More than ever, a CEO is a brand unto him or herself; a brand that undoubtedly melds with the image of the company itself. If the two don't mesh, it can spell disaster.
FORTUNE -- Mozilla received an ugly reminder last week that the CEO title might as well be swapped with CBO -- chief brand officer.
Here's a recap: Shortly after taking over as CEO of Mozilla, the open-source computing company known for its MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Apr 9, 2014 3:42 PM ET
About two-thirds of employers say they plan to hire more helpers this summer, and pay is rising, too. For once, first-time job seekers have an edge.
FORTUNE -- Putting some cash aside for college is looking easier this year than it has for quite a while, according to a new nationwide survey by hourly job site Snagajob.
Seventy-eight percent of employers expect to bring on board as many or more seasonal workers than MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Apr 9, 2014 12:12 PM ET
A growing number of managers have come to the conclusion that paying more pays off -- especially for larger and more complex projects.
By Vickie Elmer
FORTUNE -- For years, companies looking to outsource labor have opted for the lowest bidders, seeking freelancers and independent contractors in India, Vietnam, and other low-wage countries via matchmaker websites and local recruiters. One site even promised all projects would cost $5 or less as the race intensified to control MOREApr 9, 2014 11:46 AM ET
Divorce is never easy. Throw in a jointly-run business and the breakup could get messier. A legal pro offers his best advice.
By Brandon Southward
FORTUNE -- Here's one good reason to heed the old adage about not mixing business with pleasure: When spouses who happen to be business partners--and there are a lot of them; 3.7 million businesses according to most recent U.S. Census data--divorce, the drama and emotion of the MOREApr 9, 2014 6:28 AM ET
We are, apparently, victims of America's rugged individual ideals. And a little more transparency could go a long way for pay equity.
FORTUNE -- On Tuesday, President Barack Obama signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from retaliating against employees who talk openly about their compensation.
Perhaps the order strikes you as pointless. Regardless of corporate policy, very few of us gab about how much money we earn with co-workers, or with friends and family, MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Apr 8, 2014 3:05 PM ET
Few Americans today think they have the kind of abundance of free time that futurists predicted.
By Laura Vanderkam
FORTUNE -- It seemed like simple math. In the decades after World War II, American workers were becoming ever more productive. With technology reducing the need for manual labor and better-skilled workers producing more in less time, many assumed workweeks would fall to 24 hours, if not lower. People in MOREApr 8, 2014 1:40 PM ET
Fortune.com selects the most compelling short essays, anecdotes, and author interviews from "250 Words," a site developed by Simon & Schuster to explore the best new business books—wherever they may be published.
FORTUNE -- For this installment, 250 Words' Sam McNerney sits down with the influential and incendiary libertarian author Charles Murray. Murray's 1984 book Losing Ground helped shape welfare reform under President Bill Clinton, and his 1994 release, The Bell Curve, ignited national outrage MOREApr 8, 2014 5:00 AM ET
Corporate responsibility may not lead to bigger profits, but it's still essential.
By Christine Bader
FORTUNE -- In her testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives this week, General Motors chief executive Mary Barra uttered a point that was music to the ears of everyone who has ever pushed for safer and more sustainable practices inside a big company.
"If it's a safety issue, there should not be a business case calculated,'' Barra MOREApr 4, 2014 3:19 PM ET
Diversity alone probably won't spark innovation. To avoid the same old groupthink, draw cultural differences out so you can put them to work. Here's how.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I work for a consumer-goods company that has made a serious effort to hire and promote smart people with a wide range of different backgrounds and ethnicities, since our customer base is getting more diverse all the time. Great, but I MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Apr 4, 2014 11:54 AM ET
Upscale beauty products are beating drugstore brands.
FORTUNE -- If you're not aware already, we're living in a new retail world, where there isn't so much one large consumer base, but two divided by economic status. The well-off are buying bigtime, the worse-off are just trying to survive.
The bifurcation trend is present in apparel and home appliances, and it's holding true in the land of lipstick, mascara, and moisturizer too. When MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Apr 4, 2014 7:41 AM ET
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