• Facing the Facebook Facts: Employers Respond to Social Media Use at Work

    Are you tweeting in your meetings? Do you complain online about your co-workers’ annoying quirks? If so, your employer probably doesn’t appreciate you sharing proprietary or negative information about their company with the world. But can they do anything about it? Yes, if they have a social media policy.

  • 3 Tips for Negotiating Salary When You're Happy Just to Have a Job

    You're managed to pull off the seemingly impossible task of getting a job offer in this economy. Congratulations! Your next step? Make sure you don't sell yourself short when it comes to negotiating your salary.

    There are plenty of good reasons to hold out for decent money, besides the fact that it's always nicer to have more leftover for beer and Skittles. For one thing, it appears that money can buy happiness -- to a certain extent.

  • 3 Cool Tech Jobs That Didn't Exist 15 Years Ago

    When we were kids, our teachers told us that the jobs we'd have as adults didn't even exist yet. We of course they assumed they were referring to "Astronaut Princess" or "Professional Pony Namer." Unfortunately, those jobs haven't materialized. But some of the ones that have appeared instead are pretty cool -- plus, they pay well.

  • Salary and Career News Round Up: Office Burnout Before 30, Hiring Older Workers and Defending Part-Time Work

    Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.

  • Summer Jobs for Teens at Highest Level in Six Years

    At least someone is working. The jobs report for full-time workers might be dismal, but there's at least one bright spot: more teens have summer jobs this year than they have since 2006.

  • New Research Reveals That Most Work Email is Irrelevant

    Two recent independent studies confirm what the vast majority of office workers already knows: most work email is irrelevant. Let's explore the studies one by one.

  • Have Millennials Killed the Concept of the Corner Office?

    We've previously covered the rise of open-plan offices, but some cutting-edge businesses are taking things a step further by eliminating formal, assigned workspaces entirely. Have millennials killed the concept of the corner office?

  • Searching for Documents Costs Companies $3,900 Per Employee Each Year in Productivity Losses [infographic]

    Employees each spend about 30 minutes a day searching for documents, a resource drain that costs businesses $3,900 per employee each year in productivity losses. That time isn't spent thumbing through file cabinets or flipping through books; instead, it's sifting through emails, clicking through computer folders and navigating the murky waters of file servers, cloud storage and shared digital workspaces.

  • Is Anxiety Holding Back Women's Careers?

    Can anxiety impede women's careers? A new study out of Michigan State University indicates that it might. Researchers asked college students, some of whom had anxiety problems, to complete several tasks while wearing an electrode cap, and found that men and women perform differently on difficult tasks, especially when anxiety is a factor.

    It turns out that the women with anxiety had higher brain activity on both simple and difficult tasks than high-anxiety men. What's more, women with anxiety problems did worse on the harder tasks than the men despite this increase in brain activity. Anxious men, the researchers discovered, are better test-takers than anxious women. How might this phenomenon manifest itself in the classroom and workplace?

  • How Gen Y Workers Influence HR Departments [infographic]

    By 2025, Gen Y workers will comprise three-fourths of the workforce, and this Rypple infographic explores the ways in which millennials influence HR departments. My generation is an Internet-obsessed one; a 2011 Cisco study found that 2 in 5 millennials would accept lower compensation at work in exchange for more relaxed policies on mobility, social media access and device choice. Nearly half picked their laptop as the most important piece of technology in their day-to-day lives. How has this attitude shaped how companies recruit young talent?

  • Should More Companies Adopt 37signals' Month-Off Model to Boost Engagement and Retention?

    It's a tantalizing news hook: In an effort to drive engagement, innovation and retention, tech company 37signals is giving its employees a full month off from work. Programmers can't just flee to Cabo, though; after brainstorming solo or with their colleagues on new projects, ideas and prototypes for a month, they'll have to present their creation on what the company calls Pitchday. Is this move genius or downright insane?

  • Can You Get a Promotion by Mimicking Your Boss's Body Language?

    You already come in early, stay late, and work harder than you ever thought humanly possible. The trouble is, thanks to the economy, everyone's doing all those things. What does a person have to do to stand out from the cubicle crowd?

    How about prey on the boss's unconscious mind?

  • How Much Does Obesity Cost Employers? [infographic]

    Obesity rates have doubled over the last 30 years, and this infographic by Column Five for Keas explores the ways in which obesity costs employers. These costs include direct ones like preventive health care, treatment services and diagnostic care as well as indirect costs like productivity losses, absenteeism and, most depressingly, the loss of future earnings due to premature death.

  • 5 Less-Obvious Reasons 65 Percent of Employees Are Unhappy at Work

    A new survey from Right Management unveiled a troubling statistic: 66 percent of employees are unhappy at work. Of these, 44 percent of respondents indicated that they were "unsatisfied" with their job, while 21 percent were only "somewhat satisfied." What factors are driving so many to dislike their employment experience?

  • Interns at Facebook Make $74,000 a Year

    It's nice to know that someone is making money off of Facebook. Shares might be plummeting, but it's still a pretty lucrative gig for the people who work there, and it's not just Mark Zuckerberg and other high-ranking folks who are pulling down the cash.

  • Odd Jobs With Surprisingly High Salaries [infographic]

    You might think that the high-salary job market is solely comprised of positions like doctor, lawyer, dentist and air traffic controller, but this infographic by PayDayOne shares odd jobs with surprisingly high salaries. These often-overlooked positions have the potential for a pretty serious payday.

  • People Are Actually Getting Paid to Do These Cool Jobs

    Are you ready for a career change? Are you totally not ready for a career change, but prolonged unemployment is making you think that maybe you need to get ready?

    Don't despair. While most of us transition from one traditional job to another one, there are some interesting gigs out there that are far from the daily grind.

  • Good News for Commuters: Traffic Congestion Might Be Getting Better

    For many of us, commuting to work means getting in our cars, pulling out of our driveways or parking spaces … and sitting in traffic for what feels like a billion straight hours.

    That might be changing, according to the newest traffic congestion scorecard from Inrix, which shows a 30 percent drop across the United States.

  • Salary and Career News Round Up: Work Rules You Should Break, How Envy Destroys Career Advancement and Headphones and Productivity

    Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.

  • Want to Be Rich? Move to One of These Three Upwardly Mobile States

    First and foremost, can we just say that frankly, we're just glad there are any upwardly mobile states? Looking at the jobs report for May might lead a reasonable person to believe otherwise.

    However, there are still some places in the U.S. that are bastions for would-be one-percent-ers.

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