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Employees Rank CEOs And Some Grades Fall [Infographic]

Employees Rank CEOs And Some Grades Fall [Infographic]

Think your company has a great leader in charge? Well, plenty of folks at the nation's largest employers believe that -- even when the CEOs have been engulfed in controversy, according to the results of a new employee survey by career website Glassdoor. Employee reviews give Goldman Sachs Group Inc. CEO... Read More »

Job Hunters Cry Foul Over Employers' Use Of Background Checks

Job Hunters Cry Foul Over Employers' Use Of Background Checks

If you've gotten a new job in recent years, you've probably been subjected to a criminal or credit background check. More than 90 percent of employers conduct criminal background checks on job hunters, and 60 percent do credit checks, according to a McClatchy Newpapers report. But job hunters are starting to... Read More »

5 Happy Places to Work

5 Happy Places to Work

Staying happy at work is not just good for your health. It's also good for your job performance. At least that's what most employees believe. The American Psychological Association (APA) conducted an online survey of 1,714 people and found that a whopping 93 percent of those who feel valued by their... Read More »

Goldman Sachs Staff Weigh In On Exec's Bitter Resignation Letter

Goldman Sachs Staff Weigh In On Exec's Bitter Resignation Letter

Following former Goldman Sachs executive director Greg Smith's outspoken disapproval of the way the investment bank is running its business these days, lots of Goldman employees are weighing in on his actions and what it's like to work at the firm. Smith's now-infamous op-ed piece Wednesday in The New York... Read More »

Maine Moves To Allow State Workers To Bring Guns To Work

Maine Moves To Allow State Workers To Bring Guns To Work

Legislation passed by Maine lawmakers that permits state employees to bring concealed weapons to work has raised concern among state gun-control advocates, while backers of the bill say it merely puts the state's workers on parity with those privately employed. The Maine House of Representatives passed the... Read More »

Why It's Still So Hard To Find Work-Life Balance  [Infographic]

Why It's Still So Hard To Find Work-Life Balance [Infographic]

As the hullabaloo over last week's introduction of the latest iPad electronic tablet from Apple Inc. shows, Americans love their mobile devices. Especially for work. Eighty-three percent of office workers recently polled said that they regularly work from home or a location other than their office, with 46... Read More »

Mexican Workers Sue Wisconsin Sauerkraut Factory

Mexican Workers Sue Wisconsin Sauerkraut Factory

GLK Foods has been making sauerkraut in Bear Creek, Wis., for 112 years. Sauerkraut-making was an industry built by German immigrants, but it's now Mexican migrant workers who fill much of its ranks, cutting, fermenting and canning more cabbage at GLK Foods alone than the entire German nation. Sixty-five of... Read More »

What To Do If You Don't Feel Appreciated At Work

What To Do If You Don't Feel Appreciated At Work

By Debra Auerbach Did you know that today, Friday, March 2, is National Employee Appreciation Day? And with so many employees working overtime, doing the work of three people and wondering if they'll get a raise this year, there is no shortage of employees in need of some appreciation. While this day... Read More »

GM Likely To Spend $500M On Employee Payments

GM Likely To Spend $500M On Employee Payments

By Tom Krisher DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is likely to spend more than $500 million on employee bonuses and profit-sharing based on the company's performance last year. Read More »

Wisconsin Set To Empty The Pot Of Money For Discrimination Victims

Wisconsin Set To Empty The Pot Of Money For Discrimination Victims

In the last few years, Wisconsin has become a battleground between labor sympathizers and pro-business Republican politicians. And those on the former side are about to face another loss. Under pressure from business leaders, the State Assembly passed a bill to eliminate compensatory and punitive damages in... Read More »

Bad Bosses Often Source Of Unhappy, Unhealthy Workers, Study Finds

Bad Bosses Often Source Of Unhappy, Unhealthy Workers, Study Finds

When it comes to the workplace, there are few things as tough as having a bad boss. Whether it's a lack of organization, a gruff attitude or an inability to empathize with staff, working for someone with poor leadership skills can sap enthusiasm and productivity. But the negative effects don't stop there. A... Read More »

What Your Sarcastic Employee Isn't Telling You

What Your Sarcastic Employee Isn't Telling You

By Vanessa Van Petten There's always someone in the office who is the "class clown" who gets everyone's spirits up by jokingly putting one person down. Sarcastically, of course. So it's not really mean behavior then, right? However, new research reveals that sarcasm is merely thinly-veiled meanness, a way... Read More »

40% Of Fast Food Workers Think Their Jobs Might Make The World Worse

40% Of Fast Food Workers Think Their Jobs Might Make The World Worse

In the book-turned-movie "Thank You for Smoking," tobacco lobbyist Nick Naylor meets every week with his buds, a firearms lobbyist and alcohol lobbyist, and later with lobbyists from the fast food, hazardous waste and oil drilling industries. They call themselves the "Merchants of Death" or "The MOD... Read More »

How 'Bad Bosses' Drive Employees Mad [Infographic]

How 'Bad Bosses' Drive Employees Mad [Infographic]

The most productive workers are often thought of as those who love their work. But even the best of workers can be hampered by poor leadership. Further evidence of that is contained in new research which shows that leaders who lack empathy demonstrate poor leadership skills, and a significant number of them... Read More »

Congress Moves Toward Ending Payroll Tax-Cut Fight

Congress Moves Toward Ending Payroll Tax-Cut Fight

By Alan Fram WASHINGTON -- Congress is getting ready to vote on extending a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for people out of work the longest, a showdown that many legislators hope will finally end a standoff that has dominated Washington since the fall. Lawmakers were... Read More »

American Airlines Flight Attendant Risks Dismissal For Mocking Own Airline

American Airlines Flight Attendant Risks Dismissal For Mocking Own Airline

As with so many mature industries in the U.S., it hasn't been easy being an airline employee in recent years. Industry consolidation, layoffs, the rising cost of air travel, and service cutbacks have hampered profits and taken a toll on employee morale. The latest of those is American Airlines, whose parent,... Read More »

GM Plans To Freeze Salaried Workers' Pensions

GM Plans To Freeze Salaried Workers' Pensions

By Jeff Karoub DETROIT -- General Motors Co. plans to freeze its U.S. pension plan for longtime white-collar workers and give all salaried employees annual bonuses but not pay raises in an effort to hold down expenses, officials have announced. The Detroit-based automaker said roughly 19,000 salaried... Read More »

Case Involving Va. 'No Show' Worker To Go Before Special Grand Jury

Case Involving Va. 'No Show' Worker To Go Before Special Grand Jury

A judge in Norfolk, Va., has ordered the creation of a special grand jury to examine the case of a local community organization employee who continued to be paid even though she had been suspended from her job for a dozen years. As the The Virginian-Pilot reports, Norfolk Circuit Judge Charles E. Poston... Read More »

Finding, Keeping Talented Workers Leads Colo. Firms To Offer Awesome Perks

Finding, Keeping Talented Workers Leads Colo. Firms To Offer Awesome Perks

Silicon Valley with its many high-tech firms is one region well known for its ample -- and sometimes quirky -- work perks. Not be outdone, Boulder, Colo., a city long known for its left-leaning politics and concern for the environment, is also a haven for workers who enjoy all manner of employer-paid... Read More »

20 Questions Smart Employees Ask Themselves

20 Questions Smart Employees Ask Themselves

By Nance Rosen These 20 questions cover five key areas that are critical to your accurately evaluating how well you're doing at work. Your answers (or score) predict whether you're likely to be promoted, fired or kept simmering in the same spot for years to come. Read More »

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