Hello! Before you write that email or sift through job postings, you might want to read this.
A new survey has ranked the worst online greetings for workplace correspondence: no greeting, followed by “Hello”, “Hello there”, “To whom it may concern” and “Hello”. The best? “Good morning/afternoon”, “Greetings”, “Dear (sir/madam)”, “Dear (name)” and Happy (day), i.e. “Happy Monday.”
The survey of 1,000 employees by resume and job site LiveCareer.com also found that most spend a lot of time on email: 40% of employees spend roughly three weeks to more than a month — 520 to 780 hours — on email correspondence at work annually.
As the results showed, a “lucky”; 58% who claimed they needed no more than two hours per day to sort out work-related emails had the least work experience (1-2 years). At the same time, the percentage drops to 36% in the case of employees with the longest working experience.
As LiveCareer posed: “The more you work, the more you care? Or is it just workplace Stockholm syndrome?”