While on vacation many Americans have trouble unplugging from the workplace. Twenty-nine percent(29%) constantly check work email and voice mail, while twenty-one percent(21%) skip exciting plans to get business done. These are a few of the findings from the Best Western Vacation Survey conducted by Wakefield Research of 500 U.S. travellers in February 2013. More than one-half of travellers anticipate leaving unused vacation days in 2013. Reasons for not taking a vacation include money(33%) and “too much work” (16%).
Archive for May, 2013
Sixty percent(60%) of executives believe telecommuting can limit career-growth opportunities. A survey conducted in March 2013 by Korn/Ferry also found that ninety-four(94%) of these executives also believed that telecommuting is an important option for working parents.
Korn/Ferry is a global executive recruitment firm that regularly conducts surveys on trends in the workplace.
A recent survey of 401 human resource personnel conducted by York College of Pennsylvania’s Center For Professional Excellence had this to say about recent college graduate hires:
*49% said fewer than one-half(50%) of these millennials exhibited professionalism during their first year on the job—-up from 38.9% in the 2009 survey.
*53% said these new hires exhibited a sense of entitlement
*50% said their was an increase in computer etiquette problems
*46% reported a worsening of work ethic
This is the fourth year this survey was conducted.