Description: Pay will increase from 45 to Over 48K Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Oct 12, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2e7TJxD Questions for Discussions: Why do you think Walmart has increased pay for managers ahead of legislation? Do you think Walmart managers receiving the pay increase feel better about their compensation package and are now more… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Individual Behavior
Description: Advice from Clique Media Group CEO Katherine Power Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Sep 22, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2cW0YrW Questions for Discussions: Summarize the advice presented to women in this report by Katherine Power. How might her suggestions possibly cause problems with coworkers or managers?
Description: He comes from a family of achievers Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Sep 22, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2cWzhzq Questions for discussion: How did Joel Gay answer the question? What do you think of his response? How does he compare to the textbook description of an entrepreneur?
Description: IBM is entering new businesses to stay competitive. However, it is trying break away from its past by changing the way it thinks about innovation. Changing culture is extremely difficult in large companies like IBM, which houses more than 370,000 employees. Source: New York Times Date: November 14, 2015 Text Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/15/business/ibms-design-centered-strategy-to-set-free-the-squares.html?ref=business Questions for… Read more »
Description: In a decision that came as a shock to most economists, the Bank of Canada cut its rate on overnight loans by a quarter point to 0.75%. Canada was the first among the Group Seven countries to cut its interest rate. Source: CBC Date: January 21, 2015 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2649342059/ Questions for Discussion: Discuss… Read more »
Description: Sears Canada CEO, Douglas Campbell, resigned after only spending one year at the top position. He cited family reasons for his resignation. This aggravates the already precarious situation Sears finds itself in – for the last eight years, its sales have continued to decline. Source: Financial Post Date: September 25, 2014 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/2014/09/25/sears-canada-ceo-douglas-campbell-resigns-after-one-year-in-the-job/ Questions… Read more »
Description: Technology has made it easier for people to tip. Starbucks will soon allow customers to leave a tip using a mobile app. It is almost impossible today for customers to forget to tip. Source: CBC Date: March 13, 2014 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2441753660/ Questions for Discussion: According to Bruce Sellery, what is “Guilt Tipping”? How has… Read more »
Description: The TSX saw its largest one day fall in the last seven months—it fell 215.21 points on Friday Jan. 24. Investors seem to be worried about the growth prospects of the emerging markets and the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to scale back its stimulus program. Source: BNN Date: Jan 24, 2014 Link: http://www.bnn.ca/News/2014/1/24/TSX-tumbles-as-emerging-market-fears-grip-investors.aspx Questions… Read more »
Description: A recent U.S. report finds that CEO turnover at U.S. companies is at its highest in the last three years with nearly 128 CEOs announcing their departures in the month of July alone. This represented a 54% increase over the same time last year. Source: Financial Post Date: August 7, 2013 Text Link: http://business.financialpost.com/2013/08/07/ceo-turnover-highest-in-three-years-says-report/… Read more »
In a recent survey, more than 66% of the Canadians mentioned that they will continue to work beyond the age of 66. Sun Life Financial—Canada’s third largest insurance company—attributes these results to current economic volatility, increasing consumer debts, rising health case cots, longer life expectancy and lack of planning. Governments are also encouraging late retirements… Read more »