• Is Salary Transparency Good or Bad for Morale?
    How would you feel if the entire company knew your salary, and vice versa? Recently, many companies have jumped on the “transparency” bandwagon. But is being too open and honest more harmful than it is beneficial to employee confidence?
  • 5 Ways Managers Can Make Their Employees Not Hate Them
    Being a manager is hard and being a good manager can at times feel impossible. What can managers do to succeed in their jobs?
  • How to Get the Job When You're Overqualified

    There are a lot of reasons to apply for a job for which you're overqualified. Maybe you're making a career change. Maybe you've been stuck in internshipland, and you're trying to make the jump to full-time employment. Or maybe you just plain need a job, because life costs money, and the rent isn't going to pay itself. Whatever the reason, there are a few things you can do to make yourself a more attractive candidate.

  • 6 Public Speaking Tips for Shy People
    If having to give a presentation at work makes you feel a bit queasy, you might not be sick. Instead, you might be a bit shy. You, too, can become an effective speaker.
  • Where Do Early Birds Get All That Energy?

    Read any profile of a successful entrepreneur or executive, and eventually you'll find some reference to the fact that they get up early. The folks who start multimillion-dollar businesses, write bestselling business books, and do TED Talks all seem to get up at the crack of dawn. So where do they get the get-up-and-go?

  • Microsoft Ends Controversial Stack-Ranking System
    Guaranteeing a percentage of its workforce would receive poor job evaluations proved not to be smart business for the technology giant.
  • 'Women-Only' Mentality Can Lead to Segregation Rather Than Equality
    Gender inequality exists, so it’s understandable that women are joining forces to empower one another. But when does it go from being supportive to morphing into a "women-only" coterie that isolates female workers from their male counterparts? We want equality, ladies, not a sorority.
  • 3 Career Lessons From Batkid

    By now, everyone with an internet connection and need to restore their faith in humanity has read the story of Miles Scott, better known as Batkid, the pint-sized cancer survivor who saved San Francisco from evildoers, with a little help from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. But what you might not know is that Batkid can also help save your career.

  • 3 Ways to Get Over 'Nice Girl' Syndrome

    When is being nice a liability instead of an asset? When it gets in the way of your career. Meredith Lepore at Levo League wrote a recent post about the dangers of being too nice at work -- and what to do about it.

  • Open-Plan Offices Are the Worst (Says a Study)
    All the hype about open workspaces is finally being refuted, thanks to a little study that found open floorplans to be detrimental to productivity. We’ll examine the facts to see how workstation “openness” results in many employees feeling exposed, rather than liberated.
  • Swiss CEOs Make Less Than U.S. CEOs

    In Switzerland, the highest paid CEOs earn only 43 times more than the average worker. This ratio, while tiny compared to CEO-to-worker pay in the U.S., has so enraged the Swiss that they're considering putting a cap on CEOs' salaries.

  • Rags-to-Riches Stories Are Less Common Than You Might Think

    Forty percent of us still think it's pretty common to go from poverty to wealth in the U.S., according to research from the Economic Mobility Project of the Pew Charitable Trusts, quoted in the Wall Street Journal. The reality is quite different: only 4 percent of Americans go from rags to riches.

  • 5 Small Changes That Will Make You Better at Your Job

    The internet teems with ideas on how to improve your performance at work, but most of the time, the advice focuses on big changes: taking a class or an entire degree, adopting an entirely new system for dealing with emails or tasks, or just plain changing your nature. Fortunately, there are plenty of little things you can do to be better at what you.

  • What Type of 'Chair Sitter' Are You?
    The next time you roam the aisles of your office, try to spot these ten types of “chair sitters” and see if the descriptions below tell you anything about your co-workers.
  • A Fine-Arts Degree May Be a Better Choice Than You Think

    For every fine arts major who goes into his chosen field of study with his head held high, there's another who cringes as he registers for classes, following his heart but fearing a future of unemployment. Well, fear not, our artistic friends: your employment opportunities might be better than you'd expect.

  • Why Your Profile Picture Is Making You Look Dumb (and How to Fix It)
    Unfortunately, they’re everywhere – those “what were they thinking” profile pictures that baffle the rest of us. If you’re one of the embarrassing ones who just can’t quite get your social media profile pic together, then here are a few valuable tips to help you save face online.
  • Is a Baby Boomer Hogging Your Job?

    Younger workers have a famously high unemployment rate. Last month, workers aged 20 to 24 had a 12.5 percent unemployment rate, while those aged 25 to 34 had an unemployment rate of 7.3 percent -- the national average for October. Workers aged 55 and over, though, had an unemployment rate of only 5.4 percent. What gives?

  • Job Stress Is Killing Your Career and Your Health
    As if you didn't already know, the costs of job stress are high when it comes to both your personal and your professional life. We’ll take a look at what some of the most stressful jobs are in America, and also provide ways to cope with the strain of your 9-to-5.
  • Cruising the Internet Makes You Productive
    When do you do most of online reading, shopping, and playing? If you're like most workers, it's probably while you're on the job.
  • Stressed Across America [infographic]

    Stressful jobs are the same, no matter where you live. If you're a heart surgeon or an air traffic controller, you're going to be a little tense from time to time. But some cities have higher concentrations of certain stressful jobs. PayScale's latest infographic looks at these.