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Worker Productivity

Managing Capacity: Walking the Talk About Overwork

Teresa Hopke | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Teresa Hopke

After tackling the recession, economic uncertainty and (now) labor shortages, most companies haven't returned to pre-recession hiring levels. We are running our people into the ground.

Don't Just Sit Less -- Sit Better

Katherine Krug | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Katherine Krug

Sitting is unavoidable. You can't pace up and down the aisle of an airplane during your flight, or in a theatre during the movie. In most culture's it's impolite to jog in place while eating a burrito. The solution is not simply sitting less; it's sitting better.

Worker Productivity Can Jump 30 Percent When It's For A Good Cause: Study | Posted 01.07.2015 | Impact

Working to benefit a good cause increases productivity by up to 30 per cent, according to the findings of a new study from the University of Southampt...

How To Set Up Your Desk For Your Best Day At Work

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living

You may have your work routine down to a science, from where you prefer to grab some quiet space to the exact time you take a lunch break. But there's...

This Is How Much The World Cup Is Costing American Businesses

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports

Americans have World Cup fever, and it's getting pretty costly. Tuesday's U.S. vs. Belgium match at 4 p.m. EST will likely strike a pricey blow to...

Is Shop Class the Answer?

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 07.30.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

While encouraging more students to pursue a technical degree may seem attractive for the short term, the long view suggests that a wholesale shift away from encouraging all those who can to pursue a college degree will significantly affect their career longevity.

Study Debunks Classic Argument About Low-Wage Workers

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Turns out that more education does not necessarily mean more pay. Low-wage workers are a lot more educated than they were nearly 50 years ago, but ...

Wage Growth Is At 50-Year Lows, Fueling The Corporate-Profit Boom

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

We all know American wages are too low and growing too slowly. But it took Goldman Sachs, of all things, to point out just how historically bad wage g...

Workers Will Probably Still Be Getting Stiffed In 2014

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.27.2013 | Business

Ordinary Americans are paid too little considering the value of their labor, while CEOs are mostly overpaid, according to recent research. That's unli...

The French Take Way More Vacation Than You, Still Feel 'Deprived'

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business

The French have no freakin' idea how good they have it, according to a new study. The study on vacations practices around the world, which was ...

Productivity Hacks That Help You Get Out on Time

Amanda Schneider | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Amanda Schneider

According to's 2013 survey, 69 percent of workers say they waste time at work every single day which indicates a clear lack of focus.

'Poor People Do Not Deserve to Have Children'

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
J. Mijin Cha

The greatest commonly shared story in this country is economic insecurity. If you think poor people don't deserve to have children, the problem is not SNAP or the people that rely on it to survive. The problem is you.

Want to Cut Food Stamp Costs? Raise the Minimum Wage

Robert Creamer | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The real dirty secret of food stamps is that the primary beneficiaries are often giant corporations who pay their employees poverty wages, counting on food stamps, Medicaid and other forms of government assistance as indirect subsidies to their wealthy stock holders.

Clocked in, But Checked Out: How to Quash Quitting in the Seats

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 08.27.2013 | Women
Alison A. Quirk

For me, quitting is what you do with cigarettes and bad habits; it's not something you do in your seat. Life's too short to be in a job you don't care about.

LOOK: Depressing Chart Shows How Workers Are Getting Squeezed

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business

Minimum wage workers haven’t seen their pay go up much in the past 50 years, but that doesn't mean they're less valuable to their employers. The ...

Mark Gongloff

U.S. Suffers Biggest Pay Drop On Record, As Workers Squeezed Tighter | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business

The economic "recovery" just keeps getting worse for the average worker: U.S. employers squeezed their employees even harder than usual in the first q...

3 Simple Ways To Be More Mindful At Work

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

A company is only as healthy as its employees. Mindfulness creates healthier and happier workers, healthier and happier people. As I state in my seminars, mindfulness at work isn't just a work skill or a life skill -- it is a new way of existing.

How March Madness Compares To Other Productivity Killers

CNBC | Matt Twomey | Posted 03.22.2013 | Business

CNBC: March Madness: The brackets are circulating, and U.S. workers everywhere will soon tune in the NCAA basketball tournament—many games are p...

Elizabeth Warren Talks $22-An-Hour Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made a case for increasing the minimum wage last week during a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensio...

March Madness Has Some Bad News For Employers

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 03.21.2013 | Business

Don't be surprised if it feels like your co-workers aren't working as hard as usual over the next few weeks. March Madness -- or that time of the year...

Home or Office?

Tom Silva | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Tom Silva

The reason, I suspect, has less to do with a particular arrangement than with the issue of trust. In return for companies treating workers like adults, employees tend to perform better as a sign of good faith.

8 Simple Steps To Extreme Personal Productivity

Inc. | Posted 01.14.2013 | Small Business

By Jeff Haden, visit Inc. Teaching others to improve their personal productivity is big business: Tony Robbins, Stephen Covey, David Allen... t...

10 Easy Ways To Get More Done

Inc. | Posted 03.10.2013 | Small Business

By Geoffrey James, visit Inc. The New York Times recently ran an article about how email can make people less productive. However, misuse of em...

The Lie Most Workers Tell

The Huffington Post | Janean Chun | Posted 10.22.2012 | Small Business

That employee who talks about tirelessly working 60 hours a week could be a great team player -- or a self-promotional liar. People overestimate th...

Here Are 10 Jobs Where Workers Need Coffee To Survive

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business

Happy National Coffee Day! Almost half of Americans agree: If you got a job to do, reach for a cup of joe. But there are certain professions whe...