• 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?
  • Bet on a Vet: Get Veterans Back to Work
    Bet on a Vet is a campaign to help disabled veterans utilize their skills and talents in the workplace here at home.
  • Worker Who Quit via Video Gets a Response From Her Former Boss

    Remember that woman who quit her video production job via viral video? Well, it seems her former employers have a response, which they submitted -- you guessed it -- via viral video.

  • 9 Rules for Managing Conflict at Work [infographic]
    Workplace conflict affects more than just employee morale; it also diminishes productivity and job satisfaction. We’ll take a look at the infographic below the cut and discover how professionals can deal with workplace conflict effectively before it turns the office into a battlefield.
  • What Office Managers Can Learn From a High School Football Coach
    A Utah high school football coach didn't like how some of his players were acting off the field, so he suspended the entire team. Unorthodox? Maybe. Effective? You be the judge.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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?