Trends and Business News

How Managers Get 'Interim' Out of Their Titles

WSJ Careers - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 23:38
Avoid the pitfalls of stepping into a role you want on an interim basis; ‘Work & Family’ columnist Sue Shellenbarger explains how managers succeed.

An Office That Feels Personal but Professional

WSJ Careers - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 17:58
The creative director of Marimekko explains how to liven up a space without going overboard from her perch at the Finnish brand known for its bright, bold patterns.

At Kimberly-Clark, 'Dead Wood' Workers Have Nowhere to Hide

WSJ Careers - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 20:49
The diaper and tissue maker has shifted from a paternalistic company that resisted conflict to one focused on pushing workers to constantly improve, closely tracking progress and shedding laggards.

Watch Out, Retirement Savers, Your Choices Are Poised to Shrink

WSJ Careers - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:14
Edward Jones plans to stop offering mutual funds and ETFs in commission-based accounts because of a new fiduciary rule, as other brokerages examine their pricing structures.

Citigroup's Last Proprietary Trader Walks Out the Door

WSJ Careers - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 19:01
Anna Raytcheva, who ran a proprietary trading desk at Citigroup, is leaving to open a hedge fund as banks pull back from trading on their own account amid postcrisis rules.

Antiunion Campaign Goes Door-to-Door

WSJ Careers - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 18:47
An emerging movement to undercut public-sector unions involves a door-to-door effort to persuade workers to leave their unions or stop paying a portion of their dues.

Edward Jones Shakes Up Retirement Offerings Ahead of Fiduciary Rule

WSJ Careers - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 14:23
Edward Jones unveiled how it will serve retirement savers in light of new federal rules governing brokers, showing it will curtail mutual-fund access for retirement savers in accounts that charge commissions and slash investment minimums on others.

From Wall Street to Fashion

WSJ Careers - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 00:07
Entrepreneurs who started at financial firms take a practical approach to creating dresses, shoes, jewelry.

Cisco Plans to Cut 5,500 Workers

WSJ Careers - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 21:05
Cisco said it would shed 5,500 employees—7% of its workforce—in the networking company’s latest reaction to a shift in its core market from hardware to software.

India's Ola Lays Off Workers Amid Growing Competition From Uber

WSJ Careers - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 16:52
ANI Technologies’ ride-hailing service Ola is laying off hundreds of workers at a fellow Indian operator it bought last year, a sign of possible consolidation amid increased competition in the country from Uber Technologies.

The Worst Advice: 'Relax'

WSJ Careers - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 15:05
Instructing people to calm down typically has the reverse effect; how to help people de-stress without ordering them around.

Facebook's Point System Fails to Close Diversity Gap

WSJ Careers - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:21
Facebook has made little progress improving the diversity of its 15,000-person workforce, despite sweetening recruiter incentives. A lack of women and non-Asian minorities is one of the tech industry’s most persistent problems.

Video Job Interviews: Hiring for the Selfie Age

WSJ Careers - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 03:57
First-round job interviews are the latest part of the hiring process to undergo digitization as companies use video interviews to cut recruiting costs and times.

China Factories Turn to Robots as Wages Rise, Culture Shifts

WSJ Careers - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 01:54
China’s appetite for European-made industrial robots is rapidly increasing, as rising wages, a shrinking workforce and cultural changes drive more Chinese businesses to automation.

Some Firms Step Up Push for Gender Parity at Board Level

WSJ Careers - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 19:42
As businesses pay greater attention to parity for men and women at all levels, initiatives to recruit more female directors are bearing fruit.

WeWork to Big Companies: Work With Us

WSJ Careers - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 20:30
WeWork shot to a $16 billion valuation by luring an emerging class of entrepreneurs and freelancers into shared office spaces that are anything but corporate. Now, it is courting big companies, betting they will trade suburban office parks and commercial towers for its hip, urban workspaces.

Wardrobe Advice for Men as Wall Street Goes Casual

WSJ Careers - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 23:51
Recent relaxations of dress codes at giant firms J.P. Morgan Chase and PricewaterhouseCoopers has marked the spreading of business casual dressing to the financial-services industry. And this time around, it is more challenging than the polo-shirts-and-khakis ensembles of the 1990s.

Diversity at Intel: a Work in Progress

WSJ Careers - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 23:16
Intel Corp. said the percentage of blacks and Hispanics in the chip giant’s workforce has changed little in the 18 months since the company pledged to increase diversity.

Female CEOs, Still a Rarity, Face Extra Pressures

WSJ Careers - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 02:28
Top female executives wonder what’s next for Marissa Mayer—and for the rest of their slim ranks—as the Yahoo CEO wraps up one chapter of her career. For many women leaders, she embodies the particular challenge of being female and in charge.

India's Skills Shortfall Challenges Modi's Manufacturing Vision

WSJ Careers - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 19:29
Having signed a string of multibillion-dollar orders from foreign firms to make parts for helicopters, jet fighters, trains and electronics, India is struggling to find people with the skills to build them.