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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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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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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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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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Employees Confident About Paycheck Accuracy

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Eighty-eight percent of employees are confident their paycheck is accurate, according to the 2015 “Getting Paid In America” survey recently conducted by the American Payroll Association. The “Getting Paid In America” survey by the APA asked “How certain are you that your payroll withholding and the net amount of your paycheck are correct each payday?”  In response, 88 percent of survey participants said they are very certain or certain their paycheck is correct each payday.

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Majority Of Workers Value Ability To Gain New Skills When Evaluating Job Offers

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Survey Finds Professionals Also Concerned About Keeping Skills Current Greener pastures for workers may come in the form of the opportunity to learn something new, a recent survey by Robert Half Finance & Accounting suggests. Among finance and accounting professionals surveyed, 64 percent said the chance to gain new skills is a critical consideration when making a career move. Fifty percent also reported they are very concerned about keeping their skills current in the next few years; another 38 percent noted they were somewhat concerned. The research revealed that the value placed on learning and keeping skills current was greatest for those early in their careers but still significant for those who have risen through the ranks.

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Emerging Workforce Study Reveals Workers Feel Insecure About Their Job Skills, Career Advancement

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For years, employers have struggled with finding qualified workers. However, new findings from the 2015 Emerging Workforce Study (EWS) commissioned by Spherion Staffing reveal workers feel they are sorely lagging behind in their job skills. These results underscore a new skills gap story from the worker’s perspective that will affect the future of the workforce. The study was conducted online by Harris Poll among 225 U.S. human resource managers and 2,027 employed U.S. adults (aged 18+).

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