The Most Important Communication Secrets of Top Leaders

09/21/2017 10:00:25 AM

There is not one specific group of character traits or abilities that makes a leader great. Some are boisterous, others are soft-spoken. One might be humorous, while another is more serious. Consider some of the greats—Martin Luther King, ...

Mentoring 101: Finding the Right Fit is Key to Successful Relationships

09/19/2017 10:00:28 AM

Mentorships are a time-honored tradition in the workforce. From entry-level recent graduates to mid-career professionals making a move toward the C-suite, there’s an opportunity to take an employee’s training and development to the next ...

The Results Are In: “Difficult Conversations” Most Stress-Inducing Part of Leadership

09/15/2017 10:00:35 AM

In August, we asked our readers what they believe is the most stress-inducing part of being a leader, and with 27% of the votes, “Having difficult conversations (i.e. poor performance, employee termination, etc.)” was the top choice. “Holding ...

Only 10% of Businesses Say Local Market “Trending Down”

09/13/2017 11:43:14 AM

Snapshot of the Economy on “Main Street” Heating up. Significant job growth. Optimism about the economy. Across the country, Express Employment Professionals office owners are reporting positive signs from their local communities. And when ...

Job Insights Report: An Improving Economy—but Where Are the Workers?

09/11/2017 10:00:04 AM

To provide accurate and timely employment forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters conducts an ongoing Job Insights survey to track quarterly hiring trends for businesses across a wide range ...

5 Important Ways Great Leaders Earn Trust and Respect

09/07/2017 10:00:40 AM

Difficult to earn and easily lost, trust and respect are two of the most important characteristics of great leadership. Workers look to their leaders for guidance and behavioral cues that influence the way they react to a given situation. So, ...

Joe and Larry: A Message from Leadership Expert Jim Stovall

09/05/2017 10:00:06 AM

There are several questions we can ask ourselves to perform a sort of self-examination to determine how mature, well adjusted, and enlightened we are. One of these questions is:  Am I happy when my relatives, friends, or colleagues succee ...

Playground Diplomacy: Conflict Resolution Skills from Kindergarteners

09/01/2017 10:00:01 AM

Translated from German, the word kindergarten literally means a “garden for children,” which is appropriate because it’s during this important early childhood development milestone when the seeds of skills that impact the rest of our lives ...

Question of the Month: How do you pass the time on your commute to work?

08/29/2017 10:00:50 AM

According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American has a 26 minute commute to work each day. And according to the National Household Survey, Canadians aren’t getting to the office much quicker with an average 25.4 minute ...

The Power of Deconstruction

08/25/2017 10:00:31 AM

A Message from Leadership Expert Jim Stovall. If you live in an urban or metropolitan area, you have likely observed the process of a building being torn down to make room for a new building to be located in the same spot. Often, valuable pieces ...

New White Paper Offers 10 Ways to Grow the Workforce

08/23/2017 11:01:44 AM

New Labor Day White Paper from Express Identifies 10 Places to Grow the Workforce During Low Unemployment; Includes Recommendations for Employers and Policymakers; Express Experts Weigh In Express Employment Professionals recently released ...

4 Quick Tips for More Effective Employee Communication

08/21/2017 10:00:48 AM

Most companies dedicate a significant amount of research, planning, and money to communicating with their customers. If a message isn’t crafted just right or the proper channels aren’t used to reach a target audience, there’s a good chance ...

Consistency Is Key: 4 Habits of Highly Respected Leaders

08/17/2017 10:00:31 AM

Habits are hard to break, but sometimes that’s a good thing. In order to earn the respect of the people they lead, great leaders must be consistent in their words and actions. Developing habits that support a positive, engaged workforce is ...

TED Talk: Why Our Screens Make Us Less Happy

08/15/2017 10:04:06 AM

Very few of us can go throughout our day without interacting with a screen. From TV to smartphones to work computers, we’re all getting more than our fair share of screen time—the effects of which are becoming more understood as technology ...

