Is Your Phone Making You Work Harder In The Office?

Geography: United States Research Source: OfficeTeam  Date: August 2017 Findings: While 62% of managers think staff spend the most time on social networks when using their own mobile devices during business hours, workers said they’re most occupied by personal email (30%). Employees ages 18 to 34 rack up 70 minutes on mobile devices and 48 minutes on personal […]

Workplace Attire Trends And Uncertainties

Geography: United States Research Source: OfficeTeam Date: July 2017 Findings: More men (54%) prefer formal attire than women (30%). Workers ages 18 to 34 have the greatest preference for formal dress codes (56%). 16% of respondents prefer very formal work attire (suit and tie). 28% prefer somewhat formal work attire (dress slacks or skirt, with button-down shirt). 36% prefer […]

Leveraging Your Body Language In Interviews

Geography: United States Research Source: OfficeTeam Date: July 2017 Findings: Senior managers said 30% of candidates display negative body language during interviews. Respondents identified eye contact as the most telling nonverbal cue when meeting with applicants, rating it a 4.18 on a scale of one to five (with five indicating the highest significance). This was followed by facial […]

Appreciation Is A Key Player In Retention

Geography: United States Research Source: OfficeTeam Date: April 2017 Findings:  66% of workers surveyed said they’d likely leave their job if they didn’t feel appreciated. That’s up from 51% who responded that way in 2012.

How To Land The 4th Quarter Job

Geography: United States —Research Source: OfficeTeam —Date: September 2016 —Findings: 26% of human resources (HR) managers interviewed said their organization typically increases hiring in the fourth quarter. 69% of respondents indicated they bring on staff at year-end to fill vacated positions, 62% address upticks in business, and 51% add new positions. Recommendations:  “Holiday festivities and vacations may often […]

Mom, I Can Answer My Own Interview Questions

Geography: United States —Research Source: OfficeTeam —Date: August 2016 —Findings: 35% of senior managers interviewed said they find it annoying when helicopter parents are involved in their kids’ search for work. 34% of respondents prefer mom and dad stay out of the job hunt, but would let it slide. Only 29% said this parental guidance is not a […]

3 Ways Dress Codes Are Changing For Millennials

—Geography: United States —Research Source: OfficeTeam —Date: June 2016 —Findings: 50% of senior managers interviewed said employees wear less formal clothing than they did five years ago. 31% of office workers stated they would prefer to be at a company with a business casual dress code; 27% favor a casual dress code or no dress code at all. […]

How Dress Codes Are Changing For Younger Generations

—Geography: United States —Research Source:  OfficeTeam —Date: June 2016 —Findings: 50% of senior managers interviewed said employees wear less formal clothing than they did five years ago. In addition, 31% of office workers stated they would prefer to be at a company with a business casual dress code; 27% favor a casual dress code or no dress code […]

Social Media Mishaps That Could Cost You A Job

Geography: United States —Research Source: OfficeTeam —Date: February 2016 —Findings:  45% of Human Resources managers cited writing negative or inappropriate comments. 35% said posting or being tagged in questionable photos is the prevailing digital faux pas  for common social media mistakes that take job seekers out of the running for a position. 17%  of Human Resource managers said a common social […]

Importance of Administrative Professionals

Geography: United States Research Source: OfficeTeam —Date: September 2015 —Finding: 60% of senior managers said support staff are more valued now by their companies than they were 10 years ago. Managers (38 percent) and administrative professionals (61 percent) indicated flexibility is the most valuable attribute for support personnel, outranking a positive attitude, initiative and diplomacy. Recommendations: With so many […]