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Job Insights for the Fourth Quarter of 2019

Businesses generally optimistic about the fourth quarter employment market; recruiting skilled workers and employee retention remain top challenges.  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. Express surveyed business owners, decision […]

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Why a Job Without Health Insurance Terrifies Many

When job seekers evaluate job offers and opportunities, they look at more than just the hourly wage or base salary. According to a new survey from Express Employment Professionals, the vast majority-91%-consider health insurance and other benefits a “deciding factor.” Express surveyed 672 job seekers and posed the question, “Are employer-provided benefits and/or health insurance […]

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Leading by the Numbers: What Your Enneagram Says About You as a Leader (Type 1: The Reformer)

Leading by the Numbers is a nine-part series. Understanding your strengths and weaknesses as a leader is imperative to not only leading others, but also leading yourself effectively. But the make-up of great leaders doesn’t just lay in the balance on the pros and cons scale, it is the amalgamation of intricate character traits and […]

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The Best Retention Policy Is a Good Onboarding Policy

With unemployment at long-time lows, retaining talented employees is a top concern among employers, but many fail to realize that the right retention strategy begins before the new employee even walks through the door. In today’s hiring climate, a welcoming onboarding experience is essential to employee retention. That is why Express Employment Professionals has laid […]

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Pay Raises No Longer Enough: Free Lunches, Movies, and “Furry Fridays” Part of Latest Trends in Employee Perks in Canada

With job vacancies on the rise, so are opportunities for workers to score a free lunch, win a vacation, enjoy a flexible schedule or bring their dog to work. In the modern workplace, where employers are fighting fiercely to recruit new employees and keep the ones they have, employee perks are becoming more important and […]

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The Results Are In: What Type of Perks Does Your Company Offer to Retain Employees?

In a recent Refresh Leadership poll, we asked our readers what type of perks, other than pay, does your company offer to retain employees. And with 51% of the votes, the top response was offering a relaxed dress code. The second highest response was offering employees flextime with 32% of the votes, followed by “none” […]

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Establishing an Environment of Self-Motivation

One of the most debilitating issues that many businesses face on a day-to-day basis is having an uninspired, unmotivated team. As a leader, you can directly tie motivation to how well you perform. So if there is ever a time you feel unmotivated, recall why you’re passionate about what you do, pull yourself up by […]

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Best Methods for Interacting with Job Seekers

In the past, the job search was simple. You would physically visit the company you wanted to interview with, grab a job application, fill it out, and wait for them to get in touch with you. Nowadays, however, there are a variety of ways for job seekers to get in touch with potential employers. From […]

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Red Flags: What to Look Out for When Interviewing Your Next Employee

In a growing economy, companies are hiring more than ever to keep up with steady growth and business demands. However, many companies struggle to hire the right person, while turnover costs time and money. To navigate the pitfalls and ease the hassle of hiring, employers must identify a poor fit before the employee becomes a […]

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How Schools Are Failing Workers—And 10 Ways to Fix It

Express Employment Professionals is releasing 10 recommendations today to help schools better train students for the demands of the modern workforce. According to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of open jobs in the United States continues to exceed the number of job seekers. In Canada, although the latest jobs data […]

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