By Cindy Perman
Stressed out at work? Take a number.
Nearly three-fourths (73 percent) of American workers are stressed out by at least one thing at work, according to Everest College's 2012 Work Stress Survey conducted by Harris Interactive. Read More »
The recent announcement of 27,000 layoffs at HP can send a chill through any corporate employee. The reality is that anyone can end up out of work from an unexpected corporate restructuring. It pays to know what immediate steps to take if and when you are faced with being laid off. Read More »
By Monica Wofford
If your boss over delegates, micromanages, vanishes when you need him, screams like a banshee or flings coffee mugs at you, you know you need to do something. But what, and how? Here are 14 ways to deal with difficult behavior and in some cases, even make it disappear. Read More »
When Bob Page walks through the warehouse of his North Carolina-based dinnerware company, he wears a fanny pack full of pet snacks. He hands them out to 20 or 30 dogs that come to work every day.
Replacements Ltd.'s founder has been doing this ritual since 1997, when Page first began allowing his 450... Read More »
By Kelly Gurnett
Sometimes there's no escaping stress on the job. Deadlines come one on top of the other, bosses start yelling, and as much as you'd love to just up and leave, fleeing isn't an option if you'd still like to collect a paycheck.
How's a harried worker to avoid being overwhelmed? Read More »
It takes almost a day for U.K. vacationers to start enjoying their vacations, according to a survey of 2,000 adults. One third of these travelers start worrying about the stress of getting home within three days of arriving, and immediately after returning home, nearly half of them said that they felt so... Read More »
As many office workers know, battling boredom on the job can be an everyday challenge. But few may know that routinely feeling listless on the job threatens their well-being by causing them to seek solace in food and drink, new research shows.
The very act of being bored can lead to health problems,... Read More »
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, MRW
The parallels between the job search and life itself can be quite indistinguishable. So much of what the job seeker goes through can easily be supported by adopting attitudes that relate directly to success in other parts of your life. Consider the following message and see... Read More »
For many Americans, stress is an integral part of work. Whether caused by looming deadlines, balancing demands of job and family, or a career that routinely involves risks to life and limb, stress can both help us do our jobs better -- by keeping us on our toes -- and take a toll on our overall health by... Read More »
Preparing to enter the job market can be an exciting experience, but can also bring on nervousness and stress. Calm your pre-interview jitters and get "the edge" with the following helpful tips: Read More »
In the wake of the recent recession, many workers have experienced increased levels of stress either due to increased workloads or economic insecurity. Although a certain amount of stress is to be expected, stress in the workplace can be costly because it affects not only workers' well-being but also... Read More »
It's been dubbed the "21st century equivalent of the Black Death." In the U.K., it's the most common reason employees take long-term sick leave. It costs American companies $300 billion a year. In Japan, it's a fatal epidemic.
It's stress. Read More »
Losing a job can be tough. Whether you're one of many cut during a mass layoff or singled out because you and the boss just didn't see eye to eye, getting fired for many workers is a life-altering event.
In part that's because we're human, and losing a job -- and the income and self fulfillment that comes... Read More »
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 »
Work can be more challenging for employees than it was just a few years ago. The mass layoffs of the recent recession have resulted in fewer people doing the same amount of work.
That can result in some pretty tense workplaces, but a new study suggests that if employees stand together and support each other,... Read More »
Americans who find that there aren't enough hours in the day to do all they need to get done aren't among the majority of workers, but they still have plenty of company, a new poll shows.
Twenty-eight percent of working adults said that they didn't have enough time to accomplish all they needed to, according... Read More »
Just what you need: One more thing to worry about when your spouse gets laid off. A recent study shows that even if you keep your job, if your husband, wife or domestic partner gets a pink slip, your work will be probably be affected as well.
The study, conducted by Associate Professor Maw-Der Foo of... Read More »