METRICS

What do kids want to be when they grow up?

11/25/2014
Good luck trying to recruit the kids these days. A new survey found that they most want to be superheroes and celebrities.

The most engaged workers have a female manager

11/11/2014
Employees whose supervisor is a woman are more engaged in their work than those who work for a man, 33% to 27% respectively.

Women lead more in developing economies

11/04/2014
Female executives in emerging nations have had more success breaking the glass ceiling, according to Grant Thornton’s 2014 “Women in Business” report.

Americans rank restaurants best of all business sectors

10/17/2014
The restaurant industry gets four stars from the American public. It achieved the highest positive ratings in a Gallup poll that asked consumers to rank 24 business sectors on a scale ranging from “very positive” to “very negative.” What else got positive reviews?

Top 10 most prestigious jobs

10/10/2014
Doctor tops the Harris Poll’s latest list of most admired occupations. More than 2,500 Americans were asked to rate the relative prestige of various jobs. Here are the top 10.

47 hours: That's the average American workweek

09/29/2014
If you’re envious of workers who put in their eight hours a day and then go home, you’re not alone. Americans work an average of 47 hours per week, according to Gallup’s annual Work and Education Survey.

Employees' personal data could transform HR

09/08/2014
Privacy advocates may squirm when big data is used to profile workers—but many of those workers may not mind.

Annual EEO-1 survey data due back to EEOC by Sept. 30

08/28/2014
It’s time to file your annual EEO-1 survey with the EEOC. If you received a letter in July indicating that you must file an EEO-1 report, you have until Sept. 30 to do so.

Telecommuting not as prevalent as you might think

08/27/2014
Only 2.6% of the U.S. workforce (3.3 million people, not including the self-employed or unpaid volunteers) considered home their primary place of work, according to Global Workplace Analytics, a San Diego-based consulting and research firm that focuses on the business case for emerging workplace strategies.

Executives: America's new economic-inequality softies

08/13/2014
U.S. executives are more likely than Americans in general to believe that rising economic equality is a problem, according to a new poll by Harris Interactive.

What's stressing out your colleagues and employees?

08/08/2014
Forty-nine percent of Americans surveyed earlier this year reported that they had experienced a “major stressful event” in the preceding 12 months, and work was the leading non-health-related stressor.

How much does that 'easy' 20-mile commute cost?

07/17/2014
A 20-mile trip each way each day × 250 work days per year × IRS’ standard 56 cents-per-mile operating cost = Your employees are spending a ton of moolah every year driving to and from work.

Was college worth it?

07/04/2014
For working Millennials—currently ages 18 to 32—it may be too soon to see the payoff, but Gen X’ers and baby boomers overwhelmingly believe they got their money’s worth from going to college.

Which U.S. city is best for growing a small business?

06/12/2014
No surprise, tech’s hometown of San Jose, Calif., is where small business is thriving the most, based on a Biz2Credit survey of annual revenues, credit scores and business longevity.

Use split-sample tests to gain backing for HR

03/06/2014
Say you want to implement a new training program for sales reps. But every time you propose a new HR initiative like this, executives question whether it can work or say the company can’t afford it. Next time, take a different approach: split-sample testing.
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