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Job Insights for First Quarter 2018 Show Optimism for the New Year

01/18/2018 10:00:16 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 ...

Putting It into Perspective: A Motivational Message from Leadership Expert Jim Stovall

01/16/2018 10:00:41 AM

Our minds and our focus are often dominated by the immediate challenge or obstacle in front of us. On an otherwise normal day, a flat tire, broken nail, or dead cell phone battery can seem like a crisis. Sometimes, it’s good to put things ...

The Results Are In: 81% of Businesses Expect Growth in 2018

01/12/2018 10:00:51 AM

There’s reason to be optimistic about the economic outlook for the new year. In December, we asked our readers about their business performance predictions for 2018, and according to the results, the vast majority of respondents predict growth ...

New Survey: It’s Getting Even Harder to Fill Jobs

01/10/2018 15:16:25 PM

Chris Ashcraft, who runs an Express Employment Professionals office in Mobile, Alabama, says it’s getting harder to fill jobs in his area. Unemployment is hitting new lows, meaning fewer workers are available. “Right now, we are trying to ...

Survey: The Effects of the Corporate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

01/09/2018 11:21:19 AM

The United States Congress recently passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which included slashing the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. As a result, many CEOs chose to pass on the expected tax savings to their employees in the form of ...

Infographic: What People Really Want from Onboarding

01/08/2018 10:00:07 AM

Building a productive workforce doesn’t end after a hiring decision is made. Your new employee onboarding process is one of the key factors influencing whether or not a new hire will stay with the company long-term. Check out this infographic ...

Use These Fun Holidays to Build Employee Engagement in 2018

01/04/2018 10:00:40 AM

Nothing builds engagement better than a fun work environment built on a culture of celebration. So, as you plan your calendar for 2018, think about including one—or a few—of these wacky holidays in 2018 as an opportunity to boost morale ...

Question of the Month: What Type of Personal Professional Goals Did You Set for the New Year?

12/29/2017 08:00:19 AM

According to research from Statistic Brain, 41% of people usually make New Year’s Resolutions, with 44% of those goals focused on self-improvement. Sticking to those resolutions, however, is much easier said than done. Only about 38% of people ...

Have You Cleared the Path for a Successful 2018?

12/28/2017 10:00:23 AM

The New Year is here! Are you starting off on the right foot? There is often a lot vying for your attention at the beginning of a new year, so it’s essential to take every step you can to clear the path for 2018. With fewer distractions in ...

New Survey Shows Expectations for Job Market Stability

12/27/2017 10:00:21 AM

Anne Woods, an Express franchise owner in Covina and Santa Fe Springs, California, notes that the local employment market is holding steady. “The market is not changing either way,” she said. “All economic indicators remain positive.” ...

From Our Team to Yours …

12/22/2017 14:00:19 PM

From the Refresh Leadership team to yours, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Year in Review: Our Top 10 Posts of 2017

12/20/2017 10:00:53 AM

We’re gearing up for 2018 and planning another year of leadership and workplace development content, including in-depth analysis of current events, motivational anecdotes, quick tips, and much more. But in the meantime, check out our top ...

Non-Traditional Employee Celebrations to Help Build Engagement

12/18/2017 08:47:43 AM

From work anniversaries to promotions to hitting sales goals, there are a wide variety of tried-and-true employee milestones that most companies recognize … but what about the less traditional opportunities for celebration? Employee recognition ...

Canadian Employees: Cash Tops List for Most Preferred Holiday Bonus

12/14/2017 10:00:13 AM

Experts Answer: Should Holiday Bonuses Be Merit-Based? Staffing companies across the country have seen quite the range of bonuses over the year, including a door manufacturer who gave employees the last two weeks of the year off and $75 in after-tax ...

Holiday Bonuses: Cash Tops the List for U.S. Employees

12/13/2017 11:41:13 AM

Chris Ashcraft, who runs an Express Employment Professionals office in Mobile, Alabama, has seen companies give quite the range of bonuses over the years. A local door manufacturer gave employees the last two weeks of the year off-and $75 in ...

Infographic: How to Work with Difficult People

12/12/2017 10:00:05 AM

The workplace is a collection of many different personalities. And in most cases, everyone figures out how to work together in harmony. However, there are times when those personalities hit an impasse and the work relationship becomes difficult. ...

