It’s time we include neurodiverse people when talking DEI

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Description: One in five Americans has a learning or thinking difference. Leaders should create a culture that welcomes them. ​Source: FastCompany.com Date: Nov 17, 2021 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90695782/its-time-we-include-neurodiverse-people-when-talking-dei Questions for discussion: Summarize the analysis presented in the report and advice for managers? What do you think about this issue?

Why Hybrid Workforces Won’t Solve the Great Resignation for Startups

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Description: Employers should always build a culture where the employees matter, and not just by saying they matter. Source: INC.com Date: Nov 17, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/jay-steinfeld/why-hybrid-workforces-wont-solve-great-resignation-for-startups.html Questions for discussion: What does the report advise start-up companies and the reasons given? Do you agree with this line of thinking? How should start-ups deal with the current… Read more »

Inside Amazon’s Worst Human Resources Problem

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Description: A knot of problems with Amazon’s system for handling paid and unpaid leaves has led to devastating consequences for workers. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 17, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/24/technology/amazon-employee-leave-errors.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the reasons for this managerial mess. What are the likely consequences for the firm and employees as a result of this publicity?… Read more »

Couche-Tard CEO optimistic worst of labour shortages is behind it

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Description: Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. says labour shortages have been a big challenge for its convenience stores and suppliers, but the Quebec company believes the worst is behind it. ​Source: BNNBloomberg.com Date: Nov 24, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/couche-tard-ceo-optimistic-worst-of-labour-shortages-is-behind-it-1.1686765 Questions for discussion: How have labour shortages affected this firm? How has the firm mitigated this problem? What are… Read more »

How Americans’ Appetite for Leather in Luxury SUVs Worsens Amazon Deforestation

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Description: An examination of Brazil’s immense tannery industry shows how hides from illegally deforested ranches can easily reach the global marketplace. In the United States, much of the demand for Brazilian leather comes from automakers. Source: NYTimes.com – video report Date: Nov 17, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/17/climate/leather-seats-cars-rainforest.html Questions for discussion: What are the ethical and social… Read more »

Bill Gates’ TerraPower aims to build its first advanced nuclear reactor in a coal town in Wyoming

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Description: Bill Gates’ TerraPower aims to build its first advanced nuclear reactor in a coal town in Wyoming Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 17, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/17/bill-gates-terrapower-builds-its-first-nuclear-reactor-in-a-coal-town.html Questions for discussion: What are the business implications for this new technology? What sort of headwinds can the industry expect and how should they deal with… Read more »

TikTok resumes and Instagram portfolios: How college students are using social media to find jobs

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Description: College students are on social media pretty much every day but when it comes to their job search, more than a third said they don’t use social media at all, according to a survey from College Pulse. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 15, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/14/from-tiktok-to-instagram-how-students-use-social-media-to-find-jobs.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Summarize the key suggestions in… Read more »

The Worst of Both Worlds: Zooming From the Office

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Description: Work life for many is in a mushy middle ground, and what’s at stake isn’t just who is getting talked over in meetings. It’s whether flexibility is sustainable, even with all the benefits it confers. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 17, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/16/business/return-to-office-hybrid-work.html Questions for discussion: What doe the article say is happening as… Read more »

Dave Pell On Breaking News And Being The Internet’s Managing Editor – This Week’s Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

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Description: One of the best newsletters online is NextDraft. It is a a quick and entertaining look at the day’s most fascinating news curated and with commentary by Dave Pell (who has self-appointed himself as Managing Editor of the Internet). Dave has been writing about news, technology, and media since 1999. He’s been news obsessed since he was… Read more »

Rogers Feud Erupts Again With Staffieri Named Firm’s New CEO

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Description: Rogers Communications Inc. named Tony Staffieri as its interim chief executive officer, giving Chairman Edward Rogers the leadership change he’s craved but setting off a new round of fighting with his mother and sisters. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Nov 12, 2021 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-17/rogers-to-name-tony-staffieri-ceo-as-natale-is-pushed-out ​Questions for discussion: Summarize the fight for control taking place at the company?… Read more »