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Leadership Lessons from the Dojo

11/22/2016 10:00:24 AM

For centuries, martial arts practitioners have looked to the various disciplines of Karate, Judo, Taekwondo, Jiu-Jitsu, and countless other forms of self-defense, as a way to build confidence, strength, and discipline. Many people unfamiliar with mar > read more

Creative Ways to Thank Your Employees This Holiday Season

11/17/2016 10:00:44 AM

Recognition and appreciation are the lifeblood of successful, well-led teams. When businesses focus on their most valuable assets—their employees—they build a culture of loyalty, respect, and high morale. As we enter the holiday season, now is th > read more

Infographic: 6 Qualities of Great Leaders

11/14/2016 10:00:11 AM

Integrity. Enthusiasm. Commitment. What qualities do you believe the worlds most influential business leaders possess?  Check out this infographic from BD Ventures, an online marketing consulting company, for some great insight into the six most i > read more

The Results Are In: Are Employee Reviews Still Relevant?

11/10/2016 10:00:37 AM

We’re heading into the final stretch of 2016, and for many workplaces, that means it’s time for annual employee reviews. In October, we asked our readers if they believe annual reviews are still relevant, and according to the results, 53% say rev > read more

3 Tips for Writing the Perfect Employee Appreciation Note

11/08/2016 10:00:14 AM

Behind every great organization is a team of hardworking, loyal employees. But with continued success, comes strain and burnout. To avoid turnover or loss in growth, an organization needs to focus on what matters most—their employees. One proven wa > read more

Change Your Mind and Your Life

11/02/2016 10:00:25 AM

Behavioral scientists have long debated whether we are most impacted by nature or nurture. The argument is made up of professionals who believe we are a product of our genetic makeup and those who believe we are molded by our environment. As a stud > read more

Attitude of Gratitude: Why Thankful People Are Successful People

10/31/2016 07:30:02 AM

Legendary author and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar said “gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” We all know people > read more

Question of the Month: How Will You Show Appreciation to Your Employees This Holiday Season?

10/27/2016 11:11:52 AM

The best companies know their greatest assets do not lie in fiduciary capitol or gross margin dollars. The greatest assets are their employees. Keeping their employees happy and engaged is what the most successful business do. According to an Aberde > read more

Introverts vs Extroverts

10/27/2016 10:00:50 AM

Are you more social and impulsive or quiet and contemplative? Either way, both personality types have their advantages in the workplace. Check out this video from AsapSCIENCE for some great insight into the differences between introverts and extrover > read more

Overcoming Online Obstacles On Your Path to Success

10/25/2016 10:00:50 AM

Internet marketing can make or break your business. From email campaigns to social media content, online marketing is both competitive and technical. While the Internet increases the possibility of reaching a global audience, it can be a difficult pa > read more

It’s All In Your Head: 4 of the Biggest Self-Inflicted Obstacles

10/20/2016 10:00:37 AM

When working toward achieving a lofty goal, you’re bound to run into a roadblock or two. However, the most difficult challenges to overcome are often the ones we create for ourselves. Have you ever fallen victim to any of these self-inflicted obsta > read more

Infographic: Top 10 Time Killers (And How to Fight Back)

10/17/2016 10:00:48 AM

We all have the same 24 hours in a day, are you making the most of yours? Check out this infographic from, a provider of time and expense tracking software, for some interesting insight into the top time killers, why we get distracted, > read more

The Results Are In: Majority of Companies Will Use Current Staff For Seasonal Upswing

10/13/2016 10:00:32 AM

In our recent monthly poll, we asked our readers how their companies handle the extra workload during the holiday season, and nearly three-quarters of businesses don’t make any adjustments to their current staff. With 39% of the votes, “we do not > read more

New White Paper Warns Against Dramatic Minimum Wage Increase

10/12/2016 10:00:44 AM

Great Intentions, Bad Results: The Problem with a $15 Minimum Wage in America Experts Weigh In, Urge Caution for Sake of Working Americans Express Employment Professionals released a new white paper today, staking out a position on whether to raise > read more