The Results Are In: Staggered Hours and Telecommuting Favorite Flexible Work Arrangements

08/11/2017 10:00:12 AM

In July, we asked our readers what types of flexible work arrangements their companies provide and with 20% of the votes “Alternative/staggered hours scheduling” was the top choice followed by “Telecommuting/working remotely” in a close ...

11-State Analysis: How Many Unemployed Have “Given Up”?

08/09/2017 11:39:52 AM

Illinois Tops the List; 44% Have Given Up Looking for a Job; Oklahoma Has Shortest Unemployment Duration; Florida Longest Express Employment Professionals recently released state-level results from its Harris poll of unemployed Americans, revealing ...

Infographic: How to Prioritize Your Inbox

08/07/2017 10:00:53 AM

How much of your time throughout the work day is consumed with reading, writing, and responding to emails? Even worse, how much of your time outside the office is dedicated to your inbox? Check out this infographic from NetCredit, an online ...

5 Ways to Show Your Employees They Are Valued

08/03/2017 10:00:32 AM

Employees want to feel valued in their jobs, and it’s up to employers to help make that happen. From retention and engagement to work-life balance, how a worker views their worth within their company can have a significant impact in their ...

Three Steps to Rebuild Trust after You’ve Lost It

07/31/2017 10:00:20 AM

From Enron to Bernie Madoff, scandals involving industry titans make big headlines. And, if you’ve noticed an increase in stories about unethical leaders, you’re not alone. According to research from professional services firm, Pricewat ...

Question of the Month: What’s the Most Stress-Inducing Part of Being a Leader?

07/28/2017 10:00:36 AM

There are many perks to being a leader, like increased responsibility, decision-making authority, and respect from people you lead. Of course, there are also many challenges that come along with the job.  Whether it’s managing conflict, sticking ...

New Survey: Despite Tight Labor Market, Wage Growth Remains in Check

07/26/2017 09:29:57 AM

Majority of Businesses Expect Stagnant Wages in Q3; Almost 1/3 Will Increase Wages Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing that despite the low unemployment rate, many businesses are not increasing wages. ...

Hit Reset: 5 Tips for Taking a Mental Break at Work

07/24/2017 10:00:29 AM

Finding time for yourself during the workday is just as important as meeting deadlines. If you never look up from the desk, or your assistant has to schedule bathroom breaks on your calendar, then you may need to plan a few mental diversions ...

Pros and Cons of Technology’s Impact on Work-life Balance

07/20/2017 10:00:57 AM

There are very few parts of life that remain untouched by technology in one way or another. From medicine to autonomous cars, we’re advancing at breakneck speed, and in many ways, our lives are greatly improved because of it. In the workplace, ...

New Survey: Businesses Report It’s Getting Harder to Fill Jobs

07/18/2017 13:58:20 PM

70% Say Recruiting and Hiring is Very or Somewhat Difficult; Nearly one-third Blame Lack of Applicants Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing the difficult time businesses are having filling jobs-and ...

Free Webinar: A Culture of Safety

07/17/2017 10:00:47 AM

Join us for a complimentary webinar, A Culture of Safety: Employee Buy-In Begins at the Top, featuring Bob Alcorn, CSP, CHST, Senior Loss Control Specialist at Express Employment Professionals, who contributed to saving Express more than 4 million ...

The Results Are In: Will You Take a Vacation this Summer?

07/14/2017 10:00:59 AM

Summer months have arrived, and for many people that means taking some time off work. In fact, July is by far the most popular month for summer vacations, according to a poll from Gallup. We recently asked our readers if they planned on taking ...

7 Questions to Assess Your Employees’ Job Satisfaction and Work-life Balance

07/12/2017 10:00:39 AM

In a busy workplace, it’s easy to get so focused on deadlines and productivity that you forget to consider how it’s impacting your employees. The most engaged employees are the ones who have their work and personal lives in sync. On the ...

