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CEO Gives Away Bonus to Employees

CEO Gives Away Bonus to EmployeesCourtesy Next Media(LONDON) -- "Good Lord!" says the headline in a British newspaper, praising business leader Lord Wolfson, for having been uncommonly generous.Wolfson, CEO of Next, the U.K.'s biggest department store chain, gave his entire annual bon...

NC Hospitals Warn Employees to Get a Flu Shot or Get Fired

NC Hospitals Warn Employees to Get a Flu Shot or Get FiredJeffrey Hamilton/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With officials at the Centers for Disease Control saying it’s gearing up to be a bad flu season, several North Carolina hospitals are taking no chances and requiring that all employees either get a flu sho...

Many Will Be Giving Thanks from Work on Thanksgiving

Many Will Be Giving Thanks from Work on ThanksgivingSiri Stafford/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  And while most people will be home spending the holiday with their families, some will be stuck in the office.A Bloomberg BNA survey of employers finds that close to t...

Dating in the Office: 10 Do’s and Don’ts

Dating in the Office: 10 Do’s and Don’tsDigital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- From flirtations in the copy room to after-work drinks that lead to a walk down the aisle, office romances can be an exciting -- if risky -- proposition.  Some bosses say they’re not worth pursuing at a...

With Employee Shares for Sale, Facebook Stock Falls

With Employee Shares for Sale, Facebook Stock FallsPeter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Shares of Facebook dropped Wednesday upon news that employees can start selling restricted stock in the company. In all, 234 million more shares and stock options held by employees and executives at F...

With Employee Shares for Sale, Facebook Stock Falls

With Employee Shares for Sale, Facebook Stock FallsPeter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Shares of Facebook dropped Wednesday upon news that employees can start selling restricted stock in the company. In all, 234 million more shares and stock options held by employees and executives at F...

Goldman Sachs Employees Abandon Obama Campaign Finance Ship

Goldman Sachs Employees Abandon Obama Campaign Finance ShipAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Image(NEW YORK) -- Goldman Sachs employees may not be so happy with President Obama and his tough rhetoric about Wall Street, at least according to the latest campaign finance figures. Goldman Sachs was the U.S. compan...

A Third of Workers Lie About Being Sick, Survey Finds

A Third of Workers Lie About Being Sick, Survey FindsPixland/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Having a job these days is a valued commodity, but important or not, workers will occasionally call in sick whether they’re feeling lousy or just need that proverbial “mental health day.”CareerBuilder&r...

Calif. Walmart Employees Strike to Protest Treatment, Working Conditions

Calif. Walmart Employees Strike to Protest Treatment, Working ConditionsJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(PICO RIVERA, Calif.) -- Evelin Cruz used to be terrified to speak  up at work. A department manager at Walmart in Pico Rivera, Calif., for the past eight and a half years, Cruz, 41, feared she would lose her job if she...

Stress Is Just Like a Full-Time Job

Stress Is Just Like a Full-Time JobDavid De Lossy/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Back at the job from your summer vacation?  Feeling stressed already?  Welcome to the club.Seventy-three percent of respondents from the 2012 Work Stress Survey conducted by Harris Interactive ...

AT&T Workers in Indiana Claim Lunch Break Violations

AT&T Workers in Indiana Claim Lunch Break ViolationsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Workers for AT&T in Indiana claim in a lawsuit that they are forced to endure odd and punitive lunch break restrictions such as a ban on napping after eating a ham sandwich.According to a class action suit filed ...

Talking Politics at Work Is Risky but People Do It Anyway

Talking Politics at Work Is Risky but People Do It AnywayHemera/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- If you want to make life easier for yourself at work, remember these three steadfast rules: don't gossip about the boss, don't fall asleep at your desk and don’t talk politics.People can probably adhere to the first ...

More Bosses Are Taking Vacations than Employees

More Bosses Are Taking Vacations than EmployeesSteve Mason/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- The recession may have forced many Americans to forget about taking an annual vacation, but a new survey finds more bosses than workers are still finding time to get away. A survey commissioned by Caree...

Half of US Workers Ready to Seek Another Job, Survey Finds

Half of US Workers Ready to Seek Another Job, Survey FindsJupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In these uncertain times, not only is it good to get out while the going’s good, it’s also good to get out when things aren’t so good as evidenced in a survey of American workers conducted by insu...

Travel Agents, Attorneys Among Jobs Most Likely to Report Weight Gain

Travel Agents, Attorneys Among Jobs Most Likely to Report Weight GainCreatas Images/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- Most folks eat at work, but a new survey finds that certain occupations -- specifically travel agents, attorneys and judges -- have the highest incidence of workers reporting weight gain.A new CareerBuilder survey ...

DEA: American Airlines Workers Smuggled Cocaine into Miami, New York

DEA: American Airlines Workers Smuggled Cocaine into Miami, New YorkJoe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In the latest arrests of U.S. airport workers on drug smuggling charges, authorities charged that two rings of nearly 50 corrupt employees at Puerto Rico's main airport smuggled thousands of kilograms of cocaine ont...

Flexible Work Schedules Most Desired Summer Benefit, Survey Shows

Flexible Work Schedules Most Desired Summer Benefit, Survey ShowsSiri Stafford/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As the lazy, hazy days of summer draw near, a new OfficeTeam survey of employees finds flexible work schedules and leaving work early on Fridays are the most coveted summer benefits.Forty-one percent of the survey ...

‘I’m Joining the Circus’ Among Odd Reasons Given for Quitting Jobs

‘I’m Joining the Circus’ Among Odd Reasons Given for Quitting JobsJupiterimages/Thinkstock(MENLO PARK, Calif.) -- An improving economy often gives many workers courage to change jobs, but quitting a position to join the circus or handing in your notice simply because you don’t like the carpet seems a bit unusua...

Employee Screening Resumes as Hiring Goes Up

Employee Screening Resumes as Hiring Goes UpTim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Finally, some good news on the jobs front.  According to a report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 40 percent of companies added jobs in the first quarter of 2012, up from 36 percent during...

Is Your Social Media Content Hurting Your Chances of Getting Hired?

Is Your Social Media Content Hurting Your Chances of Getting Hired?iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- Job seekers know that first impressions count, but many hiring managers who use social media to check out prospective employees say they get their first impression well before the face-to-face interview, and very ofte...
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