In Honor of Mother's Day, The Monster Meter Asks: What's the Best Piece of Motherly Advice
MAYNARD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 11, 2001--You can always count on your mother to offer words of wisdom and advice for any of life's situations, especially for your career. According to the latest Monster Meter, 37% of Americans said the best motherly advice that has helped most with their career is to always say "please" and "thank you." The Monster Meter is an ongoing series of online polls that gauge users' opinions on a variety of topics relating to careers, the economy, and the workplace. Monster.com(R) is the leading global online careers site and flagship brand of TMP Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: TMPW).
The Monster Meter asked "Which of these pieces of motherly advice has helped you most with your career?" A total of 10,848 votes were cast - revealing:
37% (4016 votes) said: "Always say 'please' and 'thank you.'
35% (3743 votes) said: "Just because everyone else jumps off a bridge, it doesn't mean you should too."
13% (1427 votes) said: "Say your prayers every night."
9% (969 votes) said: "Look both ways before crossing the street."
6% (693 votes) said: "Share with others."
"In a global, partnered, team-driven world, nothing is more important than relationships, and yet this process often breaks down for lack of simple thoughtfulness. If more than one-third of us were applying Mom's advice about civility in the places where we work, maybe things would run more smoothly," said Barbara Reinhold, Monster.com's career coach. Reinhold continues, "Mom's implicit mantra about not following the crowd is another one that should be coming to work more often. Real innovation and creativity are in dangerously short supply in many quarters these days. And if we could combine mother-approved good relationship skills with the courage to think for ourselves, that would be a truly winning combination, for workers and for organizations."
The results of the current Monster Meter are based on votes cast by Monster.com users from May 7, 2001 to May 10, 2001. Only one vote per user is counted toward the final tabulation. Anyone interested in voting in Monster.com's current online poll may do so by logging onto Monster.com at www.monster.com. Users may review the results of past polls by going to http://midcareer.monster.com/polls/.
Monster.com, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading global careers website, recording over 26.1 million unique visits during the month of March 2001 according to independent research conducted by I/PRO. Monster.com connects the most progressive companies with the most qualified career-minded individuals, offering innovative technology and superior services that give them more control over the recruiting process. The Monster.com global network consists of local content and language sites in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Luxembourg, India, and Italy. More information about Monster.com is available at www.monster.com or by calling 1-800-MONSTER.
About TMP Worldwide
Founded in 1967, TMP Worldwide Inc., with more than 9,500 employees in 32 countries, is the online recruitment leader, the world's largest Recruitment Advertising agency network, and one of the world's largest Executive Search and Executive Selection agencies. TMP Worldwide, headquartered in New York, is also the world's largest Yellow Pages advertising agency and a provider of direct marketing services. The company's clients include more than 90 of the Fortune 100 and more than 480 of the Fortune 500 companies. More information about TMP Worldwide is available at www.tmp.com.
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