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News

Tired at work? Try out this new nap pod lounge

When you work in an office that may be an impossibility. Enter the rise of the nap pod service for employees seeking a relaxing break from office drudgery.

Health

How walking faster could help you live longer

If you're the type to saunter or stroll down a sidewalk, you may want to speed up. A study found that faster walkers had a higher chance of living longer.

News

Survey: 17% of companies report increase in behavior complaints since #MeToo

New data shows that "complaints about inappropriate behavior" have gone up in 16.67%  of companies since #MeToo and #TimesUp.

News

Workers quitting their jobs at fastest rate since 2001

The number of people quitting their jobs is the highest it has been since 2001 – rising 2.4% for an increase of 212,000 – to a total of 3.3 million.

News

Study: Couples in gender-equal countries get better sleep

A study has found gender-role dynamics can change how well you sleep at night as societal expectations of role obligations change your quality of sleep.

News

Survey: ‘Entitlement’ is the top complaint about intern performance

Recent data from Korn Ferry shows that 37% of working people think "entitlement" is the top "intern performance dealbreaker."

News

Survey: Driving is the worst in this American city in 2018

Research has found that adding 20 minutes to your commute is like receiving a 19% pay cut. Driving in these cities definitely won't make it any easier.

News

Sorry, but coffee will not sober you up, according to a new study

According to a new study, coffee does not sober you up if you are drunk — it's not the miracle elixir we thought it was.

Job Search

These are 10 best (and worst) states to be unemployed in

GOBankingRates ran a study to determine which states are the best — and the worst — for unemployment if you're looking for a job.

Office Life

Study: Open office plans cause us to ‘socially withdraw’

Research shows that open office plans can result in workers to "socially withdraw" – retreating to their desks and the privacy of the internet.

News

Survey: 68% of workers say children more difficult to manage than employees in the summer

Research reveals that 68% of employees say that their kids are tougher "to manage" during summer break than their workers.

News

The last straw! Starbucks says it will ban all plastic straws by 2020

The world's largest coffee seller, Starbucks, said it plans to ban plastic straws at all of its 28,000 locations by 2020 as part of a sustainability plan.

News

These are the countries with the best work-life balance

All eyes are on the world's best soccer teams right now, but what about which countries have the best work life balance for their employees? OK, so it isn't quite as exciting but if you have no work life balance then you have no time to watch soccer so there you go.

News

Survey: The cities with the most employees who would jump ship for a higher salary

The cities with the most employees willing to leave their job for more money and the other top reasons people would "most likely" leave.

Coworkers

Survey: This is the most annoying thing coworkers do at work — and it’s probably happened to you

While we know that nearly 100% of women really don’t like it when others talk about intimacy at work, the same research from Paychex also reveals the most annoying work habit of all: when colleagues often gossip in the same setting.

Office Life

Almost 100% of women say this is the most uncomfortable work situation

Recent research from Paychex revealed that when it comes to uncomfortable work situations, it is a little different for men versus women. The survey, which collected self-reported responses from 1,0005 Americans in 2017 ages 18 to 76, found that 63.4% of male employees don’t mind workplace "flirting," compared to 48.8% of female employees. 

News

Research: Women who downplay gender get ahead at work

What does it mean to lead authentically when you are a woman in power? Do you play up the fact that you are a woman or do you hide it? New research advises women to leave gender out of it, finding it to be a limiting construct.

Salary

Revealed: The 20 companies with the best pay gaps between CEOs and workers

We recently released a new visualization highlighting companies with the largest pay gaps between their CEOs and their average worker. The latest SEC rule requiring companies to publish these figures doesn’t always mean that a company is put in a negative light. In fact, the figures also indicate the companies where the average Joe and a CEO aren’t so far apart on the pay scale.

Health

Long work hours increase women’s risk of diabetes

If you work punishingly long hours, you may be physically fine now, but you are increasing your risk of not being fine in the future.

Office Life

About 1 in 5 of us cannot bear a coworker’s bad breath

When you catch a whiff of your coworkers' terrible breath, it can be hard to concentrate on what they are saying. As your coworker drones on and on about projects and deadlines, you are plotting an escape route from their garlic breath.

News

People who make $80,000 are most likely to have 4th of July week off

Whether or not you decide to take the whole week of 4th of July off may depend on factors you cannot always control like your workload and what kind of manager you have. But it may also depend on your salary, according to a new survey on employees' vacation habits.

Health

New study says coffee will extend your life, but it also has this surprising benefit

It seems like everyday there is a new study telling us either that coffee is slowly killing us or making us healthier. Today's latest study, published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, says drinking coffee will help extend your life span.

Work-Life Balance

Survey: This is the best city for recreation this year

WalletHub took a look at "the 100 most populated U.S. cities" in terms of four factors: "Costs," "Weather," "Quality of Parks" and "Entertainment & Recreational Facilities."

Food at Work

Employee accused of fatally poisoning 21 coworkers’ food

For most of us, our biggest office food horror are petty grievances like that colleague who keeps eating your sandwich. But a new case in Germany goes beyond someone stealing a condiment from the office fridge. According to ABC News, one employee is suspected of killing 21 of his colleagues by poisoning their lunches.

Vacation

Survey: 63% of employees don’t plan to work on July 5th

It's officially a holiday week— the fourth of July is this Wednesday, and there are bound to be a bunch of absences across your office. New data from OfficePulse shows that 63% of employees don't plan to work on the fifth of July. More than 350 workers weighed in for the survey.