5 tips for working with incompetent co-workers

Every company has employees who are, shall we say, less than great at their jobs. They’re probably not bad people. But they lack the skills, or the motivation, or just the raw intelligence, to do effective work. Sadly, their problem becomes your problem when you end...

Before you accept that job offer, do this to negotiate salary

According to a new study, 41% of candidates negotiate every job offer. Here’s what you need to do to join their ranks. After getting a job offer, the first thing most of us do is celebrate. For some, though, it’s time to start negotiations. According to a new study by...

What to do and what not to do during an exit interview

Exit interviews are tricky. Just like any other interview, your goal is to look like a winner. However, unlike any other interview, this is the only kind where you’re putting in effort just to walk out the door and forfeit your employment. Maybe you were fired or laid...

The aging future of work

The tightening labor market is opening up new opportunities for an overlooked cohort of American workers: those over age 50. Why it matters: Ageism has long persisted within American companies, and studies have shown that workers over 50 often get turned away from...

Money problems keep workers from excelling, poll finds

Dive Brief: While 42% of U.S. employees said their financial status has improved in the last two years, nearly as many — 38% — report living paycheck to paycheck, according to the results of a Feb. 11 Willis Towers Watson poll. The report revealed 39% of workers...