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Lessons from Amazon about the Importance of Thriving at Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Paula Davis-Laack

Simply using the word "together" can have a profound impact on how work teams operate. New research by Priyanka Carr and Gregory Walton shows that using social cues that signal an invitation for folks to work together can fuel intrinsic motivation even when people work alone.

8 Tips to Control Your Staffing Costs

David Finkel | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Most service and administrative departments can be cut by 1 in 4 with no impact on quality of work. Many can handle 1 in 3 cut with no significant negative impact. Remember, work expands to fill the time, and not all this expanded work creates value.

Payment Doesn't Always Look Like Money

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

When we attempt to reduce our value and worth at all times to mere dollars and cents we will always come up short. I have always found that I am usually rewarded for my work in direct resonance to my own sense of value.

Jenny Che

How To Get Paid More At Your First Job | Jenny Che | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business

Every college grad should read this.

10 Ways to Make the Best First Impression at Your Summer Internship

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Sandy Malone

Are you starting a summer internship soon? Hopefully, you've been accepted for one of the positions you applied for in your chosen field, and you're getting ready to shift your focus from academia to the business world because that's what getting practical experience in your chosen career field is all about.

Maxwell Strachan

Economists: NCAA's Latest Argument Against Paying Players Is ‘Nonsense' | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.05.2015 | Sports

The NCAA's latest scare tactic appears error-ridden.

What Difference Does a $70,000 'Minimum Wage' Make?

Eryc Eyl | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Eryc Eyl

By the end of this year, no Gravity Payments employee will make less than $50,000 per year, and by the end of 2017, that number will be $70,000. While there's no doubt that there will be unintended consequences of this bold move, it's important to workers everywhere for a number of reasons.

Three Tests of Leadership in the New Disengagement Economy

Robert Hall | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Robert Hall

The growing concern regarding disengaged employees reflects a simple truth: leadership requirements have changed, most leaders have not.

What To Do When Your Manager Turns You Down for a Raise

Kim Keating | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women
Kim Keating

You finally decided to ask for a raise. You have been doing well in your job and your accomplishments over the past 12 months speak for themselves. So, you gather your labor market data, rehearse your talking points, and set up a time to speak with your manager. Everything seems to be going well, until your boss tells you "sorry, that's not possible right now."

25 Financial Terms Everyone Should Know

LearnVest | Posted 03.31.2015 | Money

Do you know your AGI from your ARM from your PMI? Or does the mere mention of those acronyms make you go, "Huh?" If you don't speak personal finance, don't worry -- we're here to help.

New Year's Resolution for Business

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

We need to revive that Harvard Oath and make it the centerpiece of a new commitment to actually solving America's most urgent challenge: to restart the engine of job growth and revitalize the middle class.

Volunteers May Have Employee Legal Status

Brad Reid | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

If a volunteer is in fact an employee then employee protection laws such as minimum wage and overtime, as well as Title VII, will frequently apply. Consult experienced legal counsel to review your specific situation.

Should You Ask Your Boss For A Raise?

Joel Peterson | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Joel Peterson

While asking for a raise may be a high-stress conversation, being on the receiving end isn't fun either.

Reader's Digest Will Now Pay You For Your Clever Tweets

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.10.2014 | Media

Reader's Digest will now pay you for your clever, 140-character musings -- $25 to be exact. After the magazine printed a tweet from comedian Dan Wi...

The U.S. Labor Market: Recovery?

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

The top-line numbers may appear promising. But a closer look under the surface of the labor market shows that the U.S. has a long way to go to really recover from the Great Recession.

What Yemen's Donors Need to Know

Belkis Wille | Posted 11.22.2014 | World
Belkis Wille

The Friends of Yemen are in a position to wield significant influence, given their crucial financial support for Yemen's failing economy, but they aren't doing enough to address the human rights abuses that lie at the core of Yemen's problems.

Mine! Mine! Mine! Keeping Your Business Monies Straight

Mark Steber | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Ever feel like you are part of that scene from a movie where the seagulls are fighting over a crab only it's your money and you are trying to keep a scrap of it? Here are some strategies to help you keep what is yours and ensure what you have collected for others is handled properly.

Civilian Victims Of U.S. Drone Strike In Yemen Reportedly Receive Over $1 Million

HuffPostLive | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.20.2014 | World

The families of victims who lost their lives in a U.S. drone strike that hit a convoy headed to a wedding party in Yemen last year have reportedly rec...

LeBron James: The Negotiation King?

Kim Keating | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Kim Keating

LeBron has shockingly decided to "head back home" to Cleveland. And no matter your feelings on the situation, there are a lot of valuable lessons about setting your goals and knowing your worth that can be learned from Mr. James.

Pay Up or Lose Out

Erin Daruszka | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

Fair compensation and gender salary gaps are much-talked-about topics. For employers, paying employees fairly is a tough topic to handle. How do employers treat employees fairly, while still creating a culture of pay for performance?

Editors, Earnings and Equality: Getting Down to the Root of the Jill Abramson Debate

Kim Keating | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

Abramson is not the first woman to be faced with this situation, nor will she be the last. In all of this media chaos surrounding this issue, it's essential to remember that being paid fairly is not the necessarily being paid equally.

Closing the Pay Gap in 3 Simple Steps

Kim Keating | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

In this day and age, it is unfair, unacceptable and astounding that there is still such a disparity between women and men. Although women have made steady progress in education and in the workplace, the pay gap hasn't budged in a decade.

6 Ways To Diversify Your Intern Hires

Ashley Mosley | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Ashley Mosley

A more diverse class of interns means you'll gain access to unique perspectives, build a better reputation, and most importantly, develop an inclusive company culture.

Ladies, Turn Your Resolutions Into Gold

Kim Keating | Posted 03.15.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

Negotiating can be awkward and many people (managers and employees) avoid it like the plague. But it doesn't have to be uncomfortable, and for many, if you don't raise the issue of compensation, your manager surely won't.

Life's Roadmap: Career Advice To Get You Where You Want To Be

Kim Keating | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

Set professional immediate and long-term goals so that even when life throws you the inevitable curve ball, you can refocus on them and you'll get right back on track.