Infographic: How to Be More Creative

07/10/2017 10:00:48 AM

Creativity in the business world is the key to staying one step ahead of the competition. For many people, creative thinking comes easy. For others, however, it requires a little more energy. Check out this infographic from Spirit Button, an ...

New Solutions to Old Problems

07/06/2017 10:00:06 AM

An inspirational message from leadership expert Jim Stovall. It seems as though we are facing more worldwide problems than ever before. While this may be true, I suspect much of the crisis consciousness is a result of the speed and availability ...

What’s Your Definition of Work-life Balance?

07/03/2017 10:00:45 AM

A recent ABC News survey found that 70% of U.S. employees dream of having a different job, and 28% said they often feel overworked and overwhelmed. In Canada, the statistics are just as grim, with research from Staples Canada, as reported by ...

Question of the Month: What Type of Flexible Work Arrangements Does Your Company Provide?

06/29/2017 08:00:42 AM

As communication technology has advanced over the years, businesses have increasingly embraced flexible work arrangements. In fact, in a survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 56% of respondents said their org ...

New Survey: How Many Job Applicants Fail Drug Tests?

06/28/2017 09:14:07 AM

At Least One-in-Twenty Applicants Fail Test at 23% of Businesses; 35% of Businesses Say Zero Applicants Fail In a low-unemployment era in which businesses are searching for qualified workers, Express Employment Professionals released new survey ...

“On the Job” Podcast – Hidden in the Hills: Prohibition Still Echoes in Rural New York

06/27/2017 09:29:32 AM

In this week’s seventh and final episode of the On the Job podcast series, a Duchess County New York woman who formerly ran the local tourism bureau has taken over a distillery with a storied history—gangster Dutch Schultz once reigned ...

Infographic: How to Be an Inspirational Leader

06/26/2017 10:00:04 AM

What are the most important characteristics of an inspirational leader? According to research from global management consulting firm Bain & Company, there are 33 distinguishing characteristics that the most influential leaders share. Check out ...

3 Quick Tips for Responding to Employees Who Ask for a Raise

06/22/2017 09:00:00 AM

When an employee asks for a raise, there are many different paths the conversation can take. If the employee is a star performer, has proven their mettle, and is actively helping drive the company forward, the answer is often quite clear. And, ...

“On the Job” Podcast Episode 6: Legislator and Rancher

06/20/2017 09:30:12 AM

In this week’s episode of the On the Job podcast series, we meet a cattle rancher in rural Colorado who is also a state representative. Tune in to learn about the two sides of her work life, and listen as she does chores on her ranch. Express ...

The Results Are In: “Providing for Family” Top Driver of Career Success

06/15/2017 09:00:41 AM

In May, we asked our readers what drives them most to succeed in their careers, and with 37% of the votes, “Providing for your family” was the most selected option followed by “Financial freedom to pursue personal interests” with 24%. ...

Businesses Warn $15 Minimum Wage Means Higher Prices, Lost Jobs

06/14/2017 09:31:21 AM

New Survey Highlights Real Consequences of Wage Policies; One-Third Would Raise Prices; 3 Percent Would Shut Down  Express Employment Professionals released new survey results revealing how businesses would react to a minimum wage increase ...

“On the Job” Podcast Episode 5: Caregiver and Friend

06/13/2017 09:39:40 AM

In this week’s episode of the On the Job podcast series, we meet two women, one of whom is a caretaker, while the other nearly a centenarian. Learn about what it takes to make their relationship work, and how the caretaker’s job is central ...

Our Stressful World

06/08/2017 10:00:00 AM

A message from leadership expert Jim Stovall. Among the many changes in our world that our parents or grandparents would find most startling here in the 21st century is the level of what we call stress. Most of us would define stress as too ...

“On the Job” Podcast Episode 4: Gimmie Shelter

06/06/2017 11:16:35 AM

This week’s episode of the “On the Job” podcast focuses on Terrica Ellis, a rental agent, and Mitch McNeal, an executive at a faith-based chain of assisted living facilities, and how Express Employment Professionals found them the perfect ...

