There's been much debate as to why women only make up just 4.2 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. Is it discrimination? The high-pressure atmosphere? Women's failure to "lean in"? A new study suggests another possible explanation: business can be dirty work, and women would rather stay clean.
Past research has found... Read More »
By Julie Steinberg
The tech scene is red-hot and the proliferation of start-ups is attracting people with all sorts of skills. Is there room for those who don't have an engineering or tech background, but still want to get in on the next Facebook?
Absolutely, say recruiters and industry professionals. Here's... Read More »
By Martin Crutsinger
WASHINGTON -- U.S. companies will have to keep hiring steadily to meet their customers' rising demand.
That's the message that emerged from a report Wednesday that employers are finding it harder to squeeze more output from their existing staff. It also helps explain why ADP, a payroll... Read More »
As technology continues to evolve and improve, its adoption in the workplace continues to grow, allowing employees to work virtually from anywhere. That's a boon for many workers, helping them balance competing demands of career and family life.
Technology's evolution also helps employers, of course, who see... Read More »
Anyone who works in the typical office these days knows that dress codes are decidedly lax. Long gone are the days when men routinely donned suits and ties and women wore tailored dresses and pumps.
That may be a boon for workers who don't want to fuss about what to wear, day in and day out, but it can... Read More »
WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers advertised more jobs in September than at any other point in the past three years, a hopeful sign that companies may step up hiring.
Businesses and governments posted 3.35 million job openings, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That's a 7 percent increase from August and the... Read More »
There are many people turning to entrepreneurship these days. The unfortunate truth is: With such high unemployment rates, many job seekers have given up looking for a job and have turned to creating their own. Entrepreneurship is not just for the likes of the youthful founders behind Facebook and Google. Not... Read More »
If you are unemployed, underemployed or unhappily employed, the idea of taking control and becoming your own boss might be sounding pretty sexy right about now. With the unemployment rate exceeding 9 percent, it has become clear that jobs aren't quite as dependable as perhaps we previously thought. However,... Read More »
Frances Cole Jones, author of "The Wow Factor"
In January 2009, YouGov published its list of the 10 worst business sayings. Some I more than agreed with ("thinking outside of the box," "blue-sky thinking," "heads up"); some didn't bug me too much ("at the end of the day," "going forward," "credit crunch"). But... Read More »
Unfortunately, meetings are not an expendable part of corporate America. They are, however -- or at least they can seem like -- a colossal waste of time. (Unless, of course, food is served.)
Mind-numbing as they may be, meetings are necessary. If conducted efficiently, they're useful and can... Read More »
Bored at work? This summer, AOL Jobs will be publishing a career quiz every week to keep you entertained. This quiz was so popular with readers when it originally ran that AOL is republishing it.
Have you ever shaken someone's hand and in the same instant, felt every bone in your fingers and palm shatter? Or,... Read More »