Percentage of working hours that CFOs estimate they spend coaching underperforming employees, according to research by Robert Half: 26
Percentage of CFOs who thought making a poor hiring decision negatively affected the morale of their team: 91
Source: Robert Half.
Percentage of Americans who would switch political parties for a tax-free future, according to research by WalletHub: 22
Percentage who would move to a different country: 37
Percentage who would get an "IRS" tattoo: 24
Percentage of people who say traveling to their destination is often as much fun as the actual vacation destination, according to a study by the National Association of Convenience Stores: 69
Ranks of travel by car, air and train on the list of the ways vacationers travel: 1, 2, 3
Source: National Association of Convenience Stores.
Number of legal medical marijuana patients in the United States, according to research by ProCon.org: 2.1 million
Per capita legal medical marijuana patients in Maine (the highest in the U.S.): 38.42 per 1,000
National average: 10.79 per 1,000
Percentage of employers who say they plan to hire college graduates this year, according to a CareerBuilder survey: 80
Percentage who plan to offer recent graduates higher pay than last year: 47
Percentage who will be paying a starting salary of $50,000 or more: 33
Percentage of Americans who said the main trigger for impulsive purchases is a fear of missing out (on a deal, to a run on stock, would later forget, etc.), according to a survey by Finder.com: 53
Percentage who said they simply didn't have a reason not to make the purchase: 37
Percentage of Americans who say they grill, with 41 percent grilling at least once a week, according to results from a Cargill survey: 72
Ranks of steak, hamburgers, chicken and pork chops/ribs on the list of America's favorite grilling options: 1, 2, 3, 4
Percentage of Americans who agree that the design of a product's packaging often influences their purchase decisions when selecting which products to buy, according to an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of the Paper and Packaging Board: 72
Percentage of Americans who also agree that paper and cardboard packaging is less wasteful than other packaging and more in line with today's expectations than packaging made from other materials: 84
Source: Ipsos Observer.
Percentage of enterprises that are considered digitally "superior," having fully implemented technologies like automation, artificial intelligence and collaboration tools in the workplace, as well as having invested in strategies for training or "reskilling" workers to be digitally savvy, according to results from Randstad's Workplace 2025 -- The Post-Digital Frontier study: 10
Percentage of companies that are still "developing": 52
Percentage of consumers who have experienced a cyber attack in the previous 12 months, according to a survey by Zogby for The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company: 33
Rank of a computer virus or other type of unwanted software on the list of the most common type of damage: 1
Percentage of victims who reported this type of damage: 81
Source: Zogby International.
"When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become president. I'm beginning to believe it." -- Clarence Darrow, lawyer and author (1857-1938)
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