Federal and state laws about overtime are so vague that even the courts disagree on who qualifies. Here's what to do if you think you're missing out.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: Can you clarify something for me? About eight months ago I started a new job as an administrative assistant, working for four senior managers who share an office suite. I love it here, but there is a lot more MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Mar 13, 2014 2:46 PM ET
Think you've got problems finding the right hires? Just be glad you're not trying to recruit people in Thief River Falls, Minn. Electronics supplier Digi-Key is doing just that.
FORTUNE -- Four weekdays out of five, Marty Espersen gets on a bus in his hometown of Crookston, Minn., and rides 40 miles to his job at Digi-Key in Thief River Falls. The commute takes about an hour, and the bus, run MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Mar 13, 2014 5:00 AM ET
A few companies, mostly in tech, are shelling out big bucks. Luckily, there are ways to compete for talent on a more modest budget.
FORTUNE -- If you ever worked as a summer intern, you probably earned a pittance (if you were paid at all). And that was okay, because you were doing it mostly for the experience, right? On the whole, that hasn't changed much: The National Association of Colleges MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Mar 7, 2014 2:12 PM ET
A lateral job change can put you on a better path, or it can lead nowhere. If you're offered a step sideways, here's what to ask beforehand.Anne Fisher, contributor - Mar 6, 2014 12:09 PM ET
Persistence is good, but peskiness isn't. Here are some thoughts on the fine line between showing enthusiasm and seeming desperate.Anne Fisher, contributor - Feb 27, 2014 12:11 PM ET
A new book analyzes the presentations that have attracted millions of YouTube hits, and explains what makes them so compelling.
FORTUNE -- Think about the last time you heard someone give a speech, or any formal presentation. Maybe it was so long that you were either overwhelmed with data, or you just tuned the speaker out. If PowerPoint was involved, each slide was probably loaded with at least 40 words or MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Feb 25, 2014 1:52 PM ET
Working from home productively takes certain traits that would-be telecommuters (and their bosses) can often spot ahead of time.Anne Fisher, contributor - Feb 21, 2014 11:49 AM ET
Employee turnover is at a post-recession high, and IT staffers are more restless than most. Keeping them will take money -- and more.
FORTUNE -- For any company hoping to hang on to its stars these days, the odds are daunting. The number of people quitting their jobs climbed to new heights in December 2013, up 49% from a recessionary low of 3.4 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Feb 20, 2014 11:26 AM ET
Some interviewees show up so well prepared that, to get unrehearsed answers, hiring managers have to ask fewer predictable questions.Anne Fisher, contributor - Feb 14, 2014 9:37 AM ET
Executives talk to different audiences all day, and sooner or later the exact wrong words are bound to pop out. It's smart to be prepared. Tim Armstrong: Take note.
FORTUNE -- It's a safe bet that when AOL chief Tim Armstrong's comment about the million-dollar price tag for saving "distressed babies" went viral, the resulting sound and fury sent a shiver through C-suites everywhere.
"This really proves that there is no such MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Feb 13, 2014 11:06 AM ET
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