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Job Satisfaction

Great Company Required

Matthias Paul Kuhlmey | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Matthias Paul Kuhlmey

It is evidently a no-brainer, and yet a broadly misunderstood concept: Happy employees make better companies, and better companies (should) make more money. However, translating this formula into reality is an entirely different conversation.

Are We Working in a Culture of Numbers?

John Koshy | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
John Koshy

If companies treat their employees like they treat their close family members, then the workplace might become a place we may all look forward to and say, "Thank God it's Monday!"

Lean On: Workers, Work and the Spouses Who Help Us Succeed

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.22.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

We marry for "richer or poorer," but does our choice of partner actually make us richer or poorer?

It's Not Just About the Bagels: Building Employee Engagement (Pt. 3) The Employee in Employee Engagement

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Charles J. Alaimo

The very phrase "employee engagement" is nothing without the employee. We are all employees, and at times it's easier to blame the employer for our woes without taking a look in the mirror. I've worked with many employees who thought the grass was greener elsewhere.

This Interactive Chart Will Help You Find The Perfect Job

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business

Though the job of a fashion designer may seem glamorous, those in the industry rate their work as meaningless as fast food cooks do, according to a ne...

On Heartkeeping

Paola Pearce | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Paola Pearce

The house is the heart of our days, wherever we are in the world, and I put all my heart into my job of caring for my guests and colleagues. This is not housekeeping. This is heartkeeping.

Happy Birthday... You're Fired!

John Brubaker | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
John Brubaker

My daughter woke me up early one morning smiling and I realized she didn't care whether I coached or not. Neither did my wife. They just cared that I loved them.

If You Can't Be in the Job You'd Love, Love the One You're With

Sophie Wade | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Sophie Wade

When someone is doing something they are engaged in, the quality of their work and positive energy is evident --- and these benefits can be leveraged and shared

Be Happier At Work - This Week

The Huffington Post | Jordan Freeman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business

We’ve all heard the saying, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Yet, most people find work unfulfilling. Accord...

The Surprising Upsides of Volunteering

Dr. David Jones | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Dr. David Jones

Through my work with Citizen Schools, I've seen firsthand the dramatic impact that Citizen Teachers can have on young minds, but as a professor of management in the school of business at the University of Vermont, what I am really fascinated by is research findings showing that many employees respond positively when their employer provides opportunities to serve their communities. I've been conducting studies to understand why.

The Upside of Starting Your Career in a Recession

Adam Grant | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Of course, it shouldn't take a serious recession to remind us that we should be grateful for our good fortunes. But in a world where it's all too easy to lose sight of what's going right, there may be long-term gains from short-term losses.

Young And Unhappy With Your Job? Just Keep Waiting. Potentially Forever.

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business

“Not happy with your job? Just wait,” the Associated Press instructed young people on Sunday. Memo to 20-somethings: You might be waiting a lo...

At Work, More Americans Pursue Meaning Over Money (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 09.12.2013 | Healthy Living

Which is more important in your career -- meaning or money? For more and more American workers, finding a job that's personally fulfilling is worth sa...

America's Least Meaningful Jobs

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business

Want to make the world a better place? You may want to consider changing jobs. New data from the compensation research company Payscale ranks the l...

High Anxiety: The Nonprofit Sector's Retirement Problems

Stephanie Bell-Rose | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Stephanie Bell-Rose

When you ask employees at nonprofit organizations about job satisfaction, more often than not they will give you a positive response; for these mission-oriented workers, purpose is paramount. When asked about their plans for retirement, however, nonprofit employees express insecurity and uncertainty about the future.

Dr. Bob Deutsch: Unplug Your Auto-Pilot to Reduce Your Job Dissatisfaction

Bob Deutsch | Posted 08.27.2013 | Women
Bob Deutsch

In a flash, days turn into years, and years into half an expected life span. Too easily, we become separated from our own true nature. Overly-vigilant and responsive to the rapidity of external demands coming at us 24/7, we lose track of who we are internally. Our lives shrink.

10 Cities Where Workers Love Their Jobs

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.21.2013 | Business

Feeling unsatisfied with where you work? Wondering if you might be happier working someplace else? Here's a good roadmap to change, courtesy of Glassd...

Was I Crazy to Quit My Job?

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

I bit the bullet. And like a cowboy tipping his hat astride his trusty horse, I am turning down the dusty trail and galloping into... no, not the sunset. The sunrise.

Sharon Salzberg: How a Friend of Mine Found True Happiness

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 07.26.2013 | Women
Sharon Salzberg

Although the pay was absolutely great, the way my friend was spending so many hours of her life every workday was offering her little sense of meaning or real joy. Getting up to go to work began to seem much more like a chore than a vocation. She decided it was time for a change.

Work Hard, Be Happy

Jim Price | Posted 05.21.2013 | Small Business
Jim Price

If the business is your own, even the drudgery work -- and there's never a shortage of that -- can be strangely exhilarating. As an entrepreneur, you always have a sense that what you decide and what you do have a direct impact on the business.

'Success' Is Such an Elusive Word

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

The definition of success is truly in "the eye of the beholder." What for one person constitutes having achieved everything they've ever wanted might be seem like a gross underachievement to someone else.

The Job Offer You've Been Waiting For

Misha Lyuve | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business
Misha Lyuve

You can do The Job at all times anywhere, whether you sit in a cubicle or a corner office, work for a corporation or self, standing in line in Starbucks or putting your kids to bed, taking out the garbage or having a drink at a party.

From Gypsy Girl to Grounded Yogi

Lauren Zander | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Zander

I recently got this letter and thought it would be valuable to share my response with everybody. It's applicable to anything you are avoiding hunkering down on.

Quit Working Somewhere You Hate

Steve Fireman | Posted 04.02.2013 | Impact
Steve Fireman

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWhile 65 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with their jobs, I actually look forward to going to work every day. My advice: Quit working somewhere you hate.

Be Fulfilled Today as Women

Gail McMeekin | Posted 03.25.2013 | Women
Gail McMeekin

Too many women are so focused on what they have not yet accomplished or become, that they suffer and devalue their present selves. To feel fulfilled is a choice.