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Wingsuit Test Pilot Has Thrills Galore, No Prospects for Life Insurance

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:36:18 EST

Former Marine Scotty Bob Morgan jumps off mountains and out of helicopters in experimental nylon suits that allow daredevils to maneuver in the air; ‘you don’t want to be the error.’ ​



Huawei's Culture Drives Growth, Demands Sacrifice

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:47:43 EST

Founder Ren Zhengfei’s intense style looms large at world’s No. 3 smartphone maker, where employees are rewarded for things like forgoing vacations and overtime.



Majority of Delta Pilots Approve New Labor Contract

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:53:23 EST

Pilots at Delta Air Lines ratified a new four-year labor contract that contains big raises and retains the aviators’ lucrative profit-sharing formula, reversing widespread rejection of an earlier proposed pact in 2015.



Out of Office: Workers Try a Year on the Road

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:20:09 EST

The Remote Year program that plucks employees from their work environment and sends them on a round-the-world trip, as they work remotely for jobs based thousands of miles away.



CEO Shadows Workers to Learn 'Nitty-Gritty' Details

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:35:04 EST

Joshua Reeves, CEO of Gusto, has begun shadowing employees to learn nitty-gritty details of all the work that goes on at the company. He learns about the job, helps with some tasks, and brainstorms new approaches.



How Amazon Gets Its Holiday Hires Up to Speed in Two Days

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:14:22 EST

To prepare for the flood of holiday orders just under way, Amazon.com has been using technology ranging from touch screens to robots to shrink the time it takes to train new hires at its warehouses to as little as two days.



Cravath Doesn't Change Bonuses

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:27:39 EST

Elite law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP told its junior lawyers Monday that year-end bonuses will be the same as last year’s, a sign that law firms continue to tread somewhat carefully in the postrecession world.



Five Myths About Landing a Good Job Later in Life

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:32:29 EST

The conventional wisdom says it’s impossible. The facts say otherwise.



Local Governments Arrive on Schedule to Help Part-Time Workers

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:48:02 EST

Laws requiring employers to give workers more predictable and remunerative schedules are sprouting across the nation, drawing the ire of some employers as local governments wade into the debate over inequality.



Retail Workers Clock In for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 20:13:18 EST

The J.C. Penney store at the Mall at Bay Plaza in the Bronx usually closes at 9 p.m. but will be open for more than 24 hours, until 10 p.m. Friday, to ring in the holiday season.



Small-Business Lament: Too Few Mexicans in U.S.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:56:33 EST

As the U.S. labor market tightens and the population of undocumented immigrants shrinks, employers in industries such as hospitality, construction and agriculture are scrambling to fill jobs they say Americans don’t want.



Tech Giants Are Poaching Universities' AI Talent

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:02:07 EST

Google, Baidu, Facebook and others pursuing artificial intelligence are draining universities of top computer scientists who might otherwise be cultivating the next generation of AI researchers, say experts.



GE Appliance Workers Reject Contract Offer From Chinese Owner

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 23:32:06 EST

Workers at the former appliance division of General Electric rejected a new contract this week, spurning an attempt by its new Chinese owners to cut costs at a massive factory complex in Louisville, Ky.



Who's Working in the 'Gig Economy'?

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:00:03 EST

In the “gig economy,” workers run the gamut from independent contractors to moonlighters.



Federal Judge Issues Nationwide Injunction Putting Overtime-Pay Regulation on Hold

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:27:11 EST

A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking a sweeping regulation set to qualify millions more Americans for overtime pay Dec. 1, delivering a blow to one of President Barack Obama’s signature workplace rules.



Legal Marijuana Becomes Headache for Employee Drug Testing

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:08:46 EST

A raft of new state marijuana legalization laws presents employers with hazy challenges when it comes to workplace drug testing.



How to Cope When Your Sponsor Leaves the Company

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:23:49 EST

A good sponsor can turbocharge her protégés’ careers by staking her professional reputation on helping them succeed. But what happens when that sponsor leaves the company?



Crisis Consultant Writes Novels to Recharge

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:00:17 EST

Crisis consultant Eric Dezenhall copes with his high-pressure job in an unusual way: He writes novels during his spare time.



Court Halts Overtime Rule, Leaving Employers in Limbo

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:30:32 EST

U.S. employers have spent months adjusting employee schedules, job duties and pay ahead of a new overtime rule set to take effect next week. But an order from a federal judge on Tuesday puts the fate of the rule into question.



Valuation Experts Will Be Held to a New Standard

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:42:09 EST

The financial pros who specialize in assigning a valuation to intangible corporate assets, such as patents and trademarks, don’t have a credential that attests to their experience and training. That’s about to change.



Law School Accreditors Raising the Bar

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:23:40 EST

National accreditors are getting tough and telling law schools to better prepare students for legal practice or risk losing their accreditation.



Off-Broadway Actors Reach Contract Deal

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 13:49:59 EST

After six months of negotiations, Actors’ Equity Association and the League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers reached a deal on a new contract that boosts off-Broadway actors’ salaries.



How Surgeons Stay Focused for Hours

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:28:23 EST

Some organ transplants can take eight hours or more. Surgeons at Montefiore Health System have carefully honed strategies to push through long procedures.



In Maine's Tight Job Market, Businesses Look to Immigrants

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 10:14:48 EST

Business leaders in Maine are trying to attract more refugees and other immigrants to help offset an aging workforce in the state.



Bad Job Interview? Ask for a Do-Over

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:14:31 EST

You can get second chances by admitting mistakes, offering more information and other tactics. Ask for feedback often and always follow up.



One Employer Fights Against Prescription-Drug Abuse

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 22:20:41 EST

After managers found evidence of drug activity in one of its plants in 2013, engine-maker Cummins has made it harder for employees to obtain prescriptions for potentially addictive painkillers.



How One Firm Lowered Its Open-Office Noise

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 22:18:33 EST

The din at Segment.io’s office was making it hard for employees to get work done. So, the company launched an anti-distraction campaign.



New Site Helps Outsiders Land Tech Jobs

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:51:22 EST

Tech employers are turning to San Francisco-based startup CodeFights, which hosts online coding competitions for programmers, to find talented coders outside regular recruiting channels.



Dallas Cowboys Heir Opens Up About Almost Getting Fired

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 22:07:32 EST

Charlotte Jones Anderson, executive vice president and chief brand officer of the Dallas Cowboys, discusses what it is like to disagree with her dad over business decisions and recalls a time she almost got fired by her own father.



Demand for Nurses Rises, Pushing Up Wages, Bonuses

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 21:13:03 EST

After years of relative equilibrium, the job market for nurses is heating up in many markets, driving up wages and sign-on bonuses for the nation’s fifth-largest occupation.



Office Hostage Escapes to Sail the Seas, Re-Creates Office

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 20:44:03 EST

Software analyst Brian Trautman left the high-pressure corporate world, sold his house and car and took to his sailboat. Eight years later, he’s still on board the Delos, and working just as hard at the helm of a multimedia enterprise.



Pilot Shortage Prompts Regional Airlines to Boost Starting Wages

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:49:09 EST

Regional airlines that feed the nation’s biggest carriers are boosting starting wages to fight a pilot shortage, hoping to encourage aspiring aviators to endure what has become lengthier training.



Wall Street Bonuses to Decline

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:12:29 EST

Year-end bonuses are expected to be an average 5% to 10% smaller than last year, according to consulting firm Johnson Associates.