• Pentagon Food Service Workers Allege Illegal Retaliation for Strike Against Contractor Employer
    Recently, The Huffington Post reported that food service workers in the Pentagon filed a complaint against their private-sector employer. They say that they were illegally retaliated against in response to asserting their right to protest for better working conditions.
  • How Not to Respond to a LinkedIn Request

    Job bank head Kelly Blazek is working with a reduced social media presence these days, after a rejection she sent in response to a LinkedIn connection request went viral.

  • 8 Mistakes That Will Get Your Resume Tossed Out and Your Candidacy Terminated
    According to a study released by The Ladders, an online job-matching service, recruiters spend an average of six seconds reviewing an individual resume. Six seconds! And how many seconds did it take for you to make your resume? We’ll let you take a deep breath.
  • Tetris Breaks Good for You, Say Awesome Researchers

    Need to convince the boss that playing the occasional computer game at work isn't a total waste of time? Try this: a recent study from Plymouth University, published in the journal Appetite, says that playing Tetris reduces the strength, frequency, and vividness of cravings to engage in behaviors like snacking and smoking. In other words, "But boss, picture the savings in healthcare costs! I'm only thinking of the good of the company."

  • Are You a Supertasker?

    The research is in on multitasking. Constantly switching back and forth from one task to another puts strain on the brain. This additional strain then decreases our ability to pay attention and to focus. It also places a heavy burden on memory.

  • 5 Ways to Work Out at Work

    By this point in the winter, most everyone but diehard athletes have given up on exercising, pending the first warm days that signify an end to sweater season. But of course, the benefits of working out are all year long, and include everything from stress relief to improved cardiovascular health. So how can you fit in exercise, without dragging your weary self to the gym?

  • How to Promote Yourself, When You Hate Self-Promotion

    Nowadays, everyone has a personal brand -- even people who cringe every time they hear the phrase. So how can you show the world what you have to offer, without feeling like a spotlight hog? Get creative.

  • Good News: You Can Now Block People on LinkedIn

    Last week, LinkedIn announced Member Blocking, a feature that would allow users to block their profile from specific members. The announcement comes after multiple user requests, including one from a stalking victim who created a Change.org petition requesting the addition of the feature.

  • 5 Ways to Beat 'Impostor Syndrome'

    Feel like a fraud, even when you know you're qualified to lead? If so, you have impostor syndrome. Fueled by an inability to internalize one's accomplishments, this psychological phenomenon appears to be fairly common among working women, and can prevent the afflicted from achieving their goals -- but it doesn't have to.

  • Maximize Teamwork and Get the Most Out of Your Team
    Some group dynamics consistently help generate productivity among team members, while other dynamics consistently squash creativity and active participation among team members. Whether you are a leader or a member, you may use this knowledge to help your group be the best it can be.
  • Now Men Are Hogging Up the Work-From-Home Jobs
    Just in case you thought everyone who worked from home was an Oprah-watching, pajama-wearing mommy -- surprise! They’re not.
  • South Korean 'Star Teacher' Makes $4 Million a Year

    In the U.S., teachers make average salaries in the $40,000 - 45,000 range. But for one elite tutor in South Korea, teaching earns a wage comparable with that of a CEO or another captain of industry.

  • When Can I Go to HR?

    When Can I Go to HR?
    Many employees dread going to Human Resources, seeing it either as an extension of their boss's authority or as a cost-center that takes away healthy productive time from employees for conducting training or surveys. As a result, a lot of employees are unclear on when and why they should reach out to HR.
  • The Sometimes Surprising Truth About the Value of the Minimum Wage

    The real value of the minimum wage is going down. Ten different charts on two different websites paint the same picture of how the relative value of the minimum wage has declined over time. In short, when you take inflation and cost of living data into account, minimum-wage workers can buy less for their earnings than they could a few years ago.

  • It's Easier to Be Moral in the Morning

    Have a job that depends on a high level of ethical decision making? You're probably better at it in the morning, according to a new series of studies at Harvard and the University of Utah. If, on the other hand, your job involves House of Cards-level deception and subterfuge, well, maybe in your case, the early bird does not get the worm.

  • Do You Have to Give a Salary History During a Job Interview?

    There are many ways for employers to ask candidates about their salary requirements, but perhaps the most-dreaded is to ask for a salary history. These days, you're likely to have had at least one job in your recent past that paid below what you would have asked in better times. So how do you handle it?

  • #PayChat: Job Hunting and Social Media
    Today a social media presence is required to land a job, but where do you begin? How do you use social media to get hired? Please join us this Wednesday, February 26th at 10:30 A.M. (PST) to discuss this topic and learn how to make the most of your job search by using social media in our monthly twitter chat, #PayChat.
  • 3 Counterintuitive Productivity Tips That Really Work

    Tired of reading about how you need to get up earlier and make better to-do lists? Good news for you, then: some of the best productivity tips are the ones that go completely against the usual advice for getting stuff done.

  • Write Emails That Actually Get Replies

    It's a sad fact of life that the volume of business emails seems to increase, just at the point in people's careers when they have the least amount of time to answer messages. As a result, it can be pretty hard to get answers from important folks, whether it's your boss's boss or some bigwig you met at a conference.

  • Binge Working Is Terrible for Workers' Health, Productivity

    There have been a few stories about death by overwork in the past few months -- the copywriter in Indonesia, the office worker in China. Less dramatically, experts have connected binge working to a host of ailments, from depression to dementia. So why do companies still push workers to work such long hours?