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Baseball Tackles Workplace Mystery: How to Build Team Chemistry?

WSJ Careers - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 14:30
A question every organization is desperately trying to answer: Can something as nebulous as “chemistry” be quantified like on-base percentage or ERA?

What's in a Name? For Some Court Reporters, Misconceptions

WSJ Careers - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 21:33
Court reporting is one of the nation’s highest-paying jobs that doesn’t require a college degree. But the industry is facing a shortage of workers—and some say that’s due, in part, to a title that doesn’t fully reflect the job.

Media Startups Try a Lower-Cost Model: Unpaid Student Writers

WSJ Careers - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:03
Chapter-based, for-profit media companies have been popping up in college markets across the U.S. As more traditional outlets struggle, these student-based sites have a lower-cost model to produce content—and revenue.

The Latest Office Perk: Help Managing Your Financial Life

WSJ Careers - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 13:23
Companies are trying to teach employees financial basics.

How to Make It Through a Boring Day Job

WSJ Careers - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:25
Employees who feel their work helps support their families are more productive and energized about their jobs, new research shows.

Uber's Party Is Over: New Curbs on Alcohol, Office Flings

WSJ Careers - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 06:30
Alcohol-soaked parties, controlled substances, office romances and free dinner: those are the hallmarks of Uber’s raucous workplace—and many other startups.

You're Hired: Trump Plans to Build U.S. Workforce With Apprenticeships

WSJ Careers - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 17:55
President Donald Trump will make expansion of apprenticeship programs the center of his labor policy, aimed at filling a record level of open jobs and drawing back Americans who have left the workforce.

Why Old-Timey Jobs Are Hot Again

WSJ Careers - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:00
Millennials are driving a resurgence of age-old crafts, choosing to become bartenders, butchers and barbers in part as a reaction to the digital age.

CEO Pay for Performance: How Smart Are the Targets?

WSJ Careers - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 22:36
Executive pay is increasingly linked to performance, but how companies set targets and measure success can vary greatly.

Thanks for Your Job Application---Shall We Begin at the Squat Rack?

WSJ Careers - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 17:58
The office fitness craze has spread to interviews, where some baffled applicants are being asked to take jogs, lift weights or do sit-ups and burpees with potential bosses. ‘I thought I was going to pass out.’

New York Psychiatrist Grapples With Challenges of Treating Inmates

WSJ Careers - Tue, 05/02/2017 - 19:30
Elizabeth Ford has spent her career working with some of the most complicated patients in New York City: Jail inmates with serious mental illnesses. In her new book, Dr. Ford details the highs and lows of her professional life.

Barber Poles Have Their Own Police Force, With Badges and Everything

WSJ Careers - Tue, 05/02/2017 - 17:50
Tired of having their iconic red, white and blue symbol co-opted by mere hairdressers who aren’t certified barbers, state tonsorial regulators are sending enforcement agents with citation books to fine salons that install poles. ‘Are you kidding me?’

What You Need to Know About the Home-Office Deduction

WSJ Careers - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 22:58
The home-office deduction can be perplexing for freelancers and other home-based workers. We explain it.

Acting Was Her Passion. And in Retirement, It Is Again.

WSJ Careers - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 23:11
Judi Schindler studied acting as a child, but she didn’t become a professional actress until her mid-60s.

A Defense Lawyer Goes Back to High School

WSJ Careers - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 23:10
Noah Lipman became a successful attorney despite a difficult childhood, and now teaches high school, focusing on encouraging students to go to college.

A Retired Banker Finds Happiness as a Clown

WSJ Careers - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 23:05
What began as a sideline to her career in banking went on to include a two-year term as president of the World Clown Association.

The Danger of Being Too Good at Your Job

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 05:37
The best performers at work often find the boss is keeping them in place, rather than preparing them to move up; companies like Avanade and Ernst & Young are fighting back.

BlackRock's Larry Fink Is Now a Contemporary Art Exhibit

WSJ Careers - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 21:46
BlackRock CEO Laurence Fink is the focal point of an installation at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art that argues that the economics of American art are flawed because of artists’ debt and that BlackRock benefits by investing in that debt.