Clearing the Path: The 4 Biggest Obstacles to Teamwork Success

10/11/2016 10:00:21 AM

Great teams can accomplish amazing feats—assuming they’re adequately equipped to handle the occasional obstacle along the way. There are many reasons why even the closest-knit teams can fall apart, but if you’re informed about the potential pit > read more

Science of Persuasion [Video]

10/05/2016 10:00:48 AM

Being persuasive is a key factor in being the leader you and your team need you to be, but this skill may seem hard to develop. Check out this insightful video narrated by the author of “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion,” Dr. Ro > read more

Crash and Burn: Your Next Steps After Failure

10/03/2016 08:00:37 AM

If you have ever dared to dream mighty dreams, to pursue goals of grandeur—to not just imagine, but to chase down success—chances are you have failed at least once in one of your pursuits. Often, we jump, taking a leap of faith, not knowing wheth > read more

Question of the Month: Are Annual Employee Reviews Still Relevant?

09/30/2016 10:00:33 AM

For many employees, fourth quarter means the dreaded annual review is on the horizon. Most businesses have some type of performance measurement and review procedure in place; however, their effectiveness can vary greatly between companies. In fact, m > read more

Infographic: Inside the Mind of a Successful Manager

09/28/2016 10:00:55 AM

What are the most essential qualities of great leadership? Check out this infographic from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business Management for some great insight into the mind of a successful manager. > read more

Business Survey: Government Job Training Programs Not Effective

09/22/2016 10:00:48 AM

Only 16% Say Programs Work; Need For Successful Training Programs Is High Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing that businesses have a low opinion of government job training programs. Respondents were asked, > read more

Scary Success: Workplace Fears That Are Holding You Back

09/20/2016 10:00:02 AM

What is holding you back? What’s keeping you from achieving your dreams? No matter your answer, these are loaded questions. Regardless of the outside factors you attribute to your standstill, the main issue is still inaction. Famous football coach > read more

The Results Are In: 52% Say Workplace Competition is a Big Motivator

09/15/2016 10:00:33 AM

In August, we asked our readers how a little friendly competition among co-workers affects their productivity. And according to the results, 52% say competition is a big motivator. However, friendly workplace competition doesn’t have the same posit > read more

Will a Robot Do Your Job in the Future?

09/13/2016 10:00:31 AM

As machines and computers become more advanced, many more jobs will be replaced by automation. From fast food to retail, there are major implications for the future workforce, but could we ever become so technologically advanced that we ourselves bec > read more

Speak Up! 4 Ways Staying Quiet Is Killing Your Career

09/09/2016 10:15:22 AM

It is widely accepted that the best leaders are those who lead by example. These types of leaders demand respect and loyalty from their followers. But how can you take that next step in your career if it’s unclear whether or not you’ve been succe > read more

Survey Results: How Job Candidates Score an Interview—And Cleverest Resumes

09/07/2016 10:00:15 AM

PowerPoints, YouTube Videos Grab Attention; Lack of Experience Top Reason for Not Getting Interview Express Employment Professionals recently released new results from a survey of businesses revealing how applicants secure job interviews, why some a > read more

Breaking the Status Quo: What’s Holding You Back?

09/02/2016 07:45:52 AM

Have you ever felt the need to break free from the same old routine and shake things up a bit? Author and leadership expert Warren Bennis once said, “The manager accepts the status quo; the leader changes it.” In any job, it’s easy to find your > read more

Question of the Month: How Do You Handle the Extra Workload During the Holiday Season?

