Description: Some things will always require a human touch Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Sep 29, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2ddbPBp Questions for Discussions: How will robotics change the work environment, according to this report? What does this trend mean for Human Resource Management?
Posts Tagged: Corporate Social Responsibility (pp104-105)
Description: It all starts with that first email Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Sep 14, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2cY6UCc Questions for Discussions: Summarize the advice presented to women in this report. Do you think the ideas would be different for men?
Description: Chipotle’s problems continue to grow. After an outbreak of E.coli and norovirus at its restaurants, the public health department for Seattle closed down one of its restaurants in Seattle for food-safety violations. Source: Financial Post Date: December 11, 2015 Text Link: http://business.financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/chipotle-restaurant-shut-down-in-seattle-for-food-safety-violations-adding-to-woes-after-e-coli-outbreak Questions for Discussion: In your view, how will customers react to these concerns?… Read more »
Description: After a drawn out battle, Samsung is finally paying Apple $548 million for infringing Apple patents and copying the look of the iPhone. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: December 04, 2015 Text Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/tech-news/samsung-to-finally-pay-apple-548-million-in-patent-dispute/article27602973/ Questions for Discussion: Will this payout have any impact on Samsung’s sales? Will the realization that Samsung copied the… Read more »
Description: Tesla is recalling all its 90,000 Model S sedans worldwide after a customer reported that her seat belt became disconnected. This is the largest recall by Tesla yet. Interestingly, the recall was made after only one complaint. Source: CBC Date: November 20, 2015 Text Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/tesla-recalls-all-model-s-sedans-to-fix-seatbelt-defect-1.3328058 Questions for Discussion: Will this recall affect Tesla’s… Read more »
Description: Volkswagen represents an interesting case. It spent $77 million advertising its clean and environmentally friendly diesel engine in the American market, while its engineers were rigging these engines with software that tricked emission tests – a case of “greenwashing” the consumers. Source: The New York Times Date: October 17, 2015 Text Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/18/business/energy-environment/social-responsibility-that-rubs-right-off.html?ref=business&_r=0 Questions… Read more »
Description: Many large corporations offshore their money in tax havens to avoid paying taxes in their country. Large accounting and consulting firms often help wealthy clients to hide their money in tax havens. Source: CBC Date: October 6, 2015 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2676746358/?page=2 Questions for Discussion: What are tax havens and how do they work? Is… Read more »
Description: Volkswagen (VW) may have landed itself in a crisis that is unprecedented in modern memory. Their act of installing a device to mislead regulators will surely result in a massive number of litigations. Source: CBC Date: September 22, 2015 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2675990932/?page=2 Questions for Discussion: Explain the sequence of events that led to VW’s crisis?… Read more »
Description: McDonald’s is leading the way to assemble corporations to raise money to ease the migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East. McDonald’s will hope that this move will show its customers that it’s a responsible world citizen. Source: The New York Times Date: September 20, 2015 Text Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/21/business/media/mcdonalds-leads-corporate-effort-to-publicize-migrants-plight.html?ref=business&_r=0 Questions for Discussion: Should… Read more »
Description: Consumers do not want to see price increases in grocery stores – So how do companies increase their prices without annoying the consumers? Instead of increasing price, companies reduce the size of the item without reducing the price or the packaging. Source: CBC Date: March 20, 2015 Video and Text Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2659792798/ Questions for… Read more »