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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Sleeps In On Big Bucks Advertisers at Cannes

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Sleeps In On Big Bucks Advertisers at Cannes

Flubs chance to impress global marketing brands

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer overslept and showed up two hours late for an important dinner with key advertisers. Read More »

Former Yahoo Executive's Severance Is Larger Than CEO's Salary

Former Yahoo Executive's Severance Is Larger Than CEO's Salary

Henrique de Castro only worked at Yahoo for 15 months

Former Yahoo chief operating officer Henrique de Castro received a $58 million severance package despite only working at the company for 15 months. Read More »

What's The Leading Pet Peeve In The Office? Noisy Co-Workers, Says Ask.com

What's The Leading Pet Peeve In The Office? Noisy Co-Workers, Says Ask.com

People want an environment that lets them work effectively

When ask.com asked its staff what keeps them away from the office, the number one answer was noisy co-workers. Getting sick from one ranked second. Read More »

It's National Flex Day. Do You Notice Where Your Employees Are Working?

It's National Flex Day. Do You Notice Where Your Employees Are Working?

Working Mother declares "Workflex Revolution"

Working Mother Media released a study of 1,516 moms to raise the flag on the issue of workplace flexibility and declared October 15 National Flex Day. Read More »

A Lucky Keystroke Helped Marissa Mayer Land At Google

A Lucky Keystroke Helped Marissa Mayer Land At Google

Mayer, now Yahoo's CEO, might have missed the chance to work at Google had she not made this mistake.

Mayer, now Yahoo's CEO, might have missed the chance to work at Google had she not made this mistake. Read More »

10 Walmart Protesters Arrested In Washington, D.C.

10 Walmart Protesters Arrested In Washington, D.C.

Union organizers up the ante and issue an ultimatum to Walmart.

Walmart protesters reportedly have set a deadline of Labor Day for the retailer to improve conditions. Read More »

One More (Big) Victory For Marissa Mayer And Yahoo

One More (Big) Victory For Marissa Mayer And Yahoo

A year after she became CEO, a new survey of employees gives her thumbs up in an important area. Read More »

Fired Walmart Workers Ask Marissa Mayer For Help

Fired Walmart Workers Ask Marissa Mayer For Help

Walmart activists put the heat on Mayer, a member of the Walmart board. Read More »

How To Buck The Trend Against Working From Home

How To Buck The Trend Against Working From Home

By Larry Buhl Yahoo's recent ban on telecommuting -- an effort meant to "raise employee morale"-- raises questions about the possible downsides of work-from-home jobs. Statistics from the Telework Research Network show that half of the U.S. workforce has jobs that are compatible with at least part-time... Read More »

Memo To Bosses: Stop Treating Employees Like Children

Memo To Bosses: Stop Treating Employees Like Children

For more than a decade now, I've struggled to define what fuels the most sustainably productive work environment -- not just on behalf of the large corporate clients we serve, but also for my own employees at The Energy Project. Perhaps nothing I've uncovered is as important as trust. As much as employers... Read More »

Why Yahoo Takes Forever To Hire

Why Yahoo Takes Forever To Hire

Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer was asked at an all-staff meeting several weeks ago whether her rigorous hiring practices had caused the company to miss out on top engineering talent in Silicon Valley's hyper-competitive job market. Mayer dismissed the complaint that she had refused good candidates... Read More »

Sheryl Sandberg And Marissa Mayer: How They Differ

Sheryl Sandberg And Marissa Mayer: How They Differ

The last half century has seen many feminist icons, from the disaffected 1960s housewife (Betty Friedan) to the ferocious lawyer-warrior (Catherine MacKinnon) and the short-skirted, brilliant journalist (Gloria Steinem). But it's telling of our times that the two most high-profile and provocative megaphones for... Read More »

Marissa Mayer Was Right: What Bosses Really Think About Work-From-Home Arrangements

Marissa Mayer Was Right: What Bosses Really Think About Work-From-Home Arrangements

She is fixing a classic HR benefit mistake some companies make: Letting an employee perk become viewed as right. Read More »

What Telecommuters Need To Learn From Yahoo's Ban On Work-From-Home Jobs

What Telecommuters Need To Learn From Yahoo's Ban On Work-From-Home Jobs

By Danny Rubin This past Tuesday morning, a Yahoo employee probably sat down at his home office, checked his email and promptly spit his coffee into the air. That's because his boss, Marissa Mayer, announced through a company memo that, starting in June, staff can no longer work from home. Read More »

7 Steps To $62 Million: How Yahoo's COO Got A Massive Pay Package

7 Steps To $62 Million: How Yahoo's COO Got A Massive Pay Package

By Nicholas Carlson Last week, new Yahoo CEO made her first huge hire. She poached ad executive Henrique De Castro from Google to be Yahoo's COO. Read More »

Is A Long Paternity Leave A Good Idea?

Is A Long Paternity Leave A Good Idea?

In the U.K., there's a proposal afoot to allow either parent to get a parental allowance for most of the first year of a child's life. Currently, (if I'm reading the U.K.'s literature right) mothers get the first 6 weeks at 90 percent pay, and then can take the next 33 weeks at a state allowance (that's the... Read More »

Another Reason Why It's Good To Be The Boss

Another Reason Why It's Good To Be The Boss

Back during the whole Marissa-Mayer-is-pregnant dust-up this summer, I mentioned that being the CEO is actually a great job for the mom of small kids. If you're late to a 9 a.m. meeting, people will wait for you. If you don't want to work from 5:30-8 p.m., people will take your calls at 8:30. They fly to see... Read More »

Can You Get A Job When You're Pregnant?

Can You Get A Job When You're Pregnant?

Maybe you've heard the news: Marissa Mayer, an executive who has been climbing the corporate ladder at Google was just named as Yahoo's new chief executive. What seems to be even bigger news: She is pregnant (it's a boy) and due Oct. 7. Reports indicate that she let Yahoo's board know about her pregnancy at... Read More »

Male-Dominated Silicon Valley Stung By Sexual Harassment Allegations

Male-Dominated Silicon Valley Stung By Sexual Harassment Allegations

A run-of-the-mill sexual harassment lawsuit has upended high-tech Silicon Valley with allegations that the best jobs are limited to men. Read More »

Is Marissa Mayer, CEO Of Yahoo, New 'Poster Child' Of Working Moms?

Is Marissa Mayer, CEO Of Yahoo, New 'Poster Child' Of Working Moms?

By Jocelyn Noveck NEW YORK -- "Another piece of good news today," tweeted the expectant mom, announcing to her online followers that she and her husband are awaiting a baby boy. But this wasn't just any excited mom-to-be. This was 37-year-old Marissa Mayer, the newly named CEO of Yahoo -- obviously a huge... Read More »

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