08/31/2016 10:00:24 AM

For many businesses, the fourth quarter isn’t a time for the faint of heart—it’s the busiest three months of the year. And as 2016 comes to a close, year-end deadlines and holiday seasonal upswings often leave employees overworked and stretched > read more

CareerBuilder Survey: Political Talk Heats Up the Workplace

08/29/2016 10:00:01 AM

The upcoming presidential election has been an incendiary topic for debate throughout 2016. And as Nov. 8 draws closer, the rhetoric and fighting will only intensify. Because the average workplace is made up of a broad range of personalities and beli > read more

Video: How Not to Get Stuck in Traffic

08/26/2016 10:00:11 AM

For many people, the daily commute to and from work is the most stressful part of the day. From traffic jams to construction to bad drivers, there are a wide variety of potential obstacles that can make even a few miles feel like a cross-country road > read more

Survey Results: Why Don’t Applicants Accept Jobs and What Causes Employees to Leave?

08/24/2016 10:00:08 AM

Low Pay is the Top Reason Job Seekers Turn Down Opportunities; Lack of Advancement is No. 1 Reason People Leave Jobs Express Employment Professionals recently released results from a survey of businesses revealing the hurdles that stop applicants fr > read more

Lessons from Famous Movie Interviews

08/22/2016 10:00:50 AM

One of the most stressful processes an office deals with is filling a job opening. When a job goes unfilled, the loss in productivity and an overworked team can cause friction—let alone the stress that can occur while recruiting, screening, hiring, > read more

Creating a Positive Competitive Workplace Culture

08/18/2016 10:00:20 AM

In a recent Refresh Leadership poll, we asked our readers how friendly competition among co-workers affects their productivity. More than 52% of respondents said competition was a big motivator, followed by 22% who said it stresses them out more than > read more

Infographic: The Lunch Crunch

08/16/2016 10:00:25 AM

How do you spend your lunch hour? According to the information below, that may depend a lot on your industry. Check out this infographic from Fooda, an online office lunch service, for some great insight into “the dynamics behind lunch at work. > read more

The Results Are In: Only 7% Say Career Path Led Where They Envisioned

08/12/2016 10:00:45 AM

In July, we asked our readers how different their career path has been from what they envisioned,and only 7% say they are exactly where they thought they’d be. In stark contrast, the vast majority of respondents said their career path has led them > read more

Survey: 63% of Businesses Say Filling Positions is “Difficult”

08/10/2016 10:00:05 AM

24% Say “Very Difficult” – Highest of Past Six Quarters; Only 6% Report Filling Positions is “Very Easy” Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing the increasing difficulty employers face when trying t > read more

4 Ways Your Competition is Spying on You

08/08/2016 10:00:47 AM

Companies will go to great lengths to get the upper hand on their competition. And, in our always connected world, it is becoming easier than ever to gather information about other companies’ business practices and strategies. The first step in com > read more

TED Talks: The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers

08/03/2016 14:09:47 PM

Are you an original thinker who recognizes emerging trends and translates them into the next “big thing?” If so, there’s a good chance you share some of the habits organizational psychologist Adam Grant discusses in his recent TED Talk. What un > read more

Olympic Tips to Curb the Competition

08/01/2016 09:53:16 AM

Every four years, countries from all parts of the globe gather together for the time-honored tradition of pitting their national champions against one another in order for the world champions to emerge victorious. From Aug. 5 through Aug. 21, nearly > read more

How Does Friendly Competition Among Co-Workers Affect Your Productivity?

07/29/2016 10:00:53 AM

Legendary sports journalist Howard Cosell said, “The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give.” Everyone responds > read more

Highlighting the Hiring Burden

07/27/2016 10:35:53 AM

Survey: How Many Resumes and Interviews Does It Take Employers to Fill One Job? Businesses Spend More Time Than You Think Express Employment Professionals recently released survey results revealing the time and effort it takes business owners to fil > read more

Realizing the Dream of Entrepreneurial Success

07/25/2016 09:48:49 AM

Entrepreneurship is strong in North America. The U.S. and Canada have the highest levels of entrepreneurial activity in the world. If the thought of working for yourself and following your dream is appealing, here are seven important questions to con > read more

