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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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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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How To Launch An Accounting Career

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CFOs Advise Accounting Graduates to Look for Jobs in Smaller Companies, General Accounting Accounting graduates may want to think small when launching their careers, a new Accountemps survey suggests. More than half (56 percent) of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed said they would steer entry-level professionals toward careers at small to midsize companies. When asked what specialization they would recommend for new graduates, almost three-quarters (74 percent) of CFOs said general accounting, up from similar surveys conducted in 2010 (60 percent) and 2005 (49 percent).

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Three In Four Employees Would Keep Working If They Received A Financial Windfall

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36% Would Even Stay in their Current Job The saying “money isn’t everything” just may hold true, suggests an Accountemps survey. More than three-quarters (77 percent) of employees interviewed said they would continue to work in some capacity if they were to receive a financial windfall; 36 percent of this group would choose to stay in their current jobs.

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