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The Science Of Motivation

02/05/2016 10:00:53 AM

Check out this short, animated video from AsapSCIENCE for some interesting insight into motivation how to optimize our minds for achieving goals! How do you stay motivated to reach your goals? What are your biggest obstacles? Let us know in the comme > read more

Stumbling to Success

02/03/2016 10:00:57 AM

I’ve heard it said that success is a matter of avoiding mistakes. While this seems like good advice, it’s not strictly accurate. Successful people make their share of mistakes. They simply manage them. I believe that a fool makes the same mista > read more

Faces of Change: Engaging the Five Generations in the Workforce

02/01/2016 08:31:08 AM

The business environment is constantly evolving. With each passing year, business leaders must be able to adapt to change in order to maintain relevancy in their fields. One change that impacts all aspects of business, however, isn’t from an outsid > read more

Question of the Month: What Is the Biggest Driver of Employee Disengagement?

01/29/2016 10:00:56 AM

In the workplace, any of a wide variety of contributing factors can affect employee engagement. From the economy to leadership changes to the solvency of the company as a whole, the effect on employee engagement and morale can be profound. Although t > read more

Giving Job Seekers a “Second Chance”

01/28/2016 10:00:28 AM

Pilot program launched in Tennessee Express Employment Professionals office, emphasizes commitment and dependability, and invites workers to learn from mistakes before receiving a second chance. It took the promise of a new life to make Teddie Fason > read more

Healthy Habits: A Few Quick Tips to Get Your Body Moving at Work

01/26/2016 10:00:48 AM

We’re a few weeks into the new year, so how are you doing on that resolution to be healthier? If you’re like many people, your commitment may already be waning. Stay focused! Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do,” so it’s important > read more

3 Things Your Mentee Teaches You

01/22/2016 10:51:45 AM

One of the many benefits to mentorship is gaining knowledge from a seasoned leader. Through the course of the relationship, one grows immeasurably more with a mentor giving advice than by going down a career path alone. However, an aspect of mentorsh > read more

TED Talk: Why the Best Hire Might Not Have the Perfect Resume

01/20/2016 10:00:03 AM

Check out this TED Talk from HR executive Regina Hartley for some great insight to keep in mind the next time you’re reviewing candidate resumes for an open position in your business. Have you ever hired a “scrapper?” What kind of worker were t > read more

Infographic: The Top Contributors to Organizational Development & Change

01/19/2016 10:00:59 AM

“It’s no longer enough for a company to be good at what it does—in a quickly evolving marketplace, organizations must be capable of rapid change, all the while adhering to stricter ethical business practices at the demand of a more informed con > read more

The Results Are In: Business Leaders Predict Moderate Growth for 2016

01/15/2016 10:00:41 AM

Just 13% Expect Decrease in Business Activity; Outlook More Optimistic Than a Year Ago In a recent Refresh Leadership poll, we asked our readers “What are your business performance predictions for 2016?” Of those surveyed, 50% say, ̶ > read more

America’s Hidden Weakness

01/14/2016 10:00:58 AM

New White Paper Spotlights the Shrinking Labor Force in a Growing Economy; Current Trend Defies Precedent, Is Uniquely American Express Employment Professionals recently released a new white paper exploring the challenges and causes of America’ > read more

What to Know When Seeking a Leadership Mentor

01/11/2016 10:07:33 AM

Throughout history, sages and wise individuals were held at high esteem for one simple reason—they had years of life experience. Villages typically had a designated person who locals sought out for wisdom and advice. But in today’s society, it ha > read more

Thoughts, Actions, and Results

01/07/2016 10:00:51 AM

Recently in the field of success and personal development, there has been a school of thought that has emerged claiming that our thoughts can bring things into reality. While this is true, there is generally a step in-between thoughts and results.  > read more

The Lost Art of Apprenticeship: A Few Tips for a Resurging Practice

01/04/2016 07:00:04 AM

According to a 2012 study by the McKinsey Global Institute, a management consulting firm, we may face a shortage of about 40 million high-skilled workers and 45 million medium-skilled workers by 2020. At the same time, analysts predict that there wil > read more

Question of the Month: Which Leadership Skills Were You Most Lacking When You First Became a Leader?

