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 »

Forewarned is forearmed: Train all management to handle harassment issues

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Description: “One is never too old to yearn” goes the charming Italian proverb — as long as you keep such thoughts concealed. In today’s workplace, open unrequited love is a recipe for a rapid descent into unemployment. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Dec 01, 2017 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/executive/careers/1128-biz-hl-levitt-wkpld Questions for discussion: Summarize the advice presented to companies and… Read more »

Matt Lauer Is Reportedly Seeking a $30 Million Golden Parachute

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Description: Matt Lauer’s lawyers are reportedly trying to ensure that the disgraced former Todayshow host walks away from his NBC gig with a hefty sum. Source: Fortune.com Date: Dec 01, 2017 Link: http://fortune.com/2017/12/01/matt-lauer-30-million-payout/ Questions for discussion: What are the issues facing NBC and Matt Lauer as they deal with his firing? How should management structure contracts… Read more »

Opinion: Matt Lauer is a litmus test for every workplace

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Description: Executives and employees need to be on the same page about a company’s ethics and image Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Dec 01, 2017 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/matt-lauer-is-a-litmus-test-for-every-workplace-2017-12-01 Questions for discussion: What does the report suggest to management and employees about setting policies on ethical behaviors? What other thoughts do you have on setting policies?

How Often Do Consumers Intentionally Click Mobile Ads?

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Description: A new survey found that most consumers say they rarely or never mean to click on ads served up on their phones. Source: eMarketer.com Date: Nov 28, 2017 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/b23d8933-4f9b-4850-a9cd-71d3005c6f23?ecid=NL1009 Questions for discussion: What does the report suggest about the efficacy of mobile adversiting? How would you explain the data? What advice would you… Read more »

The Hidden Victim of Sexual Harassment: Women’s Careers

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Description: Yet another industry titan tumbled from his perch on Wednesday as NBC announced the firing of star Today Show host Matt Lauer for alleged “inappropriate sexual behavior.” Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Nov 30, 2017 Link: http://fortune.com/2017/11/30/matt-lauer-fired-sexual-harassment-jobs/ Questions for discussion: What does the report suggest may be a consequence of the recent scandals? Do you agree with… Read more »

Wendy’s loses in burger wars

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Description: Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Nov 08, 2017 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/08/investing/wendys-earnings-burgers-mcdonalds-burger-king/index.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about Wendy’s competitive performance? Why is Wendy’s losing the burger wars? What can management do to better compete?

‘We absolutely have a problem’: Canada’s tech sector gender gap

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Description: Canadian technology companies may be breaking new ground as innovators, but a landmark study published on Wednesday finds the sector is behind the times when it comes to finding a place for women in senior roles. Source: GlobeandMail.com Date: Oct 20, 2017 Link: https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/technology/we-absolutely-have-a-problem-canadas-tech-sector-gender-gap/article36789423/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com& Questions for discussion: Summarize the findings presented in this report?… Read more »