workplace issues

Want to Get Ahead at Work? Be a Mindreader

Reading the notes on your boss' desk can clue you in to your company's next big project. But is it ethical? Hank Coleman talks about intelligence gathering in the workplace.

Half of Us Have Had 'Horrible Bosses': How to Cope

Most Americans don't plot to kill their supervisors like the employees do in the new movie "Horrible Bosses," but nearly half have reason to scream bloody murder. A new survey says a whopping 46% of workers have toiled under an "unreasonable boss." If you've got one, here's some advice.

People@Work: Winter's Blasts Affect Not Only Hiring but Output, Too

It's hard to fathom that something as mundane as weather could affect employment statistics. But it clearly does. And it also has big impact on how much work actually gets done. And beyond the snows of winter, there's distractions like the Super Bowl that keep worker from their duties.

People@Work: Boomers Are Turning 65 -- but Staying on the Job

The dawning of 2011 marks a milestone: The first of the nation's 76 million baby boomers turn 65, the traditional retirement age. New polls, however, show that for a range of reasons few boomers of this age are ready to retire. In fact, some don't ever expect to stop working.

The Lawsuits That Could Unravel American Apparel

The renegade clothing maker and retailer led by the outrageous Dov Charney faces high-drama legal problems worthy of a daytime soap: sexual harassment suits, a wage-and-hour suit, immigration problems and shareholder suits. But federal probes into accounting issues could be the biggest threats to its existence.

Obama Launches Initiative to Boost Worker Skills

In an effort to boost worker skills to better match the needs of employers, President Barack Obama today unveiled Skills For America's Future, a new initiative to increase workforce development, worker training and job placement.

The Growing Strains Between Employees and Employers

A new report from Hewitt Associates highlight a growing tension between stressed employers and fatigued workers, who are responding to a lengthy period of uncertainty and confusion brought about by the recession and their companies' actions.