News from OfficeTeam A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

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

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

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...

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

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...

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...

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)...

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

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...

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...

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...