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  • And the Worst Company in America Is...     Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 11:37 AM ET

    Electronic Arts has been voted the worst company in America by Consumerist readers, beating out Bank of America, Ticketmaster, and even Carnival Cruise Lines.

  • Your Company's Next Health Plan: Drop the Doughnut Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    A new survey on corporate health benefits draws a picture of a world where companies go beyond building gyms and banning smoking, to rewarding employees for lowering their cholesterol and being monitored by a "primary nurse case manager."

  • The Great Health Care Policy Debate     Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 6:32 AM ET

    Ezekiel Emanuel, University of Pennsylvania vice provost for global initiatives, explains why entitlement reform doesn't necessarily need to include cutting health benefits.

  • Fortune's Top Five Companies to Work For     Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 6:25 AM ET

    Leigh Gallagher, Fortune Magazine, reveals this year's list of top companies for workers to land a job, including Google, SAS, CHG Health Care Services, Boston Consulting Group, and Wegmans Food Market.

  • Morgan Stanley to Defer Bonuses     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 1:04 PM ET

    All of Morgan Stanley's employee bonus' - both cash and stock - will be deferred if their total comp is more than $350,000 and the bonus portion of that pay exceeds $50,000, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • What Now? New 401k Worry     Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports changes in the way IBM contributes to employee retirement accounts may have a wide-ranging impact, and discussing whether volatile markets could place workers in a vulnerable position, with Alison Borland, Aon Hewitt, and Brigitte Madrian, Harvard Kennedy School of Management.

  • Best Corporate Management Practices     Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Joel Stern, Chairman and CEO, Stern Stewart & Co speaks about the importance of the need to manage human capital in a way that doesn't just peg employees' performance to company bottom lines.

  • Another Reason Workers May Stay on the Job Longer Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 4:19 PM ET

    A new study suggests that many workers are waiting to retire at least until they are eligible for Medicare.

  • The Email Heard 'Round the World     Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 7:24 PM ET

    A lot of uncertainty on what a second term would mean for business, and CNBC's Robert Frank reports Westgate Resorts CEO David Siegel sent an email to employees threatening job cuts if Obama wins.

  • European Countries With the Best Holiday Entitlements Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 12:26 PM ET
    Statutory holidays: 28Public holidays: 8Workers in the United Kingdom are entitled to the highest number of holidays compared to anywhere else in the world.However, vacation entitlement are often more complex in the UK, since the actual holiday provision depends on company contracts and the treatment of public holidays. While employees are entitled to 28 days, firms are allowed to include the eight public holidays as part of the 28-day package. Therefore, some UK workers actually have fewer vaca

    Here's a list of European countries with the most mandated paid holidays per year, according to Mercer's 62-country report "Worldwide Benefit and Employment Guidelines."

  • Most Workers Flub Their Health Benefits Enrollment Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 10:13 AM ET

    As the open-enrollment season for health benefits approaches, many workers will be making some bad choices.

  • Richard Branson's Five Rules for Business Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 4:34 PM ET
    Sir Richard Branson

    When starting Student magazine and then Virgin Music, Richard Branson followed five simple guidelines that he still finds relevant and useful today.

  • Extreme Perks: Get Paid Extra to Go On Vacation Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 9:38 AM ET
    The Cook Islands

    A Denver startup is paying workers more to take a holiday. From rock climbing to house cleaning, see what some firms are offering to attract top talent.

  • Pain Pills Add Cost and Delays to Job Injuries Sunday, 3 Jun 2012 | 11:03 AM ET
    Healthcare cost

    Workplace insurers are used to making billions of dollars in payments each year. Now they are dealing with another fast-growing cost — payouts to workers with routine injuries who have been treated with strong painkillers.

  • Summer Friday Survey: Did Anyone Ask the Boss? Friday, 25 May 2012 | 12:02 PM ET

    It comes as no surprise that 75 percent of employees in a survey said that having a Summer Friday policy would be an effective tool for increasing productivity. But did anyone think to ask their bosses what they thought about Summer Fridays?

  • No, Really, Facebook Makes Employees More Productive Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 9:24 AM ET
    A sign with the 'like' symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

    A 10-minute Facebook break makes employees happier, healthier and more productive, according to new research.

  • Fortune magazine’s annual 100 Best Companies to Work For came out today, and while most of the companies on the list are large firms — Google’s spacer No. 1 — there are a lot of takeaways for small businesses among the companies on the list.

  • 7 Compensation Tactics To Help Retain Employees Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 10:54 AM ET

    Guest columnist Ron Volper discusses how a well-thought out compensation plan can help retain your best employeees.

  • Employers Turning to Quirky Perks for Workers in 2012 Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 12:12 PM ET

    Firms are offering unusual perks as they try to appease employees frustrated by pay cuts, heavy workloads, high health insurance costs and reduced 401(k) matches, USA Today reports.

  • Countries With the Best Holiday Entitlements Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 11:19 AM ET
    It's that time of year again, when workers go on leave, businesses shut down and the general work-life balance scale dips heavier in the social direction. But employees in some countries have it especially good, with generous government-mandated holiday entitlements.With that in mind, we've put together a list of the top 10 countries with the highest number of statutory paid holidays per year, according to human resources consulting firm Mercer's Worldwide Benefit and Employment Guidelines. The

    Some of the results may surprise you and some of the benefits may make you envious.