Trends and Business News

Companies Block Employees From Filing Suits

WSJ Careers - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:13
Scores of companies have barred their employees from pursuing class-action claims in court, thanks to a 2011 Supreme Court ruling.

E-Commerce a Big Pain for India's Deliverymen

WSJ Careers - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 18:46
Motorcycles go where trucks can’t, but drivers have to shoulder heavy backpacks filled with appliances, sometimes even dumbbells.

Google's Hiring Guru Shares the Secrets of Working Better

WSJ Careers - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:53
Keywords: Google’s guru of human resources says work is made better through transparency, goal setting, frequent performance reviews and a less-hierarchical structure. And hiring smart, conscientious and humble people.

The Importance of Management Face Time

WSJ Careers - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 14:21
For executives with heavy travel schedules and far-flung operations to oversee, face time has become a precious commodity. Videoconferencing isn’t as good as being in the room with a direct report or a top boss.

Travel With Bird-Watching on the Brain

WSJ Careers - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 20:45
Birder James Currie almost missed his first-born’s birth while pursuing a rare bird in South Africa.

A Business That's Child's Play

WSJ Careers - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:17
Whimsy is having a moment. In New York, thirty-somethings join kickball leagues and folks wait hours in line for novelty baked goods. Brooklyn pre-K for adults is the latest thing in self-indulgence, writes Anne Kadet.

Roadies: Music Business's Unlikely Survivors

WSJ Careers - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 17:04
The shakeout that is rattling the music business is turning up some unlikely survivors: roadies, the backstage grunts of live shows.

The Algorithm That Tells the Boss Who Might Quit

WSJ Careers - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:39
Companies including Wal-Mart, Credit Suisse and Box are analyzing an array of data points to determine who is likely to leave. The idea is for managers to have early warning so they can take action before employees jump ship.

Office Phone Calls Make a Comeback

WSJ Careers - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:07
The business phone call is back, and new Web-based services are vying with telecom carriers and equipment makers for a piece of the $1.6 trillion office-telephony market, seeking to reinvent voice communications.

Crude-Price Collapse Takes Toll on North Dakota Town

WSJ Careers - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 00:25
North Dakota town was a magnet for blue-collar job seekers until crude oil prices collapsed, but it’s no longer the land of opportunity.

N.Y. Archdiocese Unveils Church-Management Program

WSJ Careers - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:37
The Archdiocese of New York is launching a new graduate program that will give laypeople formal training in church management, part of an effort to ease the day-to-day work of clergy members.

Men Pitch In to Boost Women at Work

WSJ Careers - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 19:44
More big businesses are enlisting men in their push to attain gender equality and diversity at the top.

B-Schools Teach Networking, American Style

WSJ Careers - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:30
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.