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?
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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 »
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: 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 »
Description: While private sector employees take 6.4 days of sick leave annually on an average, public sector employees take 10.6 days of sick leave annually. A study finds that the most important determinant of sick leave use is not whether you are exposed to injury or illness in your workplace but whether you are in… Read more »
Description: Bombardier will cut 1750 jobs. They cite international problems in Russia and China as major reasons for these cuts. A major burden of these job cuts will be felt at Bombardier’s Montreal office, where 1000 employees will be laid off. Source: CBC Date: May 14, 2015 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2667229488/ Questions for Discussion: 1…. Read more »
Description: With support from CEO Doug McMillon, Wal-Mart has initiated a pay increase for its employees. Wal-Mart intends to spend $1 billion to support this pay increase, which will include increasing hourly pay to at least $9 by April and $10 by next February. Source: Business News Network Date: February 20, 2015 Link: http://www.bnn.ca/News/2015/2/20/How-Wal-Marts-CEO-came-to-support-a-1-Billion-pay-increase.aspx Questions… Read more »
Description: The wage gap is still large for women employees in the finance sector. According to data collected by Bloomberg Business last year, women who graduated from business schools earned an average of US$21,872 less than male MBAs. Source: Financial Post Date: January 30, 2015 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/2015/01/30/same-job-same-performance-same-experience-same-degree-women-still-make-less-in-finance/ Questions for Discussion: Why is there still a… Read more »
Description: Air Canada, in line with other airlines such as WestJet, are going ahead with a policy of one flight attendant per 50 passengers. The Canadian Union of Public Employees, with more than 7,000 Air Canada flight attendants, has challenged this decision at the Federal court. Source: BNN Date: August 08, 2014 Link:http://www.bnn.ca/News/2014/8/8/Union-challenges-Air-Canadas-move-to-fewer-flight-attendants.aspx Questions for Discussion:… Read more »
Description: There are conflicting reports on whether Canada faces a skill shortage. While the Canadian government insists that there is severe shortage of skilled people in Canada, a recent TD report rebuffs that claim. Source: CBC Date: Oct. 22, 2013 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2413451599/?page=2 Questions for Discussion: Do you agree with the government or the TD… Read more »