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MENLO PARK, CA -- It’s no wonder bad bosses often make it to the big screen: Many workers can relate. Nearly half (46 percent) of employees surveyed by OfficeTeam said they have worked for an unreasonable manager.

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MENLO PARK, CA -- At some companies, a corner office doesn’t always come with a bigger paycheck, recent research from OfficeTeam finds. While most human resources (HR) managers surveyed said their firms rarely or never offer an employee a promotion without a salary increase, a surprising one in five (22 percent) respondents revealed this practice is at least somewhat common at their companies.

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MENLO PARK, CA -- We’ve all heard of moms and dads who become too involved in a child’s science fair project, book report or college application. According to a new OfficeTeam survey, this type of hovering, also known as “helicopter parenting,” extends to the job search, too.

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MENLO PARK, CA -- Everyone likes receiving a pat on the back for a job well done, but a new OfficeTeam survey suggests that many support staff may not be getting the acknowledgment they deserve. More than one-quarter (27 percent) of senior managers interviewed said administrative professionals don’t receive enough recognition on a regular basis.

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MENLO PARK, CA -- Great minds don’t always think alike, a new OfficeTeam study suggests. In fact, work styles vary based on individual personality traits, communication preferences and organizational methods. While most (70 percent) administrative professionals surveyed said it could be challenging to team up with colleagues who don’t have styles similar to their own, two-thirds (66 percent) recognized benefits to collaborating with those who approach things differently.

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MENLO PARK, CA -- Is a cluttered desk the sign of a cluttered mind? Many human resources (HR) managers interviewed in a new OfficeTeam survey think so. More than eight in 10 (83 percent) respondents said the appearance of an employee’s workspace at least somewhat affects their perception of that person’s professionalism. 

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MENLO PARK, CA -- Are March Madness festivities in the office a slam dunk? It depends on whom you ask, a new OfficeTeam survey suggests. Nearly one-third (32 percent) of managers interviewed felt NCAA basketball tournament activities shouldn’t be allowed in the workplace. Still, the majority of bosses are willing to play ball: Fifty-seven percent said group events tied to the playoffs are OK in moderation, and another 11 percent welcome them.

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MENLO PARK, CA -- Is the traditional resume going the way of the dinosaur? Some human resources (HR) managers interviewed recently by OfficeTeam think so. More than one-third (36 percent) of respondents said it’s at least somewhat likely resumes will eventually be replaced by profiles on social and business networking sites.

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MENLO PARK, CA -- Ever felt like crawling under your desk on the job? According to a new OfficeTeam survey, you’re in good company. Executives interviewed were asked to recount their most embarrassing moments at work. Here are some of their responses:

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MENLO PARK, CA -- The start of the new year may bring more job opportunities for administrative professionals, according to recent OfficeTeam research. Eight percent of human resources (HR) managers interviewed said they plan to add full-time support staff during the first quarter of 2011, while 3 percent anticipate declines.

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