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  • Sheryl Sandberg's big mistake: telling men to do chores for sex
    Sheryl Sandberg's big mistake: telling men to do chores for sex

    Even top executives — the Sheryl Sandberg's...

  • Treadmill desks were the hot new trend in exercising a few years ago. The idea was to get moving and lose weight at work. But a new study suggests people don’t use them enough to make a difference. 
 Sure, Use A Treadmill Desk — But You Still Need To Exercise 
 Photo credit: Meredith Rizzo/NPR
    Forget the martini lunch, sweatworking mixes business with exercise

    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sweatworking, the growing practice of meeting clients for a walk, a run or a fitness class, is elbowing networking out of bars and restaurants and into boutique …

    Treadmill desks were the hot new trend in exercising a few years ago. The idea was to get moving and lose weight at work. But a new study suggests people don’t use them enough to make a difference. 
 Sure, Use A Treadmill Desk — But You Still Need To Exercise 
 Photo credit: Meredith Rizzo/NPR

    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sweatworking, the growing practice of meeting clients for a walk, a run or a fitness class, is elbowing networking out of bars and restaurants and into boutique fitness studios. “Sweatworking was born out of a desire to connect with clients on a deeper level that wasn’t so sales-y,” …

  • Office workers' sedentary lifestyles have sparked health fears
    3 things your boss won't tell you, but should

    Good bosses are honest with their employees....

    Office workers' sedentary lifestyles have sparked health fears

    Good bosses are honest with their employees....

  • 4 High-Earning Careers Surprisingly Likely to Lead to Bankruptcy

    If you think that personal bankruptcy happens only to lower-income people — think again. Although there’s no concrete data on bankruptcy filings per profession, recent research findings, news reports …

    If you think that personal bankruptcy happens only to lower-income people — think again. Although there’s no concrete data on bankruptcy filings per profession, recent research findings, news reports and anecdotal evidence are shedding light on some of the professions more vulnerable to bankruptcy than others. Most people …

  • The only 5 things you need to bring to a job interview

    The interview process is stressful enough. You...

    The trickiest questions Apple will ask in a job interview

    The interview process is stressful enough. You...

  • The Worst Jobs For 2015

    My late father, a former newspaper reporter whose colorful exploits included dressing in drag to chronicle the life of a San Francisco prostitute and writing an exposé on reform school after posing as …

    Winter Weather Ohio

    My late father, a former newspaper reporter whose colorful exploits included dressing in drag to chronicle the life of a San Francisco prostitute and writing an exposé on reform school after posing as ...

  • Workplace workouts can snag on stressful corporate culture

    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - As evidence mounts that fit employees are productive workers, companies have slotted into the corporate routine an array of workplace workout initiatives, from …

    Nerdwallet’s new San Francisco office has a bar stocked with 80 different kinds of booze

    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - As evidence mounts that fit employees are productive workers, companies have slotted into the corporate routine an array of workplace workout initiatives, from in-house gyms to lunchtime yoga. “This demand for 24/7 access, this idea that I can always access you and you should …

  • 7 tips for launching a second career

    At the end of 2008, the pulp and paper plant where Tina Wixon worked was bought out, and the new owners brought with them a series of temporary layoffs. The Kelso, Washington resident spent two years …

    A man uses a megaphone to attract the attention of potential employers on Bay Street in the financial district in Toronto

    At the end of 2008, the pulp and paper plant where Tina Wixon worked was bought out, and the new owners brought with them a series of temporary layoffs. The Kelso, Washington resident spent two years at Lower Columbia College to complete prerequisite work, before earning her bachelor's degree through Western Governors …

  • Does a happy employee make for a healthy stock price?

    By Jessica Toonkel NEW YORK (Reuters) - When BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, evaluates potential stock purchases, its managers look at all the usual financial metrics. "We look for companies …

    A trader smiles as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after the market opening in New York

    By Jessica Toonkel NEW YORK (Reuters) - When BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, evaluates potential stock purchases, its managers look at all the usual financial metrics. "We look for companies that have solid employee rankings and want to buy companies that have improvements in employee opinions," said Paul …

  • What not to tweet in a job search

    How significant can one tweet be? As publicist Justine Sacco's Twitter debacle shows, an insensitive tweet can derail your career (and in some cases, more than that). More recently, the backlash over …

    A portrait of the Twitter logo in Ventura

    How significant can one tweet be? As publicist Justine Sacco's Twitter debacle shows, an insensitive tweet can derail your career (and in some cases, more than that). More recently, the backlash over tweets by Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart's replacement as host of "The Daily Show," shows that it's risky to tell jokes others …

  • Workers don’t like their jobs, and managers aren’t very good: Gallup poll

    The U.S. poll finds that about half of respondents have left a job at some point in order to get away from a manager. It also finds that only about one-third of managers are actively engaged in their …

    The Totally Random Tournament series continues with our Best TV Characters - Comedy bracket. Who did you like better? Parks and Rec’s Leslie Knope or The Office’s Michael Scott? Vote here!

