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Archive for May, 2013

WHAT DO YOU DO ON VACATION?

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%).

TELECOMMUTING CAN BE A CAREER STOPPER

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.

PROFESSIONALISM AMONG RECENT COLLEGE GRADS

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.

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