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Most of the HR managers support the idea of lie detector checks for their employees actively. However, there is a big doubt concerning their honesty. Statistics state HR managers appear to be one of the most flattering positions ever. Well, the world is built, so that to achieve certain results people have something to keep silent or to embellish. From the other hand, thanks to these people, there are various humorous and non-standard situations which are viewed in this article. As it is said, what’s in the HR’s head, that’s on the boss’s tongue.

Before moving to the secrets of human resource managers, let’s take a quick glance at 2014 statistics in the area of HR.

1. 54% of organizations do not have a written or verbal policy that addresses workplace romance. But the number that do, 42%, is up sharply from just 20% in 2005. (Source: SHRM)

2. Of those organizations with a workplace romance policy, 99% forbid any form of dating between superiors and subordinates.

3. Only 6% of personnel nationwide get subsidized commuting from their employers and only 10% receive childcare benefits. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

4. The average raise in wages is 4.5%, and 88% of businesses expect providing employees with more raises this year. (Source: PayScale)

5. 57% of organizations agree that employee retention is as a significant problem.

6. 22% of new hires leave their jobs within 45 days of being hired.  Reasons include poor performance and temperament issues. (Source: Wynhurst Group)

7. Fully 46% of new hires fail within 18 months of being hired.  Only 11% of these are for lack of skills while 89% are for attitudinal motivation and no growth opportunities (Source: Leadership IQ)

8. New hires that undergo a structured on-boarding program are 58% more likely to be with the company after three years.

9. 48% of Americans have claimed experiencing workplace bullying. This breaks down to 27% who have been bullied, and 21% who have personally witnessed bullying and “abusive conduct” at work. (Source: Workplace Bullying Institute)

10. Only 6% of employers exercise zero-tolerance policies toward workplace bullying.

11. Average settlements for negligent hiring suits top $1.6 million. (Source: Public Personnel Management)

13. 54% of all job applications contain inaccurate information.

14. The costs of employee turnover range from 30% to 150% of the employee’s salary.

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” (с) Oscar Wilde

Many of us relax immediately after accomplishing our resume and cover letter. However, that is only 50% of the work (sometimes, even less). At first glance, the next stage, which is the job interview, is a complete Freddy’s nightmare. Try to consider a job interview as the best way to present your best qualities and put off that acid look! I won’t promise it would be like a piece of cake, but in case you abide by all of the existing rules, you’ll succeed for sure. Just do not postpone the preparation at the eleventh hour. Let me discuss it step by step to help you with getting rid of anxiety.

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