    The U.S. poll finds that about half of respondents have left a job at some point in order to get away from a manager. It also finds that only about one-third of managers are actively engaged in their job, and that most lack the skills needed to do it well. According to the poll, most managers are simply wrong for their …

  • Home DNA tests may affect insurance, employment

    Genetic tests may tell you if you are more likely to get sick, but taking the tests could expose you to risks you weren't expecting. Unlike other countries including the U.S., U.K., and Japan, Canada …

    Home DNA tests may affect insurance, employment

    Genetic tests may tell you if you are more likely to get sick, but taking the tests could expose you to risks you weren't expecting. Unlike other countries including the U.S., U.K., and Japan, Canada has no legislation that protects you from having to disclose your test results to employers and insurance companies, despite …

  • Mental health dilemma: What employees need to disclose

    If you have a health condition—whether it’s physical or mental—are you obligated to tell your boss? The questions raise all sorts of issues, touching on everything from employment law to human rights. …

    Stigma still surrounds mental illness

    If you have a health condition—whether it’s physical or mental—are you obligated to tell your boss? The questions raise all sorts of issues, touching on everything from employment law to human rights. “The privacy of someone’s medical records is deeply enshrined in all of our legal obligations,” says Fred Wynne, a lawyer …

  • Productivity: The case for au natural offices

    When David Premi was looking to design and build his Hamilton co-working space Seedworks, he bought a 125-year-old buggy whips factory with floor-to-ceiling windows. A recent report called Human Spaces …

    Seedworks

    When David Premi was looking to design and build his Hamilton co-working space Seedworks, he bought a 125-year-old buggy whips factory with floor-to-ceiling windows. A recent report called Human Spaces – which examines the global impact of biophilic, natural and environment-conscious design – found that employees working …

  • Class of 2015: 5 ways for graduates to find a job

    University and college students are entering the final stretch of classes, and they’ll soon be diving into the job search — if they aren’t already desperately dispensing their resumes.

    The 50 smartest private high schools in the US

    University and college students are entering the final stretch of classes, and they’ll soon be diving into the job search — if they aren’t already desperately dispensing their resumes.

  • Job interview? Beat the millennial stereotype

    How would a non millennial explain our current Catch-22? We can't get a job because we don't have enough job experience but we don't have have enough job experience to get a job! -- Bobby Irven, Facebook …

    Speaking The Millennial Hiring Lingo

    How would a non millennial explain our current Catch-22? We can't get a job because we don't have enough job experience but we don't have have enough job experience to get a job! -- Bobby Irven, Facebook ...

  • 7 things hiring managers value much more than your education

    We pay a lot of money for a good education in...

    An AT&T hiring manager talks to a man, who was laid off last year and is looking for a job to support his two children, in Los Angeles

    We pay a lot of money for a good education in...

  • Women losing job experience, can't get back in workforce because of childcare costs

    The high cost of childcare is a challenge for some parents in Newfoundland and Labrador, with many leaving their careers in order to care for their children rather than foot a huge daycare bill.Some parents …

    Women losing job experience, can't get back in workforce because of childcare costs

    The high cost of childcare is a challenge for some parents in Newfoundland and Labrador, with many leaving their careers in order to care for their children rather than foot a huge daycare bill.Some parents who give up their careers to take care of children find it difficult to get back into their profession once those …

  • Google's HR boss explains the key to preparing for an interview

    Landing a job interview is an accomplishment in...

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - JANUARY 30: A sign is posted on the exterior of Google headquarters on January 30, 2014 in Mountain View, California. Google reported a 17 percent rise in fourth quarter earnings with profits of $3.38 billion, or $9.90 a share compared to $2.9 billion, or $8.62 per share one year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Landing a job interview is an accomplishment in...

  • The weirdest interview questions asked by Canadian companies

    Which is precisely the point says Dr. Roberta Neault, a career management specialist and president of B.C.-based Life Strategies. “Obviously, Telus is not concerned about how to move Mount Fuji,” says …

    Ace Your Coding Interview: 5 Programming Interview Questions to Practice

    Which is precisely the point says Dr. Roberta Neault, a career management specialist and president of B.C.-based Life Strategies. “Obviously, Telus is not concerned about how to move Mount Fuji,” says Neault.