Percentage of employers who reported that job candidates are required to interview with a C-level executive within their organization (CEO, CFO, COO, etc.), according to a online survey conducted within the U.S. and Canada by Inavero on behalf of CareerBuilder: 38
Percentage of employers who will use Google or other search engines to research candidates: 48
Percentage who will research the candidate on Facebook: 44
Percentage of employees who have high levels of stress, with extreme fatigue/feeling out of control, according to report by ComPsych Corp.: 62
Percentage who report having constant but manageable levels of stress: 33
Percentage of employees who lose one hour or more per day in productivity due to stress: 34
Source: ComPsych Corp.
Percentage of global citizens who indicate they have used social media sites in the past month "to share interesting things," according to findings from a poll conducted by Ipsos OTX: 61
Percentage of global online sharers who indicate they do so "to let others know what I believe in and who I really am": 37
Source: Ipsos Open Thinking.
Percentage of respondents to a survey by YourTango.com who agree that you can be a feminist and still enjoy preparing meals for your partner: 85
Percentage of people who feel that preparing a meal for someone is a significant act of love: 79
Percentage of baby boomers who support teaching proper "hashtag" usage in schools, according to results of a Google survey: 25
Percentage of respondents aged 18 to 24 who believe hashtags should not be taught in school: 68.5
Source: Marisa Murgatroyd.
Percentage of adults online who keep desktop and mobile searches hidden from their significant others, according to the Online Consumer Search Habits study by Ask.com: 35
Percentage who keep searches hidden from their friends: 35
Percentage who keep their searches hidden from adult family members: 40
Rank of car crashes on the list of the leading causes of death for teens in the U.S., according to the National Safety Council: 1
Rank of the first 12 months after being licensed on the list of the most dangerous times of a teen driver's life: 1
Number of times more that a teen driver's crash risk is than that of drivers ages 20 and older: 3
Source: National Safety Council.
Percentage of chief information officers who rate their workers' satisfaction levels fairly high, according to research from Robert Half Technology: 72
Percentage of IT workers who said they plan to look for another job in the next year: 35
Rank of "need a new challenge," "lack of advancement potential" and "not adequately paid" on the list of the primary motivations given by IT workers for leaving their current firm: 1, 2, 3
Source: Robert Half Technology.
Percentage of Jews in the United States who say that emotionally they are either very attached (30 percent) or somewhat attached (39 percent) to Israel, according to Pew Research: 69
Percentage of white evangelical Protestants who say that Israel was given to the Jewish people by God: 82
Percentage of Jews who say the same: 40
Source: Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends.
Among smartphone users ages 8 to 17, percentage who say that their parents occasionally check their smartphone, according to Harris Interactive's Harris Poll YouthQuery: 43
Percentage of parents (of smartphone-using kids under 18) who say they occasionally monitor their child's smartphone activity ... with their knowledge: 43
Percentage of parents who occasionally check their child's smartphone without their knowledge: 35
Source: Harris Interactive.
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