The 10 Unique Soft Skills Employers Desire in New Hires

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Description: Companies have a hard time finding candidates with communication skills, a positive attitude and the ability to work on a team. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Mar 18, 2019 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/299944?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: Do you think these skills are commonly found amongst good performing employees? How can HRM cultivate these skills while employees work?

Podcast | Does Less TV Mean Less Brand Engagement?

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Description: In the latest episode of “Behind the Numbers,” eMarketer principal analyst Paul Verna helps us understand whether advertisers are overlooking engagement across devices as dollars move from TV to digital video. Source: eMarketer.com – podcast Date: Mar 19, 2019 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/podcast-does-less-tv-mean-less-brand-engagement?ecid=NL1001 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points Paul Verna argues in this podcast?… Read more »

Facebook’s Crisis Management Algorithm R

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Description:  One year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Mark Zuckerberg says the company really cares. Then why is there an endless cycle of fury and apology? Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Mar 16, 2019 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2019-facebook-neverending-crisis/?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: What are the problems generated by FB and how has management dealt with them? How do you think… Read more »

Want a stronger economy? Support financially literate girls and women

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Description: Ensuring that girls and women, in particular, understand the basics of personal finance and economics — not just to be ready for rainy days but also to plan for a successful financial life — is critical for at least two key reasons: American women often live longer than men and more frequently manage their… Read more »

How vegan mayonnaise convinced Jeff Bezos to make his first investment in South America

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Description: NotCo, a Chilean startup that makes plant-based food alternatives to mayo, milk, and ice cream just got millions in funding from Bezos Expeditions, the Amazon founder’s investment group. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Mar 08, 2019 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90316486/how-vegan-mayonnaise-convinced-jeff-bezos-to-make-his-first-investment-in-south-america?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=3&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=03082019 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the development of alternative plant-based foods? Do you think… Read more »

New York’s super mall at Hudson Yards is open at last — and it’s not getting rave reviews

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Description: It’s being called the largest private real-estate development in the history of the United States: Hudson Yards, a collection of shopping centers, restaurants, apartments and office buildings on Manhattan’s west side. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Mar 16, 2019 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-yorks-super-mall-hudson-yards-opens-this-weekend-and-here-are-the-reviews-so-far-2019-03-15?mod=mw_theo_homepage Questions for discussion: Why is this development concept controversial? Who are the likely target customers?… Read more »

49 percent of Americans say this is the most annoying co-worker habit—and the other top 3 are pretty bad, too

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Description:   Are you the co-worker that drives everyone else crazy?It’s possible. A recent study, conducted by Olivet Nazarene University,asked 2,000 American workers if they’ve ever found themselves annoyed by another co-worker, and (yep, you guessed right) 100 percent of respondents said yes. Source: CNBC.com Date: Mar 01, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/01/4-signs-youre-the-annoying-person-in-the-office-and-what-to-do-about-it.html Questions for discussion: What are the… Read more »

We have to fix fashion if we want to survive the climate crisis

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Description: The industry churned out 100 billion pieces of clothing for 7 billion people in 2015. The problem is so bad, some brands are burning unsold inventory. The waste has got to stop. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Mar 02, 2019 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90311509/we-have-to-fix-fashion-if-we-want-to-survive-the-next-century?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=1&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=03022019 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the problems related to production… Read more »

Here’s how much you’d have to pay people to deactivate Facebook for a month

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Description: A study released in January found out how much people would need to be paid to deactivate their Facebook accounts for four weeks: “The median valuation was around $100 dollars a month,” Stanford economics professor, Matthew Gentzkow, who co-authored the study told Recode. Source: CNBC.com Date: Mar 01, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/01/stanford-nyu-study-what-youd-have-to-pay-people-to-get-off-facebook.html Questions for discussion: What does the article… Read more »