Trends and Business News
Using the talents of our full population is critical, writes Lean In founder Sheryl Sandberg.
South Africa’s gold-mining companies are increasingly using robots, as they look for less expensive ways to dig up more gold from deeper underground than ever before.
J.P. Morgan, Goldman, Citigroup are reaching out to specific groups of women in an effort to close a gender gap at the top.
Research suggests that unconscious bias results in men and women being assessed differently at work—and affects women’s advancement.
Top executives from companies including Facebook, PepsiCo and Bank of America on Wednesday evening said much work remains for women to be equal to men in American corporations.
Ralph Gardner Jr. visits with 91-year-old Gabe Pressman, who became one of America’s first TV news reporters in the 1950s and is still working in the field.
Retailers’ powerful chief merchants, once lionized for their knack for spotting trends, are finding their intuitions being displaced by algorithms.
Employers are experimenting with ways to take on new employees in a matter of days or even hours.
Reading a room is a skill that can be learned, Sue Shellenbarger reports. Keep an eye out for nonverbal cues like how people stand or hold their hands.
Flight schools in Australia and the U.S. are aiming to tap the boom in commercial aviation in Asia, where airlines face a shortage of pilots.
The United Auto Workers union is turning up the heat on Ford Motor as part of its campaign to win a pay raise for workers during ongoing labor contract negotiations.
As women make strides in the workplace and men shoulder more caregiving duties at home, few fathers have workplace flexibility figured out.
Jonathan Gaffney’s 10-session job readiness course includes a personal branding workshop for construction workers and sales clerks.
Wannabe mermaids are strapping on monofins and taking to pools and beaches around the world. A school for mermaids in Spain teaches students how to do flips and dives.
Business groups that feared a new federal rule would speed union-organizing elections were right: The average election time has fallen 40% since the rule took effect in April.
A host of firms have lately been experimenting with online tools that allow co-workers to send one another criticism or praise, sometimes anonymously.
Lady Barbara Judge, a former SEC member and a non-Japanese, wants to help Japan break its glass ceiling for women in leadership positions.
Greeks have earned a living from fish for eons, but six years of crisis has left this way of life in shambles. Few think the woes will end soon.
A federal appeals court on Friday revived a Labor Department regulation extending minimum-wage and overtime pay to most home-health workers, reversing trial court decisions that had struck down the rule.
Two women are set to graduate from the Army’s Ranger School in Fort Benning, Ga., on Friday, bringing women one step closer to being able to serve in all combat positions.