Trends and Business News

In Refugees, Companies Find a Talent Pool---and Training Challenges

WSJ Careers - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 23:58
Refugees have become an important source of labor for some companies, but employers find they need to offer support services including translation, tips for navigating new homes and lives, and training in American-style management techniques.

A Strategy for Happy Dual-Career Couples

WSJ Careers - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 22:09
How some working parents make a counterintuitive approach work: Both take on new or challenging jobs at the same time, writes Sue Shellenbarger.

Fundraising as a Female Founder

WSJ Careers - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 14:17
Lynn Perkins of UrbanSitter sees signs of change as she works with the next generation of women heading startups.

How Companies Can Reduce Bias in Hiring

WSJ Careers - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 13:41
The key is to take bias out of the hiring and promotion process instead of trying to take it out of the person.

When Signing Bonuses for Top Executives Pay Off for the Company

WSJ Careers - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 13:40
Research shows that “golden hellos” can boost a company’s stock performance, but only in certain circumstances.

The Affordable Care Act: The View From a Hospital CEO

WSJ Careers - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 00:05
Steven Corwin of New York-Presbyterian discusses the impact on hospitals of the current uncertainty and likely upheaval in health care.

Why Bosses Should Stop Thinking of A, B and C Players

WSJ Careers - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 23:55
Putting employees into performance boxes hurts the workers—and the company.

Want to Be a CEO? It Helps to Look the Part

WSJ Careers - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 23:53
New research suggests having a ‘look’ of competence is important in becoming a CEO.

New York City Employees and the Art of Social Media

WSJ Careers - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 23:46
The city’s chief digital officer says public officials need to communicate better with the people they serve.

Growing Future Scientists in a Lab

WSJ Careers - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 22:44
New Jersey nonprofit Students 2 Science aims to get teenagers hooked on science with real-world experiments in a high-tech lab.

Colleges, Faced With Funding Cuts, Target Tenure Trims

WSJ Careers - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 23:54
GOP state lawmakers and schools look to winnow longtime faculty positions with tougher standards and fewer job protections.

Risk-Taking CEOs Have a Hobby in Common

WSJ Careers - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:12
Chief executives who pilot planes in their spare time are more likely to inspire original thinking at their companies, according to a new study.

Political Chatter Is Making You Less Productive at Work

WSJ Careers - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 09:52
Three months after the election, employees are spending a big chunk of their work hours reading, chatting and even clashing with their colleagues about politics, a new survey finds.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Is the Talk of Broadway

WSJ Careers - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 16:50
Such contemporary-minded musicals as “Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen” may continue to draw standing-room-only crowds. But these days, the theater community’s attention is turning to a 68-year-old, British-born composer with a string of hits going back nearly a half-century. Yes, Andrew Lloyd Webber is suddenly the talk of Broadway.

Albertsons' CEO: From Grocery Clerk to Head of More Than 2,300 Stores

WSJ Careers - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 12:34
Bob Miller, a grocery clerk who worked his way up to Albertsons’ executive suite, discusses the supermarket chain’s strategy, a possible IPO and keeping a store’s neighborhood feel.

Skilled Workers Are Scarce in Tight Labor Market

WSJ Careers - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 11:31
As unemployment hovers near a nine-year low, small U.S. manufacturers say they are spending more to find and train workers.

CEOs Spend More Time on Campus

WSJ Careers - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 15:14
Chief executives are spending more time on college campuses, hoping to recruit M.B.A.s and undergraduates. The personal efforts by CEOS from companies such as Cargill and Land O’Lakes come as graduates gravitate toward top tech firms.

The Joke That Makes or Breaks You at Work

WSJ Careers - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 23:54
Using humor at the office can boost your status, but only the right kind of humor.

Teaching New York City Children to Read in English, When Their Parents Can't

WSJ Careers - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 18:31
Literacy workshops in New York City public schools are aimed at showing parents how they can help their younger children learn to read.

Uber's Drive Into India Relies on Raw Recruits

WSJ Careers - Mon, 12/26/2016 - 23:52
Uber is making a big push in India, but finding drivers is a challenge in a country where knowing how to operate a car and a smartphone is a rare talent.