You don’t need to have dug a mine to run one, female leaders say

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Description: Eira Thomas has discovered diamonds in the far north, co-founded mining companies and sat on a dozen boards — including Canada’s most valuable energy company. So the 49-year-old was a little taken aback when an investor recently suggested she needed to hire an engineer as chief operating officer to back her up in the… Read more »

The Science Of Happiness, In Four Simple Work Habits

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Description: One happiness researcher believes we’re all capable of becoming happier in our jobs. It just takes a little bit of deliberate practice. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Apr 18, 2018 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/40554865/the-science-of-happiness-in-four-simple-work-habits?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=5&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=04162018 Questions for discussion: What do you think of the advice presented in this article? How can management help nurture the advice presented in very… Read more »

For many factory towns, white collar job loss hurts the most

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Description: With the abandoned smokestacks off the bay and ramshackle factories along 12th Street, it’s easy to pin the blame for this industrial city’s plight on the loss of manufacturing jobs to China and Mexico. Source: Star-Telegram.com Date: Mar 7, 2018 Link: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article203862089.html Questions for discussion: What does this report say about the complexity of… Read more »

Jerry Dias: We blew it on NAFTA

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Description: Jerry Dias: We blew it on NAFTA Source: FinancialPost.com – video report Date: Feb 01, 2018 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/video/1_tq7if0ru Questions for discussion: Summarize the strategic issues presented by Jerry Dias. What does this mean for labour relations in Canadian industries, particularly, the auto industry. How can Canadian auto industry firms respond to the situation?

Canada’s top CEOs earn 200 times an average worker’s salary: report

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Description: Average yearly compensation for top 100 CEOs is now $10.4 million Source: CBC.ca Date: Jan 02, 2018 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ceo-income-pay-canadian-worker-1.4462496 Questions for discussion: What are the arguments about fair compensation for employees of companies? Do you believe the top CEOs are fairly compensated? How might this report affect employee relations at Canadian firms? Should government… Read more »

Welcome to the machine: Why white-collar jobs are safe from AI — for now

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Description: Artificial intelligence can perform certain specific tasks far better than humans, but it still has a long way to go before it can replace humans Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Dec 28, 2017 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/technology/welcome-to-the-machine-why-white-collar-jobs-are-safe-from-ai-for-now Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points that managers should undersatnd about AI and how it is likley to affect business… 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 »

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 »

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 »