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Hiring Ticks Up In May — But Unemployment Rate Does, Too

Friday, June 05, 2015

The Labor Department said Friday that employers added 280,000 jobs. The pickup in hiring brought more people back into the workforce, which pushed the unemployment rate up a notch to 5.5 percent.


When Are Employee Wellness Incentives No Longer Voluntary?

Friday, May 29, 2015

Many workers like the programs, and employers say they help hold down health insurance costs. But there are legal questions about how far companies can go to encourage participation.


How A Bigger Lunch Table At Work Can Boost Productivity

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Some firms use motion sensors and wireless tags to find out how people actually work. That can yield useful data — like which free snacks tend to attract people to break rooms more than others.


McDonald's Plans To Rebrand Itself As A 'Progressive Burger Company'

Monday, May 04, 2015

The McDonald's turnaround plan is staking its future on being a "progressive burger company." But what does that mean?


Comcast Drops $45 Billion Bid For Time Warner Cable

Friday, April 24, 2015

Comcast called off its pending merger with Time Warner Cable Friday morning. Regulators were concerned that a combined company would control too much of the market for broadband Internet service.


Some Companies Fight Pay Gap By Eliminating Salary Negotiations

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Women are often less assertive when it comes to negotiating salaries and raises. Some firms are trying to neutralize the disparity by refusing to negotiate salaries. But will that hurt recruitment?


Verizon Announces Changes To Its Cable TV Service

Friday, April 17, 2015

Starting next week, Verizon customers can choose from a slimmed-down menu of options for a lower price. It's a big change for the industry, which has resisted flexible pricing models for years.


New York Investigates Retailers For Unpredictable Work Schedules

Monday, April 13, 2015

Retailers rely on systems that require workers to be ready to work a shift — whether or not they end up working. The state attorney general is looking into the way big retailers handle scheduling.

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Airbnb Finds Interest In Cuba But Hurdles Must Be Overcome First

Friday, April 10, 2015

Airbnb's entry into the Cuban market last week opened many American's eyes to what real estate on the island looks like. Interest in travel and buying homes is up, but there are plenty of challenges.


A New Internet Domain: Extortion Or Free Speech?

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

New Web suffixes have popped up in recent years to supplement .com and .net. One of the newest — .sucks — has companies worried their reputations will take a hit, so they're buying up the addresses.


When Wal-Mart Comes To Town, What Does It Mean For Workers?

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Wal-Mart has long been criticized for low pay and erratic work schedules. So when the retailer arrives in a community, it stirs controversy — but it also brings jobs and low prices.


Germanwings Crash Highlights Workplace Approaches To Mental Health

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The case of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has focused attention on what Lufthansa, or any employer, can really know about an employee's state of mind. Requiring a psychological evaluation has risks, too.


As Americans Eat Healthier, Processed Foods Starting To Spoil

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Kraft Foods recently announced a massive recall of its macaroni and cheese. The company — and the processed food industry in general — are hitting some stressful times.


Part-Time Workers Struggle With Full-Time Juggling Act

Friday, March 06, 2015

By the numbers, February was a good month for job creation. But while there is plenty of hiring, there are still many part-timers who want more work and struggle to balance the jobs they do have.


Recruiting Better Talent With Brain Games And Big Data

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Some companies are using surveys or brain games to assess what kind of workers candidates are. Employers say the tests can help reduce turnover and surface talent recruiters might otherwise overlook.

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Under Competitive Pressure, Wal-Mart To Rollout Raises

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Around 500,000 Wal-Mart employees will soon be getting a raise. The company said on Thursday it would spend $1 billion to make sure all employees earn at least $9 an hour starting in April. Wal-Mart's minimum wage would go to $10 an hour in early 2016.


You Might Want To Take Another Pass At Your Passwords

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

They have become so complicated that, in some cases, passwords have undermined their own security intent. But experts say there is still value in keeping your digital door locked with a good password.

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Love On The Job Can Leave A Lot To Be Desired

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Work is one of the main places people find love. Yet romantic entanglement can also complicate things for workers and employers. Some firms have "love contracts" to enforce rules on office dating.


Staples Takes Another Shot At Buying Rival Office Depot

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Staples is trying, for the second time, to buy its rival Office Depot. This time the landscape has changed and the company says joining forces will make for a stronger company.


Shake Shack Sizzles With IPO As McDonald's Fizzles

Friday, January 30, 2015

Shares of the burger chain shot up Friday, its first trading day. Shake Shack and other fast-casual joints are taking a bite out of McDonald's, which can't recast itself to fit the current trend.