It doesn’t matter if you are holding a fork, a spoon or a smartphone—good manners are essential.
In the workplace, poor workplace etiquette is beginning to get out of hand. In a survey by Robert Half Technology, 76 percent of managers said bad technical manners can adversely affect employment prospects.
Bullying is becoming a growing problem in schools and playgrounds. Bullying has also become a serious problem on the job, according to employees.
A recent study by employment website CareerBuilder found that in 2012, more workers met workplace bullies. One-third of workers—35 percent— said they have felt bullied at work; this number is up from 27 percent last year.
In spite of a relatively weak jobs report for the month of August, U.S. businesses showed hope for the end of 2012.
August provided employers with a mixed bag of jobs news; spending and hiring gained during the month, as well as plans to create jobs. Investment plans remained slightly negative, with more owners looking to reduce investment and inventory levels. Continue reading “Small Business Optimism Rises in August”→