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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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Many CFOs Working On Vacation

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Professionals across the country are planning summer trips, but research suggests many financial executives will be packing their work with their sunscreen. In a recent Robert Half Management Resources survey, 68 percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) said they typically are in touch with the office at least once a week while on summer vacation, a 20-point increase from a similar survey three years ago. Roughly one-third (32 percent) of CFOs anticipate a clean break from work while on vacation, down from 51 percent in 2012. In general, respondents are more likely to check in with the office daily than not at all.

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One-Quarter of CFOs Have Lost Good Employees to Companies Offering Higher Compensation

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported 2.7 million people quit their jobs in February, up by nearly a quarter million year over year, and separate research suggests below-market compensation could be one of the causes of continuing turnover. In a new survey from global staffing firm Robert Half, one in four (25 percent) chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed said he or she has lost a good employee in the past year to a job that paid more. This comes on the heels of previous Robert Half research, which found salary was the top reason people quit their jobs.

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The Perils of a Job Mismatch

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A successful job match is often more art than science when it comes to corporate culture, a new OfficeTeam survey suggests. More than six in 10 (64 percent) human resources (HR) managers interviewed admitted they have misjudged a candidate’s fit with their company’s work environment. Two-thirds (66 percent) of respondents also said their organizations have lost an employee because he or she was not suited to the work environment.

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8 in 10 CFOs Say Consulting Career is Attractive

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Survey Shows Senior-Level Professionals Enticed by Consulting Career’s Flexibility and Compensation. What career prospects entice today’s financial leaders once they’ve reached the top of the profession? Research suggests that for many, it could be a move to consulting. In a recent Robert Half Management Resources survey, 83 percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) said they find consulting attractive. Respondents cited flexible schedules and compensation as top draws.

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Checking Email in Meetings a Frequent Occurrence, but Managers Don’t Like It

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Let’s face it, we all check email during meetings. But it doesn’t mean managers like it. While two-thirdsĀ (67 percent) of managers recently surveyed by Robert Half Management Resources said it’s at least somewhat common for workers to read and respond to emails on mobile devices during business meetings, just 6 percent said it’s perfectly acceptable to do so.

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The Costliest Part of a Bad Hire Isn’t What You Think

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CFOs Say Lower Staff Morale and Productivity Are the Biggest Pitfalls of Poor Hiring Decisions As expensive as it is to replace a bad hire, the money isn’t what concerns employers most. In a Robert Half survey, chief financial officers (CFOs) said the single greatest impact of a poor hiring decision is lower staff morale (39 percent), followed closely by lost productivity (34 percent). Monetary costs came in third, garnering 25 percent of the response.

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