By Doug Arms
Finding the right job is never easy, and a recession that has caused employers to be gun-shy on hiring has made it even harder. So it's easy to understand how it might be tempting to jump at an offer for a job that seems to meet your requirements: full-time with a salary.
Yet it's important to... Read More »
By Ritika Trikha
You've gotten awesome feedback all year, knocked your responsibilities out of the park, and truly earned that raise. But the economy's tight, and your boss says that he's sorry, but he just can't swing it. Read More »
By Woodrow Aames
At a time when companies are struggling to recruit certain talent, established companies and startups alike know they have to dangle perks to lure recruits into the fold. And since free food and drink, stock options and yoga classes are no longer special, sometimes that means offering... Read More »
By Vickie Elmer
Good news: Companies are starting to worry so much that their talented workers may walk away that they're employing various retention tools -- including tuition reimbursement and higher salaries -- to keep their best people.
More good news: Two-thirds of companies in the last year have... Read More »
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 »
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 »
The Great Recession and subsequent fragile recovery have shifted many Americans' view of taking time off from work. Fearing that they won't have jobs upon their return, plenty of workers leave paid vacation and sick days on the table -- and lose them because their employers require those days to be taken... Read More »
By Debra Auerbach
Part-time employment, which the Bureau of Labor Statistics defines as working one to 34 hours per week, is the new reality for many Americans. The number of involuntary part-time workers, or those who are working part time for economic reasons, rose to 9.3 million in September 2011, up... Read More »
When it comes to perks, few employers can match those that high-tech companies in Silicon Valley have to offer. Whether it's generous salaries, pet-friendly offices, or on-site services such as gyms and yoga classes, corporate juggernauts such as Google, Twitter and LinkedIn seem to have it all.
Behind all... Read More »
Who among us doesn't enjoy a good meal -- and it's even better if it's free or at least doesn't cost a lot.
Workers on Wall Street have long enjoyed free food as a perk that goes with the job. The rationale behind the benefit is really rather simple: Instead of being out on the streets of Manhattan, fishing... Read More »
When you dream about getting a promotion, you have visions of a better office, more responsibility, bigger perks, a more prestigious title, and -- best of all -- a substantial raise, right? Unfortunately, times have changed, and an increasing number of employers are ducking out on the latter -- giving... Read More »
One of the most memorable lines from the movie "The Devil Wears Prada" is, "A million girls would kill for this job" -- the job in question of course being aspiring journalist Andy Sachs' role as an assistant to the editor-in-chief of Runway magazine (a character supposedly inspired by Vogue matriarch Anna... Read More »
By Carol Tice
Winter holiday work has often come with perks, from cheap software to clothing discounts. This year, with the economy tough, many employers are playing it coy about their perks and not advertising them in their job listings, says Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of the temp-job portal FlexJobs.
"I think... Read More »