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Jan 27, 2016, 08:17 ET

OfficeTeam To Present Complimentary Webinar: "2016 Administrative Salary And Hiring Trends"

Compensation, Top Skills and In-Demand Positions to Be Discussed WHAT:     Join OfficeTeam for a complimentary...

Jan 05, 2016, 08:17 ET
According to an OfficeTeam survey, 45 percent of HR managers said writing negative or inappropriate comments is the most common social media mistake that takes job seekers out of the running for a position. About one in three (35 percent) cited posting or being tagged in questionable photos as the chief digital faux pas.

Social Media Mistakes That Could Cost You The Job

The advice "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" holds especially true in today's digital age, suggests new research...

Nov 23, 2015, 08:17 ET
The performance review is getting mixed reviews from workers, according to new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam. Although most (79 percent) HR managers interviewed said they schedule these meetings at least annually, one in four (25 percent) employees feel the assessments do not help improve their performance. This contrasts with 89 percent of HR managers who believe their organization's performance appraisal process is at least somewhat effective. More than a quarter (27 percent) of companies hold reviews at least twice a year, a 9-point jump from a similar survey in 2010.

Are Performance Reviews Worth It?

The performance review is getting mixed reviews from workers, according to new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam. Although most (79 percent)...

Oct 28, 2015, 08:17 ET

The Untapped Potential Of Administrative Professionals

 Administrative professionals are often a manager's right hand, and new research shows these office superstars would love to help even more at...

Oct 01, 2015, 08:17 ET
In a survey of office workers by staffing firm OfficeTeam, 71 percent of respondents said they are likely to contact a company with feedback after a good customer experience. Perhaps not surprisingly, an even higher percentage (79 percent) stated they would reach out after receiving bad service. And those complaints may be coming in regularly: 42 percent of people polled said they encounter poor customer service at least monthly.

Customer Service: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Seven in 10 Workers Polled Say They Would Contact a Company Following a Good Customer Service Experience   It's not unusual for...

Sep 15, 2015, 08:17 ET
According to recent research from staffing firm OfficeTeam, about 1 in 3 (35 percent) workers surveyed admitted they've had an office bully. More than one-quarter (27 percent) of HR managers interviewed said they think workplace bullying happens at least somewhat often at their company.

How Common Is Workplace Bullying?

According to recent research from staffing firm OfficeTeam, about one in three (35 percent) workers surveyed admitted they've had an office bully....

Aug 26, 2015, 08:17 ET
According to research from OfficeTeam, more than half (54 percent) of workers said they've experienced at least one mishap when starting a new job. One-third (33 percent) stated their computer, phone or security access wasn't properly set up when they arrived. Another 22 percent said necessary supplies were not provided at the outset. Despite some first-day flubs, half (50 percent) of HR managers felt their company's onboarding process is very effective and 42 percent stated it's somewhat effective.

FIRST DAY FOLLIES: More Than Half of Workers Have Experienced Mishaps When Starting a New Job

 It's important for new employees to make a good first impression, but many companies don't realize they also need to put their best foot...

Aug 05, 2015, 08:17 ET
3 in 5 (60%) senior managers surveyed by OfficeTeam and the International Association of Administrative Professionals as part of the Office of the Future project said support staff are more valued now by their companies than they were 10 years ago. 62% of administrative workers who were polled agreed. This infographic also highlights the top skills/attributes in the administrative field.

Administrative Professionals Gain Clout

Many of us already recognize the importance of administrative staff, but new research suggests that their influence is growing. Three in five (60...

Jul 16, 2015, 08:17 ET

Conference Call Etiquette: Are You An Offender?

Research Reveals Most Annoying Behaviour on Conference Calls TORONTO, July 16, 2015 /CNW/ - When joining conference calls, employees should...

Jul 16, 2015, 08:17 ET
What's the most annoying behavior on conference calls? According to an OfficeTeam survey of workers, multiple people talking at the same time is the most irritating (37 percent) followed by excessive background noise (24 percent).

Conference Call Etiquette: Are You An Offender?

 When joining conference calls, employees should be careful about "phoning it in" if they want to avoid irritating colleagues, new OfficeTeam...

Jun 16, 2015, 08:17 ET

Bizarre Job Interview Locations

Survey Reveals Strangest Places Job Seekers Have Met With Employers TORONTO, June 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Sometimes interviews happen in unlikely...

Jun 16, 2015, 08:17 ET

Bizarre Job Interview Locations

 Sometimes interviews happen in unlikely locations, a new OfficeTeam survey shows. Managers were asked to recount the most unusual places they...

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

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...

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...

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 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 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...

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...