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Americans Are Happier at Work, but Expect a Lot Less

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 11:29:45 EDT

For the first time since 2005, more than half of U.S. workers say they’re satisfied with their jobs. But data also suggest Americans have changing views of what makes a job good, after a decade of bruising job cuts, minimal raises and lean staffing.



When It's OK to Be a Workaholic

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:50:36 EDT

For those who love what they do, being a workaholic isn’t all that unhealthy, new research suggests.



Do Free Business-School Courses Have a Payoff?

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:11:08 EDT

Schools like Wharton and Harvard Business School have attracted thousands of people to free or low-cost online versions of courses taken by full-time M.B.A. students. But the career benefits for learners remain unclear.



Generals Bring Battlefield Expertise to the Business World

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 11:54:00 EDT

Employers are turning to generals for help on numerous fronts, from corporate governance to grappling with cyberwarfare.



Workers Save More for Retirement When Employers Tell Them to: Study

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 18:10:55 EDT

In an experiment involving older public employees in North Carolina, older workers—typically the most inflexible—were more likely to reassess their savings strategies or increase contributions in response to ‘nudges.’



Unlimited Vacation Time Is a Lot of Work

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 16:45:54 EDT

Experts say unlimited vacation time isn’t a perfect solution to an overworked workforce. Employees can become more hesitant to take time off when they’re allowed to do it any time—and for as long as they desire.



New Uber CEO's First Job: Manage the Board

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:23:13 EDT

Dara Khosrowshahi, the longtime head of Expedia who has been tapped to take over at Uber, would have to work with a board riven by animosity and legal disputes that is still looking for a new chairman.



Office Spaces Focusing More on Communal Areas

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 18:41:09 EDT

Businesses are beginning to design offices spaces that are increasing the amount of square footage per employee when shared work settings are taken into account.



Silicon Valley Scandals Open Dialogue Between Men and Women

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:43:29 EDT

Some female startup founders speak up about behavior they say they encounter in the male-dominated venture capital industry, as a string of scandals prompt some in the industry to confront cases of impropriety and re-examine practices.



The Trick to Resisting Temptation

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:29:00 EDT

Dan Ariely answers readers’ questions on personal policies, distracted driving and office overconfidence.



The Management Fix That Made Firefox Faster

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:21:36 EDT

Mozilla, the company that makes the Firefox web browser, used tangible goals and a spirit of competition to inspire workers to focus on critical issues hurting their product’s performance.



Con Job: Hackers Target Millennials Looking for Work

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:40:19 EDT

As job recruiting, applications and interviewing become more digital, hackers are finding new ways to target young people with employment scams.



Some Companies Want You to Take a Mental-Health Day

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:25:42 EDT

More companies are trying to destigmatize mental illness and encourage workers to use mental-health days for their original intent.



In a Job Market This Good, Who Needs to Work in the Gig Economy?

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 19:50:03 EDT

Companies such as Uber, Lyft and DoorDash that rely on part-time workers are offering richer benefits and perks to attract and retain workers amid a hot labor market.



Use Your Seat to Get Ahead at Work

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:56:27 EDT

Sitting next to a star improves your performance, a growing field of research shows; Finally, something to like about open offices, writes Sue Shellenbarger.



Healthier Workers Are More Productive, Study Finds

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 08:42:20 EDT

Workers who joined employer-sponsored health programs increased their productivity by an average 4% in the next year, a small study of Midwestern laundry plants found.



New M.B.A. Admissions Request: Letters From Friends

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:17:59 EDT

As graduate business programs rethink recommendation letters, New York University’s Stern School of Business asks applicants to provide letters from friends about their emotional intelligence.



Ranks of Women CEOs Get Even Smaller

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 22:12:59 EDT

Irene Rosenfeld’s coming departure as chief executive of Mondelez International doesn’t just signal a change of leadership at the snack giant. Her move also shrinks the slim ranks of women in command of the biggest U.S. businesses.



Worried Sick About Losing a Job

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 10:23:13 EDT

Fear of getting laid off or fired naturally makes workers worry about their finances. A lack of job security may put people at risk for numerous health problems, too, according to a new study.



Where to Find a $35,000 Job---Without a Degree

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:10:13 EDT

At a time when politicians and pundits decry the end of middle-class jobs, it may come as a surprise that there are 30 million jobs paying more than $35,000 a year for U.S. workers without four-year college degrees.



Working From Home? The Boss Wants You Back in the Office

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:39:04 EDT

Employers are ending or reducing remote-work arrangements as managers demand more collaboration, closer contact with customers—and more control over the workday. But bringing workers back to the office isn’t easy.



If You Left, Maine Wants You Back

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 12:57:27 EDT

Recruiters in Maine use LinkedIn and other social media tools to find job candidates with ties to the state to fill positions in a tight labor market.



Pay Snub? Interns Aren't Making As Much As You Think

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:29:36 EDT

More internships are paid these days, and pay is inching up, though it remains below 2010 levels when adjusted for inflation.



Companies Go Public, and the Board Is a Boys' Club

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:28:19 EDT

Nearly half of the 75 biggest initial public offerings of the last three years involved companies that lacked female directors when they went public, a new analysis found.



Is Religion at Work Still Taboo? Not Everywhere

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 02:28:03 EDT

Faith is coming up more often at work, forcing managers and employees to grapple with religious expression in the office. One firm’s solution: a 92-page guide.



Who's Reading Employees' Online Reviews? Their CEOs

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 19:00:31 EDT

Career websites like Glassdoor have become regular reading for job seekers. Now chief executives are increasingly perusing their online reviews to find out what employees think of them—to evaluate policies and even to talk back.



Questions Posed in Startup Funding Suggest Gender Bias

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:01:07 EDT

Women entrepreneurs receive a tiny fraction of venture capital funds, and new research points to a surprising reason why: the questions investors ask female founders.



Baseball Tackles Workplace Mystery: How to Build Team Chemistry?

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:30:05 EDT

A question every organization is desperately trying to answer: Can something as nebulous as “chemistry” be quantified like on-base percentage or ERA?



The Angst of Endangered CEOs: 'How Much Time Do I Have?'

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 16:27:57 EDT

An array of challenges—from increasing impatience on Wall Street and in boardrooms to a corporate landscape rapidly transformed by new technologies and rival upstarts—has made the top job tougher and more precarious than just a few years ago, top executives say.



What's in a Name? For Some Court Reporters, Misconceptions

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 21:33:28 EDT

Court reporting is one of the nation’s highest-paying jobs that doesn’t require a college degree. But the industry is facing a shortage of workers—and some say that’s due, in part, to a title that doesn’t fully reflect the job.



How to Make It Through a Boring Day Job

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:25:50 EDT

Employees who feel their work helps support their families are more productive and energized about their jobs, new research shows.



Uber's Party Is Over: New Curbs on Alcohol, Office Flings

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:30:06 EDT

Alcohol-soaked parties, controlled substances, office romances and free dinner: those are the hallmarks of Uber’s raucous workplace—and many other startups.



The Latest Office Perk: Help Managing Your Financial Life

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:23:05 EDT

Companies are trying to teach employees financial basics.