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Dec 04, 2017, 08:11 ET Goal Setting Imperative To Most Workers, But Some Leave Managers In The Dark

Having a goal is the first step to achieving it, or so the saying goes. Staffing firm Accountemps recently surveyed more than 1,000 workers across...


Nov 20, 2017, 08:11 ET Thank-You Notes Can Tip Scale in Job Candidates' Favor, Yet Few Write Them

With the rise of flextime, casual dress codes and work-from-anywhere technology, most businesses are not nearly as traditional as they used to be....


Nov 06, 2017, 00:01 ET Happier During The Holidays?

'Tis the season to be jolly — off and on the clock. In a recent survey of professionals from staffing firm Accountemps, more than half (51 percent)...


Oct 10, 2017, 08:11 ET 'Sorry I'm Late … My Dog Ate My Car Keys'

Night owls beware: Showing up late to work — even if the job's getting done — doesn't fly with most executives. Only one in 10 CFOs in an...


Sep 19, 2017, 08:11 ET The Art of Following Up

Submitting application materials and waiting to hear back from a prospective employer can be as nerve-wracking as the interview itself. But should...


Aug 29, 2017, 08:11 ET Career And Post-Graduation 'FOMO'

As college seniors wrap up their summer internships, jobs and vacations, they may be heading back to school with some anxiety about launching their...


Aug 09, 2017, 08:11 ET 'I Quit! And Now I Regret It'

There are no regrets in life, they say, just lessons learned. But does that adage ring true when it comes to your career? In a recent survey from...


Aug 02, 2017, 00:01 ET Could Making Friends At Work Be Your Next Best Career Move?

Professionals typically spend more waking hours with their coworkers than anyone else, so friendships are bound to blossom. But does having...


May 24, 2017, 00:01 ET 'Hello, I'm Out Of The Office … But Checking Email …'

Are vacations where people completely disconnect from the office a thing of the past? Research shows "workations" may be more common for...


May 02, 2017, 08:11 ET I DON'T GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

Think twice before taking career advice from your BFF. In a recent survey from staffing firm Accountemps, two-thirds (66 percent) of workers said...


Mar 28, 2017, 08:11 ET Everyone Is A Comedian … At Work?

It's said that laughter is the best medicine and it also may be one of the keys to success at work, a new Accountemps survey suggests....


Mar 09, 2017, 08:11 ET Clash Of The Coworkers

Executives today are being sidetracked by peace negotiations among staff when that time could be better spent negotiating business deals. In a new...


Feb 02, 2017, 06:00 ET The Heat Is On: Six In 10 Employees Report Increased Work Stress

Having trouble "keeping calm and carrying on" at work? You're in the majority. More than half (52 percent) of workers said they are stressed at...


Jan 10, 2017, 08:11 ET Sloppy Worker Wake-Up Call: Sweating The Small Stuff Matters

Want to get on your manager's good side? Don't let the details slide. In a new survey by staffing firm Accountemps, more than one-third (35...


Dec 01, 2016, 08:11 ET Top Job Search Blunders Revealed

Job candidates have long been urged to put their best foot forward when applying for open positions. It's simple advice, yet many job hopefuls fail...


Nov 03, 2016, 08:11 ET Holiday Gift-Giving Guide: Office Edition

To gift or not to gift at work? That is the question many employees ask during the holiday season. In a recent survey from staffing firm...


Oct 11, 2016, 08:11 ET The State Of The Manager-Employee Relationship

Many employees like their bosses, but managers still have much work to do, according to new research from staffing firm Accountemps. Nearly two in...


Sep 28, 2016, 08:11 ET Curveballs Or Basics? What Hiring Managers Ask In Interviews

A job interview can be nerve-racking, but add oddball questions to the mix, and you have a formula for a challenging discussion. The good news for...


Aug 09, 2016, 08:11 ET Fresh Perspectives Wanted

 No experience, no job? Not exactly. A fresh perspective is exactly what some employers are looking for. Twenty-three percent of CFOs polled...


Jul 19, 2016, 08:11 ET Survey: Learning Beats Burning The Midnight Oil

 What does it take to achieve an illustrious career? According to a new survey by staffing firm Accountemps, 30 percent of CFOs polled said...


Jun 29, 2016, 05:30 ET Rumor Has It... Office Politics Exist

 Washington, D.C., isn't the only place brimming with politics. In a new survey by staffing firm Accountemps, 80 percent of professionals said...


May 04, 2016, 08:11 ET Timing May Be Everything When It Comes To Landing A Job

 The early bird not only catches the worm – he or she may also land the job. In a recent survey from Accountemps, 61 percent of CFOs...


Mar 10, 2016, 06:00 ET Exhausted At Work … The New Workplace Epidemic?

It's time for a wake-up call: Nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of U.S. workers say they work while tired, with nearly one-third (31 percent)...


Feb 23, 2016, 08:11 ET Welcome Back … Or Not?

 Nearly all (98 percent) human resources (HR) managers interviewed said they would roll out the welcome mat for a returning employee who left...


Jan 14, 2016, 08:11 ET The Valuable Career Guide Many Professionals Lack

If your New Year's resolutions have already fallen by the wayside, here's an idea to help you get...