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Women More Likely To Shun Business Careers As 'Evil'

Women More Likely To Shun Business Careers As 'Evil'

There's been much debate as to why women only make up just 4.2 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. Is it discrimination? The high-pressure atmosphere? Women's failure to "lean in"? A new study suggests another possible explanation: business can be dirty work, and women would rather stay clean. Past research has found... Read More »

Companies With A Conscience Are 10 Times More Profitable

Companies With A Conscience Are 10 Times More Profitable

AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Deborah CannonJohn Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods, speaks during a session titled "Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business" at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin on Sunday, March 10, 2013. If you had told me, when I was attending college during the... Read More »

Bad Bosses: How Inept Execs Got Away With Mismanagement And Scandal In 2012

Bad Bosses: How Inept Execs Got Away With Mismanagement And Scandal In 2012

Companies lay off vast numbers of workers with such regularity that you may not have noticed the announcement. Last week Citigroup Inc. said it would lay off 11,000 workers worldwide, citing a need to reduce expenses. Yet, at the same time, Citi revealed it gave top execs hefty "incentive awards," including... Read More »

Another Reason Why It's Good To Be The Boss

Another Reason Why It's Good To Be The Boss

Back during the whole Marissa-Mayer-is-pregnant dust-up this summer, I mentioned that being the CEO is actually a great job for the mom of small kids. If you're late to a 9 a.m. meeting, people will wait for you. If you don't want to work from 5:30-8 p.m., people will take your calls at 8:30. They fly to see... Read More »

Female Execs Horrified By Former GE CEO's Comments

Female Execs Horrified By Former GE CEO's Comments

Is Jack Welch, the former General Electric CEO, a timeless seer or an out-of-date warhorse? The Wall Street Journal recently posed that question, but the the answer is simple: He's an out-of-date warhorse. The occasion for the question was a Journal-sponsored conference on Women in the Economy. Welch doesn't... Read More »

When CEOs Act 'Immorally': Should Employers Butt Out?

When CEOs Act 'Immorally': Should Employers Butt Out?

By Jennifer Booton Spurred by technological innovation that is causing even the most sacred private activities to potentially be blown into the spotlight, the once-rigid line between the personal and professional lives of workers is becoming increasingly blurred. While it may be easy to comprehend how the... Read More »

Survey: 20 Percent of Workers Have No Clue What CEO Looks Like

Survey: 20 Percent of Workers Have No Clue What CEO Looks Like

Some high-profile companies -- Facebook, for example -- have such highly visible CEOs that you don't have to work there to know who runs the place. But if you couldn't pick your own CEO out of a line up, don't worry, because you're not alone. Read More »

America's Most Overpaid CEOs

America's Most Overpaid CEOs

It's that time of year again, when proxies are released and many business publications run lists of the highest paid CEOs at America's large public companies. The compensation figures are extraordinarily high, sometimes ranging into the tens of millions of dollars. At 24/7 Wall St., we wanted to see whether... Read More »

Survey: CEOs Expect Hiring, Spending to Grow

Survey: CEOs Expect Hiring, Spending to Grow

NEW YORK -- More than half of the chief executives of large U.S. companies say they expect to spend and hire more over the next six months despite slower economic growth. The Business Roundtable says 51 percent of CEOs polled expect to increase hiring. Last quarter's level of 52 percent had been the highest... Read More »

Bosses Now Wooing Some Employees, Rather Than Vice-Versa

Bosses Now Wooing Some Employees, Rather Than Vice-Versa

With about five applicants for every job opening in the United States, it's nice to know that in some fields, employers are actually competing for employees -- wooing them with all the fervor of a smitten suitor. In fact, a new report released by PwC US called "Growth Reimagined: The Talent Race Is Back On,"... Read More »

What You Don't Know About Your CEO

What You Don't Know About Your CEO

How accurate is this description of your company's CEO: He's 55 years old, went to an Ivy League School or the University of Wisconsin for an undergraduate degree and majored in engineering. Oh and of course, he's a white male. According to research done by SpencerStuart, those are some of the most common... Read More »

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