• Pantene Encourages Women in Business to #WhipIt Good
    Women in business have been asked to break through, lean in, and now to whip it, thanks to a new Pantene commercial from the Philippines that illustrates the blatant double standards that exist for women in the workplace. Let your hair down, ladies. It’s time to rock out as women take yet another giant leap toward closing the gender gap.
  • 5 Ways to Completely Ruin Your Career at the Company Holiday Party
    A little booze never hurt anyone, right? Well, if you’re talking about boozing at the company holiday party, then you’re absolutely wrong. We’ll show you what to do if you care to obliterate any chances you have at a thriving career … ever.
  • Your Busy Co-workers Are Stressing You Out

    Feeling the heat at work? It might be your colleagues' fault. Working with people who rush around and convey an attitude of perpetual busyness elevates our stress level, according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal.

  • How Social Media Is Making Us All Narcissists [Infographic]
    If you're like most of us, your social media feeds are infested with selfies. Let's call it like it is: social media is bringing out the narcissist in all of us – and, boy, is it ugly.
  • Should Employees Be Allowed to Surf Social Media at Work?
    Social media can be a great escape for those times when work becomes overwhelming or downright boring. Not surprisingly, many companies are reluctant to encourage what they see as time-wasting on the part of their workers. Is it ever OK, then, for employers to limit their employees' use of social media at work?
  • How Not to Look Ugly on a Webcam [infographic]
    Virtual interviews and teleconferences are growing in popularity in the business world, so it’s essential that professionals know how to properly present themselves on camera. Here are a few simple, yet vital tips on how not to look ugly on a webcam. No, seriously: take notes.
  • How Personal Decisions Can Cost You Big Time Professionally
    We all know that personal and professional don’t mix, but what happens when it accidentally does and it costs you your job? Find out how to keep your personal life from negatively affecting your career.
  • The Case for Being Friends With Co-workers

    When it comes to personal relationships in the workplace, many career experts say you should be like a contestant on a reality TV show -- in other words, not here to make friends. But although socializing with colleagues can have its downsides, there are plenty of benefits to making friends at work.

  • 3 Tips for Dealing With a Sneaky, Manipulative Co-Worker
    Proving yourself to your boss is hard enough. Add those manipulative co-workers to the mix and you have yourself an impossible situation – or do you? We’ll examine how to identify who those wheeler-dealer colleagues are and how to effectively deal with them so that you can shine bright in your career.
  • Why You Should Call in Sick

    It's cold and flu season, and everyone in your office is sick. You can tell, because they're hacking and coughing in every cubicle and common area in your office. If only they'd stay home. Of course, when you fall ill, thanks to the fact that everyone at your company works when they're sick, you'll come in, too. And the cycle goes on.

  • 3 Business Lessons They Don't Teach In School (But Should)
    Learning from books is valuable but will only get you so far in life. The "school of hard knocks" is an effective teacher, and offers different lessons than in the halls of academia. Both sets of lessons are valuable and even necessary in the workplace. Here are some hard-knock lessons that universities should consider adding to the curriculum:
  • Working Parents, Want More Time With Family? There's a Law for That!
    Working parents might be able to breathe a little easier the next time they need to take time off of work to make it to their kid’s soccer game, thanks to The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013.
  • To Persuade People, Tell Them a Story
    Once upon a time Mr. Smith showed the CEO of Proctor & Gamble a PowerPoint presentation, but the CEO never looked at the pretty pictures on the big screen. That's because the CEO was more interested in what Mr. Smith had to say.
  • 4 Resiliency Lessons When Work Is Tough
    Work isn't always easy. Difficult bosses, difficult clients, and feeling trapped at work may lead to depression and other health problems. Building resiliency helps you maintain both physical and psychological health.
  • Technology Giveth Jobs and It Taketh Them Away
    We've all read the studies showing that machines are expected to take over millions of jobs from humans in the not-so-far future, suggesting that a terrifying I, Robot type of world awaits us. But do we really need to fear competition from robots?
  • It’s Legal in 29 States to Be Fired for Being Gay (and Why That’s Bad for Business)
    Did you know that, even today, employers can legally fire or refuse to hire an person based on his or her sexual orientation in more than half the country? We’ll take a look at this shocking fact and discuss how workplace equality is, without a doubt, good for business.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.