When you’re considering a job offer, it’s always a great idea to negotiate for the best salary and benefits you can get. However, those are points of negotiation that primarily work solely in your favor. Why not negotiate for perks … More
The mere thought of receiving severance sends shivers up many people’s spines.
Severance implies termination. Out of work. No job. And worse—lost wages. But severance also protects both employees and the employer.
Marissa Mayer seems to be making an effort at Yahoo! to take into account that not everyone is a genius workaholic. She is making changes at the company that show compassion for families, and this will not only benefits her employees but the welfare of the company as well. More
Earlier this week, we reported that Yahoo is now giving new mothers 16 weeks off, new fathers, 8. More
I guess it’s true what they say: You really do need a bachelor’s degree to get ahead in the 21st-century American economy. Actually, you apparently need a bachelor’s degree to barely hold on. A McDonald’s in Massachusetts has posted a job listing for a cashier position that requires a BA and one to two years of experience. More
One small step for a woman, one giant leap backward for womankind: CEO Marissa Mayer is revoking all existing work-from-home arrangements at Yahoo. According to a report from All Things D, all employees will now be required to stay in the office, even if they have existing arrangements allowing them to work from home.
Most of the time, choosing the right job for you is a lot more complicated than the salary and job description. Job benefits often lure job candidates to and from certain employers. In fact, in 2011, 63 percent of workers younger than 40 agreed that their retirement program was an important factor in accepting their job. Similarly, 46 percent of all workers agreed that health benefits were also an important factor in accepting their job. More
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When it comes to paid sick leave, the US is out of step with the rest of the world. About 40% of workers in the private sector here are not paid for days they miss work because they’re sick. Around the world, more than 160 countries guarantee some kind of paid sick leave, but the US leaves it up to individual employers to decide. A debate in New York, led by Gloria Steinem, is reviving the question: Should all workers get a few paid sick days a year, or would mandating that cost businesses too much money? More
In a recent ad for the Las Vegas tourism industry, a woman in a drab work outfit climbs on top of her desk to make a Norma Rae-style announcement: She has 47 vacation days, and she intends to use them. “We come in day after day!” she exclaims to her gobsmacked colleagues. “That ends now! They’re our days! Let’s take back our summer. Who’s with me?” Cautious at first, the overworked crowd eventually explode into cheers.
In another recent ad series, McDonald’s encourages workers to stick it to the man by … taking a lunch break. The campaign, called “It’s your lunch. Take it,” employs mildly revolutionary taglines like “It’s time to overthrow the working lunch.” But is eating lunch a special perk? Is taking the vacation days she’s earned something that an employee should have to fight for?
Is your HR department in tune with your employees? A new survey of both HR professionals and the employees they work with finds that the answer is “almost certainly not.” While 81% of HR pros think that their employees would recommend their organization to a friend, only 38% of employees say they’d actually do it. More
Coming back to full-time work after maternity leave is notoriously difficult. Many women intend to come back, but don’t, for a variety of reasons: They miss their baby, they don’t feel physically ready, breast-feeding is onerous, or the costs of child-care cancel out their salary. This is how many women end up stepping away from the workforce for at least a few years, which ends up lowering their lifetime salaries significantly. Now, one Australian company is trying to do something about that: It’s offering women a “welcome back to work payment” after maternity leave. More
We usually think of the costs of workplace discrimination in terms of those who get the brunt of it: Harassed workers are the ones who suffer psychologically, financially, or even physically from abuse in the workplace. But discrimination hurts businesses, too. A new report explains exactly how expensive it is for companies to discriminate against gay and lesbian workers. From productivity losses to retention problems to costly lawsuits, discrimination against LGBT employees isn’t just mean, it’s stupid. More