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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.
How some working parents make a counterintuitive approach work: Both take on new or challenging jobs at the same time, writes Sue Shellenbarger.
Lynn Perkins of UrbanSitter sees signs of change as she works with the next generation of women heading startups.
The key is to take bias out of the hiring and promotion process instead of trying to take it out of the person.
Research shows that “golden hellos” can boost a company’s stock performance, but only in certain circumstances.
Steven Corwin of New York-Presbyterian discusses the impact on hospitals of the current uncertainty and likely upheaval in health care.
Putting employees into performance boxes hurts the workers—and the company.
New research suggests having a ‘look’ of competence is important in becoming a CEO.
The city’s chief digital officer says public officials need to communicate better with the people they serve.
New Jersey nonprofit Students 2 Science aims to get teenagers hooked on science with real-world experiments in a high-tech lab.
GOP state lawmakers and schools look to winnow longtime faculty positions with tougher standards and fewer job protections.
Chief executives who pilot planes in their spare time are more likely to inspire original thinking at their companies, according to a new study.
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.
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.
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.
As unemployment hovers near a nine-year low, small U.S. manufacturers say they are spending more to find and train workers.
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.
Using humor at the office can boost your status, but only the right kind of humor.
Literacy workshops in New York City public schools are aimed at showing parents how they can help their younger children learn to read.
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.