We Know Next Weekly Recap: August 27-31st

News Updates

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next this week.

An increasing number of U.S. workers who take vacation are performing work-related tasks on their so-called off time, according to a Harris Interactive survey of 2,212 U.S. adults.

A recent survey by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) indicated that slightly more than one-half (53%) of organizations do not conduct credit background checks on any of their job candidates, an increase from 40% in 2010. 

Departures among chief executive officers fell to the lowest level of the year in July 2012, as 83 leadership changes were announced during that month. This marks the slowest month for CEO turnover since December 2011, according to the latest report on CEO turnover released Aug. 8, 2012, by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

When employees observe workplace misconduct such as stealing, safety violations or substance abuse—and decide to report it—most will go to their supervisors to do so, an ethics survey finds.

A changing workforce, global competition, advances in information technology, new knowledge, the 2008 global recession and demands for sustainable performance have forced corporate leaders to examine and re-evaluate how they manage and operate.

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