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Productivity

4 ways employers can support workers of all ages

Here's what companies can do to make sure employees of all generations feel engaged, because many workers don't feel that way.

News

Survey: These are the top skills employees want to learn

Some workers feel like they’ll need to add to their arsenal of skills to keep up at work in the future. Here's what they want to learn.

Holidays

4 ways to be productive this holiday week

Here's how to get work done if you're at work during this festive season, but most of your colleagues aren't. Just follow these tips.

Bosses

4 ways to get back on your manager’s good side again at work

After a misunderstanding with your boss, here's how to make your actions speak for you when you need to get back on your manager's good side.

Office Life

These were the worst excuses for missing work in 2017

Some people go to absurd lengths in order not to come to work. These are the worst excuses we've seen this year that people used to take a sick day.

Management

Here are the ‘top motivations’ for people in these 4 career stages

Employees fall into four distinct career stages — "Newbie," "Sophomore," "Tenured," and  Sage." This is what motivates each group the most.

Office Life

4 tips for writing an office goodbye message on your way out the door

Whether you quit or were fired, it's important to make a good impression on your way out. Here's what to keep in mind while writing a goodbye message.

Technology

The 17 worst passwords of 2017

Researchers took a look at more than five million leaked passwords from largely Western European and North American users. These were the worst of them.

News

Good news: Pay packages are growing

Employers have been having a hard time recruiting, but according to The Wall Street Journal, there's a bright spot: Workers' pay packages are growing.

Office Life

3 ways to work with someone who won’t respond to your messages

You might be wondering how to keep the ball rolling so you don't fall behind. Here are three steps that can get the job done.

LinkedIn

5 ways you’re setting yourself up to fail on LinkedIn

Your LinkedIn profile might be one of the first things a recruiter sees about you, so don't make these mistakes.

New Year

5 ways to reinvent your professional life in 2018

Before kicking yourself into high gear again in 2018, it's worth taking the time to think about what you need to do to reinvent your professional life.

New Year

3 reasons why you should start your New Year’s resolutions now

2018 is almost here, but if you're looking to go into next year in better shape than before, now might be the time to start working ahead on resolutions.

News

Survey: 4 in 10 American women say they’ve experienced gender discrimination in the office

42% of working women and 22% of working men say they’ve gone through gender discrimination where they work.

Management

4 ways that leaders can prepare for change

No leader and no work situation is perfect, but there are ways to ensure that you're covered if something changes unexpectedly.

Office Life

4 things that won’t be good for your career during the holidays

The holidays are here, and people are ready for some much-needed time off. Here's what you shouldn't be doing when it comes to your career this season.

Advice

5 ways to cope if you’re laid off during the holidays

Layoffs at such a pleasant time during the holiday season often feel like the worst-case scenario. Here's how to cope if you get the axe.

New Year

The guide to tying up professional loose ends before the new year

As the end of the year nears, you might spend some time over the holidays thinking about what you want to do for your career in the next 12 months.

News

Survey: Majority of managers see year-end bonuses growing in 2017

Forty-two percent of managers surveyed think bonuses will be “somewhat higher” this year than the year before, even though fewer people will be receiving them overall.

Advice

3 ways to deal with a nosy coworker

Here's how to handle nosy coworkers who live to see you sweat while learning personal information about you that you'd rather keep private.

Advice

4 important career lessons for millennials

Whether you're a recent college graduate or just a few years out, we could all benefit from some career advice.

Advice

5 ways to power through energy troughs at work

When you're not in the most cheerful or energized mood when you get to work, here's how to best shake off your morning haze and get productive.

Words at Work

Don’t mess up these words on your resume

These are words people commonly mess up at work. Don't let it happen to you, if you want to be considered a consummate professional.

News

Survey: More than half of active job seekers would take a pay cut for the perfect job

While research says that millennials want job flexibility and greater work-life balance just like everyone else, how far would you go for the perfect job?

Science of Work

Study: These are the best days, times, months, and seasons to be productive

Here's when productivity spikes and slows down, according to new research.