Chrome and Firefox users are actually better employees

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Internet Explorer’s days as the king of web browsers are long gone. Not only are Chrome and Firefox better, the people who use them are better as well, better employees at least. This is according to research published by Cornerstone OnDemand which found that employees who use Chrome or Firefox rather than Internet Explorer stayed at their jobs 15% longer. 

There was a time when the browser you used was nothing more than a matter of taste or subtle self-expression. Safari was for Apple purists, Chrome for the fleet of foot, Firefox for the universally compatible, and Internet Explorer for the masochistic. But in the end, they all ended up doing more or less the same thing, just with marginally different visual styles and at marginally different speeds. But in the world of Big Data, everything means something. Cornerstone OnDemand, a company that sells software that helps employers recruit and retain workers, analyzed data on about 50,000 people who took its 45-minute online job assessment (which is like a thorough personality test) and then were successfully hired at a firm using its software. These candidates ended up working customer-service and sales jobs for companies in industries such as telecommunications, retail, and hospitality.

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