3 Ways Social Media Has Redefined Workplace Communication

06/05/2017 07:00:15 AM

Today, more and more of our lives are chronicled online, a trend that will only become more prevalent in the years to come as social media continues to infiltrate every aspect of daily life. In many ways, we’re only beginning to understand ...

Question of the Month: Will You Take a Vacation this Summer?

06/01/2017 10:00:15 AM

With the summer months quickly approaching, many workers have already started planning time away from the office. According to a survey conducted by AYTM, a market research company, summer is by far the most popular time of year for vacations, ...

“On the Job” Podcast Episode 3: A Job for Life

05/30/2017 14:18:57 PM

In this week’s episode, one of public radio’s premier producers discovers secrets from her mother’s career journey from typist and switchboard operator to helping run the American Psychiatric Association. Express Employment Professionals’ ...

Must-Have Skills the Future Workplace Will Demand

05/30/2017 10:21:09 AM

A popular story line in science fiction, the concept of technological singularity states, in a nutshell, is that there will eventually come a point in time when society will become so technologically advanced that machines will no longer need ...

Businesses Question Effectiveness of Government Job Training Programs

05/25/2017 10:00:52 AM

In New Survey, Only 27 Percent Call Them Effective; Majority Says “Neither Effective nor Ineffective” Express Employment Professionals released new survey results revealing how business leaders view government job training programs. In ...

On the Job Podcast: Episode 2 – Not Your Grandpa’s Shop Class

05/23/2017 10:59:27 AM

These motivated high school students spend half their days learning a trade. Some of them will go on to college; other graduates will begin apprenticeships. But every student is taking full advantage of thousands of dollars of free technical ...

What They Have vs. What You Need

05/19/2017 10:00:19 AM

New graduates need established skills to land a job, but can’t land a job without experience. When it comes to hiring recent grads, it can be difficult to assess their skills when there’s little to no experience in the field. How do you ...

Introducing a New Podcast Series – On the Job: From Hired to Retired and Everything in Between

05/17/2017 09:32:41 AM

The seven-week series will feature a wide range of stories about the pursuit of work. Express Employment Professionals is proud to announce a new podcast series titled On the Job: From Hired to Retired and Everything in Between. Jobs give us ...

TEDTalks: Don’t Let Rejection Define You

05/15/2017 10:00:29 AM

Do you have a fear of rejection? Has it affected the way you perform at work? It’s not an uncommon feeling for many workers and overcoming that fear often comes down to forcing yourself to experience it … over and over again. Check out this ...

Express Employment Professionals 2017 Survey of the Unemployed

05/11/2017 10:00:55 AM

Express Employment Professionals recently released results from a new poll of unemployed Americans showing a greater sense of optimism about the future among the unemployed. The national survey of 1,500 jobless Americans age 18 and older between ...

The Results Are In: The Least Helpful Cliché Interview Questions

05/09/2017 10:00:25 AM

In April, we asked our readers to pick the least helpful interview questions and with 40% of the votes, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” was the top choice followed by “What is your greatest strength/weakness?” in second with ...

What Would You Do With a Mid-Career “Gap Year?”

05/05/2017 10:00:23 AM

We’re entering graduation season and high school seniors everywhere are counting down the days to a major milestone and preparing to start the next phase of their lives. For many, that next step may be going to college or a career technical ...

Infographic: The Impact of Music on Workplace Productivity

05/03/2017 10:00:52 AM

We all know the old saying, “music tames the savage beast,” but did you know it can also do wonders for workplace productivity? In fact, according to an infographic from WebpageFX, an internet marketing and SEO company, “61% of employees ...

Bridging the Gap Between Entry-Level and the C-Suite

05/01/2017 07:00:07 AM

It takes many years of hard work and dedication to climb the corporate ladder, but once you reach the top, it’s important to not become a stranger to those just stepping on the first rung. Often, entry-level employees peer down the hallway, ...

