Percentage of employers who expect their workers to wear a business suit, according to a study conducted for CareerBuilder: 4
Percentage of employers who report having a business casual environment: 43
Percentage who allow jeans: 33
Percentage where workers wear a uniform: 21
Percentage of hotel guests who admit to pocketing room amenities, according to a survey by accommodation booking service Hotels.com.: 35
Ranks of Denmark, Netherlands and Norway on the list of the least-sticky-fingered hotel guests: 1, 2, 3
Rank of the United States: 23
Percentage of Americans who believe that organic foods are healthier than nonorganic, according to the results of a Harris Poll: 55
Percentage of respondents who know what the term "dirty dozen" (The Environmental Working Group's annual list of foods that consumers should always buy organic due to pesticide levels) means in regards to organic food: 23
Source: Harris Interactive.
Percentage reduction in the resale value of a home in which there are smokers, according a survey sponsored by Pfizer Canada: 29
Percentage of real estate agents and brokers who said most buyers are less likely to purchase a home where people have smoked: 56
Source: Pfizer Inc.
Percentage of single men who have received a sext (sexy photo or explicit text), according to findings from the third annual Singles in America study by Match.com: 57
Percentage of single women who have received a sext: 45
Percentage of these singles who have shared them with others: 23
Percentage of Americans who believe that money and wealth should be more evenly distributed among a larger percentage of the people in the U.S., according to a Gallup poll: 59
Percentage who think the current distribution is fair: 33
Percentage who think the government should redistribute wealth by heavy taxes on the rich: 52
Percentage of American adults who say they have ever tried marijuana, the highest percentage ever, according to a Pew Research Center survey: 48
Of the 48 percent who have ever used it, percentage who say they did so in the past year: 25
Percentage who say they have tried marijuana, but not in the past year: 75
Source: Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.
While more companies are using mobile devices and Cloud apps, approximate number of office professionals in North America alone who get 10 hours or fewer of training every year provided by their employer, according to data drawn from IAAP and other sources: 6 million
Estimated percentage of those office professionals who are completely responsible for their own training and get little training support from their employers: 50
Source: International Association of Administrative Professionals.
Percentage of family caregivers who admit to lying to the person they're caring for, according to a survey by AgingCare.com: 73
Percentage who believe lying is justified because it either makes their own life easier, or it's for the elderly family member's "own good": 50
Ranks of Facebook ($34.3 billion), YouTube ($26.8 billion), Twitter ($23.6 billion) and the Chinese social network Qzone ($16.3 billion) on the list of the most valuable social media brands of 2013, as assessed by the department of Social Media Management of HWZ University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich, in cooperation with BV4 Certified Brand Valuation Experts: 1, 2, 3, 4
Source: University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration -- Zurich.
"What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering." -- George Bernard Shaw, Nobel laureate
(Readers can contact John MacIntyre at johnmacintyre(at)bwr.eastlink.ca.)