12/31/2015 10:00:17 AM

Regardless of how much training you may have had going into your career, there are always certain hard and soft skills that are absent from the start. In many cases, you were able to close these skills gaps on the job. From those beginning the ascent > read more

Best of the Best of 2015

12/29/2015 10:00:45 AM

It’s the end of the year, which means websites, blogs, and a wide variety of other online sources break out their “Best of the Year” lists. So, as you count down to 2016, take a few minutes to check out the list below for a few of our favorite > read more

Lessons in Creating a Magical Customer Service Experience

12/23/2015 10:00:36 AM

What’s the secret to building customer loyalty? According to a recent article in Harvard Business Review, many companies focus on making loyalty a strategic priority, but fail to gain traction. The reason is simple. Their policies and processes don > read more

Quick Tips for Making Resolutions That Stick

12/21/2015 09:55:36 AM

Every New Year’s Day, millions of people resolve to better themselves, become more marketable in their field, and finally achieve goals they’ve been putting on hold for years. But just because you’ve decided what you want to do or be in the new > read more

Contrary to Political Rhetoric, Immigrants and US Born Still Believe the American Dream is Attainable

12/17/2015 10:00:19 AM

87% of both groups want to achieve American Dream and reject the notion that the American Dream has become a myth. Despite ongoing, tough economic conditions, immigrants to the United States, as well as native-born citizens, overwhelmingly believe th > read more

CANADA: National Poll Finds 86% Believe the “Canadian Dream” is Obtainable for All

12/17/2015 09:30:33 AM

An overwhelming number of Canadians and immigrants to Canada believe they can realize the “Canadian Dream,” according to the latest findings from a national survey conducted by Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. > read more

Infographic: Social Learning: Everything You Need to Know

12/16/2015 10:00:46 AM

“In just one week people forget 70% of what they learned in a formal training program. In one month, they will have forgotten 87%” Check out this infographic from showd.me, and online learning technology and training and development company, for > read more

Immigrants Identify Learning English as Key to Succeeding in U.S.

12/16/2015 10:00:28 AM

88% Say it’s extremely or somewhat important; Level of fluency almost triples after living here. Immigrants overwhelmingly acknowledge that learning English is crucial to success in America, a new Harris/Nielsen Poll commissioned by Express Emp > read more

Immigrants Are More Hopeful and Optimistic about the U.S. Economy

12/15/2015 10:00:04 AM

According to a New Study Conducted on Behalf of Express Employment Professionals by Harris Poll, 47% of Immigrants Say U.S. is Heading in the Right Direction Compared to 34% for US-Born Citizens. Express Employment Professionals recently released n > read more

Looking Back: The Top 10 Posts of 2015

12/14/2015 10:00:23 AM

It was another great year for the Refresh Leadership blog! Take a look back with us at some of the top posts from 2015 and be sure to let us know which ones grabbed your attention. We’re gearing up for 2016 and look forward to bringing you more gre > read more

Results Are In: Businesses Use Employee Development and Training for Great Customer Service

12/10/2015 10:00:59 AM

In November, we asked our readers how they ensure their employees always provide great customer service, and with 50% of the votes, development and training programs were the top ways businesses focus on creating a culture of service. Broken down, 27 > read more

How Giving Back Can Impact Your Company’s Future

12/08/2015 10:00:40 AM

People go into business for many reasons – to provide a needed product or service, to fulfill the dream of entrepreneurship, to make a difference – but one of the top reasons is to make money. It’s a noble task to financially provide for yourse > read more

