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Here are the 10 most deeply meaningful team building exercises

Effective team building events are more than just forced icebreakers or embarrassing videos everyone wishes didn’t get shared with the entire company.


Caution! Don’t do any of these 4 things after a job interview

It's normal to feel a rollercoaster of emotions after a job interview, but there are certain things you just shouldn't do.

Highest Paying Jobs

These are the top 15 companies hiring for $100K+ jobs in March 2018

Are you looking for a job? To help you find what you are looking for, Ladders has compiled this list of companies hiring for the most $100K+ jobs as of March, 2018. Ladders puts this data together using its continuously updated database of the highest paying jobs.

Office Life

Telltale signs your coworkers despise you

Sometimes, it's abundantly clear that a coworker doesn't like you. But if you're having trouble deciphering the potential signs, here's a guide.


When to be a lone wolf or choose to work with the herd

We’ve all heard the career tropes about there being no “I” in team and similar. So how do you know when to stick with the rest or when it’s best to strike out on your own?


Here are 10 tricks to appear smart in business meetings

Like everyone, appearing smart in meetings is my top priority. Here are my 10 favorite tricks to quickly appear smart during meetings.


How to speak up and advocate for your accomplishments at work

Being an introvert in the office can be hard. They have a lot to offer at work, but sometimes have a difficult time speaking up to show it. Here's how to advocate for your accomplishments and skills when you're not the most outgoing employee in the office.


This study finds that Queen Bee Syndrome is very much alive at work and this is the guilty party

If you thought Queen Bee Syndrome lived and died when you were in high school, you are wrong. It is very much still alive and probably occurring in your workplace right now.


This Steve Jobs 1973 job application was so bad you literally won’t believe it

Even the founder of Apple could be lazy at times, as an application by the then-18-year-old shows.


This city has the hardest working people in the United States

Americans put in more hours than workers in Germany, Japan, Canada and the U.K., according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. But which cities in the U.S. have people working harder than others?


10 things happy professionals do before 10 a.m.

Contentment isn’t a destination, but a process — and if you’re smart, a priority for both your professional and personal life. How do you carve in time to be happy?

The great debate

Some people actually say they ‘call off sick’ instead of ‘call in sick’ and we’re shook

You're sick and will be staying home for the day. It's time to notify your boss. Do you "call in," "call out," or even "call off" sick? It turns out there are a few different ways to say the same thing, depending on where you live, and people have some pretty strong opinions about it.


Eleven signs that you lack emotional intelligence

Research proves that emotional intelligence is the critical factor that sets star performers apart from everyone else. Here are 11 traits to eliminate and raise your EQ.


4 ways to help get over career bitterness

Here's how to healthily process everyday work disappointments, so that you won't get consumed with unhelpful bitterness.


27 tips to be a better public speaker

Stand in front of a room full of people and lead a meeting with confidence. Here's how to get past the dread and anxiety that comes with public speaking.

Food at work

5 ways to break free from eating the same lunch every day

Here's what to do if you're stuck in a lunch rut, and are tired of eating the same thing pretty much every weekday — whether you bring or buy your office lunch meals.

Office Life

5 reasons why your boss should be let go from the company

Horrible bosses can make every day at work a nightmare — here are five reasons why your boss should be let go from the company.


Study: Your office’s dim lighting could be making you a dimwit

If you are having trouble remembering what you did today at work, your office light may be the culprit. A new study published in Hippocampus found that dim lighting makes it harder to learn and remember tasks.

Technology At Work

A.I. is redefining the meaning of ‘human’ in human resources

Artificial intelligence is transforming the modern human resource department by providing a variety of new data-driven tools.


4 ways caffeine keeps you from realizing your potential

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. Lowering your caffeine intake is one of the easiest ways to get there.


Cal professor, ‘Great at Work’ author, says ‘do less’ to achieve more

When he first started his career, Morten Hansen was a consultant who thought working up to ninety hours a week was the secret to success.


2 research-backed strategies employees can use against a bullying boss

When your boss is making you miserable, too many of us grit our teeth and bear it, thinking we have no power to fight back.


4 tips for living with uncertainty in corporate America

Having a comfortable job in corporate America can provide certain advantages, but job security isn't always one of them. Here's how to thrive during uncertainty.

Office Life

7 politeness mistakes you could be making at work — even if no one’s broken it to you yet

When a bunch of people work together in a shared space, team dynamics can shift at the drop of a hat because of one person's behavior.


18 ways to be more productive in 2018

It’s a few weeks into a brand-new year and chances are good you’ve already tossed your resolutions by the wayside and are slipping back into your old ways. Fear not! We’ve come up with 18 ways to inspire you to reclaim your productivity in the coming months.