Ikea's U.S. division is raising the minimum wage for thousands of its retail workers, pegging it to the cost of living in each location, instead of its competition. Read more »
Surveys and studies are great, but we all need a break from numbers every now and then. So, instead of numbers, this week I'm offering letters — the ABCs of work-life balance, telecommuting... Read more »
Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep... Read more »
Minimalists may not want a lot of things, but the minimalist culture is growing to new heights. Read more »
The World Cup is set to kick off. But what role do economics play? Read more »
Harvey Mackay is one of several presenters at the June 19 Rocky Mountain Leadership Conference, sponsored by Utah Business Magazine. Utah Business has provided this column as insight into what... Read more »
Tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers were ruled unconstitutional Tuesday by a judge presiding in a lawsuit brought by nine students. Read more »
Your new company, if you move it there, will have limited choices for your 401(k). Just roll your money into a traditional IRA. It’s called a direct transfer IRA, and that way there will be... Read more »
The new jobs report shows that more than 200,000 jobs were added and the U.S. has made up for the Great Recession's losses. But still, no one's working. Why? Read more »
Having a car is as American as it gets. Right? Well, maybe not so much anymore. Read more »
As graduation season approaches, financial planner Michael Garry often finds his advice to clients balancing retirement and college savings goals falling on deaf ears. Read more »
Here come the 2014 college graduates, flooding the highly competitive job market over the next several weeks and bringing their workplace expectations. Read more »
Thoughts that home is a place to unwind and relax from the stress of work may be backward, according to research that says the opposite is actually true. To find out, Penn State researchers... Read more »
According to a new study by University of Minnesota sociologists, companies that help employees ease work-family conflict will have happier and healthier workers. It's nice to have a study back up... Read more »
Utah did fairly well in this survey by Chief Executive magazine focusing on best states in which to do business. Read more »
They come from different worlds — the buttoned-down political culture of Washington and the entrepreneurial, socks-optional, let's-do-this-faster ethos of Silicon Valley. Read more »
Many potential employees don't follow directions on job postings, are no-shows at interviews and sometimes accept a job only to say at the last minute, they're going to work for somebody else. Read more »
In a decision still studied in law schools as a 19th century lesson in bigotry, the California Supreme Court in 1890 denied Hong Yeng Chang's application to practice law solely because he was Chinese. Read more »
The Bureau of Economic Analysis' advance estimate of the U.S. economy showed the country's economy grew, but only by a little. Read more »
What is big data? And why is it something that people are worrying about? Read more »
Some job tasks are definitely harder to do from home than in the office. And some teams may be harder to manage when people are working remotely. To help combat the latter problem, Robert Half... Read more »
Dream jobs seem like the right thing to shoot for. But are those occupations really all that dreamy? Read more »
Small businesses want a higher minimum wage, even though they may be getting more loans. Read more »
In recent years, Salt Lake City has attracted positive attention for having an environment conducive to start-up businesses and career growth. But that could change if the city can’t keep... Read more »
Americans have been known to scoff at what we see as a lack of work ethic among Europeans. However, a recent change in French work regulations has me thinking that they might have a good idea when... Read more »
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