The Workplace Comedian

Does it help or hurt to be the “funny guy” or gal at work? Does it gain you popularity at the expense of your career? When does workplace humor cross the line?

These are just some of the questions that staffing firm Accountemps recently asked – and got answered – in a…

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That Messy Desk Could Cost You a Promotion

You may think that a messy desk is the sign of a first-class intellect, but your boss isn’t buying it.

Staffing firm OfficeTeam interviewed senior managers, and more than half of (54 percent) of them said the most distracting or annoying aspect of employee workspaces is sloppiness or…

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Keeping Workers Engaged

Sixty percent of CFOs interviewed for staffing firm Robert Half think their workers are more engaged on the job compared to three years ago. The not-so-good news? The majority (52 percent) are concerned this may still be insufficient.

Recent findings from a separate study help to underscore the…

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Here’s What Employers Spend on Pay and Benefits.

Employer costs for employee compensation averaged $34.90 per hour worked in December 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported recently.

Wages and salaries averaged $23.87 per hour worked and accounted for 68.4 percent of these costs, while benefits averaged $11.03 and accounted for the…

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Does Vacation Shaming Keep You from Relaxing?

U.S. workers are feeling more guilt than ever before about planning and taking their vacations, according to a new survey from Alamo Rent A Car.

Overall, the rental car firm’s Family Vacation Survey  around half (49 percent) of all American workers report feeling vacation shamed – being made to…

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