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Brand It Blue Day 2017 Recap

On Saturday, June 10, in communities across North America, Express Employment Professionals offices came together to serve and give back as part of the fourth annual Brand It Blue Day.

More than 180 Express offices, from California to North Carolina to Ontario joined with more than 1,000 volunteers to provide tens of thousands of meals for those in need. If you were able to be a part of this amazing effort in any way, thank you for your support and hard work.Volunteering and serving in your community can do a lot for your career or job search. From an increase in networking opportunities to gaining leadership skills, serving others is a great way to improve your professional life.

Volunteering and serving in your community can do a lot for your career or job search. From an increase in networking opportunities to gaining leadership skills, serving others is a great way to improve your professional life.

But, did you know it can have an incredible impact on your health and well-being? A survey of more than 3,000 adults found that the majority of volunteers felt mentally and physically healthier after serving. Nearly 80% said volunteering lowered their stress levels, while 76% said serving made them feel healthier. And, a report by the Corporation for National & Community Service found that those who serve have lower mortality rates, more functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life.

Hunger Has a Familiar Face

Giving back in your community, whether it’s through a group volunteer effort over the weekend, or by doing pro bono work from your home for a nonprofit, can have a positive impact on your attitude on life and hopes for your future.

We hope Brand It Blue Day gave you an opportunity to serve in your community, increase your happiness, and possibly make some new connections that will help you soon find a new job or further your career. If you didn’t have a chance to join Express for this year’s event, make sure to check back with your local office for information about Brand It Blue Day 2018 and how you can be involved.

Through the hard work and service of Express offices, we’ve been able to donate more than 300,000 meals to nonprofit organizations across North America through the efforts of Brand It Blue Day. Think of all the meals we can provide next year with your help!

Check out some of the photos from Brand It Blue Day!

Volunteer with Express on Brand It Blue Day

BrandItBlueDay2014For the fifth year on Saturday, June 10, employees from Express Employment Professionals offices across North America will gather together for an international day of service. The mission of Brand It Blue Day is to help in the fight against hunger in the communities where Express team members work and live, and you have the chance to be part of the effort.

In the past four years, Express offices donated 300,000 meals to nonprofit organizations across North America through their efforts on Brand It Blue Day. In 2016, more than 235 Express offices and 1,000 volunteers from California to North Carolina to Ontario came together at local food banks and pantries across North America to help fight hunger.

Help fight hunger with Express Employment Professionals on Brand It Blue Day!

Taking the time to serve gives you the feeling of joy and a sense of accomplishment through helping someone in need, but it can also improve your chances to find a great job. When you volunteer you’re able to network with people you may not have otherwise met, learn new skills, and show potential employers that serving others is important to you.

If you’d like to join Express for Brand It Blue Day, check to see if your local Express office is participating. Then, contact them to find out how you can be involved.

Express Receives 2013 Best of Staffing Client Award

Express Employment Professionals Best in Staffing 2013Express Employment Professionals has been named to Inavero’s 2013 Best of Staffing™ Client list. Best of Staffing, presented by CareerBuilder, is the nation’s only loyalty award that recognizes exceptional service in the staffing industry. Express Employment Professionals went through a rigorous client survey process to be considered for the award. Best of Staffing award winners received a score of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 74% of their clients. Fewer than 1% of all staffing firms made the final list.

How did Express Employment Professionals make the list?
Express Employment Professionals once again secured its place on the winners’ list by obtaining at least a 55% Net Promoter Score® – a management tool used to gauge customer loyalty. Driven by extraordinarily high levels of client satisfaction, this score is nearly double the national staffing industry’s Net Promoter Score® benchmark for client satisfaction. Based on the standard metrics for measuring satisfaction, this award defines the staffing industry’s elite leaders in service quality and their commitment to client satisfaction. With more than 30 years of experience in staffing and human resources, Express is committed to helping as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people.

To learn more about how Express can help you find a job or develop your career, visit www.expresspros.com.

The Best of Staffing competition is sponsored by CareerBuilder and Inavero.

Express Employment Professionals Featured on Fox News

Express was featured on Fox and Friends early Tuesday morning on Aug. 21 and then on Thursday morning, Aug. 23, for the program’s “Companies Hiring Now” segment. This is an exciting time for any job seeker who is looking for employers who need them.

If you’re searching for a job, consider working with a staffing agency like Express. More and more employers are relying heavily on staffing companies to fill open positions before hiring them on as full-time employees. You can check out the video below:

Associate Spotlight: James Pheonix

James Pheonix - Jan 2012 Assoc of month 1Every month, Movin’ On Up recognizes Express Employment Professionals’ associates who have been recommended by one of our offices as outstanding workers, and we would like to give credit where credit is due. Express employed more than 335,000 workers in the United States and Canada in 2011, and each one of them has a story to tell.

As we continue our series on Express’ associate spotlight, we look for certain associates who go above and beyond the call of duty. Not just in their work schedule or duties, but in their attitude, spirit, and dedication.

Express takes pride in the accomplishments of those individuals who come to us for work. Without the skills and talents our associates provide to employers, Express wouldn’t be what it is today. Our newest associate spotlight is a great example of the kind of spirit and effectiveness Express Employment Professionals demonstrates with everyone we work with.

James Pheonix

Our associate spotlight today features James Pheonix. James has been with the Springfield, IL, Express office since March 2008 and has worked 24 assignments. He started his career with Express working for a local pool company. His talent and attitude impressed the company and they have asked him to return to work every summer for the past four years.

Recently, the Springfield, IL, office sent James to work for a new client. He became a valuable asset to the client, and they now want to employ James every winter while he isn’t working for the pool company in the summer.  And, according to the local office records, James has never called-in absent from work.

We love hearing stories about the determination and quality work Express associates demonstrate every day.  James is just one example of thousands of Express associates who achieve success through their strong talent and resolve. If you’re searching for a job, consider working with a staffing agency like Express. More and more employers are relying heavily on staffing companies to fill open positions before hiring them on as full-time employees.

If you’re an Express associate and know a fellow associate who would be a great candidate for our associate spotlight, let your Express office know. If you have an Express associate you’d like to feature on Movin’ On Up, let us know in the comments below.

What’s the Most Aggravating Part of the Job Search? Take Our Poll

There’s a lot to juggle when looking for a job. You have to balance family, finances, schedules, and other issues that can make the hunt for a new position difficult. To add to that stress, the hiring process isn’t always the smoothest. There are some aspects that can really frustrate you, which made us wonder: what are the most annoying aspects of your job search? Let us know in the poll below.

What frustrates you the most about your job search?

Express Donates $10,000 to Children’s Miracle Network

LogoThanks to everyone who voted in December to choose which charity would receive $10,000 in celebration of the record Express reached in 2011 of 3 million hours worked by associates in just one week. The charity that received the most votes was Children’s Miracle Network.

Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals have been working to help as many children as possible by raising funds for children’s hospitals in local communities throughout North America. This donation – made in honor of Express franchisees, and their customers and associates – will help Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fund state-of-the-art equipment, breakthrough research, and care for millions of kids in 170 hospitals.

We’d also like to thank Big Brothers Big Sisters and Habitat for Humanity for participating and for the work these organizations do to change lives across North America and the world.

To learn more about Express’ recent milestone, visit www.expresspros.com/3million.