• Ashton Kutcher Offering Career Advice for $5 an Hour
    Ashton Kutcher may be worth $140 million, but that isn’t stopping him from offering his "know-how" to professionals for $5 an hour. Save up your pennies, people. This may be the best $5 you’ve ever spent on your career.
  • How to Train Yourself to Be Happier at Work
    Being happy at your job doesn't necessarily depend on the job itself – it has more to do with how you perceive your work. We'll take a look at how professionals can train themselves to be happy at work by simply changing their mindset.
  • Are You
    Google is taking the "birds of a feather" concept to a whole new level when it comes to finding qualified candidates. See how the company's new patented technology plans to locate prospective employees by using data from its current employee gene pool.
  • Are Working Parents Bigger Slackers Than 'Childless' Workers?
    Or should people just mind their own business? A recent study by a North Carolina company found that, with or without children, workers should probably just worry about their own work performance, for a change.
  • Meg Whitman Joins the Telecommuting 'Banned' Wagon
    It looks like Marissa Mayer isn't the only female CEO ending the days of telecommuting for their tech conglomerates -- HP's Meg Whitman is joining the club, too.
  • At Amazon, the Scariest Email Workers Receive Contains Just One Character

    Emails containing just a question mark, and a forwarded customer complaint, almost always originate from CEO Jeff Bezos, and they mean that the recipient will shortly have to explain himself or herself to the big boss.

  • Which Countries Treat Their Workers the Best?
    The Human Capital Report released Tuesday by the World Economic Forum gauged 122 countries in terms of education, employment, "enabling environment" and health. It was the first report of its kind and interesting because of the way it ranked countries based on how well they treat their workers. The top region was North Europe and the top country? Well, spoiler alert: It's not the United States. But what can Americans learn from these list-toppers about how to foster a healthy workforce?
  • Should You Take Perks Instead of a Raise?

    A recent survey shows that a higher percentage of employed workers are confident about their job security, as compared to six months ago, but that confidence doesn't necessarily translate to more money in the bank.

  • 5 Types of Co-Workers You Never Want as Friends

    Sometimes stepping into the workplace can be like stepping into the Twilight Zone. We'll take a look at five types of co-workers that not only annoy the living daylights out of you, but also rid your workday of its productivity and fun.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What Inspires Us to Be Loyal Employees?

    If you love your company and want to spend your career there, you are essentially a unicorn in the job market, but you're still not as rare as the company you work for, provided they deserve your devotion.

  • How NOT to Fire Someone

    Want to be a better boss? Treat people respectfully even if -- perhaps especially if -- they're on their way out the door.

  • 3 Great Summer Perks for Startups
    Working at a startup is always a good news/bad news situation. Good news: you get to help build something, with other motivated, creative people, and sometimes in an environment that includes free food and a funky office. Bad news: you're never allowed to leave the funky office to spend time with the cool people you knew before you took the job. Summer, with its siren song of beach and lazy outdoor fun, makes everything worse.
  • Quora Question of the Week: What Are Your Favorite Methods for Looking Busy at Work?
    Even if you're excellent at your job, you're probably not fully immersed in your work every second of the day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's in your best interests, however, to look like you're busy, even when you're just catching up on your Facebook feed. PayScale turned to the Quora community for some tricks that will help you look like you're working hard, even when you're hardly working.
  • Turn That Frown Upside Down: Are You a Happy Employee? [infographic]
    The sad reality of having a job is that you probably hate it, at least some of the time. No one wants to do something that they "have" to do. So what does it take to make you a happy camper at work? Let's take a look at Yast.com's infographic "What Makes an Employee Happy?" to find out.
  • Happy Hour for Employees
    Restaurants have a well-deserved reputation for employees who party with each other after hours, and celebrate holidays and other occasions together. A growing trend in the modern workplace, regardless of industry, is to encourage happy hour for employees as much as once per week.
  • Career Satisfaction: Are American Workers Happier? [Infographic]
    As you travel to the office on an average workday, do you believe that you could possibly be one of the happiest employees in the world? Research indicates that employees in the US tend to be more actively engaged and satisfied with their jobs. In fact, employers are taking drastic efforts to provide incentives to create career satisfaction for top performance workers. It’s all about raising employee morale and productivity in a challenging economic climate.
  • Quora Question of the Week: 5 Best Startup Perks
    Job satisfaction is something every employee wants, but few are lucky enough to experience during their careers. Long work days, stressful commutes, demanding deadlines, and stagnant salaries combine to make work seem ... well, like work. The good news, according to the Quora community, is that it's very possible for employees to find satisfaction at the office, and it comes in the form of attractive company perks. Let's take a look at the top five perks that Quora members deemed most appealing to the everyday employee.