Trends and Business News

Freelance Life Gets (A Little) Less Risky

WSJ Careers - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:13
Companies and groups are starting to fill the benefits gap for freelance workers, offering access to disability and other insurance that can make project work a little more secure.

When the Female Customer Perplexes Techie Male CEOs

WSJ Careers - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:16
Tech startups are dominated by men, even for companies whose customers, subscribers or users are predominantly female. That can create a problem for male CEOs perhaps best described as an instinct gap.

Gwen Jorgensen: From Accountant to No. 1 Triathlete

WSJ Careers - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:21
Gwen Jorgensen, the world's top-ranked woman triathlete, used to be a full-time accountant. She now represents America's best hope for winning its first Olympic triathlon gold medal.

Six Signs You're About to Be Fired

WSJ Careers - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 07:39
For busy and confident executives, these warnings are easy to miss.

Harsh Light for Restructuring Business

WSJ Careers - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:13
Women often don't have it easy in the restructuring industry, a business marked by demands that don't always square with family life.

To Make Yourself More Productive, Simplify

WSJ Careers - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 02:31
Small adjustments in work routine can vastly improve efficiency.

When One Pay Raise a Year Isn't Enough

WSJ Careers - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 13:39
As companies try to retain top employees and hit growth targets, some are ditching the annual salary review and doling out raises and bonuses several times a year.

Ever Thought, 'How Did He Get Promoted?'

WSJ Careers - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 18:02
Those co-workers with an inexplicable ability to rise in the ranks may possess "dark" personality traits.

Employer Spends 13 Years to Close Gender Gap in Pay

WSJ Careers - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:53
McGill University spent 13 years and $19 million to ensure gender pay equity among its employees. U.S. employers could soon face similarly sticky pay issues.

With Offices, Companies Are Thinking Outside the Cubicle

WSJ Careers - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 15:33
More companies in New York City are experimenting with variations on unassigned seating.

Essential Financial Steps for Young Workers

WSJ Careers - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 06:00
Within your first five years on the job, make sure you do these six things.

Arizona State in Thunderbird Talks

WSJ Careers - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 18:24
Arizona State University is in talks to take over the Thunderbird School of Global Management, in a deal that would keep the financially fragile Glendale, Ariz., business school alive, but in a radically different capacity.

Hiring Process Just Got Dicier

WSJ Careers - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 06:29
The Supreme Court's decision to allow some employers to opt out of covering contraception on religious grounds may provide legal cover for companies. But discussing religious beliefs can be a legal minefield.

Gender Bias Alleged at UCLA's Anderson

WSJ Careers - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:34
UCLA's Anderson Graduate School of Management, one of the nation's top-ranked business schools, is "inhospitable to women faculty," according to an internal academic review.

How Elite B-Schools Pump Up Applicant Pools

WSJ Careers - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:33
Applications are rising at many elite U.S. business schools, but the increase may be more of a triumph of marketing than a growing appetite for business degrees.

Chinese Workers' Hopes Rise With Auto Sales

WSJ Careers - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:11
Ford, GM and other foreign car makers in China find it harder to attract and keep engineering talent, as more Chinese car companies offer better pay packages and at times broader professional experience.

Relationship Advice for the Mentored

WSJ Careers - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:03
Those with limited workplace experience perceive small blips with superiors as crises. New employees end up damaging their relationships with mentors not by making gaffes, but by reacting to them poorly.

Diageo Remains Measured on Acquisitions

WSJ Careers - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 02:33
Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes says he is optimistic that the U.K. spirits giant can extend its market-leading position even as it remains disciplined in the hunt for acquisitions.

Tech-Impaired? Find a Young Mentor

WSJ Careers - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:33
There is a growing digital divide in workplaces between twentysomethings with social-media savvy and older managers. To address it, more companies are trying reverse mentoring.

How to Mute Office Oversharing

WSJ Careers - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 09:49
It is a source of tension in many workplaces—nonstop conversation from the office oversharer.