Many employers complain that their youngest workers are the fastest to leave. But what makes Gen Y so quick to bolt? Are they lazy or is it that they are just unchallenged?
With unemployment rates still higher than average, it's good to know that the holiday season means lots of new jobs. Perhaps the best news of all is the fact that 29 percent of retailers are planning on hiring more people this year than they did last year.
When someone says they work 60 hours or more a week, we tend to cluck sympathetically, picturing long hours of thankless toil. But according to new research from the University of Maryland, we can sympathize 5 to 10 percent less -- because that's how much the average worker overestimates their work week.
Sometimes, well-meaning companies adopt programs and procedures that exacerbate the very problems they're meant to solve. Take, for example, these three diversity best practices outlined in a recent blog post at the Harvard Business Review. Intended to help women, they might actually do more harm than good.
Picture this scenario: you are hunched over your desk, working furiously to meet a deadline, when a co-worker walks by and smiles at you. Do you smile back or do you keep your expression passive and return to your work? The answer depends largely on status and authority.
Salary and Career News Round Up: How to Inspire the 9 Corporate Personality Types, Sandy Yields Surge in Jobless Claims and 6 TED Talks You Should Watch
Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.
Happiness is harder to quantify than salary or benefits, but you can't truly claim to have a successful career and life without it. Fortunately, it seems that it's the little things that really count when it comes to becoming a happier person.
LinkedIn endorsements, the social networking site's newest feature, enable users to express their support of colleagues' skills in just a few clicks. Can this feature streamline the online vetting process?