Survey Results: What Traits do Businesses Look for in New Hires?

04/27/2017 10:00:03 AM

Work Ethic and Attitude Trump Experience and Education; Communication is a High Priority Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing traits that are most important to businesses when hiring job candidates. ...

Question of the Month: What Drives You Most to Succeed in Your Career?

04/25/2017 10:00:08 AM

We’re all just working for a living, but the individual driving forces that motivate us to succeed each day are vastly different. From providing for a family to having enough money for retirement to pursuing personal interests, we all have ...

Is Lack of Sleep Killing Your Career?

04/20/2017 10:00:49 AM

According to the National Sleep Foundation, many workers don’t get proper sleep and feel tired throughout the day. Chronic drowsiness and sleep deprivation cause many people issues at work, and many say they feel their work is “sub-par” ...

Gallup: Great Workplace Culture Not About Making Employees Happy

04/19/2017 10:59:23 AM

According to a recent Gallup study, simply making your employees happy may be the wrong way to approach building a stronger culture. Instead, leaders need to focus more on a comprehensive strategy to build true employee engagement. “Many ...

Make Employee Wellness a T.E.A.M. Objective

04/18/2017 10:00:32 AM

The benefits of building a work environment that emphasizes a healthy lifestyle far outweighs the investment. Results from the Aflac WorkForces Report showed that 66% of employees said their companies’ health and wellness programs have a positive ...

New Survey: Why Don’t Job Applicants Accept Offers?

04/13/2017 10:00:20 AM

Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing the reasons applicants do not accept jobs and the reasons employees leave their jobs. In a survey of 1,951 businesses, respondents were asked, “What hurdles stop ...

The Results are In: What Is Your Ideal Office Layout?

04/11/2017 10:00:07 AM

In March, we asked our readers what kind of physical office layout they prefer in their ideal work environment. “A mix between cubicle and offices” took the top spot with 55% of the votes, followed by “all private offices” in second ...

Agendas and Information

04/07/2017 10:00:33 AM

A message from leadership expert Jim Stovall. My late, great mentor, Lee Braxton, who taught me much of what I know about business always said, “In every transaction or business deal, each party involved has an angle or motive.” Mr. Braxton ...

Infographic: Marketing to Each Generation on Social Media

04/05/2017 10:00:51 AM

With 2.3 billion active social media users around the globe, a comprehensive social media strategy that connects with your audience has become standard practice for most businesses. In fact, according to this infographic created by WepageFX, ...

4 Important Statistics about Employee Wellness Programs

04/03/2017 08:00:15 AM

In a 2011 study of occupation-related physical activity, researchers discovered that overall energy expenditure in the workplace has dramatically decreased during the last five decades. According to the study:  “In the early 1960s, almost ...

Question of the Month: What is the Least Helpful Cliché Interview Question?

03/30/2017 10:00:35 AM

We’ve all heard stories about big innovative companies like Google or Apple asking bizarre, seemingly unanswerable interview questions. The idea is to challenge the candidate and see how well they think on their feet—however, the effectiveness ...

Don’t Miss Robyn Benincasa at the Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast

03/28/2017 10:00:23 AM

The world-champion adventure racer, CNN Hero, and firefighter will take the stage on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Great leaders build great teams. That’s the theme behind the eighth annual Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast. This year’s speaker ...

Survey Reveals Top Reasons Jobs Go Unfilled

03/23/2017 10:00:49 AM

Businesses Say Many Applicants Lack Experience; 29% Cite Lack of Applicants Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing the primary reasons jobs are left unfilled. In a survey of 1,951 businesses, respondents ...

Don’t Miss Jimmy Johnson at the Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast

03/21/2017 10:00:15 AM

The two-time Super Bowl champion coach and FOX NFL Sunday analyst will take the stage on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Great leaders build great teams. That’s the theme behind the eighth annual Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast. This year’s ...

