Happy Boss’s Day!

  | October 16, 2013

Today is National Boss’s Day and InterviewStream is celebrating all the wonderful bosses not only in our office, but also around the US.

Having a bad boss not only effects the environment and mood of your work space, but it very frequently has a negative impact on the business as a whole. On the other hand, never take for granted the luxury of having a great boss, they can be the difference between loving your job and dreading that eight-hour shift.

A recent survey by Kronos Incorporated and The Workforce Institute shows most employees are happy with their bosses. In fact, according to the survey, “69 percent of employees who have managers believe their managers set a good example in the way they behave, agreeing they are ethical, honest, collaborative,creative, empowering, innovative, dedicated, and trustworthy. A whopping 92 percent of those who believe this to be true, also believe their managers adhere to those values on a regular basis.”

Does your boss make your job easier? Do you feel like you can come to them with your problems? Do they remain professional and orderly at all times? Has your boss found the balance between friendly and authoritative? Today is a great opportunity to show them you appreciate the little things they do to keep you on the right track and promote success.

If you have a boss that makes it a little bit easier to roll out of bed in the morning, take the time to thank them for their leadership. Share why you love your boss on Twitter using the hashtag #BossDay.

SO you don’t actually like your boss? We understand. Good bosses are few and far between. Now there’s no need to bash your boss, but tweet share with others what makes a bad boss using hashtag #BadBoss – so all the managers out there can take notes and improve!

A little background on Boss’s Day (from http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/boss-day)

“The concept of National Boss Day began in 1958 when Patricia Bays Haroski, then an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois, registered the holiday with the United States Chamber of Commerce. She designated October 16 as the special day because it was her father’s birthday. Haroski’s purpose was to designate a day to show appreciation for her boss and other bosses. She also hoped to improve the relationship between employees and supervisors.

Four years later in 1962, Illinois Governor Otto Kerner backed Haroski’s registration and officially proclaimed the day. The event’s popularity is growing outside the United States and is now also observed in countries such as Australia, India, and South Africa.” 


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