Jim Stovall Discusses the Importance of Resilience

12/04/2015 10:00:47 AM

I believe one of the most important characteristics that any person can have is that of resilience. Resilience is that quality that allows us to be knocked down and get up again, and again, and again. Being knocked down is not an interruption in our > read more

Survey Reveals Top Traits Employers Look for in Job Candidates

12/03/2015 10:00:18 AM

Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing which traits employers find most important when considering a job candidate. Respondents were asked to rate various traits on a scale of one to five based on how importan > read more

Customer Service Can Make or Break Your Brand

11/30/2015 08:07:31 AM

Sales are at the heart of business, and the key to a successful sales approach is great customer service. From the point of sale through the life of your product or service and beyond, how your company interacts with customers at every encounter beco > read more

Question of the Month: What Are Your Business Performance Predictions for 2016?

11/30/2015 08:00:45 AM

The year is winding down, and now it’s time to reflect on 2015 and look ahead to 2016. In our December 2014 poll, we asked our readers about their business performance predictions for 2015, and 46% said they expected to see exponential growth, foll > read more

Give T.H.A.N.K.S.

11/24/2015 10:00:22 AM

The leaves are changing, the air is cooling, and the holiday season is just around the corner. One thing that has become synonymous with autumn is thankfulness. Whether celebrating with friends or family, Thanksgiving is the perfect reminder to think > read more

5 Quick Tips for Writing an Employee Thank You Note

11/19/2015 10:00:18 AM

All great leaders know their employees are their greatest assets. So, it’s important to nurture those relationships, and when appropriate, praise those who go above and beyond the call of duty. While bonuses and pay raises are always appreciated, t > read more

Why Thankfulness and Success Go Hand in Hand

11/17/2015 10:00:09 AM

What’s the real secret to success? According to the experts, it’s not working more hours than anyone in the office or going through life without making mistakes. The simple answer is “being thankful.” But the bigger question is why? “Withou > read more

The Results Are In: Cash Bonuses #1 Way to Show Employee Appreciation this Holiday Season

11/13/2015 10:00:48 AM

In a recent Refresh Leadership poll, we asked our readers how they plan to show their employees that all their hard work is appreciated this holiday season. And with 34% of the votes, cash bonuses was the top choice. The rest of the results were as f > read more

Infographic: The Recipe for a Perfect Logo

11/12/2015 10:00:44 AM

A powerful logo is an important part of building your brand recognition. Is yours getting lost among the pack? Check out this infographic from Company Folders, an online folder boutique, for some insight into the key components of a great company log > read more

Hire a Hero, Hire a Veteran: They Have What It Takes

11/11/2015 10:00:04 AM

Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada are days set aside each year on Nov. 11 to honor those men and women who put their lives on the line to defend freedom and preserve our way of life. From the bottom of our hearts, we tha > read more

The Force Awakens: Leadership Styles of Star Wars

11/09/2015 11:41:14 AM

Star Wars has inspired and energized generation after generation—and not just through entertainment, but through underlying themes. And one of the most prevalent themes throughout the George Lucas saga is the affect leadership has on the overall st > read more

Who’s Hiring Non-College Grads?

11/06/2015 10:00:59 AM

New Survey Results Reveal Hottest Fields; Industrial and Office Services Top List Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing the hottest fields hiring the most non-college grads. In a recent poll of Express franch > read more

Your Goldmine

11/05/2015 10:00:05 AM

You may have never heard of Robert Armstrong, but you’ve probably heard of an idea he captured and maximized. Robert Armstrong was a struggling cartoonist and graphic artist. During a low point in his career, he spent most of his days sitting on t > read more

The Power of Appreciation: Do Your Employees Know How Important They Are?

11/02/2015 07:00:21 AM

In a study of gratitude conducted by the Templeton Foundation, research showed that people are less likely to express gratitude at work than anyplace else. It’s an interesting finding given that the power of gratitude has been found to be a powerfu > read more

Question of the Month: How Do You Ensure Your Employees Always Provide Great Customer Service?

