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Bad Bosses Often Source Of Unhappy, Unhealthy Workers, Study Finds

Bad Bosses Often Source Of Unhappy, Unhealthy Workers, Study Finds

When it comes to the workplace, there are few things as tough as having a bad boss. Whether it's a lack of organization, a gruff attitude or an inability to empathize with staff, working for someone with poor leadership skills can sap enthusiasm and productivity. But the negative effects don't stop there. A... Read More »

U.S. College Grads Get Older, Shift Workplace Trends

U.S. College Grads Get Older, Shift Workplace Trends

By Hope Yen WASHINGTON -- Americans 60 or older are more likely than ever to have college degrees, helping redefine work and retirement as educated baby boomers swell the senior population at rates faster than young adults earn diplomas. Read More »

Ready Mix Reportedly Settles Race-Bias Claims That Included Noose Display

Ready Mix Reportedly Settles Race-Bias Claims That Included Noose Display

A Southern supplier of concrete and cement products has reportedly agreed to pay $400,000 to seven black employees to settle federal charges that it discriminated against them by using racial epithets and displaying a noose at work sites in Alabama Black males employed at a Ready Mix USA plant in the... Read More »

Study: Being Happily Married Makes Work Much Easier!

Study: Being Happily Married Makes Work Much Easier!

Jobs and the issues associated with them are often a source of friction among committed couples. Whether it's working late or the stress of dealing with difficult colleagues or bosses, the frustrations that build up throughout the workday aren't always left at the front doorstep -- and that's doubly true when... Read More »

Black Missouri Lawmakers Vow To Fight Worker Discrimination Bill

Black Missouri Lawmakers Vow To Fight Worker Discrimination Bill

A group of black lawmakers in Missouri has pledged to fight efforts by Republicans to revise state labor laws to make it more difficult for workers to prove discrimination claims. Members of the Legislative Black Caucus say the legislation would roll back decades of civil rights advances and protect... Read More »

America's Aging Workforce Prepares To Work Into Retirement [Infographic]

America's Aging Workforce Prepares To Work Into Retirement [Infographic]

In the wake of the Great Recession, many baby boomers are delaying retirement, hoping that a few more years of work will help them replenish nest eggs devastated by the economic downturn and falling home values. A poll last fall by The Associated Press and LifeGoesStrong.com showed 73 percent of boomers --... Read More »

Take a Meeting? It Could Make You Seem Stupid, Study Says

Take a Meeting? It Could Make You Seem Stupid, Study Says

Attending regular workplace meetings is one of the more mundane aspects of work life. And though they may seem benign, the atmosphere created in such groups may inhibit some workers' ability to effectively think and communicate during them -- and it isn't just in their heads, a new study shows. Meetings... Read More »

Study: Bored Office Workers Risk Increased Health Problems

Study: Bored Office Workers Risk Increased Health Problems

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 »

Which College Majors Lead To Higher Unemployment? [Infographic]

Which College Majors Lead To Higher Unemployment? [Infographic]

As the recent Occupy Wall Street protests have shown, many young people are angry about the rising cost of college. Few want to be burdened by tens of thousands of dollars in debt and are seeking debt forgiveness on college loans -- especially in light of the nation's lackluster job market, which is yielding... Read More »

Does The Food We Eat Affect Workplace Productivity? [Infographic]

Does The Food We Eat Affect Workplace Productivity? [Infographic]

Feeling logy after lunch is a phenomenon many office workers frequently experience. The afternoon doldrums may be the result of a lack of sleep the night before but inadequate nutrition is also a factor. What we eat -- or don't eat -- plays an important role in our ability to be productive on the job. A lack... Read More »

Workers Fight Efforts By Employers To Stifle Facebook Posts

Workers Fight Efforts By Employers To Stifle Facebook Posts

Criticizing your employer on social-media sites such as Facebook may not be the smartest career move there is, but can companies fire you for expressing such opinions? It depends. Until recently, it was thought businesses had free rein to dismiss workers who post complaints or rude comments on Facebook,... Read More »

'I'm Outta Here!' Portrait Of A Quitter [Infographic]

'I'm Outta Here!' Portrait Of A Quitter [Infographic]

The recent recession is perhaps most notable for the the toll it took on the nation's unemployment rate -- pushing it to highs not seen since the Reagan era. But the downturn also negatively affected how employees feel about jobs and employers. Nearly a third of the 2,400 U.S. workers recently surveyed are... Read More »

Survey: Politeness Can Boost Opportunities For Career Advancement

Survey: Politeness Can Boost Opportunities For Career Advancement

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 »

Growing Number Of Frustrated Workers Opt To Quit

Growing Number Of Frustrated Workers Opt To Quit

It may be hard to believe, but even with the nation's unemployment rate stuck at around 9 percent, there are plenty of workers calling it quits. Fed up with lack of opportunity or having to "do more with less," a greater number of employees are heading for the exits. Nearly 1.1 million workers left their... Read More »

Shopping On The Clock: Cyber Monday In The Workplace [Infographic]

Shopping On The Clock: Cyber Monday In The Workplace [Infographic]

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is typically the busiest shopping day of the holiday season -- at least at the mall. Online merchants, on the other hand, herald the arrival of Cyber Monday -- the Monday following Thanksgiving, when consumers swarm the Internet to find once-a-year deals with a few... Read More »

Surviving A Competitive Workplace: Lessons Learned From 'The Hunger Games'

Surviving A Competitive Workplace: Lessons Learned From 'The Hunger Games'

By Debra Auerbach, The Work Buzz If you're a big "The Hunger Games" fan like I am, you were probably crazy excited to watch the movie's first trailer, which debuted last Monday. For those of you who aren't as familiar with the popular trilogy of books turned major motion pictures, here's a quick synopsis.... Read More »

Workplace Etiquette: How To Be Classy On The Job

Workplace Etiquette: How To Be Classy On The Job

Anyone who works in the typical office these days knows that dress codes are decidedly lax. Long gone are the days when men routinely donned suits and ties and women wore tailored dresses and pumps. That may be a boon for workers who don't want to fuss about what to wear, day in and day out, but it can... Read More »

Your Guide To Gaining Respect In The Workplace

Your Guide To Gaining Respect In The Workplace

It's nice to be liked. But it's better to be respected. The two things aren't mutually exclusive. Both can occur at the same time. But if you are going to pursue one, we'd suggest going after respect. Earning the respect of your coworkers and boss can be a difficult undertaking, but well worth it. Check... Read More »

Awesome Workplaces In Silicon Valley For Games And Activities [Infographic]

Awesome Workplaces In Silicon Valley For Games And Activities [Infographic]

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 »

What Your Nightmares Are Telling You About Work

What Your Nightmares Are Telling You About Work

Work dreams come in many forms. There's the exciting "I finally got a promotion" dream, the awkward "I kissed a married co-worker" dream, and the boring "just another Tuesday at the office" dream. And then, there's the kind of work dream that awakens us from our sleep in a cold sweat. The horrible "I drew a... Read More »

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