By Jonathan Stempel
and Lawrence Hurley
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday made it harder for workers to sue their employers over alleged harassment in the workplace, ruling against a catering assistant at an Indiana university who claimed that she was discriminated against on the basis of race. In a 5-4 vote... Read More »
Bad bosses can be the kiss of death for employees, and they cost companies big time in lost revenues. One estimate holds that it costs the economy $360 million a year in lost productivity. Meanwhile, 3 out of 4 employees describe their manager as the worst and most stressful part of their jobs; 65% of people... Read More »
Some people get a little too comfortable in the process of building rapport with their coworkers, which can lead to a loss of respect. Here are five little-known factors that can cost you respect at work. Read More »
All workers hope for supportive colleagues who treat them with respect. But Jennifer Maldonado, who began working earlier this month as an administrative assistant at Keller Williams Realty in southern Florida, seems to have lucked into a new job surrounded by co-workers who went above and beyond. Last week,... Read More »
Most workers are guilty of it from time to time, but gossiping in the workplace is viewed by many employers and employees alike as a time waster -- and potentially destructive, too.
But a new study by Dutch researchers finds that gossip helps keep offices running more smoothly and can actually improve... Read More »
How can you get paid for all the hours you worked? Whether it's getting paid vacation days or lunch breaks, lots of AOL Jobs readers have concerns about this issue, so I'm going to answer three readers' questions in this column. Please note: I'm giving general answers based on federal law. Your state may have... Read More »
With its focus on maintaining order in the workplace, human resource management may seem like a sober profession. But HR, as it's more casually known, does have its funny -- even absurd -- side.
Just ask Jenny Lawson, a 15-year veteran of the profession, who suggests that organizations' HR offices are "the... Read More »
With five applicants for every job opening in the current labor market, it's not surprising that employers have focused more on employees' soft skills. After all, in trying times -- such as those experienced during the recent recession -- being able to handle stress with aplomb can go a long way toward... Read More »
Several high-profile cases of late have thrust bullying among youth into the national spotlight. Yet, unfortunately, bullying doesn't always stop with the end of childhood. Workplace bullying is a form of harassment that may encompass abusive language or behavior. If you're feeling harassed at the office, take... Read More »
By Alina Dizik
Rude co-workers are unfortunately common. Disrespectful, bad-mannered co-workers exist at virtually every workplace, and communicating with them can put a major damper on your day. As you deal with the problem, it's important to not take their behavior to heart, experts say.
"They're rude... Read More »
Some people love their jobs. Others take that idea a little further and find love at work. A new study by AOL Jobs reports that 20 percent of people secretly dated a co-worker. More men said that no one found out, compared to women.
The survey also found that 25 percent had an affair with someone at work --... Read More »
It's not the size of the cubicle. It's not the noise level, the gruesome bathrooms, or even your colleague's breath. According to the International Facility Management Association, (IFMA) the No. 1 workplace complaint in regards to conditions is (drumroll please) ... temperature! Read More »
Can forgiving that bad boss you had help your career? Probably. Charles Griswold of The New York Times, joins in on the power and value of letting go of on-the-job resentments.
For years, members of the scientific community, such as the Mayo Clinic, have been explaining how the toxic cluster of emotion... Read More »
If you're a recent college graduate, there's a good chance you're a member of the Millennial Generation (also known as Generation Y), which comprises individuals born between 1977 and 1998. I'm one of them.
There are numerous qualities and phrases that are frequently used to characterize us Echo Boomers,... Read More »
According to a survey sponsored by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, almost one third of high school seniors reported using marijuana in 2009. The survey also noted increased usage of the drug over the high school years. This is our future workforce.
Wonderlic, Inc, a provider of employee and student... Read More »
By ROBERT HALF INTERNATIONAL
Hiring new employees is tough. Just ask managers surveyed by Robert Half International and CareerBuilder.com. Eighty-one percent of those polled said today's employment market is equally or more challenging than it was only one year ago, and more than half consider a shortage of... Read More »