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10-14-2020 Hiring SM AE Graph

71% of US Hiring Decision-Makers Agree Social Media is Effective for Screening Applicants

Seventy-one percent of U.S. hiring decision-makers agree that looking at candidates’ social media profiles is an effective way to screen applicants, according to a new survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. Furthermore, 70% believe employers should screen all applicants’ social media profiles, while the majority (67%) say they use social networking […]

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Despite High Unemployment, Companies Still Struggling with Employee Turnover

In a time of record unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 81% of hiring decision-makers say their company has had extended job vacancies resulting in less motivated employees, loss in revenue, and lower employee morale. (more…)

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83% of Hiring Decision-Makers Are Worried About State of Economy

In a stark contrast from a 2019 survey, a majority of hiring decision-makers are concerned about the U.S. economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This is according to a newly released survey conducted by The Harris Poll and commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. Eighty-three percent of hiring decision-makers are currently worried about the economy, and 62% […]

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42% of Hiring Managers Offering Flexible Sick-Day Policies

A majority of hiring decision-makers (87%) prefer sick workers stay home and take the day off in what many see as a shift in company culture regarding sick employees due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is according to a newly released survey conducted by The Harris Poll and commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. While only […]

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Improving Workplace Safety During COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, according to experts, 41% of workers say companies aren’t doing enough to protect them from the virus. In a May 2020 survey from Express Employment Professionals, 90% of decision makers said their businesses have taken steps to improve overall safety in response to COVID-19. (more…)

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Business Lessons from COVID-19: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown

Full-time remote work for employees was out of the question for most companies a few short months ago, but after weathering a pandemic that changed how we work almost overnight, business owners say there are several lessons to take away from this time–the good, the bad and the unknown. (more…)

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5-13-2020 Hot Jobs AE Graph

Top Markets Needing Workers Now

Despite record unemployment numbers in America due to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are still looking for workers as revealed in a recent market analysis of the last 30 days from Express Employment Professionals. Illinois boasts the largest number of job openings through Express at 749, followed by Texas (706), California (553), Tennessee (541), and Pennsylvania […]

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Acing Virtual Job Interviews

After weeks of non-essential business closures, some states and provinces are eyeing lifting shelter-in-place orders for residents, allowing businesses to start resuming operations. The new reality of social distancing has changed the landscape for business operations in almost every aspect, including the interview process, which is why job seekers need to be prepared for the […]

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Upskilling Vital for Jobseekers During Pandemic

With millions of workers sidelined by COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders, many are spending the time doing home improvement projects, cooking, working out or binge-watching shows. But business owners say to remain competitive in the job market once guidelines are lifted, job seekers should take advantage of opportunities to learn or improve skills during the next few […]

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3-25-2020 COVID SM

COVID-19 Business Closures Have Hourly Workers on Edge

No work means no paycheck, and as businesses continue to temporarily shutter amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many hourly workers are either suddenly without income or fear they may soon be. Express Employment Professionals’ more than 825 offices provide staffing and human resources solutions around the globe, allowing for a glimpse from the front lines of […]

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