Don't let your best workers stay home because of adverse weather conditions. You might end up losing them.

Monster surveyed people who were told by their employers to stay home recently because of snowstorm fears (which basically failed to meet expectations). The survey revealed that many took advantage of the off day to look for a new job.

"Searches for jobs in New York City — which received less than 10 inches of snow, according to The Weather Channel — were up 40 percent over the previous Tuesday," Monster said. "In Philadelphia, where they expected a foot of snow and received just a dusting in some areas, job searches were up 45 percent. And nearby to New York City, in White Plains, job searches spiked by 72 percent week-over-week."

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.