10/30/2015 10:00:52 AM

In many ways, your employees are the face and voice of your business. The public’s opinion of you and your business directly stems from their interactions with your employees. Needless to say, how your workers handle customers not only affects your > read more

“I can’t make it, boss. I’m stuck under the bed!”

10/27/2015 10:00:22 AM

CareerBuilder recently released its annual study of the most absurd excuses for calling in sick. According to the results, “38% of employees have called in to work sick when they’re feeling well in the past year, up from 28% last year.” Have y > read more

How To Get Back on Track When Goal Setting Goes Wrong

10/23/2015 10:00:02 AM

Finding success in life isn’t about hitting every goal you set. Any entrepreneur can tell you that failure is just another step in the journey to success. What’s important is how you react to those failures. First, realize that you’re not alone > read more

Wearing Pajamas to an Interview Is a Bad Idea

10/22/2015 10:00:02 AM

Express Franchisees Detail the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Résumés and Interviews Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results detailing some of the cleverest things people have done to get jobs, as well as some of the wo > read more

Top 5 Characteristics of Engaged Employees and Future Leaders

10/21/2015 10:00:37 AM

Building a team of engaged employees is every business leader’s goal. Research and common sense have both showed that as the number of engaged workers increases, so does morale, productivity, customer satisfaction, and profits. But, beyond just bei > read more

Infographic: More Employees = More Growth

10/19/2015 10:00:49 AM

Check out this infographic from Intuit, a company that develops small business financial software, for some insight into why “the secret of success is sustained growth.” > read more

10 Quotes to Help You See a Project Through

10/16/2015 10:19:13 AM

Success wouldn’t mean nearly as much if you didn’t have to work hard to achieve. However, sometimes, the very things that create character can be a detriment to success in the long run. There are many instances when people were so close to the fi > read more

5 Quick Steps for S.M.A.R.T. Goal-Setting Success

10/14/2015 10:00:17 AM

Whether you’re setting a short-term project goal at work or your own personal New Year’s resolutions, the S.M.A.R.T. method of goal setting can help you stay on track and give you a better chance at achieving success. Are you setting Specific, Me > read more

Results Are In: Majority of Businesses Using Current Staff to Handle Holiday Season Workload

10/12/2015 10:00:12 AM

With the holiday season fast approaching, many businesses have already started planning for the uptick in business demands. From boosted productivity to year-end deadlines to out-of-office employees, the final quarter of the year can be a stressful t > read more

New Survey: Why Do People Reject Job Offers?

10/09/2015 10:00:57 AM

Express Employment Professionals released new survey results revealing why applicants turn down job offers and why workers leave the jobs they have. In a recent poll of workers, respondents were asked, “What hurdles stop you from accepting a job? > read more

Smell the Coffee

10/08/2015 10:00:52 AM

In our free market society, we succeed by creating value in the lives of other people. Whatever product or service you are a part of delivering, you must give people more value in their minds than the price they are paying you. I find that in my ow > read more

Employee Development: Building Loyalty Through Retention and Engagement

10/05/2015 11:44:07 AM

During the past few decades, there has been a significant shift in how companies manage employees—and consequently—how employees manage their careers. Loyalty was once a strong retention attribute associated with successful companies, but in many > read more

10 Great Quotes to Help Summon Your Inner Strength

10/02/2015 10:00:55 AM

Even the most successful and efficient leaders have days when nothing seems to go go their way. It just comes with the territory and is often unavoidable. However, it’s important not to let it control you. So, whether you’ve hit a wall and feel l > read more

Question of the Month: What Type of Holiday Bonus Will You Give Your Employees This Year?

