LEADERSHIP

The new corporate swag: Branded masks, sanitizer spray bottles and Zoom vanity light rings

For businesses such as Lemonade, whose executives appeared in branded masks for their IPO, it’s a chance to demonstrate their socially conscious identity

By Jena McGregorJuly 2, 2020

WeWork proposes post-coronavirus changes to shared-office layouts

The plan calls for “buffer seating," sanitizer stations in common rooms and one-way hallway traffic patterns to avoid “bottlenecks”

By Jena McGregorApril 9, 2020

The companies that are pledging not to lay off workers amid the coronavirus unemployment crisis

A record 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. But some companies pledged to hold off on job cuts, and are offering workers a financial cushion.

By Jena McGregorApril 2, 2020

Employers are adding high-tech solutions to solve a low-tech problem: Getting more sleep

Some employers are shifting from simply talking about better sleep — or giving employees tools to track it — to helping them with what to do about it.

By Jena McGregorFebruary 14, 2020

Oscar-winning ‘Hair Love’ director calls attention to efforts to ban race-based hair discrimination

The CROWN Act, banning race-based discrimination hair discrimination, is being considered or has become law in at least 25 states.

By Jena McGregorFebruary 10, 2020

Goldman Sachs CEO says it won’t take a company public without diversity on its board

The new policy starts this summer, and will increase to two directors in 2021.

By Jena McGregorJanuary 23, 2020

Delta workers to receive profit-sharing payouts worth 2 months’ pay

Employees are set to receive $1.6 billion in cash payouts, Delta's largest employee profit-sharing pool on record and one that handily tops what many other companies offer their employees

By Jena McGregorJanuary 21, 2020

The shock of unemployment may push men into jobs traditionally held by women, study shows

One particular factor — the loss of a job — pushed some men into taking jobs in female-dominated industries, such as nursing.

By Jena McGregorJanuary 15, 2020

New Jersey could soon become the nation’s first state to mandate severance for employees in mass layoffs

New Jersey's "Toys R Us bill," which passed Monday, requires larger employers to give one week of pay per year of service and a longer period of notice.

By Jena McGregorJanuary 13, 2020

New Boeing CEO’s epic to-do list: Restart 737 Max production. Repair FAA links. And fix a culture where supervisors were called ‘monkeys.’

The trove of internal Boeing documents -- that included discussions of manipulating regulators — add to the challenges stacking up for the aircraft maker's new CEO

By Jena McGregorJanuary 10, 2020

First there was ‘diversity.’ Then ‘inclusion.’ Now HR wants everyone to feel like they ‘belong.’

The latest lingo — which appears most prevalent among Silicon Valley companies — reflects millennial and Gen Z employees’ expectations about work, diversity experts say, as well as the impression that other terms aren’t going far enough.

By Jena McGregorDecember 30, 2019

Intel has publicly revealed pay data showing most top executives are white men

Chipmaker says it hopes other companies will do the same — but so far they are hanging back.

By Jena McGregorDecember 11, 2019

In overworked Japan, Microsoft tested a four-day workweek. Productivity soared 40 percent.

It is the latest example of a growing global movement to experiment with the concept of a four-day workweek.

By Jena McGregorNovember 4, 2019

Adam Neumann’s billion-dollar exit package from WeWork is a lesson in giving founders too much control

Despite its stunning collapse, the company’s unorthodox and charismatic founder and former CEO, Adam Neumann, could still walk away with up to $1.2 billion.

By Jena McGregorOctober 24, 2019

New York City comptroller pushes 56 companies to commit to diversity and adopt the NFL’s Rooney Rule

About two dozen of the 56 companies on Stringer's list appear to have no minorities on their board.

By Jena McGregorOctober 11, 2019

More states are trying to protect black employees who want to wear natural hairstyles at work

It's still legal in most states to ban natural hair styles like braids or dreadlocks. But several state legislators -- and a coalition of civil rights groups -- are trying to change that

By Jena McGregorSeptember 19, 2019

An Obama-era rule to collect worker pay data is headed for the chopping block

A controversial collection of pay data by employers — supported by equal pay activists but opposed by many employers — could soon be curtailed.

By Jena McGregorSeptember 13, 2019

‘We blew it’: Forbes named 99 men and only one woman on its list of ‘most innovative leaders’

A Twitterstorm erupted after the list, developed by business professors and published by Forbes, included only one woman. Forbes has created a task force in response.

By Jena McGregorSeptember 10, 2019

What to watch for now that CEOs have rewritten the purpose of the corporation

The Business Roundtable has abandoned shareholder primacy and embraced stakeholder capitalism.

By Jena McGregorAugust 21, 2019

Group of top CEOs says maximizing shareholder profits no longer can be the primary goal of corporations

The new statement, released Monday by the Business Roundtable -- whose members are CEOs of America’s largest companies -- suggests balancing the needs of a company’s various constituencies and comes at a time of widening income inequality, rising expectations for corporate behavior and proposals from Democratic lawmakers that aim to restructure American capitalism.

By Jena McGregorAugust 19, 2019