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9-22-2021-AE-Page

Job Market Competition Exacerbates Hiring Woes

Eighty-two percent of companies expect to face hiring challenges over the next year with the most commonly cited reason for the talent shortage being increased competition in the job market (30%). This is according to a new survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. (more…)

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Practical Tips for New Leaders: Building a Team

This is part nine of a 12-part series. Successfully leading a team can be one of the most rewarding aspects of a professional’s career. However, addressing a diverse group effectively can be difficult for new leaders. From open communication and recognition to delegation and empowerment to self-awareness and empathy, there are a plethora of leadership […]

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7-14-2021-AE-Page

Hiring Outlook Jumps 24% Since January 2020

In a stark contrast from 2020, over the next year, hiring decision-makers say they are feeling hopeful (44%), optimistic (42%) and confident (41%) about their company’s hiring outlook with 55% planning to increase their number of employees later this year. This is according to a new survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment […]

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A Workerless Recovery? Job Seekers Turn Cold Shoulder to Hot Economy

By most measures, the economy is on fire. Even businesses that had been shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic are putting out “help wanted” signs. But as workers are slow to return, businesses have gone from saying “help wanted” to screaming “help!”  (more…)

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The Results Are In: Businesses Continue to Struggle to Fill Open Positions

As communities and workforces continue to work toward getting back to the pre-pandemic “normal,” some businesses are still affected by regulations and restrictions mandated during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Before March 2020, North America experienced record-low unemployment rates and high business gains. However, with unemployment in the U.S. and Canada at 5.8% and 8.2%, respectively, companies […]

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Recruit and Retain: How to Build the Best Workforce

Although buildings, warehouses, product inventory, and other assets may be essential to most businesses, the truth is that no business can survive without a strong workforce. Employees are an organization’s most important asset; and building a productive and engaged workforce is key to lasting success. However, recruiting and retaining the right workers for your organizational […]

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Hiring Plans Show Business May Be Rebounding After Tumultuous 2020

For more relevant news stories, check out America Employed. Just one year ago, only 31% of hiring decision-makers said they planned to increase their company’s number of employees, but signs of life emerged over the next 12 months as that percentage increased to 39% in the second half of 2020. Now it sits at 46% […]

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Canada: COVID-19 Takes Toll on Hiring

Canadian hiring decision-makers say it is far more difficult (63%) than easy (37%) to recruit and fill positions at their company, adding the hiring process takes an average of 27 days to complete. This is according to a recent survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. (more…)

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48% of US Companies Have Difficulty Recruiting and Filling Open Jobs

U.S. hiring decision-makers are split on whether it is easy (52%) or difficult (48%) to recruit and fill positions at their company, adding the hiring process takes an average of 21 days to complete. This is according to a recent survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. (more…)

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86% of U.S. Hiring Decision-Makers Say Upskilling is Essential for Career Advancement

Eighty-eight percent of hiring decision-makers say employees, in general, must refresh their hard skills to stay competitive in the workforce, while 86% add upskilling/reskilling is absolutely essential for career advancement. (more…)

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