1. A new survey of 1,836 office workers cited these as their top three office annoyances, in order:
a. Poor bathroom manners, slow computers, grumpy co-workers
b. Grumpy co-workers, slow computers, gossip/small talk
c. Slow computers, loud talkers, poor bathroom manners
2. A new law raises the maximum fine for child-labor violations to:
3. Sixty-four percent of employers offer some form of incentive (typically cash) to encourage employees to:
a. Show up to work on time
b. Report unethical behavior by co-workers
c. Complete a health risk questionnaire
4. What applicant behavior would be a “major deal breaker,” according to a majority (more than 50%) of HR professionals?
a. Is dressed provocatively
b. Talks negatively about past boss
c. Includes a photo with the résumé
5. When Americans in tough financial situations were asked who they blame for their financial problems, Congress (72%) and Wall Street (71%) topped the list. What percentage blamed their employers?
Sources: 1. Opinium Research; 2. Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act; 3. PricewaterhouseCoopers survey; 4. Society for Human Resourcesurvey; 5. Harris survey.
Answers: 1. b 2. c 3. c 4. a 5. b
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