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Sep 10, 2019, 08:10 ET Are Suits Now Unsuitable For Job Interviews?

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2019 /CNW/ - While casual dress codes are gaining ground, some employers expect more polish when meeting with job applicants, new research from global staffing firm Accountemps...


Aug 20, 2019, 08:10 ET Feeling the Burn: 96% of Managers in Canada Say Their Staff are Experiencing Some Degree of Burnout

TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - On the heels of the World Health Organization defining burnout as a syndrome resulting from workplace stress, a recent survey from staffing firm Accountemps found that...


Jul 25, 2019, 08:10 ET Early Bird Gets the Worm: New Survey Reveals Productivity Peaks for Workers in Canada

Professionals cite Tuesday as most productive workday Nearly three-quarters of workers say they are most productive before lunch Single biggest productivity distraction: chatty coworkers TORONTO,...


Jul 10, 2019, 08:10 ET Survey: Nearly 7 in 10 Managers in Canada Consider Consistent Temp Work Comparable To Full-Time Job When Assessing Applicants

TORONTO, July 10, 2019 /CNW/ - Temporary work is gaining an equal footing with traditional, full-time employment when it comes to job qualifications, suggests new research from staffing firm...


May 21, 2019, 00:06 ET Survey: Majority of Workers Save Vacation Time for Summer

Employees Plan to Spend 11 Days Out of Office TORONTO, May 21, 2019 /CNW/ - As temperatures climb, many workers are stocking up on sunscreen and booking summer travel. A recent Accountemps survey...


May 07, 2019, 08:10 ET Warm-Weather Benefits Workers Want

Survey: Flexible Schedules and Summer Fridays Top Employees' Wish Lists TORONTO, May 7, 2019 /CNW/ - What do workers want from their employers this summer? In a recent survey from staffing firm...


Mar 28, 2019, 08:10 ET Survey: Employees Tap Company Time and Resources to File Taxes

29 per cent of workers say it's common for employees to use company time for personal income tax preparation Nearly two-in-five workers say employees routinely use office resources to complete tax...


Mar 12, 2019, 08:01 ET Survey: 1 in 3 Job Candidates in Canada Removed from Consideration Following Reference Checks

Employers Most Interested in Gaining Insight into Applicants' Strengths and Weaknesses TORONTO, March 12, 2019 /CNW/ - It may be a job seekers' market, but candidates still need to have everything...


Jan 17, 2019, 08:01 ET Survey: 91 Per Cent of Managers in Canada Would Rehire Former Employees

Canadian Workers More Hesitant to Return to Their Previous Companies TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The competitive hiring market has companies casting a wide net to find job candidates with the...


Dec 04, 2018, 08:01 ET Survey Finds Worker Productivity in Canada Increases During Busy Holiday Season

TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2018 /CNW/ - It's the most wonderful time of the year — for worker productivity? Professionals may simply be looking to land on the "nice" list, but 55 per cent of Canadian...


Nov 05, 2018, 08:01 ET Survey: Majority of Canadian Workers Comfortable Looking for New Job While Employed

Many Respondents Also Likely to Conduct Job Search Activities at Work TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Most Canadian professionals feel confident testing the employment waters, even from their current...


Oct 16, 2018, 00:01 ET 76 Per Cent of Canadian Employees Tired on the Job, Survey Finds

TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Drained at your desk? You're not alone. Recent research from staffing firm Accountemps suggests feeling worn out at work is a common occurrence among Canadian employees....


Sep 17, 2018, 08:10 ET Most workers in Canada like listening to music at work and are more productive when they do, survey shows

More than three-quarters of workers able to listen to music at work enjoy it Younger workers most apt to enjoy tunes while working 61 per cent of employees at least somewhat more productive when...


Jul 31, 2018, 00:01 ET Meeting of the Minds: Canadian Workers and Executives Dread Wasted Time, Interruptions

On average, workers spend 15 per cent of their time in meetings and feel 25 per cent of it is wasted Common issues include starting or ending late, unnecessary meetings, people interrupting, and poor ...


May 30, 2018, 08:01 ET Manners Matter: Canadian Managers, Employees Sound Off About Workplace Etiquette

Bosses say being late to meetings is the biggest etiquette breach; employees say it's office gossip 36 per cent of workers say being courteous can accelerate career advancement; 65 per cent of...


May 21, 2018, 00:01 ET No Fun in the Sun: Many Canadian Professionals Can't Unplug on Vacation

More than one-third of workers (34 per cent) check in with the office during vacation Nearly half of millennials check in with the office, while the majority of workers ages 55 and older fully...


May 02, 2018, 08:05 ET Checked Out: Canadian Workers Disengaged 28 Per Cent of Time

Employees say better perks, less bureaucracy and more challenging assignments would help boost engagement levels TORONTO, May 2, 2018 /CNW/ - The saying goes that a company is only as good as the...


Apr 03, 2018, 08:01 ET Cry Me A River: How Emotions Are Perceived in the Workplace

Survey: More Than Four in 10 Canadian Workers Have Shed Tears on the Job; Nearly Half of Executives Say It's OK TORONTO, April 3, 2018 /CNW/ - Everyone knows keeping emotions in check isn't always...


Mar 07, 2018, 00:01 ET Stressful Days, Sleepless Nights: Survey Finds 39 Per Cent of Canadian Professionals Often Lose Sleep Over Work

Culprits include workload, difficulties within the business and interpersonal relationships More men (43 per cent) experience sleeplessness over job-related issues, compared to women (37 per cent)...


Feb 21, 2018, 08:11 ET Salary Aside, Vacation and Career Advancement Mean the Most to Canadian Workers Weighing Job Offers

Younger workers (ages 18 to 34) value career advancement potential over anything else Men say vacation time is the key factor in job decisions while women rank both vacation and career advancement...


Jan 18, 2018, 00:01 ET 36 Per Cent of Canadian Workers Plan to Look for a Job in 2018

Accountemps Research Examines Current Job Search Trends 77 per cent of managers prefer a single page for staff-level resumes 40 per cent of human resources managers eliminated a candidate for being...


Jan 08, 2018, 08:11 ET Winter Blues a Cold Reality in the Workplace

January is the Least Happy Month for Canadian Professionals TORONTO, Jan. 8, 2017 /CNW/ - Winter's getting a frigid reception at many workplaces around the country. According to research from...


Dec 04, 2017, 08:11 ET Goal Setting Matters to Canadian Workers

Survey Uncovers Generational and Gender Differences Around Setting and Discussing Goals TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Having a goal is the first step to achieving it, or so the saying goes. Staffing...


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

Survey Shows Manners Matter in Job Search TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - With the rise of flextime, casual dress codes and work-from-anywhere technology, most businesses are not nearly as traditional ...


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

More Than One-Third of Canadian Workers Surveyed Jollier on the Job During the Holiday Season; Similar Numbers Are Also More Stressed Balancing year-end festivities and work obligations biggest...