Infographic: Does Your Brain Need a Vacation?

03/20/2017 10:00:32 AM

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. For many workers, the warmer months are the perfect time to take some much needed R&R. And, as studies have shown, a little downtime for your brain is more beneficial than you might think. ...

The Results Are In: Weight Gain Top Health Pitfall of Desk Jobs

03/16/2017 10:00:32 AM

In February, we asked our readers how their desk jobs have affected their health and the results reveal the top three side effects to a sedentary office life are weight gain (24%), neck/back pain (18%), and reduced energy levels (13%). The rest ...

Don’t Miss Patrick Lencioni at the Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast

03/14/2017 10:00:04 AM

The leadership consultant, professional speaker, and best-selling author will take the stage on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Great leaders build great teams. That’s the theme behind the eighth annual Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast. This year’s ...

3 Quick Tips for Developing Talent

03/13/2017 10:00:18 AM

From raising leaders within to creating a culture of learning, the most successful organizations realize the importance of developing their employees. In fact, employee development has become not just a succession planning initiative, but also ...

65% Say It’s Not Easy to Recruit Talent; A Little Easier than in Late 2016

03/09/2017 11:17:01 AM

Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing the level of difficulty employers have in recruiting and filling positions. In a survey of 1,951 businesses, respondents were asked, “Currently, how easy is it ...

Lateral Climb: Moving Forward When You Can’t Move Up

03/06/2017 07:30:34 AM

Climbing the “corporate ladder” has long been the driving force behind many ambitious professionals looking to stake a claim to their corner of the business world. From recent grads looking to prove their mettle to seasoned executives eager ...

Leadership Should Be Difficult

03/02/2017 10:00:54 AM

Leadership isn’t easy. People and employees who think being a leader means sitting in the corner office, taking three-hour lunches and spending afternoons on the golf course are sadly mistaken. Leadership is difficult—and leadership should ...

What Is Your Ideal Office Layout?

02/28/2017 08:00:04 AM

Not all offices are created equal. Some organizations gather in an open-concept bullpen, while others fill large commercial office buildings with endless rows of cubicles. From leadership, communication, and productivity perspectives, each design ...

The Biggest Workplace Time Wasters

02/24/2017 10:00:36 AM

Today’s workplace is full of distractions. Modern conveniences, like email and the internet, can be double-edged swords. Technology has made our work more efficient, but it can also become a modern time waster if not used in the most thoughtful ...

Survey: Employers More Optimistic About Wage Increases

02/23/2017 10:00:49 AM

40% Predict Rising Wages; Only 1% See Wages Declining Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing employers’ predictions for wage growth throughout the next three months. In a survey of 1,951 businesses, ...

Infographic: The Truth About Sitting Down

02/20/2017 10:00:09 AM

Is sitting down behind a desk all day affecting your health? “… with the advent of TV, computers, and the desk job, we’re sitting down more than ever before in history: 9.3 hours a day, even more time than we spend sleeping (7.7 hours).” ...

The Results Are In: No. 1 Soft Skill Desired for a Job Candidate is Dependability

02/16/2017 10:00:45 AM

In a recent monthly poll by Refresh Leadership, we asked our readers what’s the most important soft skill they look for in a job candidate and nearly one-third (32%) picked “dependability/reliability.” Coming in second with 23% was ...

Problems and Solutions

02/14/2017 10:00:18 AM

Ideas and opportunities come disguised as problems. As I travel around the world and meet countless people from every walk of life, they seem to all be looking for the same discoveries or breakthroughs in their lives. Among the most common elements ...

In Their Own Words: 5 Characteristics of Champion Athletes to Instill in Your Workforce

02/10/2017 10:00:17 AM

Athletes who play at the most elite levels don’t reach the top by chance. They spend a lifetime developing the unique set of skills they need to achieve their goals and position themselves for success. As a business leader, you want to instill ...

