The Results Are In: What’s the Most Effective Way to Give Feedback?

In March, we asked our readers what they believe is the most effective way to give feedback. Not surprisingly, the top response by far was “One-on-one” with 89% of the votes. In second place was “In a group of peers” with 5%, followed by “Anonymously” at 3% and “Via email/text/phone” at just over 1%. Another […]

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The Workplace Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring has become synonymous with cleaning. In North America, it has become the go-to season for millions to deep clean homes, get rid of unnecessary clutter, and organize everything. However, doing these chores isn’t just reserved for the home, they can also benefit your workspace. Before you do a complete overhaul of your 40-hour-a-week home, […]

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New Research: First Generation Millennials and the American Dream

Express Employment Professionals recently teamed up with the School of Media and Strategic Communications at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater, OK, to conduct research about Millennials and their attitudes toward the American Dream. Also known as “Gen Y,” Millennials were born between 1979 and 1995 and currently make up 30% of the population. According […]

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Changing Your Mind

I’m a firm believer that you can change your life when you change your mind. Your mind is the most powerful tool you have. We have the ability to accumulate information and then utilize that information to make a decision. I am saddened to encounter people who came in contact with some information many years […]

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Question of the Month: What Is the Biggest Waste of Your Time on a Daily Basis?

From email and meetings to project planning, there’s a lot vying for your time in the workplace. At one point or another, we’ve all reached the end of what felt like a busy day, only to realize very little was actually accomplished. Recognizing distractions and pushing past time-wasting habits is an important part of staying […]

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The 10 Ls of Leadership

The Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast is back again with a whole new lineup of engaging and entertaining speakers, including author, motivational speaker, and career consultant, Kaplan Mobray. During the 2016 Refresh Leadership Live simulcast event, Mobray will present an unconventional spin on common leadership challenges. His presentation will help you understand your unique leadership qualities […]

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Helping or Hurting: 4 Types of Feedback to Ignore

Feedback can be the lifeblood of personal and career development. Constructive criticism from a close peer or positive reinforcement from a focus group can help a leader navigate through the rowdy seas of commerce. Interestingly enough, according to a study by Office Vibe, companies that implement regular employee feedback experience 14.9% lower turnover rates. But […]

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