How Rosalind Brewer, Starbucks’ First Woman COO, Got the Job

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Description: Rosalind Brewer’s first step toward the COO job at Starbucks(SBUX, -1.55%) happened completely by chance. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Sep 07, 2017 Link: http://fortune.com/2017/09/07/rosalind-brewer-starbucks-coo/ Questions for discussion: Why is Rosalind Brewer a good choice for this job? What does the article say about corporate cultures for executive development?

The Retailers With The Happiest Employees

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Description: With Black Friday almost here, some shoppers have already mapped their store-by-store plan of attack. But customer service can make or break a shopping experience, and the best retail salespeople are often the happiest. Source: Forbes.com Date: Nov 23, 2016 Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffkauflin/2016/11/24/the-retailers-with-the-happiest-employees/#11d6c26dfd00 Questions for Discussions: What do you think of the research methodology used… Read more »

New Item on the College Admission Checklist: LinkedIn Profile

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Description: Applying for admission to many American colleges already has high school students jumping through hoops. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 05, 2016 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/06/technology/new-item-on-the-college-admission-checklist-linkedin-profile.html?ref=business Questions for Discussions: What does this report say about how businesses use LinkedIn and other social media for recruitment? What should job searchers do to optimize their LinkedIn profile?

This Is What a Company That Is ‘Leading With Purpose’ Looks Like

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Description: At the core of the concept of “Leading With Purpose” is meeting a need that makes the world a better place. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Oct 20, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2dDiC7c Questions for discussion: What does the concept “leading with purpose” mean to these executives? Do you think most companies subscribe to this… Read more »

The subtle discrimination facing job-seeking seniors

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Description: Sharlene Massie, CEO of About Staffing, joins BNN’s Catherine Murray for a look at what’s driving the growing number of seniors looking for jobs to supplement their pension incomes, and how seniors can overcome discrimination they may face in seeking these jobs. Source: BNN.com – video report Date: Oct 07, 2016 Link: http://www.bnn.ca/video/the-subtle-discrimination-facing-job-seeking-seniors~968111 Questions… Read more »

No, Robots Won’t Take All of Our Jobs

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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?

Chipotle to hire 5,000 workers in one-day spree

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Description: The company, which has struggled in recent months with an E. coli outbreak and a lawsuit accusing it of mistreating workers, plans to offer jobs to 5,000 people across the country on Sept. 28. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Sep 14, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/14/news/companies/chipotle-jobs-hiring/index.html?iid=hp-stack-dom Questions for Discussions: Summarize what has happened at the… Read more »

Every employee at a energy company to get US$100,000 bonus

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Description: Hilcorp Energy Co., a Houston based private oil exploration company, is awarding nearly 1,400 of its employees a bonus of $100,000 after it met its five-year goals. Source: Financial Post Date: December 10, 2015 Text Link: http://business.financialpost.com/executive/careers/this-houston-energy-company-is-giving-every-one-of-its-1400-employees-a-us100000-bonus Questions for Discussion: Is the bonus too extravagant? Would you prefer to work in a similar company where… Read more »