Trends and Business News

Business Schools Teach Networking, American Style

WSJ Careers - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 23:29
A handful of business schools are helping international students master the art of introductory email and informal networking—with some help from Jim Carrey.

Silicon Valley Sex-Bias Trial Gets Under Way

WSJ Careers - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 01:27
A lawyer for Ellen Pao told a jury that she was harassed by male co-workers and denied plum assignments at venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins, as arguments began in a gender-bias trial Silicon Valley is watching closely.

Wheelin' and Dealin' From a Truck

WSJ Careers - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 22:58
Metro Money’s Anne Kadet takes a look at truck-based businesses rolling around the New York area.

Obama Aides Go Tech After White House Service

WSJ Careers - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 22:21
Some of President Barack Obama’s most senior aides are finding their next jobs in the upper ranks of the technology industry, a departure from traditional post-government paths.

Priceline Names Unit's CEO

WSJ Careers - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 13:14
Priceline Group Inc. on Friday tapped company veteran Paul Hennessy to lead as the division’s next chief executive, effective April 1.

Job Picture Brightens for Recent College Grads

WSJ Careers - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:41
The job market for fresh college graduates is improving, with just over half of 67,000 members of the class of 2014 who responded to a survey landing full-time jobs within six months of graduation.

Teacher Ratings Highlight Debate Over School Fixes

WSJ Careers - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 22:49
Low teacher ratings in New York City highlight the difficulty of turning around schools that have long had poor test scores and graduation rates.

I Don't Have a Job. I Have a Higher Calling.

WSJ Careers - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 16:58
Faced with a cadre of young workers who say they want to make a difference, employers are trying to inject meaning into the daily grind, connecting profit-driven endeavors to grand consequences for mankind.

Pimco's Chief Economist Leaving

WSJ Careers - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 20:53
Pacific Investment Management Co. said Friday that Paul McCulley will step down as managing director and chief economist at the end of the month, less than a year since returning to the firm last May.

Wal-Mart Lifts Wages as Market Gets Tighter

WSJ Careers - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 23:33
Wal-Mart plans to boost pay for its U.S. employees to at least $10 an hour by next year, well above the minimum wage, signaling a tightening labor market and rising competition for lower-paid workers.

'Board Doctors' to Supervise the Supervisors

WSJ Careers - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 22:52
More corporate boards are tapping outside experts to scrutinize the effectiveness of directors and help them make tough decisions. It is a fast-growing area for executive recruiters and governance consultants.

What You Can't Tell Employees

WSJ Careers - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 19:21
Fearful that they will crush employees’ confidence, companies want managers to ease up on harsh feedback.

Hollywood Agency to Manage Visual Artists

WSJ Careers - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 23:56
United Talent Agency launches division called UTA Fine Arts to manage the careers of contemporary visual artists.

Why It's So Hard to Fill Sales Jobs

WSJ Careers - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:36
Companies selling technology and other services to corporate customers are struggling to fill potentially lucrative sales jobs. Employers say part of the problem is that young workers perceive sales as risky.

Entry-Level Job? It Gets Better

WSJ Careers - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 21:38
Long hours, little pay, having to wait for benefits to kick in, being the lowest person on the totem pole. Your first job out of college is likely to be anything but glamorous. But it gets better.

Court Weighs Pay for Interns

WSJ Careers - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:44
A panel of three judges in New York appeals court will take on the question of unpaid internships on Friday, in hopes of setting a standard for when employers must pay interns, and when companies can hire unpaid labor or offer college credit.

On-Demand Workers: 'We Are Not Robots'

WSJ Careers - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:42
Companies that rely on freelance labor describe their workers as micro-entrepreneurs. But lawsuits, protests and forums suggest that many flexible laborers feel less enthusiastic about the new work model.

CFTC's Giancarlo Proposes Swap Personnel Exams

WSJ Careers - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:26
CFTC Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo is urging the introduction of examinations for swaps traders and brokers, in the latest effort to overhaul opaque derivatives markets that have drawn criticism since the financial crisis.

Don't Sneeze: Office Etiquette for Flu Season

WSJ Careers - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:55
Skip a handshake, don’t spray a colleague’s desk and other rules for getting through winter at work.

Australia Debates Minimum Wage

WSJ Careers - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:39
The Outlook: Higher minimum-wage supporters in the U.S. often point to Australia as a low-unemployment country with one of the world’s highest pay floors. Now, joblessness in Australia is rising, and some are calling for a decadelong slowdown in increases to the minimum wage.