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What Older Workers Want, But Aren't Getting

What Older Workers Want, But Aren't Getting

Learning opportunities are lacking, Boomers say

Older workers are not happy with on-the-job learning opportunities, which they say exist but favor younger staffers. Read More »

Do You Really Know What Makes You Happy?

Do You Really Know What Makes You Happy?

Research shows that many people are miserable at their jobs. Given how much of your life is spent working, finding happiness at work is key. But how do you get started? Gretchen Rubin, who wrote the book on happiness -- literally and is AOL Jobs newest contributor, addresses that topic here. One key to a... Read More »

How To Survive A Job You Hate

How To Survive A Job You Hate

By Robin Madell That sick, sinking feeling you have when you have to get up and go to work means that something is wrong. Unfortunately, you're far from alone if you experience a case of the heebie-jeebies every time your weekday alarm clock goes off. A 2012 study by Right Management showed that almost... Read More »

Life After 'Dirty Jobs': Mike Rowe Busts The Myths About Blue-Collar Work

Life After 'Dirty Jobs': Mike Rowe Busts The Myths About Blue-Collar Work

Mike Rowe of 'Dirty Jobs' is unemployed, but he has plenty to say about what's wrong with how Americans view blue collar jobs. Read More »

The Happiest Workers Are...

The Happiest Workers Are...

Older workers at smaller companies are most happy in today's workforce, according to a new survey. Read More »

5 Surprising Ways To Be Happier At Work

5 Surprising Ways To Be Happier At Work

By Ashley Lutz Srikumar S. Rao is the author of self-help books like "Happiness at Work: Be Resilient, Motivated, and Successful -- No Matter What." He sent us five tips from his book "Are You Ready to Succeed? Unconventional Strategies to Achieving Personal Mastery in Business and Life." The book explores... Read More »

Why Google Employees Are Happier Than Ever

Why Google Employees Are Happier Than Ever

Employee-satisfaction scores at some of the nation's best-known companies are on the rise, and here's why. Read More »

Almost 1 Out Of 2 Workers Ready To Quit, Is That Foolish?

Almost 1 Out Of 2 Workers Ready To Quit, Is That Foolish?

Fed up and ready to bolt from your job? You're not alone. A recent online survey shows that nearly half of workers are considering quitting this year. But given last week's dismal jobs numbers, it's worth asking, "Are they crazy?" Read More »

Gen Y Wants  'Balance' More Than An Interesting Job Or Wealth, Study Finds

Gen Y Wants 'Balance' More Than An Interesting Job Or Wealth, Study Finds

Young people are often viewed as wide-eyed idealists. But a new survey shows that the youngest generation is as pragmatic as their older counterparts when it comes to job security, ranking that as more important than becoming wealthy or having a prestigious job. That is in striking contrast to boomers and... Read More »

5 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happier At Work

5 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happier At Work

American workers are increasingly miserable on the job. No wonder: Those who survived mass layoffs during the recent recession often were rewarded with more work for the same or less pay. A survey released last fall found that nearly a third (32 percent) of U.S. workers considered quitting their jobs, up 9... Read More »

Which Jobs Truly Lead To Job Satisfaction?

Which Jobs Truly Lead To Job Satisfaction?

By Denene Brox Which jobs truly lead to job satisfaction? It's a question that online salary database Payscale.com set out to answer by asking workers across a broad spectrum of employment to rate their overall job satisfaction. The results may surprise those who think that money alone brings job happiness. Read More »

Your Commute is Killing You

Your Commute is Killing You

It really is bad for you. Commuting. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index has just been released, and the results make it clear that the more you commute, the less you will be doing with regards to job satisfaction, physical and emotional health. The data analytics were compiled during 2010, and culled... Read More »

Most Employees Wouldn't Recommend Their Employer To Others

Most Employees Wouldn't Recommend Their Employer To Others

The recent economic downturn has not only aggravated the nation's unemployment rate, it's also severely damaged relations between employers and employees, a new study finds. More than three quarters of departing employees say that they wouldn't recommend their employer to others, the lowest number in at... Read More »

Why Engaged Workers Make Better Employees

Why Engaged Workers Make Better Employees

If you're like most people, what you really need out of a job is a salary high enough to cover your expenses. But what you really want out of a job goes far beyond that, and involves things like social support, feedback and opportunities for autonomy, variety and growth. It's all about "engagement" which is... Read More »

More Nurses Are Sick of Their Jobs

More Nurses Are Sick of Their Jobs

Now that the recovery is in full, albeit anemic, swing, workers are no longer so inclined to stay put in the jobs they don't like. Among registered nurses, for example, about one-quarter of those surveyed say that they've had it with their current employers, and will seek a new position as the economy... Read More »

Circle of Respect Is Key to Happiness in the Workplace

Circle of Respect Is Key to Happiness in the Workplace

I remember the first day of my new job. Excited and a bit anxious, I showed up nearly an hour early to make a good impression and get off to a fast start. Instead of being met by my hiring manager, "Ted," I was greeted by a receptionist who invited me to sit in the waiting area until he arrived. There I sat... Read More »

Jobs With a Big Heart and a Big Paycheck

Jobs With a Big Heart and a Big Paycheck

The recession has caused many people to re-think their careers. While some have decided that any job is a good job, others have started looking for more meaningful work. They want a gig that gives back. You may assume that meaningful work automatically means modest pay, but that's not always the case. One's... Read More »

10 Strategies to Take Your Job From Blah to Ahhh

10 Strategies to Take Your Job From Blah to Ahhh

More than half of Americans (52 percent) say they are dissatisfied with their jobs, according to the annual Conference Board job satisfaction survey. But is it the actual job that's bumming us out, or the way we're dealing with it? Read More »

Ten Most Popular Jobs and What They Pay

Ten Most Popular Jobs and What They Pay

Do you know someone who enjoys their job? Maybe they even look forward to going to work? Believe it or not, this reality does exist. Certain jobs are simply more "popular," meaning that the people who do them feel good about where they put their time and energy each working day. To figure out which jobs are... Read More »

Freedom is Just Another Word for Job Satisfaction

Freedom is Just Another Word for Job Satisfaction

Workers who feel they're free to make their own decisions are happier and more productive according to recent academic findings. Researchers found that autonomy, or the ability to make choices in the workplace and be held accountable for them, is a huge determiner of job satisfaction. "The perception of... Read More »

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