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Accessing Your Paycheck Before Payday

The world’s largest retailer, and one that’s often critiqued for its low wages, unveiled financial planning tools designed by Even Responsible Finance Inc. and PayActiv Inc. that lets its employees access earned wages ahead of scheduled paychecks and avoid bounced checks or payday loans.

Publish date: 01/04/2018

 
Make a New Year’s Resolution for Your Work Life

Given the amount of time we spend on the job, we owe it to ourselves, and our colleagues, to embrace the lean management principle of continuous improvement.

Publish date: 01/02/2018

 
A Drone That Plays Music to Keep Employees from Staying Late at Work

In an effort to avoid the endless work hours often linked to employee burnout and exhaustion, a Japanese firm is enlisting the help of a drone that plays loud music meant to notify employees that it is time to go home.

Publish date: 12/26/2017

 
Bringing Your Work Home (and on Vacation) With You

Are you constantly checking your work-related emails after business hours or lugging your laptop with you when you and your family go on vacation? If you answered yes to either of those questions, your personal well-being might be suffering, according to a recent study from the University of Zurich in Switzerland.

Publish date: 12/26/2017

 
Should Employers Make Employees’ Salaries Public?

Are there advantages to employees if salaries are public? Will employees accept such a policy?

Publish date: 12/21/2017

 
How to Stay Healthy at Work

Winter at work, for many of us, means dry air, sick coworkers and temperatures too chilly to spend time outside. When it seems like everyone around you is coughing and sneezing, there are many things you can do proactively to stay healthy.

Publish date: 12/21/2017

 
Should You Job Search during the Holidays?

The end of the calendar year brings with it so much stuff — shopping, parties, family obligations, holiday concerts, expenses planned and unplanned, maybe a case of flu or a major snowstorm — all of which can be stressful, and not necessarily good stress. What about the stress of looking for work?

Publish date: 12/20/2017

 
Work-Life Balance Arrangements Advantageous to Both Employer and Employee

According to a study from Newcastle University, offering employees work arrangements that improve the employee’s work-life balance can also give employers an advantage as well.

Publish date: 12/18/2017

 
Holiday Party Etiquette: Some Do’s and Don’ts

December is often a time for celebration, shopping, overindulgence, and overall merriment as the holiday season arrives. And, of course, it is usually time for another tradition: the office holiday party.

Publish date: 12/18/2017

 
Raise or Holiday Bonus? Companies are More Likely to Give One, not Both

Recent studies by Bankrate.com and Accounting Principals found that many workers should expect a little cash around the holidays, but not necessarily a raise.

Publish date: 12/14/2017