• Measuring Sleep to Improve Employee Performance
    The Vancouver Canucks professional hockey team were concerned their demanding schedule was hurting their performance on the ice. Their solution — start measuring their players sleeping performance.
  • How to Behave When Co-Workers Grieve

    Grief hurts, and there is no use pretending it doesn't. These three tips will help you behave appropriately toward a grieving co-worker.

  • 3 TED Talks to Rejuvenate Your Life and Career
    These three TED Talks are sure to get your career juices pumping and help you to start the work week off right, so take a minute to watch these presentations and see if you don’t have an “ah ha” moment each time.
  • 5 Signs That No, You Do Not Have Great Multi-Tasking Skills
    Out of all of the skills printed on resumes, multi-tasking is probably the most overused. It is rare that an applicant will admit that he or she is unable to manage more than one task at a time, but unrealistic to believe that the entire job-force has great multi-tasking skills. Here are a few signs that you are not a great multi-tasker, along with a few quick tips to help (because, multi-tasking).
  • 5 Perks That Prove Some Offices Are Actually Spas

    Think luxurious workplace perks went out with flip-phones and a stable economy? Think again. While many of us would be happy just to have health insurance, some lucky workers toil away at companies that offer really fancypants perks.

  • En Vogue: The Working Woman's Fashion Dilemma
    Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer appeared in last month's issue of Vogue, elegantly perched on a lawn chair, decked out in the high-end couture she's known to wear. The image elicited some sharp response from women who felt the image belittled the Silicon Valley powerhouse by dressing her up as a more of a fashionista than a C-suite celebrity.
  • Fido Friday is Wagtastic

    Tomorrow is Fido Friday at PayScale and the office will be full of four-legged coworkers. It's basically the greatest day in the history of days.

  • 20 Funny Truths About Your 9-to-5
    Heading back to work after a holiday weekend can be depressing, so here are 20 humorous quotes about the realities of your 9-to-5 that will surely make you chuckle. Remember, sharing is caring, so pass this on to your co-workers who could use a mid-day pick-me-up.
  • Messy Desk vs. Clean Desk: Which Is Better?

    Are you a clean-desk person or a messy-desk person? Before you sheepishly hide your files or borrow a neighbor's desk toys, you should know that there are plusses and minuses to both styles.

  • Engaged vs. Disengaged Employees [infographic]
    Do you find yourself checking your phone every five minutes while you're at work? If so, then it seems that you are like millions of other American workers who have "checked out" while clocked in.
  • Here's Why You Should Get Drunk at Work

    Alcohol enthusiasts, rejoice: It turns out that (moderate) drinking at work might boost your performance.

  • Sleep Your Way to the Top: The Importance of Getting Your Zzz’s
    It’s often overlooked, but a good night’s rest plays a huge factor in a person’s well-being, especially when it comes to that person’s career. PayScale takes a look at how catching up on your zzz’s can help boost your productivity and make you a happy camper at work.
  • The 5 Biggest Mistakes Career Changers Make
    Here at PayScale, we’ve highlighted the success stories of many career changers from all walks of life, age groups, and backgrounds. However, what we haven’t discussed in great detail are some of the potential pitfalls of switching careers. Any career change has a 50/50 chance of going either good or bad. For the brave at heart, a career change can be the best thing to happen to an individual seeking a new and better opportunity.
  • 7 Fresh Tips for a Great First Day at Your New Job

    There is plenty of traditional advice out there for making a good impression on your first day on the job. Show up on time, dress for success, ask questions, and other yawn-inducing advice that you’ve heard a million times. We talked to people in person and on Facebook and added our own ideas to bring you a fresh set of tips for a great first day at your new job.

  • The Show Must Go On: 7 Tips For Returning Back to Work After a Loss
    It can be difficult to resume your normal life after a traumatic experience or loss of a loved one. When the funeral is over and the office beckons, we hope this list of seven tips for re-entering the world helps ease the transition.
  • What Time Is 'On Time' for a Meeting? [infographic]

    If you're an early bird, you know how annoying it is to wait in a conference room while the inconsiderate jerks you work with take their sweet time getting to the meeting. And, of course, if you're always fashionably late, you know how pitiful those "get the worm" types are, fuming over their iPads while they wait for the important folks to show up. So, wait -- is there a right time to get to the meeting?

  • Daycare Employee Fired for Using Instagram to Post Pictures That Mocked the Kids
    Here we go again, people. Two daycare workers were fired recently for using the popular social photo sharing site, Instagram, to post humiliating pictures of the young children they were left to care for at A Heavenly Haven Child Care in Newport News, Virginia. The two caregivers may have thought it was funny at the time, but look who's laughing now in the unemployment line.
  • Your Posture Is Killing You: How to Sit Properly

    People who sit all day are more likely to get cardiovascular disease and cancer than people whose jobs don't require them to gradually transform into a human letter C. Even working out an hour a day can't counteract the effects of sitting. So what can we do?

  • 5 Tips for Surviving the Office Picnic

    Ah, the end of the summer, the time when everyone panics about all the summery things they were going to do, before they wound up watching TV instead. Companies are no different in this regard. Many choose this time of year to add a new wrinkle to forced employee bonding, and that is forced employee bonding in an outdoor setting.

  • Quit Your Job the Right Way

    We all need to move on to the next step in our careers at times. We might look for another job because our egos were bruised at our current gig, or we might jump ship for a better position. Best practice is to not burn bridges as we move from one company to the next.