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WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO GET A RAISE? -- WORK! SURVEY SHOWS MANAGERS RECOGNIZE EMPLOYEE INITIATIVE

 MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for a sure-fire way to get that coveted raise or promotion? Ask for more work, advise 82 percent of top managers in a new nationwide survey.
 The survey was developed by OfficeTeam, a national staffing service specializing in highly skilled temporary office and administrative professionals. It was conducted by an independent research firm, which polled 150 human resource and other executives from the nation's 1,000 largest companies.
 Executives were asked: "What do you feel is the single best way for employees to earn a promotion and/or raise?" Their responses:
 Ask for more work and responsibility 82 percent
 Publicize achievements 11 percent
 Work longer hours 2 percent
 Other 5 percent
 100 percent
 "By asking for more responsibility and an increased workload, employees demonstrate that they're self-motivated and enthusiastic about their jobs," said Andrew Denka, executive director of OfficeTeam. "Managers recognize and reward employees who display that kind of initiative and personal investment in their companies."
 One way to show initiative, Denka said, is to take an extra step when doing a task, as in the case of an administrative assistant who volunteers to set up a new, computerized database when asked to reorganize existing files.
 He added that requests for more work suggest that an employee can manage his or her schedule efficiently, achieving more in the same amount of time.
 OfficeTeam is the nation's fastest growing staffing service placing highly skilled temporary and permanent administrative and office support professionals.
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 /CONTACT: Steve Pehanich, 415-854-9700, or Marc Silbert, 516-767-3700, both of OfficeTeam/


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