Jobless Claims Hit Record 22M Over Four Weeks
Weekly claims since the coronavirus shut down the economy now exceed the number of jobs added since the Great Recession.
Crisis Management: The Overlooked Leadership Skill
Here are five ways to rise up to the challenge of leading the troops while things are falling apart.
Pension Plans’ Struggles Continue Despite Big Investment Gains
While 2019 was a banner year for returns, low interest rates prevented plan sponsors from meaningfully improving their funded states.
Private Capital Aimed at Distressed Businesses in 2020
With a recession potentially looming, venture capital and private equity funds seek to pick up troubled assets from lenders on the cheap.
Globalization Recedes from Its Prior Dominance
Corporate executives believe that consumers will increasingly prefer locally or regionally produced products.
Pace of CEO Departures Spikes in 2018
The last time so many U.S. chief executives left their posts, the country was sliding into a historic recession.
A Recession Lesson for Working Capital Management
An analysis of automakers' changes to managing working capital after the Great Recession offers lessons for other industries ahead of the next downturn.
Can Corporate Culture Bridge the Talent Gap?
An HR leader explains how companies view the importance of culture in an era with historically low unemployment rates.
Productivity Growth Revised Upward to Zero
Despite the revision, productivity in the first quarter still showed the worst performance since the second quarter of last year.
Wage Gains Add to U.S. Labor Market Strength
Average hourly earnings increased at an annual pace of 2.8% in October — the fastest since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009.
Median Income Growth Hits Record in 2015
After the "long slog" since the Great Recession, "things are finally starting to improve for many American households,” an economist says.