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Helping First-Generation Professionals Succeed in the Workplace

With a diverse workforce comprised of several different generations, ethnicities, and skills, just to name a few characteristics, it’s important to create an inclusive environment for all, including first-generation college students who go on to become first-generation professionals (FGPs). According to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Civil Rights, FGPs are “those who are […]

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Quiet Firing: The Trend Holding Professionals Back in Their Careers

In a recent article, Refresh Leadership examined a trend among employees, citing an increase in professionals quiet quitting, mentally checking out, and being actively disengaged at work. While this phenomenon has lasting effects on productivity and engagement, it also seems to have created a sub-trend in the workforce: quiet firing. According to a recent LinkedIn […]

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Ask a Recruiter: Manufacturing

Earlier this month, North America celebrated National Manufacturing Day, while many other regions opted to codify the day into the entire month of October to highlight this important career. With an emphasis on an industry that has become the backbone of society, Refresh Leadership sat down with a seasoned professional recruiter who specializes in manufacturing […]

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Medical Coverage, Wages and Hours, and Benefits Security Top Priorities for Voters in Midterm Election

Facing a critical congressional midterm election in just more than two weeks, the majority of Americans planning to vote say they would be more likely to back a candidate in the upcoming midterm election if they prioritized medical coverage (69%), wages and hours (65%), employee benefits security (62%), family and medical leave (60%), workplace safety, […]

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Best Interview Questions to Ask Job Candidates – Assessing Cultural Fit

This is part 10 of a 12-part series. Creating a successful and productive team starts with finding great employees who fit your organizational culture. And while you may receive hundreds of job applications and interested parties, narrowing down the talent pool to hire the right candidate for the job goes beyond what hiring managers can […]

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CANADA: Wages Rise Significantly in Past Two Years; Benefit Offerings Lag Behind

Two-thirds of Canadian companies (66%) say they are increasing wages this year, up significantly from 51% in 2021 and 44% in 2020, according to a survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. While most companies are increasing wages this year, only 28% are increasing benefits, with the most common being increased sick […]

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US: Wage Increase Demands Up Nearly 20% in Two Years; Benefit Offerings Lag Behind

Expectations for wage increases have jumped roughly 20% since 2020 as 70% of companies plan to offer higher salary adjustments through the end of the year. Benefits, however, will gain less ground as only 50% of businesses anticipate their offerings to increase compared to 2021, according to a survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by […]

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