Trends and Business News

P&G Narrows Field For CEO Succession

WSJ Careers - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:44
Procter & Gamble shook up its senior management ranks, naming new leaders for key businesses and narrowing the field of potential successors to CEO A.G. Lafley.

Luxottica Names P&G Veteran as Co-CEO

WSJ Careers - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:10
Luxottica named a P&G veteran as a co-CEO on Wednesday, seeking to put an end to a month of turmoil caused by the return of founder Leonardo Del Vecchio to active management of the world’s largest eyewear group.

Bosses Seek 'Critical Thinking,' but What Is That?

WSJ Careers - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:48
Critical thinking is a critical skill for young workers these days, but what bosses mean by that and how to measure it is less clear.

The Case for Quitting Your Job

WSJ Careers - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 18:01
Millions of older Americans are holding fast to their jobs, even though they could afford to retire. But walking away just might be the best thing for their health and happiness.

State, City Jobless Rates Both Fall

WSJ Careers - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:46
Unemployment rates for both New York state and New York City both dropped in September, according to the state Department of Labor

Conflict Over the Conference Room

WSJ Careers - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:25
Amid dueling meetings and scarce space, companies try new ways to ease competition for space.

When Ebola Is a Workplace Issue

WSJ Careers - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:45
Only a few hospitals in the U.S. are currently treating Ebola patients, but health-care workers around the country are on edge. Issues around communication, training and even pay are cropping up.

Office Gossip Is Fun, Unless It Is About You

WSJ Careers - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 18:46
Evaluate the sources of gossip, the nature of rumors and their potential damage when you are the subject of the rumor mill at work. Experts offer techniques for silencing the whispers.

A Bit of College Can Be Worse Than None

WSJ Careers - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 13:06
The payoff from college is in finishing. There is little or no difference in wages among 20- to 24-year-olds who graduated high school and those who completed some college but aren’t enrolled anymore.

Wellness Programs Get a Health Check

WSJ Careers - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:53
Employer wellness programs have proliferated in recent years. But employers are treading carefully when it comes to toughened wellness programs, lawyers and benefits executives say.

The Accelerators: One Founder, Or More?

WSJ Careers - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 19:19
One of the most important early decisions for a company founder is whether to form a founding team.

For Wine Lovers, Better Bragging Rights

WSJ Careers - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:54
Amateur enthusiasts are taking rigorous wine-certification courses from the industry’s prestigious Court of Master Sommeliers.

Two Women Rise to Top at Big Law Firms

WSJ Careers - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:27
Litigator Jami Wintz McKeon officially became the first female chair at law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, and white-collar litigator Therese Pritchard became the first at Bryan Cave.

Business Education Q&A: Booth School Isn't Just About Finance

WSJ Careers - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:34
In an interview, Sunil Kumar, dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, emphasizes the school's flexible curriculum and says it is committed to equipping students for a wide array of careers.

Recruiting Tech Talent in High School

WSJ Careers - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:05
New Hampshire employer, hungry for engineers, helps create a program to build skills locally.

Bosses More Flexible About Relocation

WSJ Careers - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:43
Facing increased demand for critical C-suite players, many employers are trying harder to accommodate executives wary about a distant job.

Are Workplace Personality Tests Fair?

WSJ Careers - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:57
Personality tests in the hiring process have sparked scrutiny, with some companies scaling back and civil-rights groups claiming the tests could constitute workplace discrimination.

Female Veterans Feel Left Behind

WSJ Careers - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 17:41
Though the number of women in the military has surged, health care and other services for them haven't kept pace, a new report says.

Field Experience Helps Win Board Seats

WSJ Careers - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:06
More boards are heeding activist demands to bring on more members with industry experience—and get rid of some without it.

Excuses That Actually Work

WSJ Careers - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 05:48
How do you make a legitimate excuse without sounding lame? Certain types of excuses, used sparingly, can avert career damage, research shows.