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11-26-2018-BylinedArticle

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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5 Tips for Going Green in 2019

Although the world’s brightest scientific minds are steadily working to get there, a viable option for settling Mars is still just beyond our grasp. So, in the meantime, it’s important to focus on taking care of the planet we already have. Businesses are becoming increasingly aware of their impact on the environment, and in many […]

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Year in Review: Top 10 Posts of 2018

We’re wrapping up an incredible year on the Refresh Leadership blog and we’re already planning for 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, as we bring this year to a close, check out our top 10 posts […]

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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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The Results Are In: How Your Parents Impacted Your Career Path

In August, we asked readers how much influence their parent(s)/guardian(s) had on their career paths, and with 36% of the votes, “my parent/guardian had no influence on my career path” was the top choice, followed by “My parent/guardian encouraged me to achieve a four-year college degree or higher” with 33%. Rounding out the top three, […]

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How Do Employers Define “Flexible Work”?

With the tightest labor market in recent history, employers are getting creative in the ways they attract talented workers. Offering flexible work arrangements, a priority of jobseekers, is one recruitment strategy. In a new Express survey, job seekers cite a “flexible work schedule” as the most important non-health benefit. According to Express Employment Professionals franchise […]

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From Recruitment to Retention: Four Ways Employers Are Retaining Employees

A Tight Labor Market May Require Extreme Measures. In West Texas, truck drivers are earning six figures and 20-something-year-old newcomers are doubling their earnings in the oilfields after just two weeks at a junior college. In Red Deer, Alberta, an increasing number of companies are covering the costs of post-secondary tuition or skills upgrading of their employees. […]

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“Flexible Work” Means Freedom to Adjust Schedules to Accommodate Personal Needs

In June, we asked our readers what flexible work means to them, and with 25% of the votes, “Freedom to adjust your schedule to accommodate personal/family needs” was the top choice. Rounding out the top three were “Options to work outside the traditional 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. business day” with 20% and “Freedom to […]

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Employee Retention: 5 Questions to Ask During a Stay Interview

Studies show the actual cost to replace an employee is significant. Depending on a variety of factors—including skill level, education, and experience—the total cost of turnover can be as high as 150% of an employee’s annual salary. So, if you assume the average salary in your company is $50,000, then every time an employee leaves, […]

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The Results Are In: Most Effective Ways to Deal with Work-Related Stress

In honor of April being National Stress Awareness month in the U.S. and Canada, we asked our readers about the most effective ways they deal with work-related stress. More than 1,800 people participated in the poll and with 14% of the total vote, “set boundaries/leave work at the office” was the top choice, followed closely […]

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