Trends and Business News

Dealing With 'Daddy Track': Men Face Challenges Going Part Time

WSJ Careers - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 21:29
As women make strides in the workplace and men shoulder more caregiving duties at home, few fathers have workplace flexibility figured out.

News Hound Gabe Pressman, at 91, Has Stories to Tell

WSJ Careers - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 21:06
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.

Branding Gets Personal for These Job Seekers

WSJ Careers - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 18:22
Jonathan Gaffney’s 10-session job readiness course includes a personal branding workshop for construction workers and sales clerks.

School for Mermaids Makes a Splash

WSJ Careers - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:02
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.

New Labor-Board Rule Speeds Union Votes

WSJ Careers - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:31
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.

Workers Get New Tools for Airing Their Gripes

WSJ Careers - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:45
A host of firms have lately been experimenting with online tools that allow co-workers to send one another criticism or praise, sometimes anonymously.

Lixil Director Aims to Lead the Charge Against Japan's Glass Ceiling

WSJ Careers - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 21:11
Lady Barbara Judge, a former SEC member and a non-Japanese, wants to help Japan break its glass ceiling for women in leadership positions.

The Greek Fisherman's Lament

WSJ Careers - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 18:13
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.

Home-Health Aide Labor Rule Revived by Court

WSJ Careers - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 21:04
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.

In a First, Two Women Pass Army Ranger Test

WSJ Careers - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:02
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.

Women Make Strides in Business Ownership

WSJ Careers - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:12
While the growth rate of new businesses remains stalled, fresh government data show the share of women-owned firms has climbed.

Organized Labor Moves Into Digital Media as Investors Circle

WSJ Careers - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 21:40
The labor-organizing movement at online media outlets is happening as the industry is attracting attention from strategic investors who can inject a huge amount of capital into their fledgling businesses.

Radical Idea at the Office: Middle Managers

WSJ Careers - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 23:30
For founders of upstart companies, reinventing management is often another way to prove they can do business differently. But after eliminating middle managers, companies can find that things can fall apart.

Leave Your Job Gracefully

WSJ Careers - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 22:56
Preserve your reputation and future references by smiling, shaking hands and offering thoughtful feedback when you are let go from or quit a job.

While Most Brokers Unwind, This One Does Deals

WSJ Careers - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 23:01
For Douglas Elliman’s Vickey Barron, August is the busy season. Her current project, Ralph Walker Tribeca at 100 Barclay St., has generated a spate of activity this month, including deals on six condos in just six days.

Danny Meyer, Restaurant Impresario

WSJ Careers - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 19:09
The restaurateur on Shake Shack’s IPO, moving Union Square Cafe and the new wave of ‘fine casual’ dining.

Unhappy at Work? Try Hacking Your Job

WSJ Careers - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 08:40
Redesigning how you do your work is a solution for some people who don’t find purpose in their labors.

Firms Pull Back on CEO 'Failure Parachutes'

WSJ Careers - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:47
After feeling heat for big paydays going to fired CEOs, some corporate boards are crafting more-modest severance packages in accords for new leaders.

Coursera Partners With Tech, Financial Firms for Online Classes

WSJ Careers - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 22:48
The largest provider of massive open online courses is teaming up with several major financial and technology companies to offer new classes this fall.

Following Netflix, Adobe Bumps Up Parental-Leave Benefits

WSJ Careers - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 19:34
Less than a week after Netflix and Microsoft announced generous new maternity and paternity leave policies, another tech firm has a special delivery for new parents. This time, it’s Adobe Systems.