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Retention and Engagement in the Modern Workplace: 4 Flexible Work Arrangements to Consider

In the age of rapidly advancing technology and constantly evolving work-life balance priorities, workers expect more flexibility than ever before. And, given the current talent crunch many businesses are facing, companies that do not embrace at least some flexibility may end up a casualty of the talent war. In a recent poll on RefreshLeadership.com, the […]

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Set an Example of Work-Life Balance for Your Employees to Follow

In January, we polled our readers about their top professional goals for 2018 and with 23% of the votes “focus more on work-life balance” was the top result. Unfortunately, for many workers, that’s much easier said than done. From fear of falling behind or missing deadline to worrying about how they will be perceived if […]

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The Defining Characteristics of Servant Leadership

Think back to the best boss you’ve ever had. What qualities set them apart from the rest? Did they show confidence in their decisions and consideration for how they affected others? Did they strive to gain understanding about difficult situations rather than simply reacting? Did they put a high priority on helping you develop in […]

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Make a Lasting Impression—Present like a Storyteller

Studies show that as much as 75-80% of the population has some degree of fear of public speaking, or “glossophobia.” However, it’s an important skill that may have major implications for your future success. In fact, according to a Harris survey conducted on behalf of Prezi, 70% of employed people say “presentation skills are critical […]

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The Results Are In: 59% of Businesses Saw Growth in the First Half of 2018

In December 2017, we polled our readers about their business performance predictions for 2018. Of those who participated in the poll, 23% said they expected “exponential” growth and 58% expected “moderate” growth. Only 2% of businesses predicted a decrease in business volume—a 4% decrease over 2017’s predictions. In July, with the first half of 2018 […]

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How Do Employers Define “Flexible Work”?

With the tightest labor market in recent history, employers are getting creative in the ways they attract talented workers. Offering flexible work arrangements, a priority of jobseekers, is one recruitment strategy. In a new Express survey, job seekers cite a “flexible work schedule” as the most important non-health benefit. According to Express Employment Professionals franchise […]

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Building Engagement: Creating a Sense of Ownership Among Your Employees

We’re currently in a job seeker’s market, and those with the right mix of skills and expertise have found they are able to be more selective about where they work as businesses struggle to recruit top talent to fill open positions. Employee engagement and retention have become more important than ever before for companies striving […]

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The Results Are In: Donation Drives Are the Top Way Companies Help Employees Give Back

In May, we asked readers how their companies help employees give back, and with 24% of the votes, “Donation drives (food, blood, clothing, etc.)” was the top choice. In second place was “Company-sponsored volunteer events” with 17%, followed by “Paid time off for volunteer/charitable activities” in third with 14%. The rest of the results were […]

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Five Steps for Crafting a Quick and Effective Elevator Pitch

According to the late author and motivational speaker Zig Zigler, “success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.” You never know when you might cross paths with someone who could impact your career or become your next big client. So, it’s important to have a well-crafted “elevator pitch” ready to go when you need to introduce yourself […]

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AMERICA EMPLOYED: Giving Up and Holding Out

The Plight of the Unemployed in America Today: 42% Say They’ve Given Up Looking for Work-Significantly Higher than 2017. New Survey Shows They’re Holding Out for $60,428 Average Income. If you’re unemployed in America today, chances are you have either given up looking for work, or you’re holding out, waiting for the perfect job to […]

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