3 Reasons You Won’t Achieve Your Dreams

07/22/2016 10:00:23 AM

Regardless of where you are in your career, chances are you aren’t necessarily where you want to be. Even the most seasoned leaders will tell you they are still striving for more. Having goals and dreams to reach for is one of the greatest driving > read more

10 Great Quotes to Inspire You to Achieve Your Dreams

07/19/2016 10:00:13 AM

We all have dreams. Whether they’re related to work, family, or our personal lives, the hope and optimism of working toward achieving those dreams can be a powerful force. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t use a quick, motivational boost from tim > read more

The Results Are In: How Companies Give Back to the Community

07/14/2016 10:00:42 AM

In June, we asked our readers how their companies give back to the community, and with 26% of the votes, the most popular way to give back is through “donations to charitable organizations.” “Food/blood/clothing drives” and  “sponsoring lo > read more

Infographic: 6 Examples of Shockingly Great Customer Service

07/11/2016 10:00:03 AM

For most consumers, the customer service experience they receive often informs their opinion of a company and its products. That’s why it’s vitally important to ensure you create a customer-first mentality among your consumer-facing team. Check o > read more

3 Ways Your Personal Life Makes Your Work Life Better

07/08/2016 10:00:01 AM

Sometimes our home lives can be at odds with our work lives. And, though it may seem no matter how hard we try, the stress and struggles of daily life can still seep into the office and affect our work. According to a study by Bensinger, DuPont & Ass > read more

How Volunteering Improves Your Employees’ Performance

07/06/2016 10:00:36 AM

Whether you send a team of employees to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity or sort canned goods at an area food bank, your employee volunteer program makes a difference in your community and underlines your commitment to corporate social res > read more

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07/04/2016 10:00:52 AM

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07/01/2016 10:00:11 AM

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Keep Your Head in the Clouds: The Benefits of Lofty Thinking

07/01/2016 07:30:08 AM

We’ve all been in a brainstorming session or strategy meeting when someone presents an idea so crazy that you instantly dismiss it and move on with other more realistic ideas. But have you ever found yourself thinking about it later and starting to > read more

Question of the Month: How Is Your Career Path Different From What You Envisioned?

06/30/2016 10:00:06 AM

Just like the continuously changing tides, our career paths ebb and flow in a similar form—ever changing with certain fluidity. Many who set out after college or trade school had a specific vision of what they wanted their careers to look like, but > read more

Business Survey: Raising Minimum Wage Means Raising Prices

06/29/2016 14:47:17 PM

A $15 Minimum Wage Would Lead 30% of Businesses to Eliminate Positions Express Employment Professionals recently released new results from a survey of businesses revealing some of the effects an increase in the minimum wage would have on their compan > read more

Guiding Your Employees Through a Halftime Review

06/24/2016 10:00:32 AM

With June coming to a close, we are officially entering the second half of 2016. As we look back at the past six months, it’s important to review the accomplishments you achieved and how your annual goals are shaping out. Just as a basketball team > read more

Express Employment Professionals and Volunteers Help Fight Hunger

06/23/2016 10:00:00 AM

On Saturday, June 11, more than 235 Express Employment Professionals offices from California to North Carolina to Canada came together at local food banks and pantries across North America to help fight hunger—a growing epidemic that impacts millio > read more

Infographic: What People Really Want From Onboarding

06/20/2016 10:00:01 AM

Do you have a comprehensive onboarding process? If not, studies show you may be missing out on an opportunity to build a stronger, more engaged workforce. Check out this infographic from BambooHR, an HR software provider, for some great insight into > read more

New Poll Shows Canada’s Unemployed are Increasingly Stuck

06/17/2016 10:00:19 AM

The State of Canada’s Unemployed-Third Annual National Survey: 36% Have Given Up Looking for a Job Express Employment Professionals recently released the third annual State of the Unemployed national survey which shows Canada’s unemploye > read more

New Poll Explores Plight of Unemployed in the U.S.

