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Are Students Getting Enough Real-Life Work Experience Opportunities?

Closing the Skills Gap Requires Students to get Real-Life Work Experience Early On; Better Partnerships with Schools and Businesses Is Needed In a tight labor market with an increasing number of job vacancies, employers are facing a growing skills gap. Too many young people are graduating with degrees and skills that don’t match the needs of […]

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Staffing in the Modern Workforce

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly how much of the labor force is made up gig workers, but one thing is for certain—that number is only expected to grow over the next decade. Part of the problem in determining the number of gig workers is defining criteria for the category. According to Forbes, “the gig economy […]

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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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Job Insights for the Second Quarter of 2018

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 the overall hiring trends in their markets and how they impact their […]

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It’s Time to Prepare for a Recruitment War

For a decade, we’ve been living in a tale of two economies, a strong one for skilled workers, and a worrisome, poor one for workers without skills. That gap, however, may soon diminish as low unemployment, rising expectations, and economic reality cause a recruitment war to begin for employers who want to keep their workers […]

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Survey Reveals Top Reasons Jobs Go Unfilled

Businesses Say Many Applicants Lack Experience; 29% Cite Lack of Applicants Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing the primary reasons jobs are left unfilled. In a survey of 1,951 businesses, respondents were asked, “What is the primary reason that your open jobs are not filled?” “Lack of experience” topped the list as […]

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