Workers Tune In


Workers Tune In
A lmost one-third (32%) of workers listened to music while working using an iPod, MP3 player or similar gadget, according to a Spherion Workplace Snapshot survey. The percentage of workers who felt that listening to a personal music device improved their job satisfaction or productivity was highest among younger adults, with 90% of workers ages 18 to 24 and 89% of those ages 30 to 39 making this claim. In addition, of adult workers who listened to music while working, 55 percent felt it improves both job satisfaction and productivity.

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Excel walk-through: Sparklines

Want to liven up your spreadsheets with some color and graphical elements? Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., shows how to use Excel sparklines, which illustrate data trends and patterns via small charts that fit in a single Excel cell.