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Question of the Month: Are Employer-Provided Benefits a Factor in Your Decision to Work for a Company?

The job market has more open positions than qualified job seekers looking for those positions, which means companies have to be competitive to attract talent.

One way to do this is with great benefits. To find out what you think about company-provided benefits, we’re asking about it in this month’s poll. Let us know!

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Question of the Month: What Perks—Other Than Pay Raises and Traditional Benefits—Could Your Company Offer to Keep You Around?

We’re living in a job seekers market; that means there are more jobs available than qualified individuals to fill them. That’s great for those job searching, but less than great for companies. Companies need to be incredibly competitive to attract and retain top talent.

One of the ways they accomplish this is by offering beneficial perks. Pay raises and other traditional benefits like a good insurance plan are typically expected, but things like a relaxed dress code or flextime can really tip the scales when job seekers are choosing a place to work.

But which perks are the most important? We want to know, and you can help by voting in our poll—what perks are most important to you?

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Win $1,000 in Express’ Ultimate Thank You Sweepstakes!

Express Employment Professionals is privileged to put more than half a million people to work each year. We wouldn’t be where we are today without our workers. That’s why we’re holding our Ultimate Thank You Sweepstakes in August.

We will award five people $1,000 each week that month, and then, to celebrate Labor Day in the U.S., and Labour Day in Canada, we’ll award one lucky winner in both the U.S. and Canada vacation packages valued at $10,000.

To apply, all you have to do is fill out a short form.

To learn more about Express, check us out at ExpressPros.com, or find your local office by using our office locator.

Poll Results: Which of These Behaviors Have You Witnessed from an Interviewer?

Here’s what you had to say.

There’s plenty of online information on what interviewees shouldn’t do. Don’t talk about your personal life, don’t dress badly, don’t be late, etc.

But there’s not much out there on behaviors interviewers shouldn’t indulge in. That’s why we asked our Job Journey readers for bad behaviors they’ve seen from interviewers.

“Showing up late” and “lack of preparation” led the pack with 17% and 16% of the vote, respectively. “Answering a phone call” and “Oversharing” followed next, with 14% and 10% of the vote.

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Question of the Month: Is Your Current Profession Related to Your College Degree?

Some of us start college and know exactly what we want to do. Others take a few years to figure it out. However, regardless of what you end up majoring in, that choice might not have much of an effect on your career. Most folks end up in positions with little or no correlation to their major.

So, for our July question of the month, we want to know if you’re currently working in a profession related to your college degree. Let us know by voting in our poll.

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On the Job Podcast S3:E8 – More Than A Job: The Story of Jim Laurita

Check out the latest episode of Express Employment Professionals’ On the Job podcast!

How can a job become more than a job? Sometimes a job becomes an identity and a legacy through all the people your job touches. How you live on through the people you know and had an effect on. This is the story of an elephant trainer and activist, Jim Laurita, who died a few years ago. Jim was adored by the community and started an organization called “Hope for Elephants” to help rehab hurt elephants and educate the community. When he died mysteriously, the community was devastated. This story is told through Jim’s family, friends, and fellow trainers—an extraordinary person doing an extraordinary job, and the legacy he left behind.

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