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MONEY TALKS: WHEN IT COMES TO MEASURING SUCCESS AT WORK, EXECUTIVES IN NEW SURVEY SAY NO OTHER FACTOR COMES CLOSE

 MENLO PARK, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The paycheck is unquestionably the yardstick by which employees evaluate their professional success, according to almost 60 percent of executives in a new survey. Personal satisfaction and job title finished a distant second and third.
 The study was developed by Accountemps, the world's largest temporary staffing service for accounting, bookkeeping and information systems professionals. It was conducted by an independent research firm which polled 150 executives from the nation's 1,000 largest companies.
 Executives were asked, "Which of the following best describes how most employees measure their professional success?" Their responses:
 Monetary Compensation 59 percent
 Personal Satisfaction 26 percent
 Job Title 12 percent
 Fringes and Perks 3 percent
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 "Salary seems to be the one standard measure by which employees feel they can gauge their success on the job," said Robert Half, founder of Accountemps. "Other factors are important, but employees and employers know these can be misleading. For instance, job titles can be artificially inflated or can vary substantially in significance from company to company."
 Mr. Half also noted that there are various ways in which managers can enhance compensation for employees while at the same time increasing incentives: "Performance-based compensation, stock options and year-end bonuses can be very beneficial to employees because they can see directly how their contributions influence their overall compensation."
 There are more than 150 Accountemps offices in the United States, Canada and Europe.
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 /CONTACT: Lynn Taylor, (Calif.), 415-854-9700, or Marc Silbert, (New York), 516-767-3700, both of Accountemps/


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