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The Power of Mirroring

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:48:29 EDT

Using the same gestures, posture or tone as someone else can create a connection and help with networking, negotiating or other conversations.

Group of 21 States Sues U.S. Over New Overtime-Pay Rule

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:16:07 EDT

Twenty-one states filed a lawsuit against the federal government seeking to overturn a sweeping regulation designed to qualify millions more Americans for overtime pay starting in December.

GE Goes Into High Gear to Attract Silicon Valley Tech Talent

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:04:21 EDT

General Electric—one of the country’s oldest industrial businesses—has set up a new software division that is working to lure tech talent from Silicon Valley titans, such as Apple and Cisco.

Why the Paperless Office Is Finally on Its Way

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:47:00 EDT

We were promised the paperless office for 40 years, yet it’s only just becoming true, writes Christopher Mims. For the first time in history, there is a steady decline of about 1% to 2% a year in office use of paper.

Virtual Reality Comes to the Company Meeting

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:43:30 EDT

If meetings are held in virtual reality with avatars, will people feel more connected?

Canadian Union to Strike GM If Contract Deadline Missed

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:47:35 EDT

The Canadian auto workers union said thousands of factory employees will strike at two GM plants if the sides miss a Monday night contract deadline.

Bloomberg Gives $300 Million to Johns Hopkins for Public-Health Effort

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:00:34 EDT

The former New York City mayor is donating $300 million to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to finance an ambitious effort to target opioid addiction, gun violence and other public-health issues in the U.S.

Use of Illicit Drugs Is on the Rise Among Workers

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:29:00 EDT

The share of U.S. workers testing positive for illicit drug use reached its highest level in a decade, according to data from millions of workplace drug tests administered by Quest Diagnostics, one of the nation’s largest medical-screening laboratories.

Average Cost of Employer Health Coverage Tops $18,000 for Family

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 22:18:55 EDT

The average cost of employer health coverage pushed above $18,000 for a family this year, though the pace of growth was slowed by the shift into high-deductible plans.

How to Be a Better Manager in 30 Minutes a Week

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 23:02:21 EDT

Since its 2005 launch, the weekly podcast, “Manager Tools,” has aired more than 900 episodes. The show has expanded into a full-fledged consulting firm with clientele that includes executives from Apple, AT&T and FedEx.

No Meetings Allowed: It's 'Thinking Thursday'

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 19:15:49 EDT puts a weekly moratorium on meetings and reserves Thursdays for reflection and creativity.

Get a Job Without a Résumé This Week

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 19:18:20 EDT

As part of an initiative called World Hiring Day on Wednesday more than 200 companies will open their applicant pools and accept video introductions from anyone interested in a role at those firms.

California Farmworkers to Get Overtime Pay After 8 Hours Under New Law

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:36:52 EDT

California agricultural workers will become the first in the U.S. to receive overtime pay if they work more than eight hours a day, under a law signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Wall Street's Insatiable Lust: Data, Data, Data

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 02:47:21 EDT

Hedge funds and other sophisticated investors are increasingly relying on data hunters, as they seek insights into a company’s sales and health that aren’t readily available from conventional sources.

Here's Good News About Salaries for Liberal-Arts Majors

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:01:51 EDT

Your peers may outearn you early on, but research shows the divide tends to narrow or disappear as careers progress.

Deloitte to Offer Paid Leave for Elder Caregiving

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 23:21:31 EDT

Professional-services firm Deloitte will offer up to 16 weeks of fully paid leave for a wide range of caregiving, including maternity and paternity leave, eldercare and aid for other sick family members or partners.

When the CEO Helps You Find Your Next Gig

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 23:08:07 EDT

More companies are supporting employees who choose to leave—in some cases introducing them to recruiters and training them to start their own businesses. The approach, executives say, builds trust and keeps workers focused on the job.

New Correction Officer Union Chief Charts Own Course

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 21:40:55 EDT

Elias Husamudeen, thrust into the spotlight as the new president of the union representing 9,000 workers at New York City jails, brings a more understated approach to the job.

New Rules Would Let Airlines Hire Co-Pilots With Less Experience

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 17:43:21 EDT

U.S. airlines should be able to hire new pilots with significantly less cockpit experience than currently required, under an advisory panel’s proposal submitted for consideration by aviation regulators.

Doctor to Run New Gun-Violence Research Center in California

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 11:42:32 EDT

A new gun-violence research center in California will be led by a doctor and researcher, Garen Wintemute, who has been using his own money to fund gun-violence research at the University of California, Davis.

How Managers Get 'Interim' Out of Their Titles

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 23:38:04 EDT

Avoid the pitfalls of stepping into a role you want on an interim basis; ‘Work & Family’ columnist Sue Shellenbarger explains how managers succeed.

An Office That Feels Personal but Professional

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:58:44 EDT

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.

At Kimberly-Clark, 'Dead Wood' Workers Have Nowhere to Hide

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:49:41 EDT

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.

Watch Out, Retirement Savers, Your Choices Are Poised to Shrink

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:14:27 EDT

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.

Citigroup's Last Proprietary Trader Walks Out the Door

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:01:00 EDT

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.

Cisco Plans to Cut 5,500 Workers

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:05:27 EDT

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.

India's Ola Lays Off Workers Amid Growing Competition From Uber

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:52:52 EDT

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.

Edward Jones Shakes Up Retirement Offerings Ahead of Fiduciary Rule

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:23:53 EDT

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.

Antiunion Campaign Goes Door-to-Door

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:47:48 EDT

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.