Trends and Business News

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.

How to Find Out What the Boss Really Thinks of You

WSJ Careers - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 14:34
Some managers won’t give feedback for fear of angering employees. Some strategies: Acknowledge your weaknesses, press for specifics, don’t overreact.

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.

Some Tips on Job Security in the Robot Age

WSJ Careers - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 13:08
Co-author Tom Davenport of the new book “Only Humans Need Apply” speaks on knowledge workers and how the threat to professional workers from automation is not a new fear.

Employers Cut Down on Wellness Benefits

WSJ Careers - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 10:34
Employers are cooling toward certain wellness benefits for workers, a large study by the Society for Human Resource Management found.

We Ask Male CEOs: What's Your Work-Life Balance?

WSJ Careers - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 08:49
Interviews with male CEOs in a variety of industries find they are seeking a semblance of balance in their personal and professional lives. One insight: the boss must work as hard at it as you.

Job-Seeking Ph.D. Holders Look Outside Academia

WSJ Careers - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 07:23
As the supply of doctorate holders grows and their academic job prospects dwindle, schools take steps to help graduates find work beyond the academy.

Jack Welch on His First Job as a Caddie

WSJ Careers - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 21:42
The former GE chief says caddying provided the best learning experience—and a front-row seat to all aspects of human behavior.

Companies Pledge to Review Pay to Address Inequalities

WSJ Careers - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 09:49
More than two dozen companies have signed a White House pledge to conduct an annual gender pay analysis aimed at eliminating inequitable compensation, the Obama administration said Monday.

The Biggest Mistakes Executives Make With Retirement Packages

WSJ Careers - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 09:20
Among them: being blinded by seemingly big numbers, and making the first bid.

A Deal-Maker's Transformation Into a Professional Triathlete

WSJ Careers - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 22:54
Sarah Piampiano left a demanding job on Wall Street for an equally demanding job training 40 hours a week as a top competitor on the triathlon circuit.

Detroit Battles for the Soul of Self-Driving Machines

WSJ Careers - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 12:07
A ferocious hiring battle for highly skilled engineers is pitting traditional cars makers against startups trying to accelerate a shift to electric and autonomous-driving vehicles.

Online Lender's Secret to Success: Past Failure

WSJ Careers - Sun, 06/12/2016 - 20:35
A founder of early online lender MyRichUncle, which closed amid the financial crisis, is back with online mortgage company Better Mortgage. This time, he’s learning from past mistakes; Goldman is an investor.