Can pension plans keep up with longer lifespans?

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Can pension plans keep up with longer lifespans? Description: Canadians are living longer: a 60 year-old male is expected to live for another 27.3 years while a 60 year-old female is expected to live another 29.4 years. The longer lifespans put tremendous pressure pension on plans. Source: CBC Date: August 6, 2013 Video Link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2400127860/ Questions… Read more »

Female representation on corporate boards

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Description: Maureen Jensen, executive director of Ontario Security Commission (OSC) , discusses new provisions to increase female representation on corporate boards. Presently, corporate boards across Canada include only 14% females. The OSC is bringing in measures to increase gender diversity. Source: CBC Date: July 30 2013 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2398849816/?page=2 Questions for Discussion: What are some of… Read more »

Shakeup at Microsoft

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Description: Microsoft is restructuring its organization in the wake of increased competition from Google and Apple. Analyst Frank Gillett of Forrester Research points out that not too long back, 95% of end user technology devices were from Microsoft, today that number is only 30%. Source: The National Date: July 11 2013 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2396418626/ Questions… Read more »

Canadian CEOs among top bank earners

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Description: The top earning banker earns nearly $26 million. CEOs of several Canadian banks are ranked among the top bank earners in North America with salaries ranging between $7 million to $15 million. Source: CBC Date: May 29 2013 Video link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2388467779/ Questions for Discussion: Do you agree that no one except shareholders have a… Read more »

RBC criticized for layoffs and outsourcing jobs

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Description: RBC’s Chief Human Resources Officer, Zabeen Hirji, responds to allegations of outsourcing jobs to overseas workers. Source: CBC Date: April 07 2013 Video link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2373110556/ Questions for Discussion: What were the justifications given by Zabeen Hirji for layoffs and for hiring temporary overseas workers? Do you agree with her explanations? Do companies need to… Read more »

Discouraging job numbers for Canada

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Description: Nearly 55,000 jobs were lost in Canada during the month of March 2013. This is in contrast to the rise in the number of jobs for the month of February 2013. Source: CBC Date: April 05 2013 Video link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2371637436/ Questions for Discussion: Why are the job numbers in Canada fluctuating so much? Do… Read more »

Will a second job hurt your full-time job?

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Description: During an economic recession, more people take up second jobs to make ends meet. However, a secondary job can have several drawbacks that can result in employees losing their full-time jobs. Employees should be careful when planning for a secondary job. Source: Financial Post Date: March 25 2013 Video link:  http://business.financialpost.com/2013/03/25/will-working-a-second-job-put-your-career-at-risk/  Questions for Discussion:… Read more »

Yahoo boss under fire for banning employees from working from home

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Description: Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo Inc., is under fire for banning its employees from working from home. In what people are calling a ‘step backward’, Marissa Mayer feels that speed and quality are compromised when people work from home. Source: Financial Post Date: February 26 2013 Text link:  http://business.financialpost.com/2013/02/26/a-giant-leap-backward-marissa-mayer-under-fire-for-banning-employees-from-working-from-home/  Questions for Discussion: Do you… Read more »

Besides money, what else motivates workers?

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Description: Nadia Goodman mentions three additional things that can motivate workers just as much as money. Money alone is not sufficient to motivate workers and in some cases when not used properly, monetary rewards can also demotivate workers.    Source: The Globe and Mail Date: November 29 2012 Text: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/sb-managing/human-resources/three-things-that-motivate-workers-just-as-much-as-money/article5767029/ Questions for Discussion: Do you… Read more »

Work-Life Balance

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Description: A recent survey of 25,000 full-time Canadian workers reveal that Canadian employers are making it increasingly difficult for their employees to balance work and life. Canadians are working longer hours and are taking more work home. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: October 26 2012 Link http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/editorials/companies-need-to-do-more-to-balance-employees-work-life-obligations/article4678720/ Questions for Discussion: Why is maintaining work-life… Read more »