06/16/2016 10:00:28 AM

Express Employment Professionals recently released results from a new Harris Poll of unemployed Americans, which, for the third year in a row, shows that a significant number of Americans have completely given up looking for work. Many, 83%, also b > read more

The Results Are In: Nearly Half of Businesses Haven’t Prepared for the Generational Shift

06/14/2016 10:00:51 AM

In our recent monthly poll, we asked our readers how their companies are preparing for a generational shift in the workforce, and nearly half may not be ready for the ensuing change. With 46% of the votes, “we haven’t prepared for a generational > read more

Research Is the Key to Picking the Right Charity for Your Business

06/10/2016 10:00:45 AM

Picking the right charity to align your business with is a big decision. From finding the right cause to rallying your employees to commit their time and effort to support it, there are a lot of variables to consider. To help ensure a positive relati > read more

Survey Shows Wages Flat

06/08/2016 10:00:02 AM

Upward Job Market Trends and Mixed Outlook for Future Recession Express Employment Professionals recently released results from a survey of businesses on the state of the job market, revealing a majority of small and medium-sized businesses believe w > read more

Branding by Giving Back: The Business of Doing Good

06/06/2016 08:16:42 AM

Being a good steward in the local community is no longer a nicety, but a necessity to be successful in the current business environment. In fact, many companies are branding their business with the mentality of “doing good for others,” an > read more

How Does Your Company Give Back to the Community?

06/01/2016 10:00:39 AM

According to a survey by Net Impact, a nonprofit organization that provides training programs for other nonprofits, 53% of workers said that “a job where I can make an impact” was a key factor in their overall happiness. Most companies today unde > read more

Millennial Social Values

05/30/2016 10:00:20 AM

Express Employment Professionals recently teamed up with the School of Media and Strategic Communications at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater, OK, to conduct research about Millennials and their attitudes toward the American Dream. Also > read more

The Rise in Independent Labor

05/27/2016 10:00:40 AM

Some experts call it the flex economy, but it is also known as the gig, online, or on-demand economy, with some even referring to it as the Uberization of work. Whatever name you prefer, this trend represents a significant shift in the labor market, > read more

5 Important Facts About the Skills Gap

05/25/2016 10:00:59 AM

In today’s workforce, there is a growing disconnect between the skills, training, and experience workers have and the job requirements employers need. From a lack of skilled laborers to being unable to fill job positions, the skills gap is one of t > read more

Millennial Views on Community Engagement

05/23/2016 10:00:41 AM

Express Employment Professionals recently teamed up with the School of Media and Strategic Communications at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater, OK, to conduct research about Millennials and their attitudes toward the American Dream. Also > read more

New Survey Reveals Who’s Hiring – By Sector and Department

05/19/2016 10:00:05 AM

Industrial Sector Expects Most Hiring; Production and Sales Top List of Departments Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing which sectors and departments are planning to do the most hiring in the second quarter > read more

4 Things To Do Immediately Following A Leader’s Departure

05/18/2016 10:00:26 AM

A change in leadership can be a stressful time in a company. Whether it was planned, unexpected, upper-level, or middle management, employees are affected by a leader’s departure. As a remaining leader, it’s up to you to step up and do what you c > read more

Millennials and the Interview Process

05/16/2016 10:00:27 AM

Express Employment Professionals recently teamed up with the School of Media and Strategic Communications at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater, OK, to conduct research about Millennials and their attitudes toward the American Dream. Also > read more

Infographic: Are You a Boss or a Leader

05/13/2016 10:00:32 AM

Check out this infographic from Wrike, an online project management software company, for some insight into the difference between being a boss and being a leader. > read more

The Results Are In: “Constant Interruptions” the Biggest Waste of Time

05/12/2016 09:00:31 AM

In April, we asked our readers to share with us about the biggest waste of their time on a daily basis. And with 21% of the votes, “Constant interruptions by employees/co-workers” was the top choice, followed closely behind by “Reading/replying > read more

The 4-Day Work Week and Other Ways the Workforce Is Changing

05/11/2016 10:00:07 AM

The workplace is a fluid concept. It’s always evolving and becoming better suited for its leaders, employees, and production needs. From its harsh beginnings in the industrial revolution to the development of the 8-to-5 work day to the integration > read more

Soft Skills and Generational Differences

05/09/2016 10:00:04 AM

Express Employment Professionals recently teamed up with the School of Media and Strategic Communications at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater, OK, to conduct research about Millennials and their attitudes toward the American Dream. Also > read more

Mother’s Day Survey: Would you work if you didn’t have to?