The Results Are In: Employee/Boss Relationship Should Be Friendly—Not Too Personal

12/08/2017 10:00:14 AM

In a recent poll, we asked readers what they believe the boss/employee relationship should look like. And with a resounding 91% of the votes, most agreed the relationship should be “Friendly, but not deeply involved in each other’s personal ...

TED Talks: How I Became an Entrepreneur at 66

12/06/2017 10:00:22 AM

As older generations reach retirement age, many choose to remain in the workforce in some capacity. For an increasing number of the boomer generation, that means turning to entrepreneurship for the first time. That was the case for Paul Tasner, ...

Holiday Parties Are a Perfect Time for Giving Recognition

12/04/2017 08:05:51 AM

The holiday party is a time-honored tradition for many companies. And there’s no better time to celebrate the end of a successful year, spend some quality time with your employees and coworkers, and prepare to start the new year on the right ...

Question of the Month: What Are Your Business Performance Predictions for 2018?

11/30/2017 10:00:02 AM

Another year is almost in the books and it’s time to think ahead to prepare for what 2018 may bring. In our December 2016 Question of the Month, we asked our readers about their business predictions for 2017. The vast majority (57%) of respondents ...

2017 Hiring Trends Show Signs of Optimism—and Challenges—ahead of the New Year

11/28/2017 10:00:39 AM

To provide 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 of industries. ...

Women Leaders Share Strategies for Overcoming Challenges and Attitudes

11/22/2017 10:00:08 AM

Celia Smith knows what it’s like for a woman to chart her own path in male-dominated industries. Before she opened her own network of Express Employment Professionals offices in Tennessee, she spent several years in the military and then worked ...

Opportunity Favors those with Vision in the Era of Automation

11/20/2017 10:00:51 AM

The era of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) is upon us. And it’s impacting every segment of society and every career field, from journalism to food service, the transportation industry to medical fields. Autonomous vehicles, or ...

TED Talk: Why it’s Time to Forget the Pecking Order at Work

11/17/2017 10:00:24 AM

What drives the most high-achieving teams? Is it a star performer who sets the bar for others? Or is it more of a cohesive group dynamic? In the TED Talk below, business Leader Margaret Heffernan explains her analysis of the “superchicken ...

Infographic: 15 Ways to Manage Your Time Wisely

11/16/2017 10:00:36 AM

There are only so many hours in a day, are you making the most of yours? Checkout these 15 tips for taking back your time and more effectively managing your daily routine. And, be sure to share your own time-saving tips in the comments section ...

The Results Are In: 48% of Workers Believe their Skills are Underutilized

11/14/2017 10:00:54 AM

In October, we asked our readers how they would describe their current employment situation given their skill level and experience. And with 48% of the votes, the top response was, “I am underemployed.” Another 41% believe their job “fits ...

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

11/13/2017 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, ...

Quick Tips: Maximizing Employee Performance Reviews

11/10/2017 06:00:16 AM

Fourth quarter is right around the corner, and for many management teams that means it’s time for annual employee performance reviews. Most businesses have some type of performance measurement and review procedure in place; however, their ...

Canada’s Veterans Bring Important Skill Sets to the Workforce

11/08/2017 10:40:19 AM

Remembrance Day is November 11 – help us recognize the important qualities they bring to the Canadian workforce. As always, Remembrance Day is an important day to pause and consider the sacrifice and honour of those who have served this great ...

America’s Veterans Bring Strong Work Ethic, Diverse Experience to the Workforce

11/08/2017 10:11:58 AM

Veteran’s Day is November 11 – help us recognize the important qualities they bring to the American workforce. Orin Rovito is one of the most sought-after Express Employment Professionals associates in Sacramento, California. According to ...

5 Employee Characteristics That Show Future Leadership Potential

11/06/2017 10:00:01 AM

The next generation of company leaders may already work within your ranks. In today’s competitive job market, developing talent from within is more important than ever, so it’s imperative to keep on the lookout for current employees who ...

Question of the Month: What Should the Boss/Employee Relationship Look Like?

