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Percentage of "white collar" workers who say they feel "inundated with information" at their workplace, according to a survey conducted by Lexis Nexis: 70 per cent.

Percentage who say they feel they are headed for an information "breaking point." 41 per cent.

Percentage who say they wish they could spend less time organizing information and more time using information: 68 per cent.

Percentage of Canadian workers who say that pranks are accepted or encouraged in their workplace, according to a survey conducted by Workopolis: 46 per cent. Net worth of Bill Gates as of Feb 11, 2008, according to a study conducted by Forbes: $58 billion Number of years Bill Gates was the world's richest man, according to a study conducted by Forbes: 13 years.

Percentage of workers who say their jobs would be more difficult if they did not work in the same office as their supervisors, according to a survey developed by OfficeTeam: 48 per cent.

Percentage of HR executives worldwide who say that the 'war for talent' is a key and enduring business issue over the next 10 years and beyond, according to a survey conducted by Resources Global Professionals: 82 per cent.

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Author:MacIntyre, John
Publication:Northern Ontario Business
Article Type:Survey
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Date:Jul 1, 2008
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