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26 08, 2020

How the Education System Fails to Prepare Workers–and What Needs to Change

2020-08-28T11:45:56-04:00August 26th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

A Call for an Education Revolution Aligning Classrooms and Careers. 

OKLAHOMA CITY — 2020 has been anything but normal for students and teachers with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. As many schools across the nation prepare to resume classes virtually, a new white paper from Express Employment Professionals explores why now is the perfect time to revolutionize the education system.

The new white paper dives deeper into a survey commissioned by Express in conjunction with The Harris Poll that revealed nearly 9 in 10 employees (87%) agree a whole new approach to education, skills training and learning—an “education revolution”—is needed to prepare people for the workforce. And of those employees, 40% “strongly agree” with that sentiment.

The key challenges survey respondents identified include:

  1. The gap between skills needed and skills taught
  2. The lack of work study or earn-and-learn opportunities
  3. The cost and utility of college and higher education

The rapid changes of this year only further revealed what was ultimately not working with the education system before the pandemic—when too many students entered the workforce unprepared for the jobs available to them. This unwanted disruption is a challenge but also an opportunity to refocus curriculum on what Americans say matters for their careers.

Regardless of whether government policy changes are made to address these concerns, it is critical for everyone—employers, educators, policymakers, students and more—to have a clearer understanding of employees’ relationship with and perspectives on the education system, as well as what each can do in response.

Other notable topics in the white paper include:

  • Confidence in preparation to handle aspects of work
  • Combining education and experience
  • Accessibility and affordability of college
  • Lifelong learning
  • Upskilling

“Historically, during difficult times is often when a society sees the most innovation. This pandemic has exposed which jobs are absolutely essential to the economy, and we need to make sure we are preparing students adequately for the workforce of today and tomorrow,” Express CEO Bill Stoller said. “Now is the time for an education revolution.”

About Express Employment Professionals

At Express Employment Professionals, we’re in the business of people. From job seekers to client companies, Express helps people thrive and businesses grow. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, our international network of franchises offer localized staffing solutions to the communities they serve, employing 552,000 people across North America in 2019. For more information, visit

23 07, 2020

ATC Healthcare Awarded as One of Forbes’ Best Temporary Staffing Firms in 2020

2020-07-23T11:55:59-04:00July 23rd, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Healthcare Staffing Franchise Ranked as a Five-Star Firm in the United States.

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. — ATC Healthcare announced today it has been named to Forbes’ annual list of America’s Best Temporary Staffing Firms for 2020. The prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. ATC Healthcare received a five-star ranking, signifying a placement in the first half of awarded companies.

America’s Best Temporary Staffing Firms is comprised of the best recruiting agencies based on the results of independent surveys involving over 26,500 recruiters and 5,400 job candidates and hiring managers.

ATC Healthcare is proud to be featured in this Forbes’ article. The brand is being recognized for staffing hospitals in New York City with hundreds of nurses from across the country, expanding its business by 35%.

“It is an honor to have been ranked by Forbes as a top staffing firm. We are a healthcare staffing company that truly cares about our clients and this award just reinforces that our services are making a positive impact,” said David Savitsky, CEO of ATC Healthcare. “This recognition represents ATC Healthcare’s commitment to providing the best quality and service in the industry. We are excited to continue this momentum for the rest of 2020 and beyond!”

ATC Healthcare, a national system with 45 franchisees operating today, provides healthcare staffing services to a variety of businesses including hospitals, outpatient centers, medical offices, schools, travel-based businesses and more. Backed by more than 40 years of proven results, ATC Healthcare brings businesses and medical professionals together to make the entire healthcare continuum run smoothly.

The brand offers its franchise partners unmatched franchisee support. Most notably, corporate manages all back-office affairs, so franchisees can focus on marketing their business and recruiting clients and staff. The back-office work corporate manages for its franchise partners includes payroll for healthcare associates, client credit checks, invoicing, payroll for healthcare and receivables and more.

In addition to back-office support, ATC Healthcare franchisees are provided with thorough training, including step-by-step marketing guides, empowering franchise partners with the confidence to grow and market the business while corporate handles the paperwork. Due to the robust nature of the training program, healthcare or staffing industry experience is not required to become an ATC Healthcare franchise partner as they will be trained on proprietary best practices and processes and systems.

The ATC Healthcare opportunity is built to attract ambitious and people-oriented entrepreneurs with strong leadership abilities, business savvy and dedication to the brand’s mission.

For more information on the ATC Healthcare franchise opportunity, visit

About ATC Healthcare

ATC Healthcare is an industry-leading healthcare staffing franchise. Powered by more than 35 years of experience, ATC Healthcare and its franchise partners are experts at developing staffing solutions for a diverse selection of clients.

ATC Healthcare’s franchise opportunity allows entrepreneurs to join the growing healthcare services industry. As the brand prioritizes franchise growth, it is targeting attractive markets in Florida, Minnesota, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Arizona.

For more information about ATC Healthcare, visit

7 07, 2020

FASTSIGNS Provides Tools to Succeed Even Through Trying Times

2020-08-07T16:03:07-04:00July 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed challenges to business owners in all industries around the world. And while the business landscape continues to change rapidly and dramatically, one thing has remained constant: the need for businesses to communicate with consumers. FASTSIGNS International, Inc. has helped its franchisees in fulfilling the needs of their business clients by providing signs, graphics, digital signs, décor graphics and more. By Jessica Jones


16 06, 2020

RSVP Advertising Driving Results for Businesses Through Targeted Direct Mail Marketing

2020-06-16T11:40:21-04:00June 16th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Alliance Franchise Brands model capitalizes on home, lifestyle services.

