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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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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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The Untapped Potential Of Administrative Professionals

Research Uncovers Non-Traditional Areas Where Support Staff Are Assisting Administrative professionals are often a manager’s right hand, and new research shows these office superstars would love to help even more at work. Half (50 percent) of support staff surveyed said they have skills that are not being tapped. The findings are part of Office of the Future, a research project from staffing firm OfficeTeam and the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). Visit officeteam.com/ootf to learn more about the study and download How to Hire All-Star Administrative Professionals and Maximize Their Potential, a guide providing tips for companies to recruit support staff and keep them engaged. Administrative professionals were asked, “To what extent does your current manager utilize your full abilities?” Their responses: To a great extent — I use my full range of skills 43% To some extent, but I have some skills that are not being tapped 50% Not at all – I am completely underutilized 7% 100% “Administrative professionals often have skills that make them well-suited to help with tasks outside of their conventional roles,” said Robert Hosking, executive director of OfficeTeam. “When support staff take on new projects, companies gain a valuable resource, and workers receive …

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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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New Research Finds Employees Feel Surprisingly Trusted but Inefficiencies Abound in How We Work

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A surprising 9 out of 10 full-time U.S. employees believe their boss trusts them to get their job done regardless of where and when they do their work.  And, while additional data indicates employees have become upbeat about their increasingly flexible workplaces, inefficiencies abound in how workers use technology and communicate, and there is a lack of training and infrastructure available to support flexible work.

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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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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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