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At 'Conscious Capitalism' Gathering, CEOs Say Business Isn't Bad

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:27:04 EDT

At a time when big business and trade are getting a bad rap, 220 chief executives gathered at a Texas resort last week to exchange ideas and rev each other up at the 10th annual Conscious Capitalism CEO summit.

A Day in the Life of Naval Ravikant

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:30:04 EDT

The AngelList co-founder is mastering a future-focused industry by living in the present.

What a World-Class Bartender Packs in His Carry-on

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:45:46 EDT

Raj Nagra, international bartending competition judge and brand ambassador for Bombay Sapphire, never travels without a pepper grinder and an Hermès tie.

Hunting for Soft Skills, Companies Hire English Majors

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:19:27 EDT

Heads up, business majors: Employers are newly hot on the trail of hires with liberal arts and humanities degrees. Class of 2015 graduates from those disciplines are employed at higher rates than their cohorts in the class of 2014, a survey shows.

AARP Sues U.S. Over Corporate Wellness-Program Rules

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:07:00 EDT

A new lawsuit alleges that wellness regulations set by the U.S. government violate several federal antidiscrimination laws designed to safeguard the privacy of employee-health data.

Retailers Rushed to Hire for Holidays, a Sign of Tight Labor Market

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:35:46 EDT

Data from job-search site shows retailers, and the warehouse and logistics firms they compete with for seasonal labor, started searching for temporary workers a month earlier than in recent years.

How to Cold Call Your Future Mentor

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:17:48 EDT

You can get a meeting with an influential person you have never met by doing research ahead of time, showing hustle and remembering to ask, ‘What can I do for you in return?’

Older CEOs Are Staying Longer, New Report Shows

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 21:02:45 EDT

A new report from the Conference Board provides a snapshot on corner office comings and goings at S&P 500 companies last year.

Should You Get a Day off on Election Day? Some Employers Think So

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:15:28 EDT

Every so often, lawmakers propose making Election Day a federal holiday in hopes of nudging more voters to the polls. This year, a handful of employers are taking matters into their own hands and declaring Nov. 8 a day off work.

Good-Time Girl Anne Burrell

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:40:35 EDT

The celebrity chef and Food Network fixture is opening her first restaurant in eight years, Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge, in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood.

The Dying Business of Picking Stocks

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:47:17 EDT

Passive investing has become investors’ default, driving billions into funds that track indexes. It’s transforming Wall Street, corporate boardrooms and the life of the neighborhood broker.

Cities, States Need Top Financial Talent, but Fall Short on Pay

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:10:00 EDT

U.S. states and towns need top-notch financial executives to manage their bond sales and pension deficits, as they come under closer government oversight, but most such places can’t compete with private-sector pay.

McDonald's Turns to Social Media to Draw Millennials

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 22:16:15 EDT

McDonald’s recently hired 200 people to bolster its digital efforts and win back the millennials it lost to rivals serving fresher food.

'Culture Fit' May Be the Key to Your Next Job

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:42:20 EDT

Employers are finding new ways to assess job candidates’ cultural fit as they seek hires who would mesh with colleagues from day one. That fuzzy criteria, however, could allow bias in the hiring process and result in a lack of diversity, experts caution.

Employers Shift Higher Health-Care Costs to Workers

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:52:48 EDT

Open enrollment season is under way, and many workers can expect rising out-of-pocket costs, often in the form of insurance plans with high deductibles.

IBM to Offer U.S. Employees Watson Software to Identify Cancer Treatments

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:21:30 EDT

IBM says it will offer its Watson artificial intelligence software to its U.S. employees to help them identify appropriate cancer treatments and options for clinical trials.

Bosses Are to Blame for Unused Vacation Time

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 23:11:06 EDT

Nearly 60% of American workers left vacation time unused last year, and their bosses may be partly to blame. All told, a report says 658 million vacation days went unused in 2015.

Juilliard President to Step Down in 2018

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:54:21 EDT

Joseph Polisi, Juilliard’s longest-serving president, said he would step down from his position at the performing-arts school in 2018.

Nonprofit Boards Offer Career Boosts for Executives

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:38:08 EDT

Nonprofit board experience can help senior managers strengthen their leadership skills and connections with high-powered players. 

Why the Best Leaders Want Their Superstar Employees to Leave

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 07:28:36 EDT

Higher turnover can be a price worth paying for exceptional talent. And when a stream of top performers go on to better things, the departures usually hasten the flow of more top talent into the company.

How Your Body Language Can Tell People You're a Leader---or Not

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 18:26:59 EDT

Small, nonverbal cues from executives can speak volumes to employees and others. For starters, don’t tilt your head.

The Art of the Office Conversation

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 22:48:05 EDT

People say things they shouldn’t, and don’t say things they should. A few simple rules can help us all get more out of workplace chats.

What Women Add to Boards

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 16:33:31 EDT

Study finds that women board members often supply missing skill sets.

Obama Administration Imposes New Requirements on Pay Data, Sick Leave

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:40:55 EDT

The Obama administration on Thursday completed new requirements on business to provide employee pay data by gender and race and for federal contractors to offer paid sick days.

Ban Business Dinners and Seven More Career Tips From Top CEOs

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:49:14 EDT

General Motors’ Mary Barra and JPMorgan’s James Dimon shared stories from their own careers and talked frankly about how things work in their own businesses at a Women in the Workplace event in New York Tuesday night.

Some CEOs Retain Jobs After Mergers

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:17:23 EDT

More U.S. businesses are bolstering efforts to retain top executives of acquired concerns because unwanted exits can doom a takeover.

Varying Sick-Leave Laws Vex Some Employers

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:03:17 EDT

Across the country, new laws are requiring paid sick leave for more workers, but employers are having a hard time keeping up with regulations that differ in each jurisdiction.