The plight of the unpaid intern is improving. Not because businesses are paying more for summer helpers, but because colleges are picking up part of the tab.
Once relegated to the basement, the information-technology department has ascended into more forward roles throughout the workplace. But close working relationships with other departments hasn't always been easy.
Companies are looking more closely at managers' backgrounds, so beware: those skeletons in your closet could haunt your job prospects.
More companies, including Yahoo and Bank of America, are offering more generous paternity leave, but few fathers dare to take the full benefit, fearing a loss of status at work.
Internship season is under way, and unless business students are already spending the summer with their dream employer, a full-time offer may be out of reach.
Who's going to fill all the high-skilled jobs that a manufacturing resurgence requires? That's the question companies and governments are trying to answer.
Sensing growing demand for supply-chain expertise, more than a half-dozen universities have recently introduced undergraduate majors and M.B.A. concentrations dedicated to procurement and inventory management.
Stanford University lecturer Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen on Thursday will release online all of her teaching notes and syllabi, a move that she hopes will enable more schools to bring philanthropy education into their course catalogs.
It's a painful part of the job search process: rejected candidates want to understand why they didn't get hired, but employers, fearing discrimination complaints, keep silent.
The first day on the job is often the worst, but companies are turning to orientations that are more collegiate than corporate, with networking sessions and officewide scavenger hunts.
Even the CEO had to start somewhere: Tales of the first day on the job.
The Internet changed how people do their jobs. Now it's fueling a generation of freelancers.
My husband loves being a househusband. But it hasn't come without some pain.
Donating the professional skills they're trying to hone is a way for 20-somethings to do good for both their chosen causes and careers.
In the right context, cautious people may become daredevils, new research shows.
Personal aptitudes and attitudes like being a good listener and communicator strongly influence likability and workplace relationships.
As anyone who has had the misfortune to work for a micromanager knows, success only makes the manager worse. A few lessons from micromanagers through history.
Nearly every facet of corporate life has gone digital, so corporate boards are scrambling to recruit newcomers to advise on strategies for mobile devices and social media.
Daphne Koller, co-founder of online education provider Coursera, discusses where teachers fit into the model for massive, open, online classes.
Pierre Beaudoin, who took over plane and train maker Bombardier from his father in 2008, hopes the global company can hold true to its roots as a family-run operation
The right type of pressure can boost daily performance. Key ingredients in transforming the bad into good: taking more control and finding better support.
Companies are equipped to handle job fatigue among employees, but what happens when burnout hits the boss?
A handful of new facilities are targeting freelance workers who want to work in an office with colleagues and need child care.
B-school admissions officers are increasingly trying to assess applicants' EQ—or emotional intelligence quotient—to decide which would-be M.B.A. students could be tomorrow's business stars.
Firms are thinking up new ways to encourage interactions among employees, going so far as to squeeze workers into smaller spaces and install trivia games on elevators.
Redfin, a Seattle-based online real-estate brokerage, is Glenn Kelman's attempt to change how people buy homes. He says it is easier for a private company like his than a public one to take risks that promise a big payoff.
As professors themselves become bigger brands, firms are reaching out to the instructors directly instead of going through the schools.
Amazon's growing popularity among business-school students keeps Jennifer Boden, director of global university programs, busy. She speaks about assessing candidates and why M.B.A.s deserve their salaries.
As more classrooms roll out universal math and reading standards, critics are pressing officials to slow their implementation.
Colleges offer students access to exclusive job posting databases, alumni career networks, workshops, job fairs and individual counseling—even after then they have their diplomas in hand.
It is hard to hear the sound of your own voice. But that sound may affect others' impressions of you even more than what you say.
Annie's CEO John Foraker discusses the organic food company's IPO, going beyond the organic aisles and why people will pay extra for mac & cheese.
As Web traffic migrates to smartphones and tablets, employers are rushing to develop mobile versions of their career websites, though many companies aren't moving fast enough.
