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  • 5 Ways Your Boss Is Making You Unproductive

    When we miss a deadline, we usually blame ourselves. But, what if it really isn’t your fault that you’re unproductive? What if your boss is making you unproductive? Here are five signs the blame might lie at the feet of your boss.
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  • Blurred Lines in the Workplace

    Workplace dynamics have become increasingly problematic thanks to social media making the lives of employees and employers easily accessible online. Can this intermingling of personal and professional be detrimental to the workplace hierarchy?
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  • 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.

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  • Depression's $23 Billion Toll on the American Workplace

    People diagnosed with clinical depression are much more likely to miss work. How much does their absenteeism cost the U.S. workplace? One study says it adds up to $23 billion a year in lost productivity.
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  • State Makes It Illegal for Companies to Demand Workers' Social Media Logins [infographic]

    In Washington State, employees no longer have to worry about the boss asking for access to their social networks. Now, locking down your profiles to prevent prying eyes should keep the people who matter from seeing something that could get you canned.
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  • Why Big Companies Should Pay Workers More

    Could paying workers a living wage improve a company's bottom line as well? That's the possibility that Justin Fox explores in his recent column on HBR Blog Network.

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  • How One Man Tried to Woo Employers In His Skivvies

    Social media is a great tool to incorporate into your job search, but there's a line between showing your best face and showing your unmentionables. So learned Brian Zulberti, a recent Villanova University Law graduate, who decided to take the social job application process to a whole new level -- an uncouth, half-nude, and humiliating level.
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  • Chocolate Isn't Good Enough: Become an Ice Cream Guru

    Ben & Jerry's is only one company that employs ice cream gurus. If you really love eating ice cream, there are plenty of employers out there willing to pay you to do it. Add this to the list of wacky and wonderful jobs.
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  • 3 Life-Saving Tips for Going Over the Boss's Head

    Going over the boss's head is not fun and can have consequences. If you are drowning in a sea of incompetent management, use these life-saving tips to stay afloat.
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  • House of Curves: Is it Friendship Before Business or the Other Way Around?

    The WeTV reality series House of Curves, follows full-figured fashion designer Kenyatta Jones on her journey from boutique biz to major player. Under her Bella Rene label, Kenyatta produces sexy dresses, fitted power suits and trendy casual clothes for younger, full-figured women.
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  • Does Someone Have to Go: Personal Feelings Trump Business Decisions

    Last week on Does Someone Have to Go, the employees of True Home Value were faced with three tough decisions including whether or not to fire an employee with a drinking problem. This week, three employees had to stand in front of their peers and plead to keep their jobs. Time to see how it all turned out.
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  • What Will Happen to Paula Deen's Employees?

    When you're looking for jobs, the company brand is almost as important as the position's title, pay, and responsibilities. Ideally, you want to find your dream gig at a brand other people will recognize and have positive associations with. At the very least, it makes for a shorter explanation in job interviews down the road. In the wake of the allegations of racism against Paula Deen, we look at what happens to a company's employees after an organization winds up with egg all over its public face.

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  • Does Someone Have to Go: DFX Decides

    Last week on Does Someone Have to Go, we met the employees of DFX. The 30-year-old fitness equipment company has been having a hard time since founder Tom sold the company to his daughter Farren. Why? Mostly because Tom stayed on, micromanaging every employee with the help of surveillance cameras.
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  • California Might Fine Wal-Mart $6,000 for Each Underpaid Employee

    It's no secret that many large companies make profits in part by keeping their labor costs down -- a move that puts a burden on taxpayers, who are then forced to make up the deficit by paying for Medicare, food stamps, and other assistance programs, as Rick Unger on Forbes.com points out. In fact, a recent report by the Democratic staff of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce found that Wal-Mart's low wages could be costing taxpayers $5,815 per employee -- and as a result, the State of California is considering legislation that would fine the retailer $6,000 for every underpaid employee.

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  • Coca-Cola Steps up -- or Does It?

    Coca-Cola is pledging to stop marketing to children under the age of 12, and to fund exercise programs in countries in which they do business. Will it do any good?
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  • How Google Continues to Keep Employees Happy

    Working for Google is a dream of many, not just because of what this company has achieved in the last 15 years, but because of its enviable work culture. With 37,000 employees in 40 countries, you might wonder how Google maintains a motivating work experience throughout its entire company.

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  • CVS Asks Employees to Share Data About Weight, Health -- or Pay a Fine

    Starting May 1, all employees of CVS will have to agree to report their weight, body fat, and blood glucose levels or pay $50 more per month for their employee-sponsored health insurance.

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  • How Google's Cafeteria Keeps Employees Healthy

    When it comes to perks, Google's the gold standard. If you work at Google, your day is a sea of nap pods and free cereal and independent projects. (And, OK, probably some work in there, too. Google employees tend to put in long days.) But there's perhaps no greater fringe benefit than Google's cafeteria, where the gourmet food is unlimited, locally farmed, and culturally diverse.

    It's also a trick, sort of. In addition to encouraging Googlers to work those longer hours, the free food the company offers is specially designed to be as healthy as possible. The thought, of course, is that healthy food will equal healthy employees, which saves health care costs and prevents absenteeism.

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  • The $99,000 Burrito

    When we have a team lunch to celebrate the latest site release, someone always suggests/insists upon going to Chipotle. Why? Because it's delicious, of course. Cilantro-lime rice is addictive, it would seem. According to this article from CBS, these tasty burritos can also be lucrative. So how are Chipotle employees earning the whole $99K enchilada?

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  • The 50 Best Employers in America

    The equation seems impossible, at first glance. love(job) + paycheck(high) = X? It's got to be a trick question. But wait! Not so! Business Insider teamed up with PayScale to solve for X and it turns out, X = employers(awesome). With the scary math behind us, we can turn our attention to this list of the 50 best employers

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