• Responding to a Passive Aggressive Coworker
    Learn steps on how to both identify and deal with passive aggressive coworkers
  • The Dos and Don’ts of Dating a Coworker
    Much to HR's chagrin, your office is primed for romance. You and your coworkers spend at least 40 hours a week together; you share common interests; and you may sometimes enjoy adult beverages together to blow off steam. Sparks will fly, and if they do, you need to know the dos and don'ts of dati...
  • When Should You Rat on Your Coworker?
    Reporting the misconduct or poor work-related performance of a coworker to your superior has probably crossed your mind at some point during your career. Unless the circumstances make the choice obvious, knowing when to rat on your coworker can feel exceedingly difficult to discern. Here are some...
  • What to Do When a Coworker Doesn't Like You
    It's no secret that your coworker doesn't like you. Here's how to navigate that tricky situation.
  • 5 Things You Can Be Doing to Be a Better Coworker
    You probably spend more time with your coworkers than you think. While you can’t control how your coworkers work or behave, you can work to become a better coworker and build a collaborative work environment. Here's how.
  • The Do's and Don’ts of Referring a Friend or Former Coworker For a Job
    What do you do when you have a friend or former coworker ask you to refer them for a job? With friends in particular, it can seem like a delicate balancing act between helping someone you like personally and not wanting to risk your own work reputation (not to mention friendship) if it doesn’t wo...
  • 5 Tips for Confronting a Coworker (Before You Go to Your Boss)
    Running into conflict at work is not unusual. Considering the fact about 56 percent of full-time workers say they spend more time with their "work family" than they do with their own families, it stands to reason colleagues are bound to get on each other's nerves at some point or another. How sho...
  • How to Respond When a Coworker Throws You Under the Bus
    You've just been thrown under the bus. What should you do when a coworker makes you the scapegoat? What's the smartest way to respond? Find out.
  • What Do You Do When You Find out a Coworker is Making More Money than You Are?
    Maybe you caught a glimpse of a pay stub as you chatted with a cubicle mate, or perhaps a stray document forgotten at a copier caught your eye. You’ve found out an unpleasant truth: a coworker is making more money than you are. What should you do with this information?
  • Dealing with Negative Coworkers
    The negative coworker comes in a variety of forms. There is the gossip-monger, the perpetual victim, and the melodramatic whiner, to name a few. How do you deal with this bad-tempered coworker and inoculate yourself to her poor attitude? The answer depends on whether you’re dealing with an occasi...
  • Is It Appropriate to Discuss Salary with Your Coworkers?
    Does your company have a policy in place that prevents you from discussing salary with your coworkers? You’re not alone. But others argue that discussing salary is the only way for employees to determine if they are being mistreated by their employers, either from neglect or discrimination. Is it...
  • Are You Driving Your Coworkers Crazy?
    In every workplace, there's an annoying individual that drives their coworkers crazy. You might think that person is someone else. But have you ever stopped to consider it might actually be you? A lack of self-awareness is often the culprit behind irritating behaviors. So if you want to find out ...
  • Annoying Coworkers? Here’s How to Make Work Bearable.
    Whether it be an overly chatty coworker’s failure to pick up on social cues and stop talking, an inconsiderate peer playing music with the volume way too loud for a professional setting, or an obnoxious business associate pushing the limits of your patience with their bad behavior—the fact remain...
  • Our Seamless Guide to Dealing with Distracting Coworkers
    Distracting coworkers are an office monster. They make life miserable and lower office productivity. However, you can take steps to reduce their impact on your work life. Here’s our seamless guide to dealing with distracting coworkers.
  • Survival Tips for an Open Office With Sick Coworkers
    Whatever the case may be, you definitely don’t want someone else’s cough putting you out of commission (especially, if you work on commission). In order to stay healthy in an open office setting with sick coworkers, try out some of the survival tips we’ve compiled below.
  • How To Show Your Boss And Coworkers You’re Thankful
    It’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day deadlines and the rush of this time of year, but with Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to pause and let your boss and coworkers know just how much you appreciate them. Need some inspiration? Here’s our list of ways to show ...
  • Best Practices for Staying In Touch With Former Coworkers
    You’ve left your job behind, but you’d like stay connected with your former coworkers. They might be willing to be a reference for your next job. They can help you build and maintain your professional network. You may even end up working together again—at their next company or maybe at a new vent...
  • D.C. Happy Hours Your Coworkers Will Love
    Happy hours are a great way to unwind after a long day's work. Aside from the relaxation, happy hour events offer a terrific opportunity to bond with coworkers, or even make some new connections. Without further ado, here are some of our picks.
  • Do You Need to Get Your Boss and Coworkers Holiday Gifts?
    Obviously, you’re never required to give gifts to anyone, but the holidays are a good time of year to show your appreciation to the people you spend so much time with. On the other hand, your choices could work against you if you aren’t careful—as we’ll soon explain. While there’s no simple yes-o...
  • What to Do When Your Coworkers Won’t Help You
    To perform at your highest level, you’ll need the support of others, just like they’ll need yours. What should you do when your coworkers won’t help you? That depends on whether the behavior is situational or chronic in your office.