• How much of a pay raise can you really ask for?

    When you finally muster up the courage to ask your boss for a raise or give salary requirements to a potential employer, then you have to come up with a reasonable number. You don’t want to lowball yourself, but you…

  • Job candidates aren’t even showing up for interviews

    “About half flaked out,” said Kill. “They seem so excited and interested, and then they don’t show up or call and you are left wondering what happened. A year or two ago it wasn’t like this.” “We are in a…

  • 5 steps to making sure you’re ready to retire

    Dreaming of handing in your notice at work and joining the ranks of the retired? Retirement can be wonderful — if you’re prepared for it. So before you put an end to your career, it’s essential to make sure you’re…

  • How to build a career in diversity and inclusion

    Forty years ago, business leaders couldn’t imagine entire career paths in diversity management, let alone schools offering diversity and inclusion specialties. But now, chief diversity officers at Facebook, Google and other high-profile companies are taking deeper looks at how companies…

  • Airline introduces strict new rules

    Ryanair has introduced restrictive new baggage rules that risk upsetting passengers. The budget airline said that customers will be allowed to bring only one small piece of luggage into the cabin starting in November. The bag must be small enough…

  • Why some employers play workers to leave

    Unless the company pays you to leave. Some companies are making it easier to part ways, paying unhappy workers to bow out gracefully. At online retailer Zappos, new hires are offered a month’s salary to leave within three months of…

  • The case for and against gender quotas on corporate boards

    In Europe, gender quotas are old news. In 2003, Norway became the first country in the world to institute a gender quota for boards of directors, requiring listed companies to add female members to make up at least 40% of…

  • Moonves’ negotiated exit shows the power of #TimesUp

    Months have passed since celebrities first wore Time’s Up pins on the red carpet, but the advocacy organization hasn’t stopped fighting for women facing harassment. On Sunday, Ronan Farrow published another bombshell investigation in The New Yorker. In his latest…

  • How to invest in real estate without buying a home

    How can I get the benefit of real estate investments without becoming a landlord? Real estate remains a strong investment, even with prices slowing. But owning property can be a hassle. A huge amount of capital gets tied up …

  • 5 things you must do before you retire

    If you’re looking forward to retirement, you’re not alone. Countless workers dream of leaving their jobs behind and enjoying the freedom of unstructured days. But before you pull the trigger on retirement, be sure to tackle the following moves so…