09/30/2015 10:00:40 AM

The holiday season is the perfect time to show employees that their hard work throughout the year is appreciated. From cash to extra time off, there are a wide variety of options to let your workforce know you’re grateful. So, for our November ques > read more

Teamwork Lessons from Football Legends

09/28/2015 10:00:36 AM

If there were a national championship 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 > read more

3 Ways to Supercharge Your Fourth Quarter

09/24/2015 10:00:39 AM

Believe it or not, this year is already winding down and businesses are facing the fourth, and final, quarter of 2015. Depending on the type of year your team has had, you may be filled with momentum or just limping along. But, no matter how the firs > read more

An Unlikely War Hero

09/22/2015 10:00:31 AM

Recently, I read about the exploits of a man who served during World War II who may well have had more to do with the allied victory than any other single person. Abraham Wald used his talents, abilities, and gifts to save countless lives and turn th > read more

4 Ways to Stay Productive When Working From Home

09/18/2015 10:00:48 AM

Despite what the naysayers have predicted, working from home is not just a short-lived trend. In fact, it’s still on the rise. Two years ago, Forbes reported that “some 30 million of us work from a home office at least once a week … and that nu > read more

A Lone Wolf’s Guide to Teamwork

09/16/2015 10:52:52 AM

There are two types of people: those who thrive in a group setting and those who would rather work alone. And though these two groups can get along when they need to, they’d much rather do things their own way. In most business settings, when loner > read more

Infographic: Baby Boomer Brain Drain

09/14/2015 10:00:47 AM

Is your company at risk of succumbing to “Baby Boomer Brain Drain?” Check out this infographic from MBA@UNC for some interesting insight into a challenge looming on the horizon for many businesses as older generations draw closer to retirement. > read more

Survey: 58% of Workers Want to Work More Hours; Only 10% Say Fewer

09/11/2015 10:00:20 AM

Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing workers’ desire to put in more hours on the job. In a recent poll, Express asked employed individuals, “If your employer allowed you to, would you work more hours, le > read more

The Results Are In: Poor Communication Number One Reason Teamwork Fails

09/10/2015 10:00:56 AM

In August, we asked our readers to vote on the number one reason teamwork in the workplace fails. And with 29% of the votes, “Poor Communication” was picked as the most destructive force when it comes to working in teams. Coming in at a close sec > read more

4 More Quick Teamwork Games to Engage Employees at Work

09/08/2015 10:00:36 AM

It’s no secret that the people who play together, stay together. Working hard and playing hard as a cohesive team is what helps build employee engagement and boost productivity. So just because your team may need a break from work, it doesn’t mea > read more

The Failure Formula

09/03/2015 10:00:26 AM

I often think that failure is the most misunderstood element of the human condition.  Failure is not the opposite of success. Failure is, instead, part of success. Every great invention, accomplishment, or victory is preceded by a failure or, in mos > read more

Question of the Month: How will you handle the extra workload during the holiday season?

08/31/2015 08:07:26 AM

We’re one month away from the final quarter of 2015, and with that, it’s time to plan for the increased workload during the holiday season. Whether you’re expecting a boost in sales or an increase in employees using vacation days, it’s import > read more

4 Essential Characteristics of a Successful Team

08/31/2015 07:45:26 AM

At one time or another in your professional career, you’ve likely been reminded that teamwork makes the dream work or that there’s no “I” in team. Or maybe you’ve been encouraged to be a team player and take one for the team. And in some in > read more

5 Steps to Take Right Now to Prepare Yourself to Be an Entrepreneur

08/28/2015 10:00:30 AM

Not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur, but for those who are, it can be all at once exciting, terrifying, and rewarding. Many people have dreams of owning their own business, but are quick to dismiss the idea, because they don’t think it’ > read more

Why Employers Can’t Afford to Ignore the Skills Gap

08/27/2015 09:52:38 AM

You hear it every day: businesses can’t find qualified workers, yet workers can’t find jobs. It sounds like an oxymoron, but the “skills gap” is real and growing at an alarming rate. According to Fortune magazine, there is likely to be a shor > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: K.I.S.S.

