There are plenty of factors that can hold back our careers, from lack of skills and education to more personal things like physical appearance or a family reputation. But one factor many of us don’t consider is our personality: preferences, habits, quirks, and style. Yet it doesn’t have t...
The mounting body of research on technology and personal productivity has shown that the average person is distracted or interrupted every 40 seconds when working at their computer. In short, we can’t work for even a single minute before we drift off to look at something else. Of course it’s som...
Last week the Labor Department announced that the U.S. unemployment rate crept up to 4 percent in June, but for promising reasons, as hundreds of thousands more Americans sought work. In fact, for the first time in recorded history, the number of job openings is now greater than the number of people...
When we talk about workers who need flexibility to manage their personal lives and family responsibilities, most people envision a working mother. The leading assumption is that working moms want and need flexibility at work. It's true, of course, that many working mothers carry the load of double s...
In total dollars, what group steals the most from their fellow Americans each year? The answer may come as a surprise: it's employers, many of whom are committing systematic wage theft. And this isn't just a matter of underpaying workers. Many are actually refusing to pay workers what they're...
A recent law in California now requires businesses and their subcontractors to pay fines involving labor law violations Thanks to ruling last month by the California Labor Commissioner, The Cheesecake Factory and its janitorial subcontractor must pay 559 janitors up to $4.5 million in lost wage...
Two weeks ago the Federal Jobs Report showed our economy to be in an unusual sweet spot, with steady growth and widespread improvement in the labor market. But how good are the numbers? An Op-Ed contributor to the New York Times wrote that the biggest question in evaluating the May jobs numbers...
[caption id="attachment_8168" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants, says "the time when flight attendants were objectified in airline marketing and people joked about ‘coffee, tea, or me’ needs to be permanently grounded."[/caption] I...
Amazon reports that its median employee pay last year was $28,446. That data, made public on Wednesday in the company's annual report, is a reminder that even though tech-workers and business managers at Amazon headquarters earn more than $100,000, across most of the country, Amazon offers blue-c...
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is one of the most successful businessmen of all time. And the richest. He has amassed a fortune of more than $131 billion. This presents a dilemma. Bezos commands far more money than any one person could ever spend, and even more than any one family dynasty could spend. So...