Employers: Job Market Trending Up, Accelerating

02/08/2017 10:48:17 AM

Nearly 3 out of 4 Businesses See Improving Situation; Optimism Higher Than 2016 Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing that employers have overwhelmingly positive perceptions of their local job markets. ...

A Winning Culture: Embracing the Heart of a Champion

02/06/2017 08:00:39 AM

Resilient. Hardworking. Dreamer. Proactive. Driven. What makes up the heart of a champion? Characteristics can be defined in simple platitudes, but character is what separates the haves from the have-nots. Character is what creates a champion. ...

TEDTalk: Building a Human Company in the Age of Machines

02/02/2017 10:00:27 AM

“Half of the human workforce is expected to be replaced by software and robots in the next 20 years,” says author, speaker, and “strategy artist” Tim Leberecht in a recent TEDTalk. It’s no secret that our world is becoming more automated ...

Question of the Month: How Has Your Desk Job Affected Your Health?

01/31/2017 10:00:07 AM

It has been said that sitting is the new smoking. Millions of workers spend their days diligently working at a desk in front of a computer screen, often giving little thought to how it may affect their bodies. In fact, a survey commissioned ...

New Survey: More Businesses Plan to Hire in 2017

01/26/2017 10:00:39 AM

Job Creation Predicted for First Quarter; 91% Have No Plans to Eliminate Positions Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing businesses’ plans to hire workers in the first quarter of 2017. In a survey ...

How To Use Your Influence to Achieve Success

01/24/2017 10:00:59 AM

One powerful way to build success in life, both professionally and personally, is through influence. Influence is power, and gaining more influence in the workplace is critical in moving your career forward. But how can you achieve quantifiable ...

Onboarding: What We Can Learn From the Presidential Inauguration

01/20/2017 08:00:30 AM

Every four years, citizens from coast to coast go to the polls to vote for the commander-in-chief. And as an example of a peaceful transfer of power, the soon-to-be former president works with the president-elect to ensure the continued success ...

My Advice for the New Administration

01/18/2017 10:00:27 AM

A Message From Bob Funk, Chairman and CEO of Express Employment Professionals This Friday, President-Elect Donald Trump will take the oath of office and officially become the 45th president of our great country. I must admit, I’m cautiously ...

Infographic: Retain Top Talent … Before It’s Too Late

01/16/2017 10:00:18 AM

“Eighty eight percent of disengaged employees reported they had some plan to leave their company, and 31% were actively looking.” Check out this infographic from YouEarnedIt, a developer of cloud-based employee recognition and reward software, ...

The Results Are In: More Business Leaders Predict Growth for 2017

01/12/2017 10:00:43 AM

Number of Leaders Expecting Exponential Growth Increases Year Over Year Express Employment Professionals recently released new poll results revealing business leaders’ business performance predictions for 2017. Employers were asked, “What ...

Reboot Your Morning Routine for a Better Day

01/10/2017 10:00:37 AM

Are you a morning person? If you’re in the majority of the population whose workday begins between 7 and 9 a.m., you really don’t have a choice. How your day begins is usually a good indicator of your mindset for the remainder of the day. ...

Another New Year

01/05/2017 10:00:56 AM

Well, here we are again facing another new year. We have a new calendar, a clean slate, and endless possibilities. Unfortunately, the majority of us will, once again, make one of two bad mistakes that will guarantee we will be at this same ...

The Case for Optimism

01/03/2017 10:00:20 AM

To start the new year on an optimistic note, check out this recent article from The Washington Post that uses research conducted by OppenheimerFunds to take “a by-the-numbers look at our increasing productive world.” “Throughout the year, ...

Wired for Success: 4 Habits of High Achievers

12/29/2016 08:00:46 AM

Why do some people just seem to be wired to win? It would be easy to chalk it up to dumb luck or being in the right place at the right time, but for most high achievers, there’s actually a lot more going on than you may think. A few important ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...