"And so it ends... in a drizzle," began Captain Kaylyn's last-day email address to PayScale's 26 Bike to Work Month participants. Yes, it is a drizzly day here in Seattle, but many PayScalers rode in nonetheless. Rain is unlikely to stop us. In fact, when asked about their fondest memories after a month of biking to work, riding in the rain often topped the lists of PayScale's intrepid bike commuters.
Earlier this week, I wrote about the dirtiest areas of the workplace, and a separate study by San Diego State University indicates that men's and women's offices differ in terms of the germs they harbor. Which gender has the messiest work areas?
Job-related stress and burnout can torpedo team productivity and engagement, so it's essential that managers know how to spot overworked employees. The top reason for employee dissatisfaction is work stress, according to Gallup research, and recognizing the warning signs of burnout or rust-out can spell the difference between retaining an employee's effectiveness or pushing him to his emotional brink.
We know the health dangers of stress at work, and this infographic explores the many ways in which your boss might be killing you slowly. Employees spend, on average, 13 hours each workweek and another 6.2 hours each weekend fretting over their boss. That stress manifests itself in a variety of ways, none of which are conducive to good health or productivity.
People often ask Christine Park, the 28-year-old lead designer for the Cadillac division at General Motors, how she went from art school student to car designer.
Germaphobes might not want to read the results of Kimberly-Clark Professional's study on the dirtiest areas of the workplace. Researchers studied 4,800 surfaces in offices like health care companies, manufacturing facilities, call centers and law firms, swabbing as many areas as possible. What zones are particularly laden with germs?
Modern workplaces are riddled with distractions, and according to research by Harmon.ie, workplace distractions cost U.S. businesses $10,375 per employee each year. That's more than most American drivers will spend on annual car maintenance and ownership costs. What distractions are to blame for this colossal waste of resources?
What do Pakistan, Venezuela, and South Africa have in common? They, like 172 other nations, offer some paid maternity leave, according to a recent report in ThinkProgress. That distinguishes them from the U.S., which offers zero weeks.
Today's Memorial Day edition of salary trends, career stories and job news focuses on military veterans.
For many, today is marked by BBQ, beer and fanfare; for others, though, it's a somber day for reflection and reverence. My dad, a Vietnam veteran, always reminded me of the significance of Memorial Day growing up, and if I was lucky, he'd sometimes tell stories about the happier memories he shared with fallen comrades. I have a half-dozen close friends currently serving overseas and a half-dozen more who have returned from a tour of duty in the last year. I'm proud to honor and remember all of their sacrifices today.