PLYMOUTH, Mich. — Spending more time at home due to the pandemic is prompting homeowners across the country to make improvements to their living spaces that are now playing double-duty as workspaces. And as the weather warms in several regions, outdoor home projects are ramping up as home services providers get back to work.

To capitalize on home and lifestyle product and service sales opportunities, local, regional and national brands are turning to effective direct marketing solutions that are targeted to affluent neighborhoods.

“Direct mail has always been a strong channel, but it’s especially effective today as more people are working from and staying closer to home – and their mailboxes,” according to RSVP Advertising Brand Leader Dori Bennett. “RSVP franchise members, part of the Alliance Franchise Brands network, work with a wide range of business-to-consumer advertisers in more than 65 U.S. markets to deliver high-quality professionally designed and produced mailers.”

“For advertisers, reaching prospects and buyers is top of mind for companies of all sizes,” Bennett continued. “Our direct mail luxury card packs sent to a targeted audience are a safe and effective way to help businesses reach the mass affluent homeowners who are ready to buy.”

The RSVP franchise model drives qualified leads to businesses, targeting homeowners who are most likely to purchase home remodeling, professional landscaping and other lifestyle services.

“We have proven RSVP works for our advertisers, even during an economic downturn,” said Aaron Riggs, RSVP franchise owner in Seattle and Tacoma, Wash. “In April and May, we saw great results – especially for home improvements companies who provide services outside the home. We are helping brands reach people where they are right now.”

Scott Rubel, RSVP franchise owner in Phoenix, Ariz., said, “Our recent mailing delivered the highest call volume in one day that we’ve ever had in the 25 years we’ve been in business. There’s power in direct mail when you do it right, and RSVP delivers.”

To learn more about how RSVP is helping businesses reach high-value prospects, visit or call 800-726-9050.

About Alliance Franchise Brands

Alliance Franchise Brands LLC and its subsidiary, KK Printing Canada ULC, are the franchisors of more than 600 locations in North America operating the company’s brands: Allegra Marketing Print Mail, Image360, Signs Now, Signs By Tomorrow, KKP, Insty-Prints, American Speedy Printing Centers and RSVP Advertising.

Independently owned and operated franchises provide national, regional and local businesses and organizations with a one-stop resource for technologically advanced solutions for their printing, marketing and graphics communications. For more information, visit For RSVP franchise offerings, visit

21 05, 2020

Sandler Names Dave Hiatt Director Of Franchise Development

2020-05-21T10:45:57-04:00May 21st, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Sandler Also Named to FranServe, Inc.’s Fran-Tastic List.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Dave Hiatt, who started as a Sandler franchisee almost 27 years ago, has been named the new Director of Franchise Development for Sandler ( His career has included involvement with Sandler’s Leadership for Organization Excellence program as well as his role as International Training Director of Global Accounts. In addition, he authored the popular book From The Board Room To The Living Room: Communicate With Skill For Positive Outcomes.

“Franchise Business Review named us one of the Top 50 Franchises for Women, Entrepreneur Magazine named us a Top Franchise Opportunity, and now FranServe, Inc. has named us one of the Fran-Tastic 500,” Hiatt remarked. “Choosing Sandler as one’s next life choice, one’s next life adventure, can be a life changing and rewarding experience. Sandler is not just a vehicle to help others, but because of our strategies, philosophies, and the people involved in the organization, the personal growth curve just goes through the roof for most individuals.”

About Sandler
Sandler is the world’s largest professional development organization, dominating the global industry through an unparalleled network of more than 270 local offices worldwide in more than 30 countries, as well as an award-winning Corporate Development Division at the world headquarters. Serving global enterprise organizations as well as small to medium-sized businesses, Sandler’s experts offer leading-edge expertise on a wide range of sales, sales management, leadership, and management topics.

19 05, 2020

ActionCOACH Texas Continues to Expand

2020-05-19T10:57:14-04:00May 19th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Opened seven new firms across the state to drive success in local business communities.

ADDISON, Texas — ActionCOACH Texas has recently added seven more firm locations around the state of Texas. Each of our firms are localized to fit the business needs of their market and business community while leveraging our proven framework.

With the opening of the new ActionCOACH Firms across the state of Texas we have broadened our capability to guide owners and their businesses to create more jobs and achieve greater success. “ActionCOACH Texas has engaged thousands of businesses across the state during this COVID-19 health and economic crisis to ensure they survive and ultimately thrive to contribute to Texas’ economic recovery. We consider it an honor and privilege to serve the business community,” said ActionCOACH of Texas CEO, Kevin Alft.

In addition to the recent firms added in East Texas, The Golden Triangle, Lake Houston, Conroe and Corpus Christi, we will be opening more than a dozen additional locations across the state. “ActionCOACH Texas has given us the opportunity to serve our local community in a way we have been looking to do for a long time. We are making a massive impact in East Texas! The 26 years of Proven Tools & Results plus the collaborative culture in Team Texas allows us to impact a lot more businesses in a bigger way,” said ActionCOACH East Texas Owners, Robert & Kelly Belt.

We are hosting presentations in the next month to share why joining ActionCOACH Texas can allow you to take control of your professional and personal life goals. Visit us on LinkedIn to get registration details.

About ActionCOACH Texas

ActionCOACH Texas, founded in 2006, is backed by more than 26 years of globally proven business coaching experience in all industries. We are on a mission to keep Texas businesses in business and guide entrepreneurs to reach their professional and personal goals. Our coaching services provide more than 3,500 tools and solutions and are backed by an Industry-Exclusive 17-week guarantee. ActionCOACH, the world’s largest business coaching franchise, founded by Brad Sugars in 1993, when the concept of business coaching was still in its infancy. Today, ActionCOACH spans 80 countries on 6 continents with clients experiencing a 700% return on their investment. For more information, visit