Rejecting employee requests without being hated

What are the best management strategies of disapproving the workers’ requests without creating bitterness? It appears that there are many people, majority of whom...

Wage hikes in China bring some jobs and factories back to Japan

WHILE there is no end in sight to off-shoring by Japanese companies, signs are emerging that surging wages in China are encouraging at least some...

Macron gains support in bid to revamp EU’s cheap-labor rules

FRENCH PRESIDENT Emmanuel Macron picked up support in his bid to overhaul European Union rules on cheap labor in the first leg of a...

In Lebanon, salt producers fear craft is drying up

AT 93, Elias al-Najjar has spent half a century harvesting salt by hand from ponds on Lebanon’s Mediterranean shore, but he and his colleagues...

Looks like hiring more women bosses really does pay dividends

YOU DIDN’T SEE this in the Google e-mail. Supporters of gender diversity in the workplace — in particular boosting the number of women managers —...

Six strategies to manage uncooperative workers

Many of our people managers appear not to be convincing when they talk to the workers despite a good number of our proactive two-way...

Former teller Duke named top woman in US bank industry

BETSY DUKE was working in a Virginia Beach dinner theater in the mid-1970s, struggling to make ends meet, when she applied for a job...

Australia adds more jobs than forecast

AUSTRALIA added more jobs than forecast in July, even as a burst of full-time hiring came to an end, setting up a mixed picture...

Why CEOs spurned Trump’s business councils, in their own words

PRESIDENT Donald Trump disbanded his two business advisory councils Wednesday as chief executive officers staged an exodus to protest his response to a white-supremacist...

Seven questions you should ask before accepting a job offer

I was interviewed by an HR manager for a vacant managerial post in a medium-sized corporation. She was amiable and appeared to be very...

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