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Conference Call Etiquette: Are You An Offender?

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Research Reveals Most Annoying Behavior on Conference Calls When joining conference calls, employees should be careful about “phoning it in” if they want to avoid irritating colleagues, new OfficeTeam research suggests. More than one-third (37 percent) of workers surveyed said multiple people talking at the same time is the most distracting behavior on conference calls, followed by excessive background noise (24 percent).

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Relationships Suffer When Americans Cheat Themselves Out of Time Off

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New Study Uncovers How Work Martyr Complex Bleeds into Relationships at Home American workers value quality time with their loved ones above all else, but employees’ behavior doesn’t align with those priorities, according to a new Project: Time Off study, “The Work Martyr’s Affair: How America’s Lost Week Quietly Threatens Our Relationships.” The study, conducted by GfK Public Affairs, examines how employees balance their professional and personal lives, a particularly important analysis given American workers now use the least amount of vacation in nearly four decades—a full workweek less than 15 years ago.

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Ask For A Pay Raise … Or Get A Root Canal?

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New Study Reveals What People Would Rather Do Than Ask for a Raise and Provides Insight Into Worker Confidence About Salary and Jobs. If the thought of asking for a raise makes you want to scrub the floors, update your resume or spend quality time at the dentist’s office, you’re not alone. While 89 percent of U.S. workers surveyed by staffing firm Robert Half believe they deserve a raise, just over half (54 percent) plan to ask for one this year. Instead of making the case for a pay bump, many workers would rather clean the house (32 percent), look for a new job (13 percent), get a root canal (7 percent) or be audited by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) (6 percent).

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Two-Thirds of Managers Need Guidance on How to Coach and Develop Careers

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North American employees report two-thirds of managers fail to actively engage in their career development, according to a poll by Right Management, the global career experts within ManpowerGroup. As talent shortages persist and employee retention becomes increasingly important, employers have an opportunity to make career development a priority by enabling their managers to coach and mentor their teams, advises Right Management.

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Many Satisfied Employees Will Look for a New Job in 2015

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Employees are not sitting still in 2015. Even though they are satisfied in their current positions, many employed Americans plan to look for something better this year. Nearly half of employed Americans surveyed plan to look for a new job in 2015, according to a new survey from personal finance website CreditDonkey.com. Even though 68% of the employed respondents claim to be satisfied with their current job, 44% plan to spruce up their resume and hit the interview trails.

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CFO’s Predict What Happens When You Empower Employees

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Research Points to Productivity Benefits of Giving Up Control A little employee empowerment can go a long way if you’re the boss, new research suggests. Roughly one in three (32 percent) chief financial officers (CFOs) in a Robert Half Management Resources survey admitted they would be more productive if they gave their employees greater autonomy at work. Only 13 percent of executives feared their performance would decline if they gave workers more control. 

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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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Americans Want to Work for CEOs Committed to Corporate Responsibility

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Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine, in conjunction with Alexander Mann Solutions, today announced the findings of the publication’s annual corporate reputation survey, which found that when making decisions about their future employment, the majority of Americans (71 percent) want to work for a company whose CEO is actively involved in corporate responsibility and/or environmental issues.

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