cases, everyone figures out how to work together in harmony. However, there are times when those personalities hit an impasse and the work relationship becomes difficult. Check out this infographic from NetCredit, an online financial services provider, for some tips and insight into […]

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The Results Are In: Employee/Boss Relationship Should Be Friendly—Not Too Personal

In a recent poll, we asked readers what they believe the boss/employee relationship should look like. And with a resounding 91% of the votes, most agreed the relationship should be “Friendly, but not deeply involved in each other’s personal lives.” Four percent said the relationship should remain strictly business, and only 2% want to be […]

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