The huge job opportunity in Canadian tech (that no one is talking about)

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Description: The current innovation boom hasn’t just created outsized demand for IT pros, it’s created an equivalent demand for salespeople Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Apr 19, 2018 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/entrepreneur/the-huge-job-opportunity-in-canadian-tech-that-no-one-is-talking-about Questions for discussion: Summarize the sales training and hiring issues facing Canadian tech companies, according to Ryan Holmes. Do you agree with his solutions and recommendsations? What… Read more »

Jeff Bezos reveals Amazon has 100 million Prime members in letter to shareholders

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Description: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has released his latest annual shareholder letter. In the letter, Bezos stressed the importance of having high standards in running a business. By setting high standards, companies are able to live up to “ever-rising customer expectations,” he said. Source: CNBC.com Date: Apr 19, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/18/amazon-ceo-jeff-bezos-2018-shareholder-letter.html Questions for discussion: What does Jeff Bezos… Read more »

Air Canada flight staff graded on appearance, sexually harassed by management, union alleges

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Description: Airline says it has zero tolerance for harassment or discrimination Source: CBC.ca Date: Mar 28, 2018 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/air-canada-sexual-harassment-flight-attendants-cupe-1.4597640 Questions for discussion: Summarize the issues raised in this report. How should management and employees deal with complaints?

Rep. Walden: These are the issues we need Zuckerberg to address

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Description: Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) discusses what lawmakers want to hear from Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the data scandal as well as how, if at all, social media companies and data compilers should be regulated. Rep. Walden: These are the issues we need Zuckerberg to address from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report… Read more »

Lululemon CEO resigns after over 4 years at the helm

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Description: Vancouver-based apparel company says all employees must show ‘respect’ for each other Source: CBC.ca Date: Feb 05, 2018 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/lululemon-laurent-potdevin-resignation-1.4520956 Questions for discussion: Given the limited information available and the separation agreement in particular, do you think the board of directors has handled the situation properly? How do you think stakeholders such as customers,… Read more »

Women, it’s time to reach for those leadership roles

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Description: Oprah Winfrey, in her electrifying speech at the Golden Globes, said that things are changing. Source: Chicagotribune.com Date: Jan 22, 2018 Link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/inc/tca-women-it-s-time-to-reach-for-those-leadership-roles-20180122-story.html Questions for discussion: What does the writer say to women about leadership? Do you agree with her assessments and advice?

Flu season could cost employers $9 billion in productivity

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Description: Dr. William Schaffner, Vanderbilt School of Medicine, and Andy Challenger, of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, discuss how the flu affects the US economy and how people can avoid illness during a tough flu season. Flu season could cost employers $9 billion in productivity from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 19, 2018… Read more »

How coworkers’ random coffee dates transformed this company’s culture

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Description: Not knowing coworkers means coordination breaks down, information gaps develop, customers get a disjointed experience, and culture doesn’t get a chance to grow Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Jan 11, 2018 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/entrepreneur/0109-biz-rh-ryan-fpe Questions for discussion: What sort of benefits have derived from this program? Why do you suppose this program has been successful? What sort… Read more »

Older Canadians forgoing retirement, working through golden years, census shows

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Description: The latest census data show more and more Canadians are choosing to eschew the traditional retirement age, whether for their health, their finances or just for the fun of it Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Nov 29, 2017 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/retirement/older-canadians-forgoing-retirement-working-through-golden-years-census-2 Questions for discussion: Summarize the highlights in this report. What should HR managers do with this… Read more »

Vice Media Fires 3 Employees After Harassment Complaints

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Description: Vice Media fired three employees for behavior ranging from “verbal and sexual harassment to other behavior that is inconsistent with our policies, our values, and the way in which we believe colleagues should work together,” a company executive said in a memo to employees. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 02, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/business/media/vice-media-harassment-fires-three-employees.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=12&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for… Read more »