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Which Companies Have the Healthiest Employees?

Although the answer to this question isn't something we know now, we might in the very near future. According to the Wall Street Journal: A group of employers, including International Business Machines Corp., PepsiCo Inc. and Johnson & Johnson, are weighing how to publicly report-and measure-the health of their workforce. Read More >

Is Hard Work Paying Off?

From an early age, we are told that if we work hard, we can achieve anything. We are cited quotes by famous people who have succeeded in their respective fields. The notion that success is measured by job title, money, stability, and respect is embedded in our minds. The only thing missing from this list is our own happiness, something that has only recently been added, arguably by millennials. Read More >

Is Insead a Better MBA School Than Harvard?

According to the Financial Times' new MBA rankings, Insead is the best business school in the world. The school, based in France and Singapore, ranked No. 1 in the FT's 2016 global MBA rankings, unseating Harvard, last year's top MBA program, which ranked No. 2 this year. Insead and Harvard were followed by London Business School, Wharton, and Stanford, respectively. The reason for Insead's rise to No. 1 (it ranked No. 4 last year) had to do with its length and thus affordability. Read More >

Raises at Wal-Mart: Why You Should Pay Attention

Wal-Mart is raising pay for the majority of its hourly-wage employees, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. Great news for those people but hardly of much interest to the rest of us, right? But maybe it should be. According to the Journal article, the move will affect close to 1.2 million employees of Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores. Want some context on that number? Read More >

Will 'Billions' Inspire Millions of New Hedge Fund Managers?

When Oliver Stone made his iconic Wall Street film "Wall Street" in 1987, he was doing so, at least in part, to call out the greed and hubris of the financial world and to castigate the greedy bankers and traders on the Street during the 1980s in hopes, at least in part, that young people (men) would think twice before jumping into careers in finance, or at least think twice before they head down a very dark road once firmly into their Wall Street careers. Read More >

Is Gender Pay Discrimination a Myth?

The gender pay gap is a tricky, emotive subject to deal with at the best of times. As a recent Freakonomics podcast makes clear, even the best-known statistic about it-that women in the US make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes-can be problematic when teased apart. To be clear: that ratio is more or less correct for the population as a whole. Read More >

Justice in the Age of Making a Murderer

Like pretty much everyone with access to a Netflix account the last few weeks, I've been mainlining Making A Murderer, the true-crime documentary series in the vein of HBO's The Jinx and NPR's Serial. Making A Murderer is the story of Steve Avery, a man who served 18 years in prison for a sexual assault he didn't commit and after only a couple of years of freedom, was arrested again and charged with the murder of a young woman. Read More >

Law School Do-Over

Transferring to a different law school is like an intense breakup: you've committed endless hours, the 1L path has been painful and confusing, you're not sure you really want to break it off, and it's not as easy as saying goodbye. While breaking up is never easy, sometimes ditching your law school after 1L year is the best move for you. Read More >

15 Ways to Network Even After You Have a Job

Networking experts will tell you to "never stop networking." And this includes when you're employed. The fact is, when you're employed can be among the best times to network, because people won't assume you're only reaching out to them to ask about a job. But how do you keep networking when you're busily engaged in your new position? Here are 15 different ways to do just that: 1. Read More >

Take Our 2016 Office Romance Survey!

Is it acceptable at your firm to date your coworkers? What about your subordinates? Your managers? Your clients? Do you know anyone who met their significant other on the job? Has a colleague of yours ever been caught getting "romantic" in the stairwell? Have any of your bosses had a clandestine affair with his or her assistant? Vault's annual Office Romance Survey asks these and other questions about love on the job. All surveys remain completely anonymous. Read More >

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