Some people get a little too comfortable in the process of building rapport with their coworkers, which can lead to a loss of respect. Here are five little-known factors that can cost you respect at work. Read More »
This story was originally published last year; it was so popular that we decided to publish it in honor of Valentine's Day.
By Anthony Balderrama
The idea of a work spouse is nothing new. Workers have long been working overtime, especially once the recession kicked in. Now many co-workers spend more time... Read More »
By Charyn Pfeuffer, PayScale
That "will they or won't they" tension can be palpable in the workplace. Although Jim Halpert and Pam Beesley of the hit series, "The Office" have done their best to bring the co-worker-with-benefits scenario to the mainstream, many companies (and fellow workers) still frown upon... Read More »
I'd love to think we get ahead purely on the merits but, alas, that's naive. Even the most meritorious employee is wise to play office politics. That means taking steps to ensure you're liked, especially by people in a position to affect your career. Plus you must at least neutralize enemies, for example,... Read More »
For many employees, discussing pay with co-workers is something you just don't do, in part because employers -- especially smaller ones -- frown upon sharing such details. But no longer. As The Wall Street Journal reports, a small but growing number of private-sector firms are letting employees in on company... Read More »
By Robert Half International
Anyone who's worked in information technology for any length of time has probably been asked to join a project team. Working with a group of colleagues can be fun, as teams become infused with camaraderie and a shared sense of mission. But being a group participant can also be... Read More »
By Anthony Balderrama
After all the debates, commercials with approved messages, polls and endless graphs showing momentum shifting, Election Day is finally in sight.
But for all the barrage of election news, people don't plan to bring their politics into the workplace. According to a new CareerBuilder... Read More »
Unemployment is slowly declining, but many employers are still downsizing. Just last week Sony announced it was restructuring and letting go of 2,000 workers.
How can you make sure that you're not laid off? If you make sure to demonstrate your value, you can increase the odds that your job won't be... Read More »
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter
Many new hires are so anxious to make friends and a good impression that they often make mistakes that will leave them with neither. To ensure this isn't you, check out the list below of 10 things you should be cautious of when you're the new kid on the block: Read More »
By Sonia Acosta
Can you go an entire workday without saying a word? Does it mean you're an ineffective employee, you don't like your co-workers, or you don't have anything meaningful to say? Of course not. You're probably just an introvert, or you're more reserved at work than in your personal life. You... Read More »
By Melissa Cassera
Sweaty palms, check. Nervous flutters, check. Dry mouth, check.
If you're feeling this way, I'm going to venture to guess you're attending a business networking event where you don't know a single person in the room and are now standing in the corner like a wilted flower hoping... Read More »
By Kelly Gurnett
If you work in a typical office environment, you share your space with one or more coworkers. And that means you need to learn how to play well with others. Because being stuck in the same space for eight hours a day with people who basically amount to perfect strangers requires a certain... Read More »
By Susan Ricker
The corner office may now belong to someone younger than you, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. Thirty-four percent of U.S. workers say they are older than their bosses, and 15 percent say they work for someone who is at least 10 years younger, noting a shift in the correlation between... Read More »
By Debra Auerbach
Most workers, even those who love their jobs, would probably say their job has caused them stress at some point. Throw in job insecurity, an increased workload and intensified pressure to perform, and stress levels can hit the roof. While some workers release stress in positive, healthy ways,... Read More »
By Andrea Murad
Not all conversations at work happen around a conference table or at a formal meeting. The more juicy chats tend to occur around the water cooler, at happy hour or in the hallways.
No matter the culture or employees' happiness levels, every office has gossip. Read More »
By Susan Ricker
Everybody makes mistakes, and sometimes people find themselves in embarrassing situations. Your first instinct may be to hide until things blow over, but there are better ways to cope. Here are some ways to minimize the damage. Read More »