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The Results Are In: “Focus on Work-Life Balance” Top Professional Goal for 2018

In January, we asked our readers what type of personal professional goals they set for themselves for the new year, and with 23% of the votes, “Focus more on work-life balance” was the top result. Coming in second with nearly 12% of the votes each, respondents said they want to “Expand their professional network” and […]

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Staying Motivated: Positive thoughts for Achieving Your 2018 Goals

If you’ve stuck to your new year resolutions thus far, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. According to research from Statistic Brain, only about 58% of people stick to their resolutions past one month. As excitement for the new year starts to wane, it’s easy to fall back into old habits. Whether your resolution […]

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4 Ways to Stifle Employee Creativity

Creativity in the workplace isn’t limited to a business’s graphic designers, copywriters, or marketing department. Thinking of new, innovative ways of doing things is the key to staying ahead of the competition. Whether it’s an outside-the-box financial analysis of potential new markets or a new procedure that helps create a safer work environment, fostering an […]

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Move Over Millennials: Here Comes Generation Z

For the past 15 years or so, Millennials have been the generation on the rise and have received their fair share of analysis — and punchlines — as they staked their claims to increasingly influential roles in the workplace. Fortunately, and in spite of some fears to the contrary, companies are no worse for wear […]

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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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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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Year in Review: Our Top 10 Posts of 2017

We’re gearing up for 2018 and planning 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, check out our top 10 posts of 2017! 5 Employee Characteristics That Show Future Leadership Potential “The next generation of company leaders may already […]

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The Results Are In: Employee/Boss Relationship Should Be Friendly—Not Too Personal

In a recent poll, we asked readers what they believe the boss/employee relationship should look like. And with a resounding 91% of the votes, most agreed the relationship should be “Friendly, but not deeply involved in each other’s personal lives.” Four percent said the relationship should remain strictly business, and only 2% want to be […]

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Opportunity Favors those with Vision in the Era of Automation

The era of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) is upon us. And it’s impacting every segment of society and every career field, from journalism to food service, the transportation industry to medical fields. Autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars, are one of the most widely publicized and closely watched developments in automation. Google, Uber, and most […]

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Teamwork Lessons from Professional Football Legends

If there were a Super Bowl for workplace team performance, would your team be in it to win it—or would they miss the playoffs? While individual achievement is important, teamwork is critical to a company’s success. So, how do you get your workers to pull together as a team? Take some tips from these professional […]

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