Trends and Business News

Good-Time Girl Anne Burrell

WSJ Careers - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 17:40
The celebrity chef and Food Network fixture is opening her first restaurant in eight years, Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge, in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood.

The Dying Business of Picking Stocks

WSJ Careers - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 11:47
Passive investing has become investors’ default, driving billions into funds that track indexes. It’s transforming Wall Street, corporate boardrooms and the life of the neighborhood broker.

How to Cold Call Your Future Mentor

WSJ Careers - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:17
You can get a meeting with an influential person you have never met by doing research ahead of time, showing hustle and remembering to ask, ‘What can I do for you in return?’

Should You Get a Day off on Election Day? Some Employers Think So

WSJ Careers - Tue, 10/18/2016 - 23:15
Every so often, lawmakers propose making Election Day a federal holiday in hopes of nudging more voters to the polls. This year, a handful of employers are taking matters into their own hands and declaring Nov. 8 a day off work.

Older CEOs Are Staying Longer, New Report Shows

WSJ Careers - Tue, 10/18/2016 - 21:02
A new report from the Conference Board provides a snapshot on corner office comings and goings at S&P 500 companies last year.

Cities, States Need Top Financial Talent, but Fall Short on Pay

WSJ Careers - Mon, 10/17/2016 - 19:10
U.S. states and towns need top-notch financial executives to manage their bond sales and pension deficits, as they come under closer government oversight, but most such places can’t compete with private-sector pay.

McDonald's Turns to Social Media to Draw Millennials

WSJ Careers - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 22:16
McDonald’s recently hired 200 people to bolster its digital efforts and win back the millennials it lost to rivals serving fresher food.

Juilliard President to Step Down in 2018

WSJ Careers - Wed, 10/12/2016 - 13:54
Joseph Polisi, Juilliard’s longest-serving president, said he would step down from his position at the performing-arts school in 2018.

'Culture Fit' May Be the Key to Your Next Job

WSJ Careers - Wed, 10/12/2016 - 08:42
Employers are finding new ways to assess job candidates’ cultural fit as they seek hires who would mesh with colleagues from day one. That fuzzy criteria, however, could allow bias in the hiring process and result in a lack of diversity, experts caution.

Bosses Are to Blame for Unused Vacation Time

WSJ Careers - Tue, 10/11/2016 - 23:11
Nearly 60% of American workers left vacation time unused last year, and their bosses may be partly to blame. All told, a report says 658 million vacation days went unused in 2015.

Employers Shift Higher Health-Care Costs to Workers

WSJ Careers - Tue, 10/11/2016 - 21:52
Open enrollment season is under way, and many workers can expect rising out-of-pocket costs, often in the form of insurance plans with high deductibles.

IBM to Offer U.S. Employees Watson Software to Identify Cancer Treatments

WSJ Careers - Tue, 10/11/2016 - 13:21
IBM says it will offer its Watson artificial intelligence software to its U.S. employees to help them identify appropriate cancer treatments and options for clinical trials.

Nonprofit Boards Offer Career Boosts for Executives

WSJ Careers - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 21:38
Nonprofit board experience can help senior managers strengthen their leadership skills and connections with high-powered players. 

How Your Body Language Can Tell People You're a Leader---or Not

WSJ Careers - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 18:26
Small, nonverbal cues from executives can speak volumes to employees and others. For starters, don’t tilt your head.

Why the Best Leaders Want Their Superstar Employees to Leave

WSJ Careers - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 07:28
Higher turnover can be a price worth paying for exceptional talent. And when a stream of top performers go on to better things, the departures usually hasten the flow of more top talent into the company.

What Women Add to Boards

WSJ Careers - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 16:33
Study finds that women board members often supply missing skill sets.

The Art of the Office Conversation

WSJ Careers - Sun, 10/02/2016 - 22:48
People say things they shouldn’t, and don’t say things they should. A few simple rules can help us all get more out of workplace chats.

Obama Administration Imposes New Requirements on Pay Data, Sick Leave

WSJ Careers - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 10:40
The Obama administration on Thursday completed new requirements on business to provide employee pay data by gender and race and for federal contractors to offer paid sick days.

Ban Business Dinners and Seven More Career Tips From Top CEOs

WSJ Careers - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 08:49
General Motors’ Mary Barra and JPMorgan’s James Dimon shared stories from their own careers and talked frankly about how things work in their own businesses at a Women in the Workplace event in New York Tuesday night.

Some CEOs Retain Jobs After Mergers

WSJ Careers - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 14:17
More U.S. businesses are bolstering efforts to retain top executives of acquired concerns because unwanted exits can doom a takeover.