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  • The iPhone 5 Travels 20,096 Miles Before Ending Up in Your Hands [infographic]

    With the rise of bring-your-own-device policies, the iPhone has become one of the most-used smartphones in the business world; indeed, in the corporate world, Apple's iOS is the most common mobile platform as of 2012. The iPhone 5, which launched in September 2012, has been particularly difficult for people to get their hands on. When you see the incredibly long and arduous path it takes for this cutting-edge smartphone to get from manufacturing to delivery, it's easy to understand why.

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  • Ladies, Will This Career Mistake Cost You $500,000?

    It's an unfortunate fact that men are paid more than women in today's business environment, but here's a startling statistic that adds even more insult to injury: By failing to negotiate the starting salary at their first job, women can lose up to $500,000 over the course of their careers. How can we make up for lost time?

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  • The Number of Female Senators Has Tripled in the Last 20 Years [infographic]

    There's little argument in the fact that women played a huge role in the most recent presidential election. In a magnified way, they were singled out among politicians striving to make their mark on their constituents.

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  • 5 Easy Ways to Pay It Forward on LinkedIn

    The holiday season has arrived, which for many symbolizes a time of giving. To maximize your joy between now and New Year's Day, set aside a half hour each week to show some gratitude to your connections on LinkedIn. Here are five easy ways you can pay it forward this holiday season.

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  • Is it Time to Quit Your Day Job? Here Are 3 Ways to Tell

    In their latest column for Inc., Karl Stark and Bill Stewart outline three signs that it's time to quit your day job in favor of entrepreneurship. Are you exhibiting any of these behaviors?

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  • New Release: More Employers, More Facebook, More Q&A

    The PayScale Consumer Team has released our latest features. In this release, we:

    • Expanded the number of employers in the Research Center
    • Integrated Facebook into the Research Center
    • Improved Employer Q&A
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  • 3 Times It's OK to Stretch the Truth on a Resume

    We've all heard the advice that we should never, ever lie on a resume -- and even if we hadn't, the number of famous folks who've had to step down because of their fibs would clue us in. But is it ever OK to bend the facts, even just a little?

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  • This is What Social Media Sites Would Look Like in a High School Yearbook [infographic]

    We all remember what high school was like. Some of us loved it and were named the king or queen of prom. Others of us would soon rather forget the whole thing ever happened. Whichever category you fall into, you're sure to appreciate this fun infographic, "Social Stereotypes: You Are What You Share."

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  • Apple Blue Sky Program Gives Employees Time to Work on Passion Projects

    Google's "20 percent" rule, which enables employees to work on side projects for 20 percent of their workweek, may have a rival in the all-new Apple Blue Sky program. This program lets select Apple team members take a few weeks at a time to work on a passion project.

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  • Working Dads Need Work-Life Balance, Too

    It's common, when talking about work-life balance, to focus on the needs of working moms, and for a very good reason: women are still likely to suffer from delayed promotions, increased stress, and a sense of not being able to fulfill any role to their satisfaction. But in an era when more fathers are determined to be part- or full-time caregivers, should we be worrying about their work-life balance, as well?

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  • What's the Future of Email? [infographic]

    Between keeping up with email inboxes crowded with an influx of unread messages and staying up to date with our various social media accounts, it's all too common to find ourselves inundated with information. Things won't be changing any time soon, though, because according to this infographic, the future of email doesn't show any signs of holding back.

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  • Friends With Your Coworkers on Facebook? You're Probably an American

    Citizens of these United States are the most comfortable being connecting with their coworkers online, at least in the younger demographic.

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  • The End of the Job Interview?

    Here's a new trend that could change how we get hired -- the "try before you buy" arrangement. LinkedIn blogger Hunter Walk says that he's seen trial periods replace the interview process at several startups in recent months, with everyone from executives to product managers opting to work in advisory or temporary basis before taking the plunge.

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  • Salary and Career News Round Up: Fired for Waiting in Line to Vote, Achieving Your Business Dreams Online and Tips for More Balanced Relationships

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

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  • Are You "Telecommuting"? Or Just Putting in Overtime?

    Telecommuting is often seen as a benefit to employees. In an economic era in which raises are few and far between, the ability to have a flexible schedule or to work at home from time to time is generally thought to be a way of saying thanks to dedicated workers -- without spending money the company doesn't have.

    But are we really benefiting from working at home? Or is it just another way to trick us into putting in more time?

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  • What's the Right Balance of Work and Play for Internet Use? [infographic]

    Let's admit it: All of us have spent at least a little bit of company time surfing the Web for non-work related content. Allotting some time during the work day for these kinds of activities has actually been shown to be a productivity booster. After all, a happy employee is a more productive one. However, as with anything, there is a balance. The following infographic demonstrates how and why employees are likely to spend time online.

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  • Fly the Happiest Skies [infographic]

    When I was a kid, I thought flight attendants had the most glamorous job. All that travel, all that small talk with strangers, plus surely they were allowed to eat any extra slices of cake. (Side note: remember when airlines served cake? Bring that back, guys.) Between the unlimited cake and fancy accessories -- scarves and wing pins, oh my -- nothing could convince me that airline workers were not completely happy. But, as it turns out, some airlines have happier workers than others (go figure). And, we have to believe that makes a difference in customer service when it comes down to holiday travel crunch time. Wouldn't you rather fly an airline whose employees are well paid and mostly satisfied with their jobs? I would.
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  • 12 Tips for New Entrepreneurs Who Want to Try Crowdfunding

    Q: What is one tip you would give a first-time entrepreneur who wants to crowdfund their new idea or venture?
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  • You Waste a Lot of Time at Work [infographic]

    Just because you're sitting at your desk doesn't mean you're necessarily getting anything accomplished. With the amount of emails, meetings and other distractions, it's quite possible your productivity level is suffering. This Atlassian infographic demonstrates where your time may be going.

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  • Office Fashion, by the Numbers [infographic]

    We ladies may not want to admit it, but office fashion is at the forefront of many of our minds. UK fashion blog Very polled its female readers and found that 38 percent of respondents "want to turn heads in the office, but look effortless." This isn't because of the men in the office by any means: 20 percent of female U.K. respondents between the ages of 18 and 24 reported that they actually want to impress other women with their style savvy.

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