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  • Indy Star Names Express Employment Professionals 2017 Top WorkplaceTop Workplaces

    Indianapolis, IN- 6/16/2017– Express Employment Professionals has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Indianapolis Star. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Workplace Dynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

    Express Employment Professionals is a full service Human Resources solutions company and staffing agency that is headquartered in Oklahoma City. Express specializes in recruiting and hiring candidates in Professional, Administrative and Industrial positions with local businesses. Express also won this award in 2013, 2015 and 2016.

    Dave Kehlor, the Regional Developer for Express for the state of Indiana, says “I’m proud to say Express in Central Indiana is a Top Workplace. With 20+ years of experience in Indianapolis, we pride ourselves on creating a strong culture and retaining our employees. With four Indy locations and another five locations throughout Central Indiana (Columbus, Bloomington, Terre Haute, Lafayette, and Muncie), Express has become a leading staffing and recruiting service for area businesses. We have dedicated Owners and we work every day to serve our clients with excellence.”

    The Indianapolis Star published the complete list of Top Workplaces on Sunday, June 11, 2017.

    Express Employment Professionals of Indianapolis Donates $5,000 to Local Nonprofit

    Operation: Job Ready Veterans, a Support Organization for Veterans, to Receive Donation

    Indianapolis, IN- 6/9/2017—Express Employment Professionals in Indianapolis, Indiana, is donating $5,000 to Operation: Job Ready Veterans, which is dedicated to preparing service members, veterans, military spouses and caregivers for successful employment.Job Ready Veterans

    The donation is part of The Impact Project, an initiative of the company’s philanthropic committee out of its’ headquarters located in Oklahoma City, designed to give back to nonprofits nominated by one of the company’s more than 770 franchise locations.

    “We pride ourselves on having a culture built on giving and service at Express,” said Bob Funk, CEO and chairman of the board of Express Employment Professionals. “With that in mind, we know how important it is to support the communities where we work, serve and live. The dedication and support that our offices have shown for Operation: Job Ready Veterans is a great example of that service.”
    Operation: Job Ready Veterans is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to positively impact the lives of veterans and their families by empowering them to meet their individual education, employment and career goals. The donation from Express will be used in direct support of the organization’s veteran employment transition seminars.

    “I’m honored to be a part of a company that believes so strongly in giving back to the communities where we live,” Scott Makinson said, owner of the Indianapolis East office. “Operation: Job Ready Veterans holds a special place in the heart of our team at Express here in Indy and we’re excited they were selected as one of the charities to receive this donation.”

    The Express franchise system in Indianapolis began over 20 years ago and has grown ever since. They have multiple metro Indianapolis locations and serve the greater central Indiana area with temporary help and direct hire employees in a variety of fields, including Administrative, Commercial, and Professional.

    Express Named 2017 Best of Staffing Talent Award Winner

    Express Employment Professionals Wins Inavero’s 2017 Best of Staffing® Talent AwardBest of Staffing

    Indianapolis, IN- 3/28/2017 – The Express Employment Professionals offices in Indianapolis announced today that the company has won Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Talent Award for providing superior service to job seekers.

    Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing Talent winners are proven industry leaders in service quality, based completely on the ratings given to them by the permanent and temporary employees they’ve helped find jobs.

    On average, talent of winning agencies are 3.6 times more likely to be completely satisfied with the service provided compared to those placed by non-winning agencies. Award winners make up less than 2 percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada that earned the Best of Staffing Talent Award for service excellence.

    Focused on helping connect people with the right jobs to further their career, Express Employment Professionals received satisfaction scores of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 71% of their placed job candidates, higher than the industry’s average of 47%.

    “Earning the Best of Staffing Talent Award means a lot to our office. We focus on providing strong customer service and truly believe this is what separates us from our competitors. Also, we know that finding a career is a life-changing event for most people, and we want to help as many people as we can have a great experience,” said Indianapolis South franchise Owner Mike Heffner.
    “Staffing firms give top companies a competitive advantage as they search for talent in North America,” said Eric Gregg, Inavero’s CEO.

    About Express Employment Professionals
    Express is on a mission to put a million people to work annually. In 2016, the company generated $3.05 billion in sales and employed a record 510,000 people.

    About Inavero
    Inavero administers more staffing agency client and talent satisfaction surveys than any other firm in the world. Inavero’s team reports on over 1.2 million satisfaction surveys from staffing agency clients and talent each year, and the company serves as the American Staffing Association’s exclusive service quality partner.

    About Inavero’s Best of Staffing
    Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Award is the only award in the U.S. and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and job candidates. Award winners are showcased by city and area of expertise on – an online resource for hiring professionals and job seekers to find the best staffing agencies to call when they are in need.

    Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast- April 12, 2017

    We want you to join us for this fantastic event! If you are a business leader, owner, HR professional or a front line leader, you will benefit from attending.

    Great leaders build great teams. That’s the theme behind the eighth annual Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast. This year’s speaker lineup is well-versed in thRefreshe essential characteristics of outstanding teams and the role leadership plays in helping them succeed.

    Patrick Lencioni–The Ideal Team Player– Leadership Consultant, Speaker and Best-Selling Author

    Jimmy Johnson– Teams That Win: Managing for Success– Two-Time Super Bowl Champion Coach and FOX NFL Sunday Analyst

    Robyn Benincasa– Building World Class Teams: The 8 Essential Elements of Human Synergy– Author, Motivational Speaker and Career Consultant

    This is a complimentary event and you are invited to network with over 200 other business leaders from the Indianapolis area!

    WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 9am-12:30. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:45am.

    WHERE: Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46202

    **Free on-site parking is available, but limited. Please carpool if you are attending with others from your company. Street parking is also available.

    This simulcast is approved for 3 Credit Hours for SHRM and 2 Credit Hours for HRCI.