What's not to like about Halloween? You dress up, stuff yourself with candy and, if you're working for an employer, you likely get a paycheck. Yes, Halloween is payday. But, while it may be a treat for you, it can be a bit of a trick for employers to get their numbers straight. To celebrate the day, we gathered some payday horror stories for you from HR and finance pros.
You might think that smartphones boost productivity and would therefore whittle down the time we spend at work, but according to a new study by Pixmania, a U.K.-based tech retailer, these gadgets actually extend our workday. Pixmania's survey revealed that smartphones actually add two hours to our day -- and that's after a standard nine- to 10-hour shift.
Where do you work everyday? Who signs your paycheck? And, how do you plan to vote in the presidential election? In our continued investigation of where Romney and Obama are getting their support, we compared two different types of workers: those who work for themselves versus those who work at non-profits. Can you guess which candidate each of these groups prefers?
What happens when macho jobs in manufacturing decline, at the same time as traditionally female occupations in the health care and services sector continue to expand? In her new book "The End of Men: The Rise of Women," Hanna Rosin argues that "a nascent middle-class matriarchy" emerges, in which women pay the bills and the pay gap between men and women narrows and even disappears, but for the worst reason possible: because men can no longer find jobs.
Kaplan Test Prep recently completed its latest survey of college admissions officers, and its results suggest that students should think before they tweet and proactively monitor their social media footprint. Can your child's activity on Facebook and YouTube actually hinder their academic future?
Over the last few weeks, we've been sharing positive news about wages in every industry, metro and job category covered by The PayScale Index. In Boston, wages are up. For small companies? Same story. "But," you ask, "where are has wage growth been strongest and fastest of all?" One leader stands out: energy.
Today's world revolves around online identities, social networks and search engine data. This infographic by Qnary outlines why the "digital you" matters in nearly every aspect of your life.
Imagine drinking in the scent of sweet milk chocolate and roasting peanuts for hours on end, all while earning a living. Sound too delicious to be true? We're talking about life as an employee of The Hershey Company, the makers of some of your favorite Halloween trick-or-tweet treats.
Lena Dunham's backlash began almost before her fame started in earnest. Her success was the result of nepotism, people sniffed, even if those people couldn't name her artist parents. Her TV show was entirely focused on the exploits of privileged, white, upper-class kids. She doesn't deserve her $3.5. million book deal or spots on all those talk shows. But are folks really mad about Dunham's work? Or are they mostly aggravated that she's, well, young?