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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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Job Insights for the Third Quarter of 2018

Employment activity remains strong, but recruiting qualified workers remains a major challenge. 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 makers, and human resource professionals about […]

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Poll: How Would You Describe Your Business Performance During the First Half of 2018?

Poll: How Would You Describe Your Business Performance During the First Half of 2018?

In December 2017, we asked readers about their business performance predictions for the new year. According to the results, the majority of respondents (58%) said they expected to see “moderate growth.” Now, six months into 2018, we’re circling back to see how those predictions have held up. Have you experienced growth? Did you have a […]

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Question of the Month: How Does Your Company Help Employees Give Back?

Question of the Month: How Does Your Company Help Employees Give Back?

Most companies today understand corporate citizenship not only makes a difference in their bottom lines and their communities, but it also helps build a more engaged workforce. Employees want to know the work they’re doing makes an impact on the greater good and companies that make giving back a key focus of their business strategy […]

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Businesses Offer Wage Outlook: 41% Expect Raises

The wage outlook for the first quarter of 2018 is encouraging, according to a survey of businesses fielded by Express in December 2017. Respondents were asked, “Over the next three months, do you expect wages at your company to increase, decrease, or stay the same?” Forty-one percent said “increase,” 58% said “stay the same,” and […]

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Infographic: 2018 Small Business Checklist

From accounting to marketing to customer service, small business owners wear many hats,  so it’s important to focus your efforts on the most important tasks that help move the bottom line. Check out this infographic from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), an association of more than 325,000 business owners, for some great insight […]

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Job Insights for First Quarter 2018 Show Optimism for the New Year

To provide accurate and timely employment forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters conducts an ongoing Job Insights survey to track quarterly hiring trends for businesses across a wide range of industries. Express surveyed business owners, decision makers, and human resource professionals about the overall national hiring trends in their markets […]

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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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