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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 UrbanBound.com, 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

Leadership Behavior: The Power to Shape Culture

03/04/2016 10:00:44 AM

Check out this article about how leaders shape company culture featured on CultureUniversity.com by Marlene Chism, a consultant, international speaker and author of No-Drama Leadership and Stop Workplace Drama. Leadership Behavior: The Power to Shap > read more

Maintain Your Equipment

03/02/2016 10:00:51 AM

I’m a huge baseball fan and enjoy following games throughout the season via satellite radio. This past season, the Chicago Cubs performed at an extremely high level and were very competitive in the playoffs. Even longtime Cub fans would have to ad > read more

5 Universal Truths Successful Leaders Live By

02/29/2016 08:01:02 AM

In a Gallup survey of more than 7,200 adults, nearly half of the participants admitted they have left a job to get away from their manager. It’s an unsettling statistic and one that really begins to scratch the surface of the impact that leadership > read more

Question of the Month: What’s the Most Effective Way to Give Constructive Feedback?

02/26/2016 08:00:35 AM

Providing meaningful and constructive feedback to your employees is one of the most vital aspects of building and maintaining a productive and successful team. In a study by Officevibe, an employee engagement solutions company, businesses that implem > read more

New Survey Results: Most Employable College Majors

02/25/2016 10:00:52 AM

Engineering Tops the List; Education and Finance at Bottom; 22% Say Major “Doesn’t Matter” Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing the most employable college majors. The findings come from a survey of 1 > read more

Happy Anniversary: A Look Back at the Last 6 Years

02/22/2016 10:00:41 AM

The Refresh Leadership Blog is six years old today! To help us celebrate, take a look back with us at our top six posts of all time. Six Quick Teamwork Games to Engage Employees at Work “Sometimes, communication needs to be encouraged. And sometime > read more

TED Talk: How Frustration Can Make Us More Creative

02/19/2016 10:00:16 AM

Accomplishing an extraordinary task often requires a significant amount of brain power and creative thinking. It’s an intimidating feeling, and for many people, would be enough to simply give up and walk away. However, there are some people who tak > read more

5 Early Signs Your Employees Are Disengaging

02/17/2016 10:00:41 AM

Actively engaged employees are the lifeblood of successful companies. In fact, studies have suggested that companies with highly engaged employees outperform companies with disengaged employees by as much as 200%. Unfortunately, employee engagement i > read more

Infographic: The Ugly Truth About Meetings

02/15/2016 09:39:58 AM

Are you wasting your time in too many meetings? Check out this infographic from Fuze, a global, cloud-based communications platform, for some great insight into the ugly truth about meetings. > read more

Quick Tips for Boosting Employee Engagement

02/12/2016 10:21:14 AM

One of the most costly challenges companies face is the constant struggle of employee turnover. In today’s economy, a majority of workers are open to new opportunities and some are even looking for a chance to jump ship should the right position be > read more

New Survey Results: Recent Grads Leave First Jobs Quickly

02/11/2016 10:00:22 AM

71% Stay for One Year or Less; Three Years of Results Show Generally Consistent Trends Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results indicating that more than two-thirds of recent college graduates stay at their first career j > read more

The Results Are In: New Leaders Most Lack Conflict Management Skills

02/09/2016 08:23:42 AM

In our January poll, we asked readers which leadership skills they were most lacking when they first became a leader. And with 38% of the votes, “conflict management skills” was identified as the number one skill leaders lacked when they first st > read more

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



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