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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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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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Millennials Make 2015 the Year of the Milestone Infographic

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Millennials moving past recession, diving into new jobs, new homes and new rides. It’s been widely reported that for many Millennials, “30 is the new 20,” with many delaying major life milestones, like full-time employment, marriage and having children. However, recent data from the American Express Spending & Saving Tracker suggests that as the economy continues to recover, Millennials will make 2015 a year of major purchases and life experiences.

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Four in 10 CIOs Say Their Company Lacks Support Needed for Digital Marketing Projects

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Most businesses have taken steps to enhance their digital marketing abilities, but structural issues may still get in the way, new research from Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group suggests. Forty-two percent of chief information officers (CIOs) surveyed said their company does not have the structure to support the seamless integration between marketing and information technology (IT) for digital marketing projects. Advertising and marketing executives were more optimistic, with only 24 percent saying the same.

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GoDaddy Releases Gender Salary Data

GoDaddy Inc., the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, is revealing its first-ever company-wide salary analysis as part of its push to address gender diversity in the technology industry. The benchmark report delivers on a commitment made at this past summer’s White House Demo Day. Over the summer, GoDaddy conducted an audit of internal salary data, which analyzed like-for-like roles and compared how men and women were placed in the salary band for comparable roles. GoDaddy sets its salary bands by role and level based on industry-standard data, and on average takes a market-leading position, which puts GoDaddy’s median salary generally higher than those in the industry. 

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Is Technology The New ‘IT’ Industry?

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Three in Four Non-IT Professionals Find Tech Careers Appealing; Salary and Innovation Hold Most Appeal. Not everyone is born with a knack to hack, but a new survey shows most people find technology careers attractive. Three-quarters of non-IT (information technology) professionals polled said the technology field holds appeal for them. Salary potential and job opportunities and the ability to be innovative were cited by respondents as the top draws.

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Military Family Advisory Network Launches Milcents Financial Planning Course for Military Families

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Military families have a new resource to help them save, plan for retirement, track their credit and avoid financial predators: an online program from the Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN). The program, MilCents, is a 10-week financial literacy program designed specifically for military families. “There are thousands of financial resources — so many that it can be difficult to know where to start. MilCents makes understanding finances easy, interactive and actually fun,” said MFAN’s executive director, Shannon Razsadin. “This program will empower military families to take control of their finances, one step at a time.”

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Four in 10 Americans Admit Knowing Little Or Nothing About Their Employee Benefits

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New research from MassMutual finds that while most Americans understand the importance of their personal finances and employee benefits, 40 percent admit they know little or nothing about them. On the surface, most people seemingly have their financial house in order, saying they prioritize understanding their personal finances (77 percent), having enough medical insurance (74 percent) and being on track to retire comfortably (65 percent), according to the 2015 MassMutual Employee Benefits Security Study. Yet 38 percent say they know little or nothing about their employer-provided benefits such as healthcare, life insurance, 401(k) retirement plans and other benefits. Two in five respondents (42 percent) say they are clueless about whether or not they are on track to retire comfortably, the study found.

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