Career News

Internet Use at the Office

Internet access is a bit of a double-edged sword for employers. While giving employees access to tools that will help them quickly complete tasks and to resources that make obtaining and communicating information much faster, it also opens up a host of problems for managers, including productivity issues and vulnerability to viruses from untrustworthy sites.

Publish date: 01/08/2018

 
Phone Snubbed by the Boss

According to new research from Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business, supervisors who continue to look at their phone while meeting with employees are likely to lose their employees’ trust, which will subsequently affect their engagement.

Publish date: 01/08/2018

 
Jumping Back into the Job Market Through a Returnship

For people returning to work after a years-long gap, a return internship could be the key that unlocks the door to a new position.

Publish date: 01/04/2018

 
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

 
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