05/05/2016 10:00:53 AM

62% of Working Moms and 69% of Working Dads Say Yes;Express Also Releases Results on Treatment of Parents in the Workplace Ahead of Mother’s Day, Express Employment Professionals released results from a special edition survey revealing the attitude > read more

Maintaining Employee Loyalty During Times of Change

05/02/2016 07:00:00 AM

It’s been proposed that employee loyalty is a thing of the past. Gone are the days when employees started and ended their careers with the same employer. And often the blame for this is placed on the employees themselves. Some say it’s a generati > read more

Question of the Month: How Has Your Company Prepared for a Generational Shift in the Workforce?

04/29/2016 10:00:33 AM

Millennials are the largest generation since the Baby Boomers and currently make up 30% of the population. As their senior counterparts begin to retire, there is going to be a major paradigm shift in the workforce, including leadership. While change > read more

Give Your Administrative Professionals the Appreciation They Deserve!

04/27/2016 10:00:54 AM

Today is Administrative Professionals Day! Your administrative team members are the heartbeat of your organization. They are invaluable individuals who are hard to live without. So, be sure to recognize your amazing support staff today! Giving a smal > read more

The Workplace Millennials Want

04/25/2016 10:00:23 AM

Express Employment Professionals recently teamed up with the School of Media and Strategic Communications at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater, OK, to conduct research about Millennials and their attitudes toward the American Dream. Also > read more

Spring Cleaning Your Online Presence

04/22/2016 10:00:54 AM

In today’s digital age, it’s more important than ever to pay attention to your online reputation. Just like your home or office, your online presence needs a spring cleaning to get rid of old unwanted items, brush the dust off what’s valuable, > read more

Survey: Why Do Jobs Go Unfilled?

04/21/2016 10:00:17 AM

Businesses Blame Lack of Applicants; Right Experience and Skills Are Hard to Find Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing why open jobs go unfilled. The findings come from a survey of 340 businesses. Responden > read more

Infographic: Onboarding Statistics You Need to Know

04/19/2016 10:00:02 AM

“Companies with strong onboarding processes have significantly better employees, retention, productivity levels, and overall satisfaction.” Check out this infographic from, a developer of relocation management software, for some in > read more

New Research: Millennials and Money Management

04/18/2016 10:00:13 AM

Express Employment Professionals recently teamed up with the School of Media and Strategic Communications at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater, OK, to conduct research about Millennials and their attitudes toward the American Dream. Also > read more

3 Quick Tips to Help Get a Wayward Project Back on Track

04/15/2016 11:00:32 AM

When a new project first begins to take shape, it’s usually easy to keep moving forward because there’s still newness, excitement, and expectation associated with it. As time goes by, though, the project that once seemed to be surging ahead can g > read more

The Results Are In: What’s the Most Effective Way to Give Feedback?

04/13/2016 10:00:17 AM

In March, we asked our readers what they believe is the most effective way to give feedback. Not surprisingly, the top response by far was “One-on-one” with 89% of the votes. In second place was “In a group of peers” with 5%, followed by “A > read more

Live Blog: 2016 Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast

04/13/2016 09:36:23 AM

The 2016 Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast is happening now! We will be here during the program live blogging some of the most impactful nuggets of wisdom our speakers share throughout the event. Are you attending Refresh Leadership Live? Sound off i > read more

The Workplace Spring Cleaning Checklist

04/12/2016 10:00:22 AM

Spring has become synonymous with cleaning. In North America, it has become the go-to season for millions to deep clean homes, get rid of unnecessary clutter, and organize everything. However, doing these chores isn’t just reserved for the home, th > read more

