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How to Weather the Dog Days of Summer

Posted on 8.01.2011

Twenty-six percent of employers think that workers are less productive in the summer, according to a CareerBuilder survey.

A few reasons attributed to the loss in productivity include nicer weather, vacation-fever and kids being out of school.

But despite the less productive summers, 30 percent of employers think that workers are more productive since the recession began. According to employers, reasons for increased productivity include fear of job loss and downsized staffs.

A possible reason for the summertime decrease in productivity could have to do with the actual workload. Seventy-seven percent of employees said they were burned out at their jobs, while 43 percent said they were stressed out.

But when it comes down to it, summertime is no time to slack. This is a time when businesses can be focusing on big projects. 

Here are a few projects to focus on: checking how your host is performing by load testing, accessing your advertising campaign’s effectiveness, retooling social profiles, conducting user experience surveys or training employees how to do new tasks like managing content production.


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