Here’s how many people you talked with in 2016: The Huffington Post/Business Insider, February 10, 2020 More than half of you had talked to a coworker or another employee The Washington Post/ The Hill, February 12, 2020 The remaining half of us had talked with our friends or family members, a survey of 500 people conducted by the Wall Street Journal found.
The majority of the workers had at least one other person in the office.
In some cases, that person might have been a co-worker, a friend, or family member.
The survey found that more than half the respondents had talked about their job search at least once in 2016.
The survey also found that the most common reason for talking to a colleague or friend was a lack of an ideal match.
A majority of respondents said they wanted to find someone who is compatible with their work culture, which is often considered a key criteria in a career search.
A full 77 percent said that they wanted someone who has already worked at a similar company as their current employer.
The average age of the respondents was 43 years old.
In the 2016 survey, nearly 70 percent of respondents were white.
Only 29 percent were Asian, while 8 percent were black and 2 percent were Latino.
Women were more likely than men to say they had talked in the past year to someone in the same job role.
Overall, more than 80 percent of workers said they were satisfied with their job, but the percentage was even higher for those who had gone through a job search.