08/26/2015 10:00:43 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond continues his series on focus by reminding us to K.I.S.S. According to Walter: “One thing I’ve learned about focused people—they keep it simple.  ” Check out Walter’s inspirational message > read more

Beyond the MBA: Alternative Options for Career Advancement

08/25/2015 10:00:42 AM

Many professionals in all stages of their careers want to know what the next step is. Maybe you have an eye on an executive position at your company, or you may even desire owning your own business in the not-so-distant future. Either way, taking tha > read more

3 Important Skills You Learn by Being Active in Your Professional Organizations

08/20/2015 10:00:25 AM

An important part of building a successful career is developing relationships with other professionals within your industry. According to the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), which supports a broad range of trade and professional as > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: Stay Focused on Your Passion

08/19/2015 10:00:41 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond urges you to stay focused on your passion. According to Walter: “If we can stay focused on our life’s work. If we can stay focused on our passion, I’m here to tell you—just like a laser, we ar > read more

Infographic: The Business of Healthy Employees

08/17/2015 10:00:45 AM

Employee wellness is an important part of building a successful, productive, and engaged workforce. Check out this infographic from Virgin Pulse for some insight into how healthy employees give your business the inside edge. > read more

Results Are In: How Do You Find Talent to Fill Highly Skilled Positions?

08/14/2015 10:03:03 AM

In July, we asked our readers how they find talent to fill highly skilled positions, and the results revealed that employers don’t have one overwhelming way of finding top performers. According to the results: 22% said they use employee referrals 2 > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: FOCUS … Your Personal Guide to Success

08/12/2015 10:00:00 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond continues his series on the importance of focus. According to Walter: “I believe this topic is a game changer for you. I believe this topic might be the one thing you’ve been missing all these yea > read more

4 Ways Your Employees Make You a Better Leader

08/11/2015 10:00:01 AM

Sometimes the student becomes the master. Your employees are a treasure trove of learning opportunities that can help you become a better leader and build a more positive working environment by giving you the insight you need to: Build a better hirin > read more

The Power of Pessimism

08/06/2015 10:00:38 AM

I have endeavored to convince people that having a positive attitude, focusing their energy, and acting upon their motivations can bring positive results in their lives and the people around them. My late, great colleague, mentor, and friend Zig Zigl > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: Make More Money…Get Focused

08/05/2015 10:00:34 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond starts a series of messages on “focus.” According to Walter: “The only way you can grow your business, the only way you can make more money, the only way you can do something really sign > read more

Employee Development: The Disengagement Cure

08/03/2015 12:00:04 PM

The most competitive and productive companies have the best workers, but when disengagement sneaks in, it can not only take a toll on your productivity, but it can also affect your top talent. According to a recent study by Gallup, engagement was at > read more

Question of the Month: What’s the Number One Reason Teamwork Fails?

07/31/2015 10:00:50 AM

Great teamwork is an essential part of successful, productive companies. It’s also an important skill that must be learned and developed. There are a wide variety of reasons teamwork can break down and for our August question of the month, we want > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: Teamwork iTeam Model

07/29/2015 11:01:46 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond continues his discussion on teamwork by outlining his iTeam model, which takes the foundation of basketball and applies it to the corporate environment. According to Walter: “On the iTeam model, jus > read more

Breaking Free from Apathy: A Few Quick Tips for Reigniting Your Passion

07/27/2015 10:00:06 AM

We’ve all had off days when we just aren’t in the mood to do anything or have a hard time getting motivated and productivity comes to a screeching halt. It happens to the best of us and typically isn’t cause for alarm if you allow yourself to t > read more

Anchor Your Company’s Future with These Smooth-Sailing Tips

07/24/2015 10:00:30 AM

Every organization goes through change. You may not know when or how, but you can be prepared when a rogue wave hits. One of the most debilitating change agents in the business world is turnover. According to the 2015 CareerBuilder Candidate Behavior > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: 6 Things That Make a Great Teammate

