Trends and Business News
Scores of companies have barred their employees from pursuing class-action claims in court, thanks to a 2011 Supreme Court ruling.
Motorcycles go where trucks can’t, but drivers have to shoulder heavy backpacks filled with appliances, sometimes even dumbbells.
Keywords: Google’s guru of human resources says work is made better through transparency, goal setting, frequent performance reviews and a less-hierarchical structure. And hiring smart, conscientious and humble people.
For executives with heavy travel schedules and far-flung operations to oversee, face time has become a precious commodity. Videoconferencing isn’t as good as being in the room with a direct report or a top boss.
Birder James Currie almost missed his first-born’s birth while pursuing a rare bird in South Africa.
Whimsy is having a moment. In New York, thirty-somethings join kickball leagues and folks wait hours in line for novelty baked goods. Brooklyn pre-K for adults is the latest thing in self-indulgence, writes Anne Kadet.
The shakeout that is rattling the music business is turning up some unlikely survivors: roadies, the backstage grunts of live shows.
Companies including Wal-Mart, Credit Suisse and Box are analyzing an array of data points to determine who is likely to leave. The idea is for managers to have early warning so they can take action before employees jump ship.
The business phone call is back, and new Web-based services are vying with telecom carriers and equipment makers for a piece of the $1.6 trillion office-telephony market, seeking to reinvent voice communications.
North Dakota town was a magnet for blue-collar job seekers until crude oil prices collapsed, but it’s no longer the land of opportunity.
The Archdiocese of New York is launching a new graduate program that will give laypeople formal training in church management, part of an effort to ease the day-to-day work of clergy members.
More big businesses are enlisting men in their push to attain gender equality and diversity at the top.
A handful of business schools are helping international students master the art of introductory email and informal networking—with some help from Jim Carrey.
A lawyer for Ellen Pao told a jury that she was harassed by male co-workers and denied plum assignments at venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins, as arguments began in a gender-bias trial Silicon Valley is watching closely.
Metro Money’s Anne Kadet takes a look at truck-based businesses rolling around the New York area.
Some of President Barack Obama’s most senior aides are finding their next jobs in the upper ranks of the technology industry, a departure from traditional post-government paths.
Priceline Group Inc. on Friday tapped company veteran Paul Hennessy to lead priceline.com as the division’s next chief executive, effective April 1.
The job market for fresh college graduates is improving, with just over half of 67,000 members of the class of 2014 who responded to a survey landing full-time jobs within six months of graduation.
Low teacher ratings in New York City highlight the difficulty of turning around schools that have long had poor test scores and graduation rates.
Faced with a cadre of young workers who say they want to make a difference, employers are trying to inject meaning into the daily grind, connecting profit-driven endeavors to grand consequences for mankind.