Labor unions have been around since the late 18th century. But in recent years, industries not typically known for union membership have seen an uptick in interest in employee activism. We asked 1,500 Americans how they feel about unions in the modern workplace. Here’s what they said.
Employee exit interviews are a perfect opportunity to get honest feedback and suggestions from your past hires to improve employee retention, company culture, and your business’ work environment. Learn the basics about exit interviews and the best questions to ask departing employees in this guide.
Sharing economy apps are great ways for freelancers and traditional employees to boost their income - or potentially create a full-time income. These top apps earn high marks for things like ease of use and earning potential. Whatever your skills and schedule are, you're likely to find one or more that work for you.
Operating without a financial or legal safety net tests gig workers’ resolve. It’s simply untenable for many. State and local governments are proposing and enacting new laws to force companies to offer them basic protections like health insurance and paid time off. These are the most generous.
In March 2020, the United States’ longest economic expansion in modern history ran into the buzzsaw of the COVID-19 pandemic, causing an unprecedented spike in jobless claims. But the vast majority of workers are eligible for state unemployment benefits. Follow these steps to apply.
Before committing to a traditional four-year college program, many high school graduates consider taking a gap year. Find out why you might consider a gap year, the risks of doing so, and a list of questions to ask yourself to help decide whether taking a year away from school is right for you.
Many employers focus on onboarding policies for new hires, but creating a positive experience for departing employees also can help to increase retention, keep morale high, and facilitate a smoother transition. Learn how to create an effective strategy to positively offboard employees.
If you’re a student looking for a place to park your money without excessive fees or unrealistic balance requirements, check out the impressive array of low-cost, low-balance checking accounts available to students. These are among the top FDIC-insured checking accounts for U.S.-based students.
It seems every new headline spells certain doom for the global economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But many organizations have seen a spike in demand in the wake of the outbreak. If you worry your job is on the chopping block, explore these job options.
It’s all about who you know. In business, the industry contacts you have open doors for new jobs, business partners, or mentors. And with strong relationships, their networks can become your network too. Learn effective business networking tips and tricks and where to find networking opportunities.
Not all jobs require extensive experience or years of postsecondary education. Some entry-level jobs pay quite well, and many offer paid on-the-job training or apprenticeships. These are the best-paid entry-level jobs for U.S. workers.
Technology has made it easier than ever to work remotely while living anywhere in the world. Does your ideal lifestyle involve becoming a digital nomad or laptop entrepreneur? Follow these steps to untether your life from a specific location, and start writing your own rules for how you live and work.