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Even parents who don’t know programming are using games, apps to teach basic skills.
From haircuts to dental cleanings, there are plenty of cheap services supplied by students in New York. At Floating Piano Factory, apprentice piano tunings start at $60—about half the typical rate.
Recruiters increasingly are asking job candidates about pay history early in the hiring process, putting high earners at risk of being priced out of contention.
Presidential candidates are wrestling over a basic workforce question: Should employees get paid time off to tend to newborn children, an acute illness or an ailing parent?
A diploma from a highly selective college means higher pay in certain fields. In others, it makes almost no difference at all.
The rate of union membership in the U.S. held steady last year, with slight overall gains in union membership rosters outweighed by the rising ranks of nonunion workers.
A new class of private marketplace that connects software developers with corporations eager to hire people with the latest tech skills has popped up in Silicon Valley and other markets that attract young, freelance coders.
A group of employers, including International Business Machines, PepsiCo and Johnson & Johnson, are weighing how to publicly report—and measure—the health of their workforce.
Despite all the intricate blocking schemes and blitz packages NFL players must learn, one thing still vexes many of them off the field: how best to utilize their LinkedIn accounts.
Some business leaders may be too gritty. Long a hallmark of overachievers, grit is trendy nowadays—but excessive grittiness can hurt your career.
Companies are increasingly urging employees to keep their nest eggs in their corporate 401(k) plans when they change jobs.
In an interview, John Skipper dismissed the narrative that something fundamental is amiss at ESPN. He talked about the company’s plans to distribute more content online to reach cord-cutters and addressed criticism.
Companies’ open-pay policies bring inequities out in the open, prompting awkward conversations among employees and managers about who is making too little or too much.
Goldman Sachs is planning to cut up to 10% of its fixed-income traders and salespeople later this quarter, a steeper-than-usual pruning of the firm’s least-productive employees.
Thousands of stockbrokers will turn free agent this year as long-running retention deals expire. That is prompting brokerage firms to take steps to stymie their departures and keep clients from moving with them if they do go.
China’s topsy-turvy week—marked by plummeting stocks, trading halts and a whipsawing yuan—blindsided traders in Hong Kong and spread a New Year chill across markets world-wide.
Finding a new job is a perennial New Year’s resolution, so it’s no surprise the first week in January is a busy one on job-search websites. But as with many resolutions, it often can take a while to pick up steam.
It’s hard being the in-between boss. The temporary chief executives of Valeant and United currently are getting a taste of the challenge, while the firms’ full-time leaders are undergoing medical treatment.
Companies are experimenting with “blind hiring”—judging job candidates without the help of their resumes, credentials or even names—to find the best person for the job.
When a company adopts a culture of radical candor—aka ‘front-stabbing’—people drop the polite veneer and give each other blunt feedback about subpar work.