Jan 31, 201211:54 AMBlog

Executives say humor a key part of cultural fit

Jan 31, 2012 - 11:54 AM
Is it good to LOL at work? A new survey from Accountemps suggests it could be.

Nearly eight in 10 (79 percent) chief financial officers interviewed said an employee's sense of humor is important for fitting into the company's corporate culture. "Sometimes, a little levity goes a long way toward building rapport among colleagues and diffusing workplace tension," said Max Messmer, chairman of Accountemps. "All work and no play can erode employee morale."

He also said that job candidates should let their personality shine when meeting prospective employers.

"The interview is no place for a standup comedy routine, but it is the right time to show hiring managers you are approachable and will be easy to work with," Messmer said.
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