Comparing salaries among colleagues has long been a taboo of workplace chatter, but that is changing as Millennials—individuals born in the 1980s and 1990s—join the labor force.
As younger colleagues speak fluent Twitter, how old pros find ways to upgrade their skills and fight insecurity.
Senior managers who take on new roles in unfamiliar settings must simultaneously lead well and learn quickly.
Twitter is becoming the new job board, and it is also becoming the new résumé. Some recruiters are turning to the social network to post jobs, while job seekers are trying to summarize their CVs in 140 characters or six-second videos.
Specialized master's degrees in accounting, finance and other disciplines have found popularity among Chinese nationals seeking a competitive edge and U.S. experience.
The M.B.A. program at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology attained elite status quickly thanks in part to its proximity to China.
Office-furniture makers are racking up sales by persuading companies that newer, more-flexible office layouts can encourage collaboration and cut costs.
As veterans look to build lives beyond the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, those opting for a career in law now have a chance to attend three of the nation's elite private law schools without paying a dime in tuition.
While the Internet has made it easy to apply for work, career experts say that offline networking efforts to meet people and get introductions are a far more effective way to land jobs.
Growth and innovation come from daring ideas and calculated gambles, but boldness is getting harder to come by at some companies.
Goldcorp, the world's second-largest gold-mining firm, has outperformed competitors lately, but it faces mining's toughest environment in more than a decade.
Leaders of troubled companies increasingly are attempting to fix their company's culture along with its bottom line, taking steps aimed at improving collaboration and decision-making.
Quitting a big job after less than a year is a risky move—and inevitably ruffles some feathers. How to limit the career damage of a rapid exit.
Northwestern University School of Law is cutting the size of its incoming class by about 10%, citing declining applications and a "shakeout" in the job market.
Law schools lacking ABA accreditation put students under a tough job hurdle.
As Big Data becomes a fixture of office life, companies are turning to tracking devices to gather real-time information on how teams of employees work and interact.
After relying for years on assembly line-like interview schedules, career-services offices at some top schools are taking a personalized approach to the student job hunt.
Amid a brutal job market for graduates, college students are filling so-called bridge programs—which offer crash courses in business and presentation skills—to give them an edge.
Steve Salbu, dean of George Tech's Scheller College of Business, talks about maintaining a focus on technology and why he isn't rushing to offer an online degree.
Women report higher levels of work-related stress than men, along with the sense of being underappreciated and underpaid.
More employees are working from home at least one day a week—a trend that could lower companies' costs and boost productivity.
Yahoo's move to end work-from-home arrangements underscores tensions between workers' need for flexibility and their need for visibility.
Even without college credit, massive open online courses can serve as an introduction to a subject, supplement coursework or offer job retraining.
The online-education provider said 29 more schools have signed on to offer massive, open, online courses, dubbed MOOCs. The new partners nearly double the stable of schools providing instruction on Coursera's platform.
The big consulting firm is quietly reaching out to female employees who left some years ago—presumably to start families—to see whether they are ready to return.
Business travel is back to pre-recession levels, but road warriors can expect less legroom.
For senior managers, getting on the good side of a freshly hired CEO often requires deft adaptability—and perhaps even Machiavellian tactics.
U.S. and state officials are intensifying efforts to hold colleges accountable for what happens after graduation, a sign of frustration with sky-high tuition costs and student-loan debt.
Pharmacy-benefit manager Catamaran is growing at a pace that most companies would envy. But steering such an enterprise can create management headaches. CEO Mark A. Thierer discusses takeover prospects, the new health-care law and competitive pressures.
Companies know the hazards of workplace romance but still find it tricky to address. Some companies have tried to regulate the romantic sparks.
Hoping to prevent another Madoff-like scandal or insider-trading debacle, a group of schools is trying to generate support for more ethics teaching.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans between 45 and 60 plan to delay retirement, a steep increase from two years ago.
Mergers can open new opportunities for employees. Survival just takes some careful planning.
Along with pledging to lose weight or kick the coffee habit, why not resolve to be a better manager in 2013?