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Employers: Building Your Workforce This Fall by Using a Staffing Company

Fall is quickly approaching, and as we enter the final few months of 2021, companies will be looking to bolster their workforce to meet the production needs for what is generally the busiest time of the year. One way to ensure your company has the workers necessary to navigate the fourth quarter is to build your workforce by utilizing staffing firms.

Meet Production Demands

While industries across the world experience supply-chain bottlenecks and lack of manufacturing materials, one thing that we know is that these issues will continue to increase market demands for services and goods. To meet those rising demands, companies will need to not only maintain, but increase their workforces in expectation of rising consumer consumption.

Regardless of your industry, a staffing company can help provide qualified professionals to work side by side your core employees to ensure your business maintains productivity and stays a step ahead of the competition. (more…)

What to Do When You Don’t Get Trained on a New Job

You just got a new job and are excited to see what the first day brings. But once there, you realize that things aren’t as organized as you thought they’d be. You were introduced to your team, but then your manager just started to assign things to you. You didn’t get any formal training on how the company works or how to use certain programs or devices. What do you do?

Unfortunately, this situation is all too common. Although companies should have new employee onboarding to train new hires on how the company and their position works, there isn’t always time set aside for that. Some companies just throw you in the deep end and hope you learn how to swim. Here’s how to find your way without a life preserver. (more…)

Reskilling Key to Career Longevity

By Julie Neal, Corporate Communications and PR Specialist for Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters

Few things in life are guaranteed, but change is one of them. When you get your foot in the door at a great company and envision a career of longevity, your job will likely require further training throughout the years to gain skills needed for the future workforce.

In a recent survey from The Harris Poll, commissioned by Express Employment Professionals, 72% of employers would actually rather invest in current employees through reskilling than hire new ones from outside the organization. (more…)

What Makes Employees Feel Safer Returning to the Office?

By Julie Neal, Corporate Communications and PR Specialist for Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters

With “Now Hiring” signs on every corner, businesses are desperate for workers, and this is the prime time to go after that dream job or level up in your career. However, with the recent spike in the Delta variant of COVID-19, it’s understandable if you’re a bit hesitant about taking a job where you will be working closely with colleagues.

 

Many businesses pivoted to remote work in March 2020, and certain industries still haven’t brought employees back. According to a recent survey from The Harris Poll, commissioned by Express Employment Professionals, roughly 3 in 4 workers go to their company’s physical workspace at least once a week currently. (more…)

When You’re Scared to Leave Your Job

The time has come to move on in your career. Maybe there aren’t many promotion opportunities, you can’t stand your boss, or the workplace culture just isn’t right for you. You need to quit. But taking such a huge step can be daunting. What if you can’t find a new job, and the bills start to pile up? What if the next job turns out worse than this one? What if you quit and it makes life harder for your co-workers?

Before you let the what-if’s pile up, take a minute to breathe. There are plenty of things you can do to ease your anxiety. (more…)