Fun Facts About Employment

Stephen Tweed | August 21, 2013 | News and Views
Since we are into facts and data at Caregiver Quality Assurance® and Leading Home Care, we thought you might like these fun facts about employment. When 1,500 American workers were asked about being appreciated at work, 60 percent of those surveyed say “extra thank-yous” would make them more productive. Sixty-two percent of 436 respondents to…

Since we are into facts and data at Caregiver Quality Assurance® and Leading Home Care, we
thought you might like these fun facts about employment.

  • When 1,500 American workers were asked about being appreciated at work, 60 percent of those surveyed say “extra thank-yous” would make them more productive.
  • Sixty-two percent of 436 respondents to a survey admit to checking work e-mail in the bathroom. 
  • According to new hiring research, the average cost of a mis-hire according to profession is as follows:
    Senior executive – 15 times their annual salary
    Mid-level manager – 10 times their annual salary
    Laboratory director – 7 times their annual salary
    Programmer – 4 times their annual salary
    Nurse – 2 times their annual salary
  • When 1,500 U.S. employees were asked “If you care for a child or older loved one, what is the one adjustment you make to your work schedule most often?” they responded
    Make phone calls and/or arrangements during the workday – 24%
    Leave work early – 22%
    Take the day off – 16%
    Arrive late to work – 14%
    Ask spouse to adjust his/her schedule – 5%
  • When 271 workers were asked: “What is the single most important program/benefit your employer could offer that would keep you working productively and happily as you get older?” the top 3 responses are:
    49% Flexible work schedule
    15% Health and wellness programs
    13% New training/learning opportunities
Stephen Tweed
Stephen Tweed, CSP, began his journey as a business strategist in home health care in 1982. Today, Stephen is among the top thought leaders in Home Care strategy and management. He has worked with top 5% companies from across the US. He is a sought after speaker at from national and state association events.

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