Trends and Business News

Sandberg: When Women Get Stuck, Corporate America Gets Stuck

WSJ Careers - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 16:27
Using the talents of our full population is critical, writes Lean In founder Sheryl Sandberg.

South Africa's Gold Miners Turn to Machines to Stay Afloat

WSJ Careers - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 22:10
South Africa’s gold-mining companies are increasingly using robots, as they look for less expensive ways to dig up more gold from deeper underground than ever before.

Big Banks to Female Employees: We Want You

WSJ Careers - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 17:18
J.P. Morgan, Goldman, Citigroup are reaching out to specific groups of women in an effort to close a gender gap at the top.

Gender Bias at Work Turns Up in Feedback

WSJ Careers - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 12:03
Research suggests that unconscious bias results in men and women being assessed differently at work—and affects women’s advancement.

Long Road Remains to Gender Equality in Business, Execs Say

WSJ Careers - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 01:08
Top executives from companies including Facebook, PepsiCo and Bank of America on Wednesday evening said much work remains for women to be equal to men in American corporations.

News Hound Gabe Pressman, at 91, Has Stories to Tell

WSJ Careers - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 02:32
Ralph Gardner Jr. visits with 91-year-old Gabe Pressman, who became one of America’s first TV news reporters in the 1950s and is still working in the field.

In Retail, Data Elbows Aside Chief Merchants

WSJ Careers - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 22:29
Retailers’ powerful chief merchants, once lionized for their knack for spotting trends, are finding their intuitions being displaced by algorithms.

Companies Fast Track Hiring

WSJ Careers - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 23:38
Employers are experimenting with ways to take on new employees in a matter of days or even hours.

The Smartest Ways to Network at a Party

WSJ Careers - Tue, 09/15/2015 - 08:16
Reading a room is a skill that can be learned, Sue Shellenbarger reports. Keep an eye out for nonverbal cues like how people stand or hold their hands.

Asian Pilot Demand Lifts Flight Schools

WSJ Careers - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 02:08
Flight schools in Australia and the U.S. are aiming to tap the boom in commercial aviation in Asia, where airlines face a shortage of pilots.

UAW Ford Negotiators' Video Says Givebacks Are Done

WSJ Careers - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 21:48
The United Auto Workers union is turning up the heat on Ford Motor as part of its campaign to win a pay raise for workers during ongoing labor contract negotiations.

Dealing With 'Daddy Track': Men Face Challenges Going Part Time

WSJ Careers - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 21:29
As women make strides in the workplace and men shoulder more caregiving duties at home, few fathers have workplace flexibility figured out.

Branding Gets Personal for These Job Seekers

WSJ Careers - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 18:22
Jonathan Gaffney’s 10-session job readiness course includes a personal branding workshop for construction workers and sales clerks.

School for Mermaids Makes a Splash

WSJ Careers - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:02
Wannabe mermaids are strapping on monofins and taking to pools and beaches around the world. A school for mermaids in Spain teaches students how to do flips and dives.

New Labor-Board Rule Speeds Union Votes

WSJ Careers - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:31
Business groups that feared a new federal rule would speed union-organizing elections were right: The average election time has fallen 40% since the rule took effect in April.

Workers Get New Tools for Airing Their Gripes

WSJ Careers - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:45
A host of firms have lately been experimenting with online tools that allow co-workers to send one another criticism or praise, sometimes anonymously.

Lixil Director Aims to Lead the Charge Against Japan's Glass Ceiling

WSJ Careers - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 21:11
Lady Barbara Judge, a former SEC member and a non-Japanese, wants to help Japan break its glass ceiling for women in leadership positions.

The Greek Fisherman's Lament

WSJ Careers - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 18:13
Greeks have earned a living from fish for eons, but six years of crisis has left this way of life in shambles. Few think the woes will end soon.

Home-Health Aide Labor Rule Revived by Court

WSJ Careers - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 21:04
A federal appeals court on Friday revived a Labor Department regulation extending minimum-wage and overtime pay to most home-health workers, reversing trial court decisions that had struck down the rule.

In a First, Two Women Pass Army Ranger Test

WSJ Careers - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:02
Two women are set to graduate from the Army’s Ranger School in Fort Benning, Ga., on Friday, bringing women one step closer to being able to serve in all combat positions.