December 20, 2004 Poll -
How festive is your
December 6, 2004 Poll -
On average, how
stressed are you?
November 22, 2004 Poll - Terminating an
employee can be a difficult task to
perform. How do you care for yourself after
delivering the bad news?
Quick Poll Summaries
As of 11/19/2004, 50%
of respondents watch The
Apprentice only for fun.
30% of respondents learned
some management lessons from
watching The Apprentice and
have used them at work and
20% don't watch The Apprentice.
As of 11/5/04, 37.5% of
respondents say their organization
would occasionally have an intern
or two. 25% have a few
interns each year, while
additional 25% have never had an
intern. 12.5% of respondents regularly
use numbers of interns each year as
part of a formal program.
As of 10/22/04, 35.3% of respondents have
dated a co-worker from work. 29.4%
have dated their boss, while additional
29.4% have never dated someone from
work. 5.9% have dated a subordinate.
10/8/04, 57.1% of respondents have seen
very little generational
differences impacting benefits plans. An
additional 28.6% have seen benefits plans
impacted somewhat along traditional
lines. 14.3% of respondents feel
that generational differences have impacted
their benefit plans " a lot."
As of 8/25/04, 100% of
respondents say their organization donít
have any employees who were out on military
As of 8/13/04, 37.5% of respondents say
their organization is planning for a 6.1
budget target. 25% are
planning for a 1 - 6% incentive budget
target. Another 25% are planning for a
12.1% or more and 12.5% are planning
for 0% - we do not use incentives.
As of 7/29/04, 71.4% of respondents say
their organization is planning for a 2.1
- 3.9% merit increase. 21.4% are
planning for a 4% or more increase
and 7.2% are planning for a 1 - 2%
As of 7/16/04, 37.5% of respondents say
they do not attend local conferences or
seminars because they Lack interest in
the topic(s). Another 25% say they
Don't have time to break away from the
office, while 25% say they are Too
costly. 12.5% say Traveling
to the meeting location is the reason
they don't attend.
As of 7/2/04, 40% of respondents say
their job descriptions are automated in
Microsoft Word, or other word processing
software. Another 20% say their job
descriptions are automated by an
Off-the-shelf product like KnowledgePoint.
20% say they use a Home-grown system
and 20% say They don't have any job
As of 6/16/04, 55.5% of respondents say
their job descriptions are Somewhat
up to speed. Another 33.3% say their job
descriptions are Definitely up to
speed, while 11.2% say they are Not at
all up to speed and 0.0% say they
Don't have any job descriptions
As of 6/4/04, 28.6% of respondents say
their employees are Somewhat
politically active at work, while 42.8% say
their employees are Not at all
politically active at work because of strict
solicitation policies. Another 14.3%
say that their employees are Very
politically active at work and 14.3%
responded that they are Not at all
active, preferring to keep their non-work
related thoughts and activities to
5/20/04, 61.5% of respondents say the impact
of Depression in the Workplace is
Moderate, followed by 23%
who say the impact is Great. An
additional 7.7% say the impact is Slight
and 7.7% say they Don't know.
5/4/04, 47.6% view the possible impact of
same sex marriages on their company's
benefits plans as Slight. Another
28.5% say they are Unsure it
would cause any impact. 23.8% view the
possible impact as Great and
0.0% responded that there would be no
4/19/04, 56.2% of respondents say
less than fifty percent of their
employees are red circled, while 31.2% say
none of their employees are
red circled. Additionally, 6.2% say
over seventy-five percent of their
employees are red circled and 6.2% say
between fifty-one to seventy-five
percentof their employees are
4/7/04, 66.6% of respondents describe
relationship between their organization's HR
and Finance departments as great.
Another 25% say the relationship is OK.
8.3% call the relationship combative.
As of 3/24/04, 36.4% of respondents to
our pay compression survey call the
situation "pervasive." Another 50.0%
describe the problem as "somewhat of a
concern." 9.1% of respondents work for
organizations that are too small to have pay
compression concerns. 4.5% of respondents
are not concerned about pay compression in
As of 3/8/04, 100% of the HR
professionals who responded to our
voluntary benefits poll would describe
their programs' effectiveness as "so so."
As of 2/19/04, 100% of the HR
professionals who responded to our FLSA
poll indicate they are somewhat prepared
for the impending FLSA reforms.
Thanks for voting!