Articles about Latest News

News

Using exact change in Venmo transactions makes us look petty

When we pay friends the exact amount owed, we may think we're being helpfully conscientious, but it can come off as petty and make us dislike the stickler.

Office Culture

At Amazon, you can appeal your firing to a jury of coworkers

If you're on the chopping block at your job, the decision of whether or not you get fired is usually in the hands of your manager. At retail giant Amazon, however, you can defend yourself and appeal the decision to a jury of your peers. Announced last year, the "Pivot" probation program is designed to help underperforming employees in danger of being fired in Amazon's growing workforce.

News

Survey: 44% of CFOs say employee social media use is biggest time-wasting worry

44% of CFOs surveyed say that employers are most worried about "wasting time at work" when it comes to workers being on social media.

These are the Top 50 best places to work for in 2018

It's summer which means most of us are clamoring to get out of the office most of the time. However, if you work for one of these 50 companies that may not be the case. Indeed just released its 50 top-rated workplaces in America annual report and some pretty impressive companies made the cut. 

Success

Who gets to be defined as a self-made success?

Who gets to be called a self-made success? This is a debate that Forbes Magazine kicked off when it put Kylie Jenner on its cover.

News

Survey: 14% of Millennials say ‘bad credit’ is the reason they have roommates

Research shows that 14% of Millennials say "bad credit" is why they have roommates, and 25% say it's hurting their chances of getting a home.

News

Does thinking you look fat affect how much money you earn?

Does our own perception of our bodies, even when incorrect, make a difference? In other words, does thinking about weight affect your wages?

Health

This startup will never let you use the ‘I forgot my gym clothes’ excuse again

This has definitely happened to you. You are all set to go to the gym after work only to find that you forgot your workout clothes or sneakers. Or you have bottoms, but no top. Or you didn't pack clothes for your business trip but ended up with a lot of downtime that could be spent doing a fun class or hitting the hotel gym. Well, guess you'll just sit in a corner and twiddle your thumbs then (and probably gain weight while you're at it, according to a recent survey by Hilton Hotels on business travel.) Cue Routinely. 

News

Tired at work? Try out this new nap pod lounge

When you work in an office that may be an impossibility. Enter the rise of the nap pod service for employees seeking a relaxing break from office drudgery.

Health

How walking faster could help you live longer

If you're the type to saunter or stroll down a sidewalk, you may want to speed up. A study found that faster walkers had a higher chance of living longer.

News

Survey: 17% of companies report increase in behavior complaints since #MeToo

New data shows that "complaints about inappropriate behavior" have gone up in 16.67%  of companies since #MeToo and #TimesUp.

News

Workers quitting their jobs at fastest rate since 2001

The number of people quitting their jobs is the highest it has been since 2001 – rising 2.4% for an increase of 212,000 – to a total of 3.3 million.

News

Study: Couples in gender-equal countries get better sleep

A study has found gender-role dynamics can change how well you sleep at night as societal expectations of role obligations change your quality of sleep.

News

Survey: ‘Entitlement’ is the top complaint about intern performance

Recent data from Korn Ferry shows that 37% of working people think "entitlement" is the top "intern performance dealbreaker."

News

Survey: Driving is the worst in this American city in 2018

Research has found that adding 20 minutes to your commute is like receiving a 19% pay cut. Driving in these cities definitely won't make it any easier.

News

Sorry, but coffee will not sober you up, according to a new study

According to a new study, coffee does not sober you up if you are drunk — it's not the miracle elixir we thought it was.

Job Search

These are 10 best (and worst) states to be unemployed in

GOBankingRates ran a study to determine which states are the best — and the worst — for unemployment if you're looking for a job.

Office Life

Study: Open office plans cause us to ‘socially withdraw’

Research shows that open office plans can result in workers to "socially withdraw" – retreating to their desks and the privacy of the internet.

News

Survey: 68% of workers say children more difficult to manage than employees in the summer

Research reveals that 68% of employees say that their kids are tougher "to manage" during summer break than their workers.

News

The last straw! Starbucks says it will ban all plastic straws by 2020

The world's largest coffee seller, Starbucks, said it plans to ban plastic straws at all of its 28,000 locations by 2020 as part of a sustainability plan.

News

These are the countries with the best work-life balance

All eyes are on the world's best soccer teams right now, but what about which countries have the best work life balance for their employees? OK, so it isn't quite as exciting but if you have no work life balance then you have no time to watch soccer so there you go.

News

Survey: The cities with the most employees who would jump ship for a higher salary

The cities with the most employees willing to leave their job for more money and the other top reasons people would "most likely" leave.

Coworkers

Survey: This is the most annoying thing coworkers do at work — and it’s probably happened to you

While we know that nearly 100% of women really don’t like it when others talk about intimacy at work, the same research from Paychex also reveals the most annoying work habit of all: when colleagues often gossip in the same setting.

Office Life

Almost 100% of women say this is the most uncomfortable work situation

Recent research from Paychex revealed that when it comes to uncomfortable work situations, it is a little different for men versus women. The survey, which collected self-reported responses from 1,0005 Americans in 2017 ages 18 to 76, found that 63.4% of male employees don’t mind workplace "flirting," compared to 48.8% of female employees. 

News

Research: Women who downplay gender get ahead at work

What does it mean to lead authentically when you are a woman in power? Do you play up the fact that you are a woman or do you hide it? New research advises women to leave gender out of it, finding it to be a limiting construct.