The New Headache for Bosses: Employees Aren’t Quitting

Just last year, companies were struggling to keep staff. Now, they say not enough people are leaving their jobs. By Chip Cutter Nov. 6, 2023 The white-collar labor market is softening to a point that companies are encountering an issue that would have been unthinkable in the era known as the Great Resignation. These days,Read More

Workers Are Doing Less Work for the Same Pay

Employers are offering more paid time off in a strong labor market. Employees are using it. By Jeffrey Sparshott Oct. 30, 2023 5:30 am ET Americans are increasingly getting paid for not doing work. Growth in paid-time off—including family leave, sick leave and vacation—is widening the gap between the number of hours for which workersRead More

You’ve Never Had It So Good. That’s Why You’re Stuck.

The low interest rates and high salaries of recent years have people staying put; part of the American dream slips away By Joe Pinsker and Callum Borchers Oct. 13, 2023 5:30 am ET Across the country, people want to find better jobs, bigger homes and even nicer gyms. But making any of those leaps rightRead More

Time to Let Young Leaders Take Control

The management style of the next generation -- leading with the heart -- is the key to future success says Bill George, former CEO of Medtronic. No more waiting. It’s time for current leaders to move the next generation of leaders to their rightful place. A bold statement perhaps, but Bill George, the former CEORead More

Job Market Cools but Is Far From Freezing

The pace of hiring is slowing, but employers would rather hang onto their workers than lay them off By Justin Lahart Follow Aug. 29, 2023, 12:27 pm ET The heady demand for workers that the pandemic kicked off is subsiding. But even as worries about the economy persists, employers are in no rush to startRead More

‘Reservation Wage’ Reaches New High

The base salary level that American workers demand before accepting a new job rose to a new high this year, due to persistent inflation. The New York Federal Reserve reported in its July employment survey on Aug. 21 that the average “reservation wage,” or the minimum acceptable wage that workers will take to switch jobs,Read More

Pay for New Hires Is Shriveling

After years of salary increases, businesses across the economy say they’re reducing starting salaries for recruits By Te-Ping Chen Aug. 21, 2023 9:00 pm ET ) Pay for new hires is starting to shrivel after years of hefty salary bumps, requiring workers to reset what financial gains to expect from switching to a new job.Read More

The Hottest New Office Is the Gym

Working out or just working? More gyms are encouraging remote-working members to stay all day and do both By Anne Marie Chaker Aug. 15, 2023 9:00 pm ET Jessica DiGiovanna starts her Mondays at 6:30 a.m. with squats, dead lifts and lunges at her local Life Time gym. Afterward, she showers, gets dressed—and stays, workingRead More

How to Rally the Troops at Work When They’re Older (and Maybe Wiser) Than You

Generations are colliding at the office—and in the corporate hierarchy ILLUSTRATION BY ROB DOBI FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By Rachel Feintzeig Aug. 20, 2023 9:00 pm ET Congrats, you’re the boss. The only problem is your team knows more than you. “You could be my granddaughter,” Jasmine T. Clarke, a 43-year-old program manager inRead More

How to Spot and Support First-Generation College Talent

May 31, 2023 First-generation college graduates can lag behind their peers in educational and professional outcomes, despite comparable skills. Ryan Secard First-generation college graduates—that is, people who are the first in their close or extended family to graduate from college—can fly under the radar during recruitment. Despite having suitable skills to enter the workforce onRead More