Last month I talked about how to get your employees to work harder. (According to a survey by Salary.com, the average American wastes two hours a day on the job.) But how can you trick yourself into managing your workday more effectively? These four insights can help.
If you're angling for a raise or hunting for a better-paying job, chances are you've wondered what your peers are earning. Salary Web sites claim to tell you just that, but whether or not you're getting a clear picture of the money depends on who you ask.
Retirementjobs.com, an online recruiter, and the compensation experts at Salary.com compiled this list of top jobs for retirees based on employer demand, scheduling and other preferences of older workers.
When Tricia Himawan was a financial analyst, she worked 50 hours a week and earned about $75,000 a year. Now, she works, by her estimation, about 119 hours a week doing 11 different jobs, and, for 10 of them, she makes ... nothing.
Dear Annie: My sister, who is in her late 30s (as am I), is a super-successful salesperson, one of only two women on an 18-person sales staff. She recently found out that she and her sole female colleague make about 20% less than the men, even though both women are highly productive "stars." I think she owes it to herself to talk to her boss about this, but she says she's satisfied with her current pay and doesn't want to "rock the boat." Should I butt out and mind my own business? What do you think? - Just Cathy
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Raising children to be productive members of society is an invaluable contribution. But you don't get cold cash for that kind of work -- this society values only those economic contributions one makes outside of the home.
Money Magazine: No Respect?updated: Mon May 01 2006 00:01:00
57% of workers considering changing jobs think they're underpaid.
To find the best jobs in America, MONEY Magazine and Salary.com, a leading provider of employee compensation data and software, began by assembling a list of positions that the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects will grow at an above-average rate over 10 years and that require at least a bachelor's degree.
Dear Annie: I was among the top five salespeople at my software company last year, and I'm pretty sure I'm drastically underpaid. I really like working here, but I suspect I'm not being compensated fairly because I'm the youngest person in this role. How can I verify what other people in my position are making across the industry, to support my argument that I deserve more money? --Super Closer
Friends, it's that time again, a fresh new year -- which means that just about every human-resources consulting firm, outplacement specialist, salary expert and career guru in sight has come out with brand-new predictions for the 12 months ahead. This time around, almost everybody's crystal ball is bright and sunny, predicting job growth and increased hiring. That means companies will try harder to retain their stars, which translates to fatter raises and more perks like telecommuting and flextime.
A new survey says the average worker wastes more than two hours a day at work. This is about twice as much wasted time as their employers expect, according to the survey by Salary.com and America Online.
Which would you rather have: more time off or a $5,000 raise? When the folks at Salary.com first posed this question in 2001, 33 percent of respondents said they'd want more time. The rest said, "Show me the money."