Trends and Business News

Universities Push Harder Into Realm of Startups

WSJ Careers - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 19:41
Universities are stepping up efforts to create “spinouts,” or startups born from cutting-edge research. Some schools are creating funds to help cover startup costs. Others are pairing scientists with entrepreneurs and launching incubators.

Picking Your Workplace Battles

WSJ Careers - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:56
From the colleague who steals your chair to the one who steals your clients, there is plenty of potential for conflict at work. Which issues are worth going to war over?

Airlines Groom New, Global Flight Crews

WSJ Careers - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:56
The major Persian Gulf airlines are attracting international employees, as well as criticism for some labor practices.

Women at Work: A Guide for Men

WSJ Careers - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 12:31
Essay: Even the most well-intentioned male managers can be clueless when dealing with women in the workplace.

German Firms Set for Gender Revolution

WSJ Careers - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 12:52
Corporate Germany is on the cusp of a gender revolution after Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government adopted a bill that will dramatically increase the number of women in the top echelons of the country’s mightiest corporations.

Easy Tricks to Get Party Ready

WSJ Careers - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 18:01
‘Tis the season to get dressed for glamorous post-work parties in 15 minutes flat. Our guide to looking fab without the fuss.

Court Ends Amazon Workers' Suit

WSJ Careers - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 13:48
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Amazon warehouse workers weren’t entitled to pay for the time they spent being screened for theft at the end of their work shifts.

Counteroffers Make a Comeback

WSJ Careers - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:58
Coming to the boss with a competing offer once branded you as disloyal, but these days, savvy negotiators are using counteroffers to land new roles and get ahead.

How to Break Your Bad Work Habits

WSJ Careers - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 06:57
Employees need to determine what the problems are, deconstruct the causes and work to replace the bad habits with good ones.

Supreme Court Hears Workplace Pregnancy-Rights Case

WSJ Careers - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 00:35
The Supreme Court on Wednesday struggled with how to balance workplace rights for pregnant women, in a case brought against United Parcel Service by a former delivery driver.

Stop Wasting Everyone's Time

WSJ Careers - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 07:49
New data-mining tools are helping companies pinpoint which work groups impose the most on others’ time and raising awareness of behaviors such as long meetings and overuse of ‘reply all.’

Bosses Ask: Are You Happy at Work?

WSJ Careers - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 07:08
More bosses use short, frequent workplace polls to get data about how employees feel about work and help catch problems before they fester.

How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

WSJ Careers - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:44
Scientists are analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency, and timbre to discover how charismatic public speakers use their voices to dominate, rouse and influence a large audience.

In Thailand, Firms Add Apprentices

WSJ Careers - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 12:31
An increasing number of companies in Thailand, including many in the auto industry, are rolling out apprenticeship programs aimed at beefing up the country’s workforce.

The Boss Makes How Much More Than You?

WSJ Careers - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 20:14
Companies prepare for a federal rule that will make them disclose how much more the top boss makes than the rank-and-file worker.

Lavish Perks Spawn New Job Category

WSJ Careers - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:53
Amid fierce competition for technology employees, companies are hiring aim-to-please specialists to plan yoga classes, Jell-O shot-making nights and other perks in an effort to keep workers productive and happy.

Average Wall Street Pay to Rise 4% This Year

WSJ Careers - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:11
Wall Street pay will rise slightly this year, though the increase will be offset at some banks by huge legal settlements agreed to this year, an industry recruiter said in a new study to be released later this month.

From Loyal Sidekick to Partner

WSJ Careers - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 14:08
It’s easy for someone who does a great job as a No. 2 to get pigeonholed as merely an able lieutenant. How one executive raised her profile.

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

WSJ Careers - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 03:32
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.

How College Can Make You an Entrepreneur

WSJ Careers - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:20
What to study, where to study—and other ways to use your education to be ready to start your own business.