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Avoid the pitfalls of stepping into a role you want on an interim basis; ‘Work & Family’ columnist Sue Shellenbarger explains how managers succeed.
The creative director of Marimekko explains how to liven up a space without going overboard from her perch at the Finnish brand known for its bright, bold patterns.
The diaper and tissue maker has shifted from a paternalistic company that resisted conflict to one focused on pushing workers to constantly improve, closely tracking progress and shedding laggards.
Edward Jones plans to stop offering mutual funds and ETFs in commission-based accounts because of a new fiduciary rule, as other brokerages examine their pricing structures.
Anna Raytcheva, who ran a proprietary trading desk at Citigroup, is leaving to open a hedge fund as banks pull back from trading on their own account amid postcrisis rules.
An emerging movement to undercut public-sector unions involves a door-to-door effort to persuade workers to leave their unions or stop paying a portion of their dues.
Edward Jones unveiled how it will serve retirement savers in light of new federal rules governing brokers, showing it will curtail mutual-fund access for retirement savers in accounts that charge commissions and slash investment minimums on others.
Entrepreneurs who started at financial firms take a practical approach to creating dresses, shoes, jewelry.
Cisco said it would shed 5,500 employees—7% of its workforce—in the networking company’s latest reaction to a shift in its core market from hardware to software.
ANI Technologies’ ride-hailing service Ola is laying off hundreds of workers at a fellow Indian operator it bought last year, a sign of possible consolidation amid increased competition in the country from Uber Technologies.
Instructing people to calm down typically has the reverse effect; how to help people de-stress without ordering them around.
Facebook has made little progress improving the diversity of its 15,000-person workforce, despite sweetening recruiter incentives. A lack of women and non-Asian minorities is one of the tech industry’s most persistent problems.
First-round job interviews are the latest part of the hiring process to undergo digitization as companies use video interviews to cut recruiting costs and times.
China’s appetite for European-made industrial robots is rapidly increasing, as rising wages, a shrinking workforce and cultural changes drive more Chinese businesses to automation.
As businesses pay greater attention to parity for men and women at all levels, initiatives to recruit more female directors are bearing fruit.
WeWork shot to a $16 billion valuation by luring an emerging class of entrepreneurs and freelancers into shared office spaces that are anything but corporate. Now, it is courting big companies, betting they will trade suburban office parks and commercial towers for its hip, urban workspaces.
Recent relaxations of dress codes at giant firms J.P. Morgan Chase and PricewaterhouseCoopers has marked the spreading of business casual dressing to the financial-services industry. And this time around, it is more challenging than the polo-shirts-and-khakis ensembles of the 1990s.
Intel Corp. said the percentage of blacks and Hispanics in the chip giant’s workforce has changed little in the 18 months since the company pledged to increase diversity.
Top female executives wonder what’s next for Marissa Mayer—and for the rest of their slim ranks—as the Yahoo CEO wraps up one chapter of her career. For many women leaders, she embodies the particular challenge of being female and in charge.
Having signed a string of multibillion-dollar orders from foreign firms to make parts for helicopters, jet fighters, trains and electronics, India is struggling to find people with the skills to build them.