A working mom writes that she likes her job and feels lucky to have it. But, she says, “I feel chained to the job and out of the loop at home and everywhere ... Working part time is not an option. Any advice for finding a better balance?”
Have you seen a lot more empty seats around the workplace these days? When asked to share the most unusual excuses their employees have given for missing work, employers offered the following real-life examples ...
Once upon a time, a company imagined a future where music, video and books were all digital, instantly available through a hand-held gadget. It saw itself as a big seller of that digital content. No, we’re not talking about Apple, but about Barnes & Noble.
Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the U.S., and much of it revolves around the workplace. Employers must erect legal defenses, including safeguarding employees' Social Security numbers, as prescribed by many state statutes.
You might have heard of foursquare, the location-based social media tool. But if you’re not using it for business, you’re missing out on a powerful marketing and engagement tool that can help any business—large or small—tell its brand story to a new category of consumer.
Achieving collaboration in Microsoft Word is possible using a few different methods. Depending on how familiar the collaborators are with “redlining,” some of these may work better than others.
How important is the Internet to younger workers’ lives? Very. For example, in a recent eye-opening study of college students and young professionals, one in three considers the Internet to be as important as air, water, food and shelter.
Darn that groundhog! If it knew what payroll administrators know about looming W-2 deadlines, it would never come out of its den. Paper W-2s are due to the Social Security Administration by the end of the month; e-filed forms are due by April 2.
Employee recognition programs aren’t quite as popular as they once were, but the 86% of businesses that use them find that rewards and incentives can still spur sales, improve retention and employee loyalty, and raise productivity during an era of slim pay raises and uncertain bonuses.
Online interviews are an increasingly popular option for employers, as video technology has become simpler and cheaper—essentially free with services like Skype. Follow these tips to successfully conduct video interviews while avoiding potential pitfalls: