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Colleges, Faced With Funding Cuts, Target Tenure Trims

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:54:32 EST

GOP state lawmakers and schools look to winnow longtime faculty positions with tougher standards and fewer job protections.

Risk-Taking CEOs Have a Hobby in Common

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:12:20 EST

Chief executives who pilot planes in their spare time are more likely to inspire original thinking at their companies, according to a new study.

Albertsons' CEO: From Grocery Clerk to Head of More Than 2,300 Stores

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:34:44 EST

Bob Miller, a grocery clerk who worked his way up to Albertsons’ executive suite, discusses the supermarket chain’s strategy, a possible IPO and keeping a store’s neighborhood feel.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Is the Talk of Broadway

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:50:40 EST

Such contemporary-minded musicals as “Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen” may continue to draw standing-room-only crowds. But these days, the theater community’s attention is turning to a 68-year-old, British-born composer with a string of hits going back nearly a half-century. Yes, Andrew Lloyd Webber is suddenly the talk of Broadway.

Political Chatter Is Making You Less Productive at Work

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:52:08 EST

Three months after the election, employees are spending a big chunk of their work hours reading, chatting and even clashing with their colleagues about politics, a new survey finds.

Skilled Workers Are Scarce in Tight Labor Market

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:31:29 EST

As unemployment hovers near a nine-year low, small U.S. manufacturers say they are spending more to find and train workers.

CEOs Spend More Time on Campus

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:14:31 EST

Chief executives are spending more time on college campuses, hoping to recruit M.B.A.s and undergraduates. The personal efforts by CEOS from companies such as Cargill and Land O’Lakes come as graduates gravitate toward top tech firms.

Teaching New York City Children to Read in English, When Their Parents Can't

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:31:37 EST

Literacy workshops in New York City public schools are aimed at showing parents how they can help their younger children learn to read.

Fast-Food Chains in India Cultivate Untapped Workforce: Women

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 22:40:14 EST

American fast-food chains have become an unlikely source of female employment and empowerment in India, a country where traditionally most women are kept from working outside the home.

Uber's Drive Into India Relies on Raw Recruits

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 22:52:01 EST

Uber is making a big push in India, but finding drivers is a challenge in a country where knowing how to operate a car and a smartphone is a rare talent.

Navy Restores Traditional Job Titles for Sailors

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 23:00:17 EST

The U.S. Navy said it once again will let enlisted sailors use traditional job rating titles, an about-face by top leaders who wanted to scrap a system as old as the Navy itself but who faced pushback from sailors world-wide.

Female Doctors' Hospital Patients May Have An Edge

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 19:01:03 EST

Hospital patients treated by female physicians had a small survival edge over those with male doctors, a new study of more than 58,000 physicians found.

The Hidden Hurt of Life on the Police Beat

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:57:29 EST

National soul-searching over officer shootings has obscured a routine reality for cops—the threat of violence is often just behind a door, and for some of them the trauma can leave lasting personal damage.

Kroger Seeks to Cut Costs With Voluntary Retirement Plan

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:52:41 EST

Kroger is offering early retirement to 2,000 corporate employees, in an effort to cut costs amid stiff competition from more stores and online merchants stocking food.

Automation Can Actually Lead to More Jobs

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 07:10:01 EST

A long trail of empirical evidence shows that increased productivity brought about by automation and invention leads to more wealth, cheaper goods and more jobs, writes Christopher Mims.

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, 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.