• Don't Panic If Your HRBP Wants to Meet With You
    HR business partners (HRBP) combine several domains of HR, including recruitment, performance management, and compensation planning. They are also involved in evaluating employee engagement and creating smooth conflict-resolution channels. If you get a call from your HRBP, it's natural then to fear that they're contacting you in their conflict-resolution capacity. Before you start worrying that you're in trouble, learn a bit more about what they do -- and why it's not always bad news for you.
  • 15 Things Working Moms Who Breastfeed Have to Think About (and 4 Tips to Make It Easier)
    Returning to work post-baby poses more problems than a newbie mother might anticipate, especially if she chooses to continue breastfeeding. Here are some tips to help pumping at work not be such a dump.
  • 5 Reasons to Start a Book Club at Work

    We know a lot about our co-workers: what they like to eat and drink, what music they’re into, and what they like to read. In fact, these interests often become the basis of our workplace conversations. Maker of trendy eyewear Warby Parker noted a shared passion for reading amongst employees and decided to make book clubs an official component of the company’s culture. It’s been a win for everyone involved. Here’s why.

  • 5 Reasons Why Annual Performance Reviews Should Be Banished, Adobe-Style
    Rarely, if ever, does any manager or employee speak of their fondness for the annual performance review, that ritual outlining of personal mistakes, successes, strengths, and weaknesses. So, if everyone hates them so much, why are are we doing them? That's the question Adobe asked before deciding to eliminate the process in 2012, and the company hasn't looked back since. Here's why.
  • Is a Career in Positive Psychology Right for You?
    Positive psychology, the study of what makes life worth living, is one of the newest branches of the social sciences. According to positive psychology, we have the ability to create and determine happiness, which is a thing in itself, and not just the absence of depression. Sound empowering? Positive psychology is making its way into corporate environments, which is good news if you're a worker of any sort, or interested in getting involved in a career using positive psychology in the workplace.
  • Should Workplace Bullying Be Illegal?

    A great quote from a practicing lawyer is, "It is not illegal to be an unlikeable jerk." In Australia, newly crafted workplace bullying laws might just limit some jerkiness. The United State of America does not currently address workplace bullying, determine whether the behavior itself is illegal, or provide any sanctions or penalties. Should we?

  • Why Being a Whistle-blowing Employee Is a Good Thing
    Many employees are discouraged to voice their concerns in the workplace, especially those that are not in managerial or upper-level positions. However, we’ll take a look at how speaking up can actually make you a valuable asset to your employer.
  • Why One Company Decided to Nix Management Entirely
    What if your employer told you that you would have full control over your day-to-day functions and responsibilities at work from here on out? One brave company took the road less traveled and did just that. See what led to the decision to eliminate management and give employees full control of their lives and careers.
  • Survey Says: 87 Percent of Employees Don’t Trust Their Bosses
    Terrible bosses are everywhere, and they’re causing employees to not only mentally check out at work, but lose trust in their superiors, too. It’s an epidemic that Office Space poked fun at with its horrible boss, Bill Lumbergh, but the reality is, the Lumberghs of the world are causing employees to hate their jobs … a lot.
  • 5 Ways to Completely Ruin Your Career at the Company Holiday Party
    A little booze never hurt anyone, right? Well, if you’re talking about boozing at the company holiday party, then you’re absolutely wrong. We’ll show you what to do if you care to obliterate any chances you have at a thriving career … ever.
  • When Your Boss Is Terrible
    Do you have a boss that perpetually blames you for his shortcomings, blowing up at you any chance he gets? If so, then you're in good company. A Gallup poll found that bad bosses are the No. 1 reason people quit their jobs.
  • How to Train Yourself to Be Happier at Work
    Being happy at your job doesn't necessarily depend on the job itself – it has more to do with how you perceive your work. We'll take a look at how professionals can train themselves to be happy at work by simply changing their mindset.
  • Bet on a Vet: Get Veterans Back to Work
    Bet on a Vet is a campaign to help disabled veterans utilize their skills and talents in the workplace here at home.
  • 9 Rules for Managing Conflict at Work [infographic]
    Workplace conflict affects more than just employee morale; it also diminishes productivity and job satisfaction. We’ll take a look at the infographic below the cut and discover how professionals can deal with workplace conflict effectively before it turns the office into a battlefield.
  • 5 Types of Co-Workers You Never Want as Friends

    Sometimes stepping into the workplace can be like stepping into the Twilight Zone. We'll take a look at five types of co-workers that not only annoy the living daylights out of you, but also rid your workday of its productivity and fun.

  • What Your Friendly Neighborhood HR Rep Can and Can't Do for You
    Nearly every organization has a mysterious person who lurks behind a closed office door, can be spotted on the floor checking on employees, or giving out helpful information at staff meetings. No we are not talking about some caped crusader who swoops in to save the day. We’re talking about the Human Resource representative at your workplace and finding out what this person can do (and cannot do) for you as an employee.
  • Daycare Employee Fired for Using Instagram to Post Pictures That Mocked the Kids
    Here we go again, people. Two daycare workers were fired recently for using the popular social photo sharing site, Instagram, to post humiliating pictures of the young children they were left to care for at A Heavenly Haven Child Care in Newport News, Virginia. The two caregivers may have thought it was funny at the time, but look who's laughing now in the unemployment line.
  • Does Someone Have To Go: When Alcohol and Medical Problems Impact Work
    The Fox TV show Does Someone Have to Go broke new ground this week with their visit to True Home Value in Saint Louis. Larry Smith bought the mom and pop biz eight years ago and at first the business showed tremendous growth. The company sells large home improvement projects such as decks and new windows and they do it with a team of canvassers on the ground and telemarketers in the office.
  • Does Someone Have to Go: DFX Decides
    Last week on Does Someone Have to Go, we met the employees of DFX. The 30-year-old fitness equipment company has been having a hard time since founder Tom sold the company to his daughter Farren. Why? Mostly because Tom stayed on, micromanaging every employee with the help of surveillance cameras.
  • When the Boss Promotes the Wrong Person
    You hate your lazy, good-for-nothing co-worker. Your boss is considering your lazy, good-for-nothing coworker for promotion. Knowing what to do, what not to do, and how to behave will help you keep your job and your sanity.