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Making Sure Boss Is the Right Fit

A poor cultural fit is the primary reason top managers fail. Industry experts says job candidates as well as recruiters need to step up the diligence in the hiring phase.

The New ABCs of Business

The Saturday Essay: From administrative assistants (the real office power brokers) to enemies (the product of success) to 'reply all' (why you may be fired one day), Stanley Bing offers a modern glossary for workplace survival.

Less Bleak Outlook for Law Grads

Employment prospects for law-school graduates are less bleak than in past years, according to new data, but the job market is also showing few signs of improvement.

Companies Say No to Having an HR Department

Companies pursuing flat management structures and more accountability for employees are deciding to do without a human-resources department, finding other ways to manage hiring, firing and benefits.

Nonprofit Brings Golf to the Disabled

After a severe illness, a lifelong golfer is on a quest to share his discovery of 'adaptive golf' with others.

Where Have All the Workers Gone?

Essay: The U.S. unemployment rate is down, but rising numbers of Americans have dropped out of the labor force entirely. The problem is more than just cyclical, writes Glenn Hubbard.

How to Start Your Own B&B: Plan

It took Selena Einwechter 10 years, but when her Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill finally opened, her intensive preparations proved worth the effort.

M.B.A. Students Wait for Perfect Job

Second-year M.B.A. students are holding out for the perfect job, even if that means rejecting safe-bet offers and graduating into unemployment.

Why China Doesn't Export World-Class CEOs

The People's Money: The appointment of India-born Satya Nadella as Microsoft's CEO has caused a bit of a stir in China, where people are questioning why Indians but not Chinese are getting top jobs in the U.S.

A Harvard Study Spices a Bollywood Romance

Work of Harvard professor Stefan Thomke plays a role in 'The Lunchbox,' an acclaimed Indian romantic comedy.

The Hottest Corporate Fad: Pay CEOs to Find Successors

Boards of companies such as Intel, EMC, Avnet and Terex are paying chief executives extra to work on succession planning.

How Autism Can Help You Land a Job

Some employers are viewing autism as an asset and not a deficiency in the workplace. SAP, for instance, believes features of autism may make some better at certain jobs.

Walking Tours of the Windy City

How a retired teacher turned something he enjoyed doing as a volunteer into the largest privately owned walking-tour company in Chicago.

Northwestern Football Team Can Unionize

Northwestern University football players receiving athletic scholarships are employees and therefore can unionize, according to a landmark ruling by a National Labor Relations Board regional director.

Why Likability Matters More at Work

As social networks and videoconferencing grow, the ability to come across as likable is shaping how people are sized up and treated by bosses and co-workers

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