The following studies show little things really can make a big difference in the workplace.
Courtesy wins jobs
Remember the old-fashioned thank-you note? A lot of job seekers may have forgotten, suggests a recent survey of executives. While 76 percent of respondents said they consider a post-interview thank-you note of value when evaluating candidates, only 36 percent of job applicants actually follow through with this simple courtesy, according to executives polled.
The survey was developed by Accountemps, a Boston-based temporary staffing service.
Cleanliness keeps workers
Corporate America could use some cleaning up - of its workplace, that is. A study of managers and employees conducted by HLW International LLP, an architecture engineering firm, found that:
*39 percent of managers said that employee retention is adversely affected by cluttered and rundown office space;
*73 percent of employees felt their former workspace did not promote productivity;
*8 percent often complained their former work spaces were too noisy for them to concentrate on their work. found that:
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