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The Week at Work, By the Numbers

Here's what you may have missed this week at work.While you were stocking up at Costco in preparation for the upcoming crisis, desperately trying to get this image out of your head (why????), desperately trying to get over this devastating news…Here’s what you may have missed in the world of workforce news – by the numbers:

63: Percentage of workers 65 and up who derive “deep satisfaction” from their jobs – compared to only 38 percent of younger workers. [Slate]

6: Number of years software company Evolv has been helping companies evaluate potential candidates via big data metrics. [BusinessWeek]

$8.25: The hourly pay minimum wage workers in Washington, D.C. may soon be making. [Washington Post]

Zero-to-10: The rating scale Warby Parker employees use each week to communicate their rate of happiness at the company. [New York Times]

70: Percentage of the world’s largest 2,000 companies projected to be using gamification in their workforce strategies by the end of 2014. [SmartBrief]

60: The number of Senate votes needed to pass a bill banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. [New York Magazine]

200 million: Workdays lost each year due to depression in the U.S., resulting in a loss of up to $44 billion. [Quartz]

3.7: The percentage starting salaries for professional occupations are expected to increase, on average, in 2014. [SHRM]

21: The average percentage by which companies that don’t have HR executives as officers of the company make less in revenue than their industry peers. [CFO Magazine]

None: Approximate change in productivity when employees are paid more, according to a recent field study. [Harvard Business School]

64: Percentage of companies that don’t have “the right career infrastructure in place” according to a recent Towers-Watson survey. [Human Resources Executive]

Not one: Number of assigned desks or offices employees at an L.A.-based real estate firm now have, thanks to an extreme office makeover meant to promote workplace innovation. [Los Angeles Times]

11: On a scale of 1 to 10, the level of awesomeness that is this Super Mario Bros.-style résumé. [The Next Web]

Mary Lorenz

About Mary Lorenz

Mary is a copywriter for CareerBuilder, specializing in B2B marketing and corporate recruiting best practices and social media. In addition to creating copy for corporate advertising and marketing campaigns, she researches and writes about employee attraction, engagement and retention. Whenever possible, she makes references to pop culture. Sometimes, those references are even relevant. A New Orleans native, Mary now lives in Chicago, right down the street from the best sushi place in the city. It's awesome.


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