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More Than Half of Professionals Don’t Disconnect from Work During Vacation

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‘Hello, I’m Out Of The Office … But Checking Email ‘ Survey: More Than Half of Professionals Don’t Disconnect from Work During Vacation Are vacations where people completely disconnect from the office a thing of the past? Research shows “workations” may be more common for professionals today. In a recent survey from staffing firm Accountemps, 54 percent of workers said they typically check in with the office at least once or twice a week during their vacation, up from 41 percent just one year ago.

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Where’s The Boss? Survey: Employee Productivity at Risk After Senior Managers Depart

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New Survey Suggests Employee Productivity at Risk After Senior Managers Depart Employee productivity can take a big hit when the boss leaves, a new survey shows. According to research from staffing firm Robert Half, both workers and CFOs believe having a vacant senior manager role has an adverse impact on the team’s efficiency, though those in leadership (70 percent) are likelier to find it an even greater problem than staffers (59 percent).

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The Heat is On! 6 in 10 Employees Report Increased Work Stress

Having trouble “keeping calm and carrying on” at work? You’re in the majority. More than half (52 percent) of workers said they are stressed at work on a day-to-day basis, and 60 percent reported work-related pressure has increased in the last five years, according to a new survey by staffing firm Accountemps. Their concerns are not lost on executives: 54 percent of CFOs acknowledged their teams are stressed, and 55 percent said worker anxiety is on the rise. Employees polled cited heavy workloads and looming deadlines (33 percent), attaining work-life balance (22 percent), and unrealistic expectations of managers (22 percent) as top worries. View an infographic of the survey findings below: “Business is moving faster than ever, and employees can feel the crunch when it comes to imminent deadlines,” said Bill Driscoll, a district president for Accountemps. “Workers shouldn’t suffer in silence. They can tap internal resources for help or seek advice from their managers to ensure they meet work expectations, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.” Driscoll added, “A stressed employee can have detrimental effects on the department or company, including decreased morale and productivity, and increased burnout and turnover. Managers should look for signs their staff is overworked …

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Majority Of Workers Want More Insight On How Their Efforts Affect Bottom Line

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Survey Reveals Generational Differences in How Much People Understand About Their Roles When it comes to their jobs, new research reveals many professionals would like more information about how their efforts contribute to the company’s bottom line. While nearly half of workers in the Robert Half Management Resources survey reported they are always able to see the connection between their duties and their firm’s performance, the majority, 53 percent, also said they want greater insights. Fourteen percent of those polled noted they rarely or never see how their work affects the organization.

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The Evolution of Work and the Changing Nature of the Global Workplace

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A generational workplace shift is currently underway and it’s having a big impact on the way organizations work and engage their employees. Millennials, employees born between 1981 and 1997, are now the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, according to the Pew Research Center. They have different assumptions and expectations about work, and wise organizations should adapt quickly to the multiple challenges that arise in retaining and developing a younger-skewing workforce.

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Averaging Full-time and Full-time Equivalent Employees and Why it Matters

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For purposes of the Affordable Care Act, employers average their number of employees across the months in the year to see whether they will be an applicable large employer. This is important to do because two provisions of the health care law apply only to ALEs and are now in effect. These are the employer shared responsibility provision and the employer information reporting provision for offers of minimum essential coverage. In addition, self-insured ALEs – that is, employers who sponsor self-insured group health plans – have additional provider information reporting requirements.

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Executive’s Say It’s More Challenging to Be a Leader Today

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Survey Reveals Worker Confidence in Company Leaders; Cities With Greatest Rise in Leadership Challenges Leading a business is only getting harder, recent research found. In the Robert Half Management Resources survey, 66 percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) said it is more challenging to be a company leader today than it was five years ago. Just 4 percent of executives said the challenges have eased.

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Many Companies Still Transitioning to New Revenue Recognition Standard

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The deadline for companies to adopt the new revenue recognition standard is still more than a year away, and recent research suggests many firms will be using all the time allowed to make the transition. In the Robert Half Management Resources survey, 64 percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) said they plan on adopting the new rules just-in-time. In addition, the majority of CFOs, 59 percent, have not started the diagnostic work to determine how much effort will be required for them to be ready to make the transition.

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Many Employees Left In The Dark About Growth Prospects At Work

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Professionals Want to Discuss Their Career Path, but Often Don’t Get the Chance A new survey shows employees want more feedback on their future from the boss. In research from Robert Half Finance & Accounting, 40 percent of professionals said their managers never discuss their career paths with them. The data also suggests professionals are hungry for this information: 37 percent said they would like to discuss their career paths at least quarterly; another 45 percent want to review their options annually.

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