Trends and Business News

A Teaching Stint in Japan Helps a CEO Close a Deal

WSJ Careers - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 13:28
Chieh Huang, co-founder and CEO of online shopping site Boxed Wholesale, got a job teaching English in Japan as his first job out of college. The experience helped him years later when he was learning to navigate the venture capital world.

Tackling Workers' Mental Health, One Text at a Time

WSJ Careers - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 18:45
As employers seek to reduce the costs of untreated mental illness among staffers, they are turning to mobile apps that can help workers find and receive treatment on their smartphones.

Roughly Half of Workers Are Satisfied on the Job

WSJ Careers - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:08
Just under half of U.S. workers said they felt satisfied with their jobs last year—the happiest they’ve been in a decade, according to a new report from the Conference Board, a research group.

Starbucks Widens Workers' Health-Insurance Options

WSJ Careers - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 21:05
Starbucks said it would be offering employees new health-insurance choices as part of an effort to make the coffee chain a more attractive employer.

Giving Minority Students a Career Boost Before B-School

WSJ Careers - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 07:47
Business schools have long been pushing to enroll more students from underrepresented minorities. Now, a slate of pre-M.B.A. programs are making sure those students arrive on campus with strong networks and career know-how.

New Growth Plan for Online Lenders: Layoffs

WSJ Careers - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 21:56
The first half of 2016 has been a surprising reality check for once-highflying online lenders, touted by some as the future of banking.

At 94 Years Old, a Fund Manager Finds Himself Back on Top

WSJ Careers - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 23:15
Irving Levine and his Copley Fund take first place in the quarterly Winners’ Circle contest.

CEOs Use Small Changes as Wedge for Makeover

WSJ Careers - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 22:00
New CEOs who are outsiders sometimes use small changes to steer a company toward a broad corporate transformation.

Meet the Man Behind Wimbledon's Strawberries

WSJ Careers - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 19:21
Anthony Davies, head of catering at this year’s Wimbledon, thinks in terms of hospitality strategy and keeps count of the fresh berries that go in to the event’s signature strawberries and cream snack.

Executive Relies on Excel to Plot His Time

WSJ Careers - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 19:18
Adam Goldstein, president and chief operating officer at Royal Caribbean Cruises, has tracked every day of the past 12 years of his life with a spreadsheet. He use the file to manage professional and personal life and make the most of his time.

How to Find Out What the Boss Really Thinks of You

WSJ Careers - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 13:10
Some managers won’t give feedback for fear of angering employees. Some strategies: Acknowledge your weaknesses, press for specifics, don’t overreact.

When Your Gym Is Your Office

WSJ Careers - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 21:47
Equinox, Life Time Fitness and other health clubs are carving out larger workspaces for their members.

Stress Test Inc.: Billions of Dollars, Bank Consultants to Manage Other Consultants

WSJ Careers - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:01
A multibillion-dollar industry has developed around the annual exercise created to make U.S. banks stronger.

Boosting Salaries in Hopes of Bigger Profits

WSJ Careers - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 18:37
A fast-casual restaurant company, testing a way of increasing productivity and lowering turnover, is increasing salaries and guaranteeing full-time hours at three of its locations.

Brexit Aftermath: First Thing We Do, Hire All the Lawyers

WSJ Careers - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 20:33
Lawyers, accountants and consultants are bracing for an onslaught of work, as the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union promises to unleash a major overhaul of regulations and contracts.

What 'Brexit' Means for the City of London

WSJ Careers - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:52
London risks losing thousands of finance jobs after the U.K.’s historic vote to leave the European Union. Keeping them will depend on the ability to strike a political deal that allows the U.K. to access the bloc’s single market.

Americans Sleeping More, Working Less, Survey Finds

WSJ Careers - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 08:49
Americans overall are working less and sleeping more than they did a decade ago, due to an aging population and fewer people in the workforce. But those who have a job are spending more time on the clock

The Path From Harvard and Yale to Goldman Just Changed

WSJ Careers - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 21:59
Goldman Sachs is dropping on-campus interviews at elite schools in a bid to widen the net and get more summer recruits who aspire to a career in banking rather than a short stint.

Gender Wage Gap Widens at Age 32, Report Finds

WSJ Careers - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 09:52
The wage gap between male and female workers widens at around age 32, the same time that women start to become underrepresented in managerial ranks, finds a new report from workforce analytics firm Visier.

Employee Performance Varies Over Time: Study

WSJ Careers - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 15:39
It turns out that workers’ performance varies over time—much more so than previously thought, according to a new research paper.