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ICYMI: 5 Cool Videos

ICYMI: 5 Cool Videos

Featuring meth powder, Kim Jong-un, and a pantsless lawyer

We count down the best stories of the week, with accompanying videos. 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 »

25 Strangest Interview Questions

25 Strangest Interview Questions

These real-world questions prove anything can happen

A look at the 25 most unusual interview questions culled from the Glassdoor database in 2013. Read More »

Tips to Survive a Yahoo-Style Bell Curve Performance Review

Tips to Survive a Yahoo-Style Bell Curve Performance Review

How to get co-workers and managers to give you good ratings

Being evaluated on a bell curve is more common in business than you think! Don't find yourself on the low end. You could end up out of a job! Here are a tips for staying on the upside of the curve. 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 »

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 »

This Resume With Errors Led To A Job Of A Lifetime

This Resume With Errors Led To A Job Of A Lifetime

Career and job-search experts often caution job seekers to proof their resumes and make sure there aren't any typos. But recently, Marco Arment (pictured, right, at a laptop), who was Tumblr founder David Karp's first hire, posted to his blog the resume that he used back in 2006 to get a job at the microblogging... Read More »

Fearful Women Shun Maternity Leave, Study Reveals

Fearful Women Shun Maternity Leave, Study Reveals

America is the only modern, industrialized country that does not offer paid maternity leave to new mothers. And in the U.S., 51 percent of new mothers lack paid leave from their employers. Now, a new study finds that many of those women who do have maternity leave from employers aren't using it in full. The... 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 »

17-Year-Old Sells Mobile News App To Yahoo For $30 Million, Report Says

17-Year-Old Sells Mobile News App To Yahoo For $30 Million, Report Says

Two years ago, a 15-year-old Brit named Nick D'Aloisio built a mobile news app which he called Summly. Sorting news by topics, the iPhone app then aggregates (and sums up) in bits ideal for the cell phone. Is that app worth $30 million? Yahoo thought so, according to All Things D. On Monday, Yahoo announced... 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 »

Best Buy Joins Yahoo, Kills Flexible Work Program

Best Buy Joins Yahoo, Kills Flexible Work Program

Recently Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer ignited a national debate by banning work-from-home jobs. Now Best Buy Co. has followed suit. On Monday, it announced that it ended its much-vaunted program allowing corporate employees to work flexibly, where and when they want. 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 »

Bad Bosses: How Inept Execs Got Away With Mismanagement And Scandal In 2012

Bad Bosses: How Inept Execs Got Away With Mismanagement And Scandal In 2012

Companies lay off vast numbers of workers with such regularity that you may not have noticed the announcement. Last week Citigroup Inc. said it would lay off 11,000 workers worldwide, citing a need to reduce expenses. Yet, at the same time, Citi revealed it gave top execs hefty "incentive awards," including... 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 »

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 »

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