11/02/2017 10:00:25 AM

Although many people balk at the idea of being friends with their boss outside of work, for some it’s totally normal. A productive boss/employee relationship is an integral part of developing a workforce of engaged workers, but the form it ...

The Challenges Single Working Parents Face in the Canadian Workforce

10/31/2017 10:00:09 AM

Darlene McKenna knew she could help Chad, a single dad from Halifax, Nova Scotia, who was looking for a work situation to help balance his parenting responsibilities with a full-time job. Back in 2016, Chad’s retail job required him to work ...

Teamwork Lessons from Professional Football Legends

10/27/2017 10:00:34 AM

If there were a Super Bowl 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 your ...

New Press Release Reveals Challenges Single Parent Workers Face

10/25/2017 09:49:40 AM

Deb Gray, who runs a staffing company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will never forget Renee, a single mom, she first met in October 2016. Renee managed her ex-husband’s vehicle repossession business before going through a divorce and custody ...

The Home Stretch: Six Quick Tips to Finish Strong in 2017

10/23/2017 17:03:06 PM

With more than three-quarters of the year behind us, we’ve officially entered the final stretch of 2017. With 2018 just around the corner, many companies are feeling the pressure to finish strong. So, it’s important to take an assessment ...

It’s Time to Prepare for a Recruitment War

10/19/2017 10:00:31 AM

For a decade, we’ve been living in a tale of two economies, a strong one for skilled workers, and a worrisome, poor one for workers without skills. That gap, however, may soon diminish as low unemployment, rising expectations, and economic ...

Infographic: How to Say No at Work

10/17/2017 10:00:05 AM

Saying “no” isn’t always easy—especially in the workplace when the stakes are high and the consequences can be far-reaching. Check out this infographic from GetVoIP.com, a business VoIP provider, for some great tips and best practices ...

The Results Are In: Listening to Music/Podcasts Top Way to Pass Time During Daily Commute

10/13/2017 10:00:17 AM

In a recent poll, we asked our readers how they pass the time during their commute to and from work each day, and with 52% of the votes, “Listening to music/podcasts/audiobooks/etc.” was by far the most popular choice. “Thinking through ...

Holiday Hiring Decisions are Already Being Made

10/11/2017 12:56:09 PM

This Year’s Holiday Hires Have Better than Average Shot of Securing a Job Year-Round An autumn chill in the air and the approaching holidays mean seasonal hiring is just around the corner. And some Express Employment Professionals offices ...

Free Webinar—The Champion’s Code: Building Team Culture Through Leadership

10/09/2017 10:00:39 AM

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017—Brought to you by Express Employment Professionals Ross Bernstein’s program “The Champion’s Code: Building Team Culture Through Leadership” is inspired by the “Good to Great” concept of how the best companies ...

Wisdom in the Fish Tank

10/05/2017 10:00:11 AM

A motivational message from leadership expert Jim Stovall. My late, great friend and colleague, Dr. Stephen Covey, was among the most influential writers, speakers, and thought leaders of our time. His book, First Things First, should be required ...

Calling an Audible: 3 Tips for Redirecting a Project at the Last Minute

10/02/2017 10:00:56 AM

In football, a quarterback has a way of changing plays on the fly when he doesn’t like what the defense offers him—he calls an “audible.” This gives his team the best possible chance to reach their most immediate goal, whether to get ...

Question of the Month: Are You Over or Underemployed?

09/29/2017 10:00:28 AM

Despite the current job market trending in favor of job seekers, many workers find themselves trapped in positions that don’t align with their experience and abilities. Some find that their skills and expertise are not fully utilized (und ...

Labor Force Participation Gaps Closing

09/27/2017 10:00:13 AM

A Look at Those Who Have Dropped Out of the Workforce; 55+ Participation is Higher than Pre-Recession; Women Participation Edges Up Janis Petrini, Express Employment Professionals franchise owner in Grand Rapids, Michigan, said there’s never ...

Why Are You Always Tired?

09/25/2017 10:00:06 AM

If you have a hard time waking up each morning or find yourself feeling fatigued throughout the day, there are some easy techniques to help get your sleep patterns back on track. Check out this video from AsapSCIENCE for some great insight into ...

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 ...