When managers become stressed, percentage less likely their employees are to feel valued, when compared to employees working for unstressed managers, according to a survey from Sirota Intelligence: 7
Percentage less likely they are to feel recognized: 6
Percentage less likely they are to feel their managers are "walking-their-talk": 6
Source: Sirota Survey Intelligence.
Given the current state of the economy, average number of months that a senior manager can be out of work before his or her career prospects are adversely affected, according to a survey of executives developed by Robert Half Management Resources: 9
Source: Robert Half Management Resources.
Percentage of Americans who cite quality of goods and trust in the brand as their criteria for buying a product, according to survey by The Body Shop: 70
Percentage who say they purchase based on the ethical reputation of a company: 39
Percentage who say price and value are their criteria for purchase: 38
Source: The Body Shop International.
Percentage of Americans who say they have started at least one small business, according to a survey by FindLaw.com: 30
Percentage who have thought about starting their own business at some point in their lives: 31
Percentage of travelers who consider checked bags the most annoying airline fee, according to a TripAdvisor flier survey: 54
Percentage of fliers who have been surprised by the cost of checked baggage fees at the airport: 36
Percentage who said they always carry on a bag to avoid additional fees: 19
Percentage who said they often do: 39
Percentage of Americans who are concerned they or someone they know will face foreclosure in the next six to 12 months, according to a survey commissioned by Move Inc., the operator of Realtor.com: 52
Percentage of homeowners who plan to take advantage of the administration's new program to help prevent foreclosures: 18.9
While searching for answers in the past 12 months, percentage of all homeowners with a mortgage who contacted a lender to restructure their loan: 21
Source: Move Inc.
Percentage of Americans who believe that their boss's management style brings out the best in their work, according to a "WorkWatch" survey, released by global staffing agency Randstad: 51
Percentage who said that their boss is respected for his/her business expertise, but doesn't have people skills: 38
Percentage of Americans who said small business leaders and entrepreneurs will lead the U.S. to a better future, according to a We Media/Zogby survey: 63
Percentage who said the same of science and technology leaders: 52
Source: Zogby International.
Projected percentage decline in Easter holiday expenditures, according to industry research firm IBISWorld: 8
Estimated total sales from Easter clothing, candy, flowers, decorations, food and greeting cards in 2009: $13.6 billion (down from $14.8 billion in 2008)
Projected percentage rise in supermarket food sales as families prepare their holiday meals at home, rather than dining out: 3.5
Source: Mom Central Inc.
Percentage drop in prices for hotel rooms in North America last year, according to the Hotels.com's Hotel Price Index: 12
Percentage drop in prices for hotel rooms in Europe: 10
Percentage drop in the Caribbean and Latin America: 7
Percentage drop in Asia: 2
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