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Senators call for better data collection to measure economic impact of sexual harassment

A group of 22 senators sent a letter to the Department of Labor on Monday requesting that the department establish better, and more detailed, methods of collecting data on sexual harassment in the workplace.


Survey: Office romance hits the lowest point in 10 years

Career Builder’s yearly Valentine’s Day survey found that 'office romance' has sunk to the lowest point in 10 years.

Off Hours

Survey: Workers want to take more vacations but are bad at planning time off

As the year gets underway, many of us start to daydream at our desks about vacations we want to take. Although American workers had an average of 22.6 vacation days in 2016 —nearly a full day’s increase from the year prior — around 54% of workers left days unused.


You could one day attend meetings with someone else’s body via ‘human Uber’

Sony-affiliated virtual reality researcher Jun Rekimoto demonstrated his invention — "Chameleon Mask," or human Uber — that allows you to have someone wear a screen displaying your face on their face, so you can attend events remotely.


59% of employees skip work or show up late the day after a major sporting event

A staggering 72% of HR managers reported that they think the day following the Super Bowl "should be a paid national holiday from work."


This male CEO cut his salary by $48,000 to match his female predecessor

EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren will take a pay cut to match the amount his female predeccessor, Carolyn McCall, made as part of commitment to equal pay for men and women.


Survey: 60% of tech moms say childcare options are ‘horrible’

To lure employees across sectors into its companies, Silicon Valley prizes itself on having the best perks and benefits. Despite that, over half of new moms who work in tech say that their childcare options are 'horrible.'


Hillary Clinton reportedly kept campaign aide Burns Strider, accused of sexual harassment, from being fired

Hillary Clinton chose to keep a senior adviser to her 2008 U.S. presidential campaign after she learned he had been accused of repeated sexual harassment, according to a new bombshell report published Friday by The New York Times.


Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer show us how you can team up with your coworkers

How Jessica Chastain helped Octavia Spencer get five times more in pay, and how you can, and should, do it too.


The pros and cons of employees making a salary-transparent database

How much is everyone around you getting paid? This is a question that many of us at work privately wonder, and now, through a database, some actually get to find out. Before you decide to make your own salary database about your workplace, there are pros and cons you should consider.


Survey: Americans’ ideas of success go beyond income

A new poll has found that American success means wanting to earn more, so that we gain the freedom to work less. However, they don't want to earn too much.


No, this job posting is not from the ’50s, it’s from 2018

In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal involving a staggering number of alleged cases of sexual harassment and assault, we have yet another reason to do a double-take: a tone-deaf job posting requiring a "good personality - ability to deal with the male banter and be sociable but not distracting.”


Study: Yes, you may be able to catch up on sleep during the weekend

Stop feeling guilty for hitting snooze on Sunday morning. The extra sleep will help you recover from the week before, and help you prepare for the long week ahead.


Study: Need for peer approval is the biggest motivator at work

Wanting a gold star of approval is not a desire we outgrow after grade school, new research on motivational messages found. An email telling you that "you are not a top performer" could be the most effective message to change your behavior.


Here is Elon Musk’s out-of-this world new pay package at Tesla

Elon Musk has agreed to stay as the company's CEO for the next decade in exchange for a highly unusual pay package based on market value and operational milestones that Musk must reach.


A person was able to ‘shoplift’ from Amazon’s new convenience store

CNBC reporter Deirdre Bosa said she was able to leave the Amazon Go store without being charged for a cup of yogurt, a situation Amazon said is a "rare occasion" that "happens so rarely that we didn’t even bother building in a feature for customers to tell us it happened."


The Google Chrome extension Memento Mori would like to remind you that death awaits us all

Seize the day, they said. It would be easy, they said. Just kidding. Now, there's an easier way to potentially make sure that work isn't your everything. It's called Memento Mori, a clock without days that counts down on your computer, because as we all know, our time here is limited.


Study: Many millennials spend more on coffee than they save for retirement

What would you be willing to sacrifice to start a debt-free life? According to micro-investing app Acorn's new survey of millennials' financial spending habits, almost half are willing to go to extreme lengths to wipe the red out of their ledgers.


Amazon will no longer ask job applicants for their salary history

Amazon announced that it is banning any salary history inquiries for prospective U.S. employees, according to an internal message posted this week.


Survey: Most Americans want to be their own bosses

The 9-to-5 lifestyle often comes with the common practice of working for someone else, but 62% of Americans actually want to be their own bosses by establishing their own businesses.

Parents at Work

Survey: YouTube now among biggest influences on what kids want to be when they grow up

The YouTube videos your kids watch can exert more of an influence on their career ambitions than their own parents, a reminder to monitor what they watch closely to make sure these outside influences are appropriate for a child to see.


This is the top reason employers expect more people to quit this year

Forty-five percent of hiring managers reported that salary is the main reason why workers quit their jobs. Here's how employers can improve workers' experiences on the job to try to prevent them from leaving.

Job Search

Research: Working for a company that’s been shamed can cost you money

When you work for a company that's been up to no good, employers will start to think you're up to no good — even if you're innocent. Working for a company that's been accused of misconduct can not only cost your professional reputation, it will literally cost you money.


Survey: Americans have an extremely high bar for what constitutes online harassment

When it comes to online harassment, Americans are more divided on what is right, what is wrong, and who is responsible for the problem.


These are the best jobs in America

The U.S. News Best Jobs of 2018 list is out. Here are the top careers to be in, according to factors like growth, work-life balance, and median salary.