Conversation is inevitable when employees spend 40+ hours a week on the job. This may turn the office into a home away from home, and co-workers into confidants. Unfortunately, this kind of environment is certain to produce chatter that veers … More
In a world where workers are conditioned to continually look for the next best opportunity, it’s almost inevitable for businesses to lose their employees. But when was the last time you considered the potential financial damage the loss of employees is … More
Marissa Mayer plays hardball with people leaving Yahoo. If a top executive wants to quit, Mayer does not do them the favor of paying them a big severance package to leave. She waits for them to quit on their own. That’s … More
Who doesn’t like a little protesting with their shopping? Federal labor officials still have made no decision on a request by Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, to stop scheduled protests by union-backed group OUR Walmart on Black Friday outside its stores. More
Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Sears and KMart will be the first large retail chains to open their doors for crazed bargain hunters at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. Many other chains are open Thanksgiving Day, but their Black Friday sales don’t start until midnight or Friday morning. This is why a handful of employees have started protesting these work schedules on the grounds that these companies should be promoting that Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family. More
Fortune reported last year that unlimited vacation policies are becoming a bona fide trend. Companies including Netflix, IBM, Morningstar, and the New York consulting company BlueWolf have implemented versions of the policy, sometimes called a “results-only work environment.” The strategy’s advocates say it makes employees happier and increases productivity. And according to a new survey, they can make or break a job. More
Blue Bloods actress Jennifer Esposito is not taking her character being written out of the show lightly. She is going to the Twitter masses and accusing the network of “absolutely shameful behavior” for putting her on unpaid leave because her Celiac Disease is not allowing her to work as much as the show requires.
LinkedIn released its 100 Most InDemand Employers based on billions of interactions from its 175M+ members. In turn, the ranking provided insight into the hottest industries, cities and field-factors for job hunters. Below are the top ten companies deemed the most sought-after.
Most of us love Mad Men. The glamour, the drama, Joan’s curves, Betty’s harshness, Zubi zubi zu, etc., But a lot of the stuff on the show, that we love, may not be making us the best employee. For example, it is really not good to make sexual comments to your employee (no matter how hot she is) or settle a problem with an office fist fight (so that was extremely entertaining.) Rocket Lawyer came up with this great infographic to remind you of what not to do in your office after watching Mad Men. More
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The Inspiring Note Every Woman Should Read
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5-Year-Old Girl Led Police To Kidnapper Who Dressed As Her Mother & Stole Her From School
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Guess Which Movie Star Knocked Up His Girlfriend?
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We all do it – snicker at the intern who flirts with her boss, whisper about the IT guy’s inability to wear matching socks and bet on how many times your project manager’s protégé says “per our conversation” before noon.
Gossiping is a natural way to vent, add some color to your otherwise white-walled corporate existence and build relationships with coworkers who love and loathe the same things you do. But, some women have experienced the darker side of playing telephone in the office, being on the receiving end of taunts that echo the same cruelty as high-school hallways. And, while some companies have no tolerance for the latter by enforcing strict no-gossip policies for protection, many others argue the opposite, encouraging these bonds because they say it’s not only healthy for employees, but also good for business. More
et me just be clear right up front: Parents, you’re wonderful, amazing people, and I think it’s great that you’ve chosen to take on the monumental responsibility of raising another human being, and entrusting them with the power, grace and humility of what it means to be a contributing member of a just society. (At least, that’s how we all hope it turns out.)
Guess who is probably not going on vacation this Labor Day weekend? America. According to a survey by Expedia. Americans gave up 226 million vacation days in 2011. Considering that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average full-time worker earns $39,416 a year — which comes out to $34.3 billion worth of time. Expedia’s Vacation Deprivation study surveyed 7,803 employed adults across 20 countries. Of the Americans that were given 14 vacation days last year most left an average of 2 days on the table or 14.3%. But then more than 20% said they would give up their lunch break for more vacation time. What is the deal? This infographic from Rasmussen shows exactly how Americans waste their vacation and the reasons why. We may not hate vacation but we have a tricky relationship with it. More