Fri., February 22, 2013 8:48am
The recently announced mergers of American Airlines with U.S. Airways and Office Depot with OfficeMax means lots of employees face lots of uncertainty in the coming months. Brandon Smith says these complicated deals take a while, so you have time to plan your next steps.
Fri., February 15, 2013 8:49am
A new study of more than 10,000 Americans shows that people who had more positive emotions as they grew up actually earned more income by the time they were 29. Brandon Smith explains why this makes sense (and what you can still do to capitalize on the idea).
Fri., February 8, 2013 8:41am
If you have your eyes on a leadership position at work, you better also keep your eye on your waistline. Brandon Smith explains why recruiters want you to be in good health before moving you up the career ladder at work.
Fri., February 1, 2013 8:42am
This flu season arrived early and dealt a severe blow. When you get sick, health officials tell you to stay home and rest, but that can be hard to do in today’s lean workplaces. Brandon Smith helps us call in sick in the best way possible.
Fri., January 25, 2013 8:42am
Friendships at work are usually a good thing. They can create uncomfortable situations, however, when the friendship is between people at different levels in the organizational hierarchy. Brandon Smith explains why and how to handle those situations.
Fri., January 18, 2013 8:42am
As we begin a new year, it may be time to thank some people in your work life who have been important to you. Brandon Smith explains who (and why) we should be thanking early in 2013.
Fri., December 28, 2012 8:44am
In these final days of 2012, many of us are thinking about New Year’s Resolutions or goals for the coming year. Our Working expert Brandon Smith offers some guidance on setting those benchmarks.
Fri., December 21, 2012 8:45am
Buying a holiday gift for your boss might seem like a nice thing to do. But it can actually create some uncomfortable situations and hurt your relationship if it’s done improperly. Brandon Smith explains how to navigate these murky waters.
Fri., December 14, 2012 8:40am
Many offices capitalize on the giving spirit around the holidays to encourage employees to support charitable causes. Our working guy explains how to gracefully bow out when you don’t want to contribute – and when you just can’t say “no.”
Fri., December 7, 2012 8:45am
If you had the choice between a pay raise and a better boss, which would you choose? A survey this fall of 1,000 executives found most would prefer the boss to the cash. Brandon Smith explains the choice.