ExpressTalks: Building an Emergency Action Plan for Your Business

ExpressTalks: Building an Emergency Action Plan for Your Business

Active shooters have targeted businesses 105 times since 2000, more than any other public locations. Are you confident your employees know what to do in case of an emergency? In this ExpressTalks, Jeff Rycroft will discuss key factors to address when building an emergency action plan for your business. During the presentation, the video RUN. HIDE. […]

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Infographic: 11 Things Managers Should Never Say to Their Team (And What to Say Instead)

Being an empathetic leader and maintaining a high level of emotional intelligence can seem like a daunting task. However, one way leaders embrace these characteristics is by understanding the weight of their words and how their communication style affects their teams. Small business credit company Headway Capital points this out and explains best practices to help […]

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The Empathetic Leader: The Lasting Effects of Empathy on Culture and Retention

Leadership styles vary from one person to the next, but one character trait that is steadily becoming essential in the modern workplace is empathy. It’s the age-old saying of putting oneself in others’ shoes to fully understand and experience their feelings. It’s the importance of taking into consideration how your actions or inaction affect those […]

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Question of the Month: What Type of Perks Does Your Company Offer to Retain Employees?

Question of the Month: What Type of Perks Does Your Company Offer to Retain Employees?

In a tight labor market, companies must get creative to retain top talent and star employees. From flex time to vendor discounts to childcare, organizations are seeing the lasting effects of non-monetary benefits in the workplace. So we want to know, what type of perks does your company offer—other than pay raises and traditional benefits—to […]

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Job Insights for the Third Quarter of 2019

The employment market outlook remains strong for the second half of 2019; However, employers must be willing to compete for the best talent. To provide accurate and timely employment forecasts for business leaders, Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters conducts an ongoing Job Insights survey to track quarterly hiring trends across a wide range of industries. […]

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Q3 Jobs Outlook: Low Supply, High Demand

Express Employment Professionals released new survey results showing that 77% of businesses plan to continue hiring in the third quarter of 2019-with especially strong hiring in industrial positions. In the survey, which polled business leaders in North America, 36% of respondents also expect wage growth at their businesses. (more…)

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Making Interviewing Better with Tripp and Tyler

In a recent blog post,  Refresh Leadership revealed the worst interviewing habits our readers have experienced. From showing up late to bringing a guest to answering the phone during an interview, some of these poor habits are pretty shocking. To help interviewees make the most of their first impression, Express Employment Professionals teamed up with […]

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Ultimate Thank You Challenge and Sweepstakes

Express Employment Professionals is privileged to put more than half a million people to work each year, and we want all workers to feel appreciated. In August, we are hosting the Ultimate Thank You Sweepstakes, and Express will award five people $1,000 each week. Then to celebrate Labor Day in the U.S., and Labour Day […]

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Managing the 4 Different Types of Workers

Is underperformance and lack of production a sign of an ill-fit team or a symptom of mismanagement? According to a study published in Harvard Business Review in conjunction with Deloitte’s Business Chemistry system, leaders who aren’t getting their desired outcomes may have all the pieces in place needed to push the needle further—they just need […]

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Systems of Success: Replacing Bad Habits with Great Ones

The most effective leaders are those who develop processes to help their organization reach and stay on top. Habitual systems help people run at their peak without overexerting mental energy when moving into uncharted territories. However, without systems in place, people tend to fall back into their default setting, which can include bad habits. To […]

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