What do American workers want for Christmas this year? Glassdoor knows.
On Friday, the online "jobs and career community" published the results of a new Harris Interactive-commissioned survey, asking American workers what they want most from employers this holiday season.
Unsurprisingly, "cash" tops the list.... Read More »
Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of the iconic Twinkies snack cake, will square off in a bankruptcy court on Monday against an agent of the U.S. Justice Department, who says the wind-down plan is too generous to management.
The U.S. Trustee, an agent of the U.S. Department of Justice who oversees bankruptcy... Read More »
Raises have been minimal, or non-existent from 2010 to 2012, according to a survey from Mercer, a New York human resources consulting firm. Most raises have been in the 2.7 percent range this year -- less than the 2012 cost of living adjustment of 3.6 percent.
Clearly, the struggling job market is enabling... Read More »
By Brian O'Connell
When it comes to knocking a job performance review out of the park, it pays to be aggressive and to be your own public relations director.
It's an uphill climb for U.S. workers, who increasingly see job performance reviews as a useless exercise, and one that doesn't necessarily... Read More »
Wall Street is facing a crisis even worse than the financial meltdown of 2008, reports New York magazine in a sweeping cover story. As pieces of the Dodd-Frank financial-reform act come into effect, revenues are plummeting, bonuses are getting slashed, and firms are selling off chunks of office space.
"If... Read More »
By Rod McGuirk
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Employees of an Australian bus company have been given a 15 million Australian dollar ($16 million) share of the proceeds of the business sale as a thank-you for their loyalty, an executive and a newspaper said Wednesday. Read More »
Workers who routinely track the balances of their 401(k) savings know that 2011 was a pretty dismal year for investing in stocks. The S&P 500, a broad stock index that includes about 75 percent of publicly traded U.S. companies, finished 2011 statistically where it began, meaning many investors ended the... Read More »
Of all the perks employees could get this season, a holiday party scrapes the bottom of the list. Times are still tight right now, and Americans would way prefer a cash bonus, a raise, or paid time off over a few hours of drunken catharsis and a slab of mediocre fruitcake.
A recent online survey by the jobs... Read More »
By Debra Auerbach, The Work Buzz
Now that Thanksgiving has passed, the countdown to the December holidays has officially begun. Holiday planning has kicked into full gear, as revelers dust off last year's decorations, sort through recipes for the big feast and brainstorm gifts for those hard-to-please... Read More »
"Austerity" turned out to be the word most searched for in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary in 2010. The term means having "enforced or extreme economy." And it's the opposite of that very popular pre-recession term "indulgence." Not too far behind "austerity" in dictionary searches, reports the New York... Read More »
Japanese cosmetic giant Shiseido has instituted a 10PM closing curfew for all its employees. This is part of a larger effort to encourage workers to spend more time with their families and less time on the premises, further cutting down on workplace overtime costs, and attempting to reinvigorate Japan's economy. Read More »