Researcher: Money makes people happy, especially if they're paid by the hour
(PhysOrg.com) -- Income has a greater impact on the happiness of people paid by the hour than people paid by salary.
Are you ready to retire? Mathematical models estimate the value of pension plans
There comes a time in each of our lives when we consider starting a pension plan –either on the advice of a friend, a relative, or of our own volition. The plan of choice may depend on various factors, ...
'Econophysics' points way to fair salaries in free market
A Purdue University researcher has used "econophysics" to show that under ideal circumstances free markets promote fair salaries for workers and do not support CEO compensation practices common today.
China expert recruitment project nets first batch: report
China has signed up more than 120 overseas experts for a new project aimed at spurring innovation by offering thousands of academics one million yuan (146,000 dollars) to move to China, state media reported Thursday.
Oracle CEO Ellison's pay drops 18 pct to $78.4M
The value of Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison's pay package dropped 18 percent in fiscal 2013, to $78.4 million, after the company missed its internal financial targets and he declined his annual cash bonus.
Zynga gives new CEO millions to leave Microsoft
Struggling Web game maker Zynga gave new CEO Don Mattrick a $5 million signing bonus and stock awards valued at $40 million to lure him away from his previous job overseeing Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox console for video games.
Yahoo! chief Mayer paid $36.6 mn for six months' work
Yahoo! chief Marissa Mayer hauled in $36.6 million in pay, bonuses and stock last year after just six months at the helm of the Internet firm, with some of that time spent on maternity leave.
Google pays CEO a buck, four other execs get $124M
Google CEO Larry Page and his longtime partner Sergey Brin limited their salaries to $1 apiece last year, while four other top executives received combined compensation packages totaling more than $124 million.
Yahoo pays CEO $1.1M bonus for five months of work
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer received a $1.1 million bonus for her first five-and-half months running the Internet company.
India's TCS to pay $30 mn to settle US suit: reports
India's biggest software outsourcer TCS has agreed to pay $30 million to settle a lawsuit filed by two former employees in the US relating to unpaid wages, media reports said Wednesday.
Compensation negotiation among women in the workplace
Studies have shown that women are less likely to take the most direct approach to ensure that they receive fair pay compared to their male counterparts – simply asking. So what happens when women begin to negotiate for ...
Apple CEO gets modest 2012 pay after big 2011
Apple CEO Tim Cook got a relatively modest $4.2 million in pay for the latest fiscal year, after the company's board set him up with stock now worth $510 million for taking the reins in 2011.
Apple to produce line of Macs in the US next year
(AP)—Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company will produce one of its existing lines of Mac computers in the United States next year.
Telecommuting increases work hours and blurs boundary between work and home, new study shows
(Phys.org)—With fluctuating gas prices and the increasing call for work-life balance, telecommuting has become an attractive option for busy professionals. Yet according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin, ...