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 ...

The Results Are In: Are Employee Reviews Still Relevant?

11/10/2016 10:00:37 AM

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

3 Tips for Writing the Perfect Employee Appreciation Note

11/08/2016 10:00:14 AM

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

Change Your Mind and Your Life

11/02/2016 10:00:25 AM

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

Attitude of Gratitude: Why Thankful People Are Successful People

10/31/2016 07:30:02 AM

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

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

10/27/2016 11:11:52 AM

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

Introverts vs Extroverts

10/27/2016 10:00:50 AM

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

Overcoming Online Obstacles On Your Path to Success

10/25/2016 10:00:50 AM

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

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

10/20/2016 10:00:37 AM

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

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

10/17/2016 10:00:48 AM

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

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

10/13/2016 10:00:32 AM

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

New White Paper Warns Against Dramatic Minimum Wage Increase

10/12/2016 10:00:44 AM

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

Clearing the Path: The 4 Biggest Obstacles to Teamwork Success

10/11/2016 10:00:21 AM

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

Science of Persuasion [Video]

10/05/2016 10:00:48 AM

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

Crash and Burn: Your Next Steps After Failure

10/03/2016 08:00:37 AM

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

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

09/30/2016 10:00:33 AM

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

Infographic: Inside the Mind of a Successful Manager

09/28/2016 10:00:55 AM

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

Business Survey: Government Job Training Programs Not Effective

09/22/2016 10:00:48 AM

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

Scary Success: Workplace Fears That Are Holding You Back

09/20/2016 10:00:02 AM

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

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

09/15/2016 10:00:33 AM

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

Will a Robot Do Your Job in the Future?

09/13/2016 10:00:31 AM

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

Speak Up! 4 Ways Staying Quiet Is Killing Your Career

09/09/2016 10:15:22 AM

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

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

09/07/2016 10:00:15 AM

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

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

09/02/2016 07:45:52 AM

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

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

08/31/2016 10:00:24 AM

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

CareerBuilder Survey: Political Talk Heats Up the Workplace

08/29/2016 10:00:01 AM

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

Video: How Not to Get Stuck in Traffic

08/26/2016 10:00:11 AM

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

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

08/24/2016 10:00:08 AM

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

Lessons from Famous Movie Interviews

08/22/2016 10:00:50 AM

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

Creating a Positive Competitive Workplace Culture

08/18/2016 10:00:20 AM

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

Infographic: The Lunch Crunch

08/16/2016 10:00:25 AM

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

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

08/12/2016 10:00:45 AM

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

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

08/10/2016 10:00:05 AM

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

4 Ways Your Competition is Spying on You

08/08/2016 10:00:47 AM

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

TED Talks: The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers

08/03/2016 14:09:47 PM

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

Olympic Tips to Curb the Competition

08/01/2016 09:53:16 AM

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

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

07/29/2016 10:00:53 AM

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

Highlighting the Hiring Burden

07/27/2016 10:35:53 AM

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

Realizing the Dream of Entrepreneurial Success

07/25/2016 09:48:49 AM

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

3 Reasons You Won’t Achieve Your Dreams

07/22/2016 10:00:23 AM

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

10 Great Quotes to Inspire You to Achieve Your Dreams

07/19/2016 10:00:13 AM

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

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

07/14/2016 10:00:42 AM

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

Infographic: 6 Examples of Shockingly Great Customer Service

07/11/2016 10:00:03 AM

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

3 Ways Your Personal Life Makes Your Work Life Better

07/08/2016 10:00:01 AM

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

How Volunteering Improves Your Employees’ Performance

07/06/2016 10:00:36 AM

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

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!

07/04/2016 10:00:52 AM

Happy Canada Day!

07/01/2016 10:00:11 AM

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

07/01/2016 07:30:08 AM

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