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Companies report difficulty filling jobs

Despite the weak job market, two thirds of about 100 U.S. companies say they can’t fill key positions, according to Right Management, a recruitment service for Manpower Group. Seventy percent of organizations reported they found it hard to recruit for certain jobs, while 25 percent said it was somewhat difficult. “The latest findings are consistent… Continue Reading Companies report difficulty filling jobs

There may be some credence to the old adage, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” At least 44 percent of employees surveyed by Right Management, a career management group within Manpower Group, think that’s true. According to the survey, more workers believe “who you know” is more important than job performance in… Continue Reading Workers believe networking key to promotion, survey says

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Workers are stressed, survey finds

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Two out of three people say the stress level at work is high, according to a Right Management survey. According to the survey, 64 percent of workers rate stress as high, while 24 percent say it is medium. A mere 11 percent rated their workplace stress as low. “When asked, employees will usually say their… Continue Reading Workers are stressed, survey finds

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Workers’ moods are grim, survey says

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Most employees say their job is unrewarding and saps their energy, according to a new survey by a talent and career management service. Only one employee in five considers their job rewarding and gratifying, said the survey by Right Management, a subsidiary of ManpowerGroup. The survey was conducted in December and January and 438 North… Continue Reading Workers’ moods are grim, survey says

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About 57 percent of employees surveyed in a LinkedIn and Right Management online poll say they regularly make suggestions about how to improve their workplaces. But the ideas apparently fall on deaf ears. “Our findings suggest a surprising number of employees go the extra mile by making suggestions in the workplace,” said Mark Schmitz, general… Continue Reading Workers have ideas – bosses don’t care

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