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May 14, 2015, 08:17 ET
More than half (54 percent) of senior managers said employees are asked to contribute money for celebrations -- such as birthdays, anniversaries and baby showers -- at least once a year. Luckily, most workers are feeling generous: 51 percent of employees stated they are OK with chipping in occasionally, and a quarter (25 percent) have no hesitation because they consider it a good cause.

Staff Celebrations Come At A Cost To Workers

Those office parties don't pay for themselves, new OfficeTeam research suggests. More than half (54 percent) of senior managers interviewed said...

Apr 16, 2015, 08:17 ET

OfficeTeam Offers Complimentary Webinar On Developing Your "It" Factor And Building A Strong Professional Image

WHAT:     In celebration of Administrative Professionals Week (April 19-25), workers in all fields are invited to join...

Apr 14, 2015, 08:17 ET
According to a new OfficeTeam survey, nearly nine in 10 (89 percent) senior managers said their company is effective at showing appreciation to staff. However, three in 10 (30 percent) workers felt their organization isn't good at employee recognition. This infographic includes these research results and other findings about employee recognition.

Is Your Company Secretly Failing At Employee Recognition?

With Administrative Professionals Week (April 19-25) approaching, many members of the office support team will receive special acknowledgment for...

Apr 14, 2015, 08:17 ET

Is Your Company Secretly Failing at Employee Recognition?

Survey: Three in 10 Workers Think Their Employer Is Ineffective at Showing Appreciation to Staff TORONTO, April 14, 2015 /CNW/ - With...

Mar 31, 2015, 08:17 ET
More than six in 10 (64 percent) HR managers 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.

The Perils Of A Job Mismatch: Survey Reveals Two in Three Companies Have Lost Employees Because the Work Environment Wasn't a Fit

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...

Mar 31, 2015, 08:17 ET

The Perils of a Job Mismatch

Survey Reveals Two in Three Companies Have Lost Employees Because the Work Environment Wasn't a Fit TORONTO, March 31, 2015 /CNW/ - A...

Mar 04, 2015, 08:17 ET
According to an OfficeTeam survey, half (50 percent) of senior managers said activities tied to the college basketball playoffs boost employee morale, and more than one-third (36 percent) felt March Madness has a positive impact on workplace productivity.

Should You Celebrate March Madness At Work?

March Madness and the office may make a winning team, a new OfficeTeam survey suggests. Half (50 percent) of senior managers interviewed said...

Mar 04, 2015, 08:17 ET

Should You Celebrate March Madness At Work?

Survey: 3 in 5 Managers Say NCAA Basketball Tournament Activities in the Workplace Improve Employee Morale TORONTO, March 4, 2015 /CNW/ - March...

Feb 10, 2015, 08:17 ET

The Worst Ways To Quit A Job

 An OfficeTeam survey may bring new meaning to the advice "quit while you're ahead." Nearly nine in 10 (86 percent) human resources (HR)...

Feb 10, 2015, 08:17 ET

The Worst Ways to Quit a Job

Survey Reveals Strangest Ways Workers Have Resigned TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - An OfficeTeam survey may bring new meaning to the advice "quit...

Jan 27, 2015, 08:17 ET

OfficeTeam Presents Complimentary Webinar On Administrative Salary And Hiring Trends

WHAT: Join OfficeTeam for a complimentary 60-minute webinar, "Top Administrative Hiring and Salary Trends to Watch for in 2015." This event...

Jan 20, 2015, 08:17 ET
Nearly two-thirds (68 percent) of HR managers felt it's at least somewhat acceptable to have a messy desk at work. In fact, 9 percent even said it's a sign of a creative person. However, nearly one-third (32 percent) stated they would question an employee's organizational skills and effectiveness if that person had an unkempt workspace.

What A Messy Desk Says About You

 Having a cluttered desk may not be a bad thing, a new survey from OfficeTeam suggests. More than two-thirds (68 percent) of human resources...

Jan 20, 2015, 08:17 ET

What a Messy Desk Says About You

Survey: Two in Three HR Managers OK With Employees Having Disorganized Workspaces TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Having a cluttered desk may not...

Dec 16, 2014, 08:17 ET

You Won't Believe These Embarrassing Job Interview Mistakes

Survey Reveals Awkward Interview Moments TORONTO, Dec. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Sometimes job applicants are memorable for the wrong reasons, a new...

Dec 16, 2014, 08:17 ET

You Won't Believe These Embarrassing Job Interview Mistakes

Sometimes job applicants are memorable for the wrong reasons, a new OfficeTeam survey shows. Managers were asked to recount the most embarrassing...

Nov 12, 2014, 08:17 ET

Office Holiday Party a Hit With Workers

Survey: Majority of Workers Want to Spread the Holiday Cheer with a Company Party TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - How do workers like to celebrate...

Nov 12, 2014, 08:17 ET
More than half (52 percent) of workers surveyed by OfficeTeam said their favorite work-related holiday celebration is a company party. Twenty-four percent would choose participating in a charitable activity with coworkers.

Office Holiday Party A Hit With Workers

 How do workers like to celebrate the holidays with colleagues? A new survey from OfficeTeam shows the traditional office party tops most...

Oct 07, 2014, 08:17 ET

How do Your Boss's Leadership Skills Stack Up?

OfficeTeam Survey: Three in Four Canadian Workers Think Their Managers Are Good Leaders TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Will managers be getting...

Oct 07, 2014, 08:17 ET
Will managers be getting the thumbs-up this Boss's Day (October 16)? According to a new OfficeTeam survey, more than three in four (76 percent) workers interviewed said their boss has strong leadership skills. In addition, two-thirds (67 percent) believe they couldn't do a better job than their manager. (PRNewsFoto/OfficeTeam)

How Do Your Boss's Leadership Skills Stack Up?

 Will managers be getting the thumbs-up this Boss's Day (October 16)? Bosses often get a bad rap when portrayed on TV -- think Michael Scott of...

Sep 03, 2014, 08:20 ET

You Think You Get Weird Requests at Work? OfficeTeam Survey Reveals Strangest Requests Administrative Professionals Have Received

TORONTO, Sept. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - In a recent survey, OfficeTeam asked administrative professionals to recount the wackiest requests they've...