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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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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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Fantasy football Could Cost Employers $16 billion, but It May Be a Huge Morale Booster

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As fantasy sports and, more specifically, fantasy football continue to grow in popularity, so might the financial impact on the nation’s employers. However, one workplace authority says companies should not crack down on workers managing their teams at the office, but instead embrace the fantasy fanaticism. Over the 17 weeks of the NFL preseason and regular season, millions of Fantasy Football participants — an estimated 66 percent of whom are employed full time – will be researching, building and managing their fantasy football teams. Many will do this during work hours from cell phones, tablets or the speedy internet connections found in most modern workplaces.

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Gamification Improves Work Experience for 91% of Employees, Increases Productivity Across U.S. Companies

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Survey Reveals 69% are Motivated More By Non-Monetary Factors Less than one-third (31.5%) of U.S. workers were engaged in their jobs in 2014, according to a 2015 Gallup poll. Today Badgeville, the global leader in business gamification, released the results of an independent survey of over 500 business workers, ranging from entry-level employees to C-level executives, to prove the mass-adoption and success of gamification across U.S. organizations. The results were staggering—78% of workers are utilizing games-based motivation at work and nearly all (91%) say these systems improve their work experience by increasing engagement, awareness and productivity.

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Are Unlimited Vacation Days the Ultimate Workplace Benefit? InfoGraphic

Managers and Workers See an Upside to an Unlimited Vacation Policy, But Most Wouldn’t Take Advantage of the Perk. Unlimited vacation seems like an enticing workplace benefit, but can it also boost productivity? Yes, new research from staffing firm The Creative Group suggests. Nearly four in 10 (39 percent) advertising and marketing executives interviewed believe office output would increase if employees could take time off whenever they wanted, as long as their performance didn’t suffer.

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New Poll Reveals Monday Morning Blues An Urban Myth

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Americans Raring To Go At Beginning Of Work Week It may be time to rethink those “Monday Morning Blues,” according to a new poll released today that found more than twice as many American workers feel more “energized and productive” at the start of the work week than at the end of the week. Announced at the Great Place to Work® Annual Conference held in Dallas, the Mars Drinks/Ipsos survey of 2,034 employed Americans also revealed they are most likely to feel confident as their work week is about to start.  Just 17% report that they feel energized and productive by the end of the week. The poll was fielded as part of “Rethink The Daily Grind,” a new initiative launched today by Mars Drinks, a 100 percent workplace-dedicated segment of Mars, Incorporated. The campaign is designed to drive dialogue and inspire organizations to take a fresh look at ways to foster increased collaboration, engagement, well-being and, as a result, productivity among employees.  As part of the effort, Mars Drinks hopes to spark a movement to bring more vitality to the workplace. “We believe there are new, untapped opportunities for driving engagement that will mutually benefit both people at work and …

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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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Large Vs. Small Companies: Who’s Winning Out When It Comes To Remote Work?

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Telecommuting Gains in Large Companies Outpace Those in Smaller Firms A growing number of professionals are heading to the office without ever leaving the house, a new Accountemps survey shows. More than one-third (36 percent) of chief financial officers (CFOs) said the number of work-from-home and other remote working opportunities has increased in the last three years, while only 3 percent have seen a decline. Sixty-eight percent of CFOs at companies with more than 1,000 employees see remote work opportunities on the rise — double the percentage of CFOs at companies with 20 to 49 employees (34 percent).

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Onsite Clinics Are a Key Component to a Successful Health Benefits Strategy

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Clinic Sponsors Experience Reduced Costs, Improved Employee Health, Productivity and Engagement Employers are increasingly finding the use of onsite and near-site clinics as a successful strategy in controlling health care costs, enabling easy access to medical services, improving employee health, enhancing engagement in worksite programs – and ultimately increasing productivity, according to a survey of 255 employers by the non-profit National Association of Worksite Health Centers (NAWHC), with support from PwC US. NAWHC conducts an annual survey of employer sponsors of onsite clinics to enable them to benchmark their operations and policies.

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