07/22/2015 10:00:33 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond continues his discussion on teamwork by outlining six different traits that make a great teammate. As Walter puts it, if you want to be a peak performer, you have to value teamwork and teammates. Acco > read more

Infographic: Employee Engagement Hits 8-Year Low

07/21/2015 10:00:34 AM

Check out this infographic by Quantum Workplace, a company that specializes in workplace engagement tools and services, for some great insight into the state of employee engagement. > read more

The Results Are In: 56% Have Considered Becoming an Independent Contractor

07/16/2015 10:00:05 AM

In June, we asked our readers if they’ve ever considered becoming an independent contractor, and the results show more than half are open to or in the process of striking out on their own. According to the results: 40% said they want to be an indep > read more

Ask Walter: How to Activate Teamwork in a Small Company

07/15/2015 10:09:07 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond continues his discussion on teamwork by answering a question posed by a viewer: how do you build teamwork in a small company? According to Walter: “Here’s the reality, if you have two people, you > read more

5 Signs You’re Ready to Start Your Own Business

07/14/2015 10:00:35 AM

In today’s digital economy, the tools to start a business have never been more accessible. And lately, more businesses are popping up than ever before. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, nearly 14% of North Americans were involved in > read more

The Next Trend in Employment: Retaining Workers in a Tight Labor Market

07/13/2015 14:22:28 PM

Advice from the Frontlines: Three Actions Employers are Taking to Keep Employees Express Employment Professionals recently released a new analysis of the labor market, focused on the growing challenge of retaining good employees as the labor market t > read more

The Maturity Matrix

07/09/2015 10:00:07 AM

Maturity is a valuable asset that we all eventually pay for whether we use it or not. Maturity is applied wisdom that generally comes to us through mistakes we have made. As we get more maturity in our lives, we realize that we can actually learn f > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: Here’s How to Build Trust

07/08/2015 10:00:47 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond continues his discussion on integrity— the importance of doing the right thing and treating others the right way. But when it comes to integrity, it “has nothing to do with being perfect.” Accor > read more

Passing the Torch: Millennials Poised for Leadership Success

07/06/2015 07:00:46 AM

At 80 million strong, the Millennial generation is the biggest generation since the Baby Boomers. And, with the oldest of the group in their early- to mid-30s, many are beginning to transition into significant leadership roles. According to the 2014 > read more

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!

07/04/2015 10:00:55 AM

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Ask Walter: “I keep quitting. What’s stopping me?”

07/01/2015 10:44:48 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond starts a new feature in which he answers questions from listeners who need help to reach their peak performance. In this week’s video, Walter tackles the issue of starting, but not finishing. Accord > read more

Happy Canada Day!

07/01/2015 10:00:32 AM

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Question of the Month: How Do You Find Talent to Fill Highly Skilled Positions?

06/30/2015 10:00:17 AM

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. has seen exponential job growth over the past few months, adding 280,000 positions in May and averaging 251,000 over the past 12 months. Canada has also been steady, adding 59,000 jobs in May. Wit > read more

10 Great Quotes for When the Going Gets Tough

06/26/2015 10:00:28 AM

We’ve all had one of those days when we just can’t seem to catch a break. Days when we’re hit with one setback after another, and, despite our best efforts, productivity falls flat. Even the most seasoned of business professionals aren’t immu > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: Networking is a Game Changer!

06/24/2015 10:00:24 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond continues his series on networking and discusses how networking can be the game changer you’ve been looking for to advance your career and personal life. According to Walter: “If you do a great jo > read more

Express Employment Professionals and Volunteers Help Fight Hunger

06/23/2015 10:00:06 AM

On Saturday, June 13, more than 225 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

Profile: Community-Focused Companies

06/22/2015 10:00:21 AM

With the economy the strongest it has been in recent years and a low unemployment rate, companies finally feel free to go all in on a corporate social responsibility plan. In fact, according to a recent Refresh Leadership poll, 92% of respondents sa > read more



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