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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:36:18 ESTFormer 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.’
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:47:43 ESTFounder 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.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:53:23 ESTPilots 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.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:20:09 ESTThe 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.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:35:04 ESTJoshua 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.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:14:22 ESTTo 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.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:27:39 ESTElite 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.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:32:29 ESTThe conventional wisdom says it’s impossible. The facts say otherwise.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:48:02 ESTLaws 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.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 20:13:18 ESTThe 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.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:56:33 ESTAs 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.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:02:07 ESTGoogle, 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.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 23:32:06 ESTWorkers 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.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:00:03 ESTIn the “gig economy,” workers run the gamut from independent contractors to moonlighters.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:27:11 ESTA 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.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:08:46 ESTA raft of new state marijuana legalization laws presents employers with hazy challenges when it comes to workplace drug testing.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:23:49 ESTA 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?
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:00:17 ESTCrisis consultant Eric Dezenhall copes with his high-pressure job in an unusual way: He writes novels during his spare time.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:30:32 ESTU.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.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:42:09 ESTThe 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.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:23:40 ESTNational accreditors are getting tough and telling law schools to better prepare students for legal practice or risk losing their accreditation.
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 13:49:59 ESTAfter 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.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:28:23 ESTSome organ transplants can take eight hours or more. Surgeons at Montefiore Health System have carefully honed strategies to push through long procedures.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 10:14:48 ESTBusiness leaders in Maine are trying to attract more refugees and other immigrants to help offset an aging workforce in the state.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:14:31 ESTYou can get second chances by admitting mistakes, offering more information and other tactics. Ask for feedback often and always follow up.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 22:20:41 ESTAfter 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.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 22:18:33 ESTThe din at Segment.io’s office was making it hard for employees to get work done. So, the company launched an anti-distraction campaign.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:51:22 ESTTech employers are turning to San Francisco-based startup CodeFights, which hosts online coding competitions for programmers, to find talented coders outside regular recruiting channels.
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 22:07:32 ESTCharlotte 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.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 21:13:03 ESTAfter 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.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 20:44:03 ESTSoftware 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.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:49:09 ESTRegional 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.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:12:29 ESTYear-end bonuses are expected to be an average 5% to 10% smaller than last year, according to consulting firm Johnson Associates.