Trends and Business News
Columnist Anne Kadet weighs in on the growing number of New Yorkers who are using the library for office space—and what the perks and drawbacks are.
More companies use assessments to hire, with fewer willing to take a chance on anyone who doesn’t measure up.
Here’s a secret for budding entrepreneurs using crowdfunding platforms to finance their projects: It pays to go back for seconds.
New Jersey doesn’t have a statewide sick-leave law, but that hasn’t stopped Newark, Jersey City, Montclair and other towns from adopting their own, prompting a backlash from the business community.
In business communication, it is important to observe some etiquette rules.
Employers plan to hire 9.6% more new graduates than they did last year, according to a survey of 162 U.S. employers released Wednesday by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
As layoffs in the energy industry hit 100,000 amid a drop in crude-oil prices, the roughnecks have been hit the hardest. “The closer your job is to the actual oil well, the more in jeopardy you are of losing that job,” an oil and gas recruiter said.
Leyla Seka was ready to quit her job in software marketing because she thought managers doubted her leadership abilities. In frank conversations with them, she found it was her own doubts that were holding her back.
The Outlook: Pay increases in export-driven Germany, the No. 4 economy globally, are expected to spur higher consumer spending and a smaller trade surplus—benefiting the eurozone, the U.S. and the rest of the world.
Lynda.com was acquired by LinkedIn for $1.5 billion, a deal that cements 60-year-old Lynda Weinman as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in e-learning.
The pay slips of Wall Street’s rank and file are getting a little heavier. Less so for the big bosses.
Companies want to help staffers reduce debt, invest for retirement and boost productivity.
Consumers facing stagnant wages are rethinking spending on services, including appliance repairs. More are doing it themselves, hurting repair jobs and pay.
Chinese biotechs are trying to move beyond generic medicines and develop new drugs, under the leadership of researchers that have left Big Pharma to return to their native country.
In trying to find employee diamonds in the rough, one man found there’s no correlation between a college degree and an ability to code.
While recruiters target elite universities like Princeton, providing on-campus information sessions and informal coffees, students at less-selective schools put in extra legwork.
The Germanwings crash highlights a dilemma facing employers and mental-health professionals: how to balance the need for safety with a worker’s right to privacy and a career without stigma.
Jack Welch says he’s still a fan of the traditional M.B.A. degree—to a point. But he wonders about the average program’s return on investment.
Scores of companies have barred their employees from pursuing class-action claims in court, thanks to a 2011 Supreme Court ruling.
Motorcycles go where trucks can’t, but drivers have to shoulder heavy backpacks filled with appliances, sometimes even dumbbells.