The Hamilton Spectator - - CAREERS -

In a new sur­vey by staffing firm Ac­coun­temps, 35 per cent of chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cers cited poor at­ten­tion to de­tail or sloppy work as the most an­noy­ing be­hav­iour by co-work­ers. For 28 per cent of re­spon­dents, gos­sip­ing or en­gag­ing in of­fice pol­i­tics was their big­gest pet peeve, mark­ing a 5 per cent in­crease from a sim­i­lar sur­vey in 2011. Miss­ing dead­lines (17 per cent), be­ing late (12 per cent) and pre­sent­ing oth­ers’ ideas as one’s own (8 per cent) rounded out the top five work­place pet peeves. One way to meet ex­pec­ta­tions for work qual­ity — and avoid earn­ing a rep­u­ta­tion as a sloppy worker — is to di­vide work into smaller, more man­age­able tasks. •Busi­ness Man­age­ment Daily

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