New Research: First Generation Millennials and the American Dream

04/11/2016 10:00:13 AM

Express Employment Professionals recently teamed up with the School of Media and Strategic Communications at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater, OK, to conduct research about Millennials and their attitudes toward the American Dream. Also > read more

Changing Your Mind

04/06/2016 10:00:32 AM

I’m a firm believer that you can change your life when you change your mind. Your mind is the most powerful tool you have. We have the ability to accumulate information and then utilize that information to make a decision. I am saddened to encounte > read more

8 Bad Habits Great Leaders Know to Break

04/04/2016 07:30:37 AM

From 21 days to two months to more than a year, there are many different theories about how long it actually takes to form a new habit. Changing behaviors requires a tremendous amount of willpower and dedication, and ultimately falls upon the individ > read more

Question of the Month: What Is the Biggest Waste of Your Time on a Daily Basis?

04/01/2016 10:00:50 AM

From email and meetings to project planning, there’s a lot vying for your time in the workplace. At one point or another, we’ve all reached the end of what felt like a busy day, only to realize very little was actually accomplished. Recognizing d > read more

The 10 Ls of Leadership

03/29/2016 10:00:41 AM

The Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast is back again with a whole new lineup of engaging and entertaining speakers, including author, motivational speaker, and career consultant, Kaplan Mobray. During the 2016 Refresh Leadership Live simulcast event, > read more

Helping or Hurting: 4 Types of Feedback to Ignore

03/25/2016 11:44:26 AM

Feedback can be the lifeblood of personal and career development. Constructive criticism from a close peer or positive reinforcement from a focus group can help a leader navigate through the rowdy seas of commerce. Interestingly enough, according to > read more

Survey: Harder for Employers to Fill Jobs

03/24/2016 10:00:55 AM

65% Say “Difficult” to Recruit and Hire; Difficulty Increasing as Unemployment Rate Drops Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing the increasing difficulty that employers face when trying to recruit and fi > read more

Leadership Lessons from Inside the Paint

03/22/2016 10:00:55 AM

The Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast is back for its seventh year with a whole new lineup of engaging and entertaining speakers, including television sports analyst and 15-time NBA All-Star, Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal. During the 2016 Refresh Lea > read more

5 Quick Tips to Be More Persuasive at Work

03/18/2016 10:00:03 AM

At some point in your professional career, you will need to persuade employees, clients, or peers to do a certain thing or think a certain way. And though you may not want to admit it, most people want to be more persuasive in their encounters and re > read more

Early Birds vs Night Owls

03/16/2016 10:00:36 AM

Studies show that most of us are predisposed to either waking up early or staying up late, both of which come with a wide range implications that impact our daily lives, and may even affect our personalities. Check out this video from AsapSCIENCE for > read more

Infographic: Millennials at Work

03/14/2016 10:00:20 AM

“By 2025, Millennials will make up as much as 75% of the global workforce.” The Millennial generation is staking their claim to an increasing portion of the workplace. How will their values, beliefs, and work ethic change the way we work? What ca > read more

New Survey Results: Most Important Hard and Soft Skills

03/10/2016 10:00:01 AM

Dependability Is Top Soft Skill For Third Year; Hard Skills: Experience Matters More Than Education Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing the most important hard and soft skills a job applicant should have. R > read more

The Results Are In: Poor Leadership Biggest Driver of Employee Disengagement

03/09/2016 13:58:07 PM

In our February poll, we asked readers their views on what causes employee disengagement. And with 47% of the votes, “poor leadership” was overwhelmingly identified as the biggest driver of employee disengagement, followed by a “lack of recogni > read more

What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There

03/08/2016 10:33:22 AM

The Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast is back again with a whole new lineup of engaging and entertaining speakers, including author, professor, and renowned executive coach, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith. During the 2016 Refresh Leadership Live simulcast, G > read more

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