Trends and Business News

In Search of a Perfect Team at Work

WSJ Careers - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:16
Who works best with whom? Companies are crunching lots of data about their employees to answer that question.

How AI Is Transforming the Workplace

WSJ Careers - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:08
Artificial intelligence is changing the way managers do their job—from who gets hired to how they’re evaluated to who gets promoted. But is it too intrusive? And can it really help supervisors do a better job?

How Movies Can Help Robots and People Get Along

WSJ Careers - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 09:47
Researchers find that those who watch people and humanoid robots working well together are more accepting of the machines.

How Technology Is Making Expense Reporting Easier

WSJ Careers - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 18:35
Technology is removing one of the big headaches business travelers endure: the paperwork.

Beware Collaboration-Tool Overload

WSJ Careers - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 14:41
Employees are struggling to cope with an abundance of collaboration tools, prompting providers to try to simplify things for them.

The Big Security Mistakes Companies Make When Buying Tech

WSJ Careers - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 07:38
Companies that are smart about security ask a lot of questions before buying workplace technology.

At Last, a Possible Solution to Office Thermostat Wars

WSJ Careers - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 23:19
New technologies are giving individual office workers more control over the climate around them.

How 'Star Trek" Has Helped Me Solve Workplace Dilemmas

WSJ Careers - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 23:15
For this writer, the TV series has been the secret to working long and prospering.

What Is a Data Scientist, Anyway?

WSJ Careers - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 23:08
Having a facility with numbers helps in the field of data science. But that’s only part of the equation.

The Power of Conferences in a Social-Media Age

WSJ Careers - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 23:05
A guide to using social media and other digital tools to get the most out of the face-to-face opportunities that conferences provide.

When Colleagues Can Praise Each Other at the Push of a Button

WSJ Careers - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 23:04
With new digital products, employees can give each other kudos for the entire office to see.

Alexa and Cortana May Be Heading to the Office

WSJ Careers - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 23:03
Voice-activated assistants with artificial intelligence are moving from the home to the office.

New York City Wants More Companies to Hire Summer Interns

WSJ Careers - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 20:00
New York City will kick off a new advertising campaign to spur more companies to join ‘Ladders for Leaders,’ a program that helped 1,538 high school and college students find paid summer internships last summer.

Music Industry Drums Up Big Business For New York City

WSJ Careers - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 22:48
In New York City, artists, music consumption, the record business, infrastructure and support account for more than 30,000 jobs and $13.7 billion in economic output, according to a new City Hall report.

Companies Grapple with Accountant Shortage

WSJ Careers - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 00:25
Companies adjusting to accounting-rule changes in the U.S. are running into a problem: There aren’t enough accountants.

The 'Rock-Star' Librarians Who Choose What Your Kids Read

WSJ Careers - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 12:36
Current and former elementary-school librarians with big social-media followings are exerting considerable sway over what kids read.

College Faculty's New Focus: Don't Offend

WSJ Careers - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 10:17
College faculty across the country are adapting to an environment in which a word or turn of phrase—if perceived to be biased or insensitive—has the power to derail a career. 

In Short Supply in Trump's Cabinet: Lawyers

WSJ Careers - Thu, 03/02/2017 - 22:24
President Trump’s preference for business and military leaders has marginalized a group long at the capital’s levers of power: lawyers. Just three of his 16 cabinet picks have law degrees.

Business Schools Face Surge in Activism

WSJ Careers - Wed, 03/01/2017 - 13:33
In the past year, M.B.A. students and faculty across the country have marched in protest, organized fundraisers and waded into public debates—a sharp change for what has traditionally been the quietest quad on campus.

Indian Workers in U.S. Fear a Trump H-1B Crackdown

WSJ Careers - Tue, 02/28/2017 - 09:28
President Donald Trump’s plan to re-examine a range of visa programs to protect American jobs has many Indian engineers and computer scientists employed by U.S. tech companies putting life plans on hold and questioning career decisions.