Are Elon Musk’s Warnings About AI Manipulating Social Media Coming True?

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Description: Elon Musk voiced a dire warning about AI. Should we be worried? Source: Fortune.com Date: Nov 05, 2019 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/341650?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the concerns related to AI and future possibilities? What do you believe the direction will be? What role is there for management to play in order… Read more »

It’s not just Boeing. More companies are splitting CEO and chairman roles

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Description: In 2005, 30% of chairman and CEO roles at companies in the S&P 500 were split, according to Institutional Shareholder Services, a proxy advisory firm. That has increased to 53% this year. Source: CNBC.com Date: Nov 05, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/05/its-not-just-boeing-more-companies-are-splitting-ceo-and-chairman-roles.html Questions for discussion: What are the reasons for splitting these roles? How might the… Read more »

Workplace mental health programs deliver healthier bottom lines

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Description: Deloitte analysis finds a median return on investment of $1.62 for every $1 spent Source: CBC.ca Date: Nov 07, 2019 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/workplace-mental-health-programs-deliver-good-roi-1.5346872 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key findings presented in this report. Are you surprised by any of the items? What is the message to management as well as employees?

How Chipotle returned to the top after disastrous food-safety scares

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Description: How Chipotle returned to the top after disastrous food-safety scares Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 06, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/11/05/ceo-brian-niccol-turns-chipotle-mexican-grill-around-after-food-safety-scares.html Questions for discussion: How is Taco Bell managed differently from Chipotle? How would you increase business at Chipotle? Do you think Chipotle is a good investment today?

Defiant Zuckerberg Says Facebook Won’t Police Political Speech

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Description: In an address at Georgetown University, the Facebook chief executive called for more free speech — not less — as his company has been assailed for allowing lies and falsehoods to appear. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Oct 17, 2019 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/business/zuckerberg-facebook-free-speech.html Questions for discussion: How did Mark Zuckerberg present Facebook in light of the criticism… Read more »

See what’s in the GM contract with union workers: Pay raises in exchange for some factory closings

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Description: DETROIT (AP) — A tentative four-year contract with striking General Motors gives workers a mix of pay raises, lump sum payments and an $11,000 signing bonus. In return, the contract allows GM to proceed with factory closures in Lordstown, Ohio; Warren, Michigan; and near Baltimore. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Oct 17, 2019 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/auto-workers-celebrate-tentative-deal-with-gm-to-end-strike-2019-10-16?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo Questions for… Read more »

Job hopping: This is how long employees typically stay at Tesla, Apple, Facebook, Cisco, Nvidia, Oracle and more

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Description: Big tech companies in Silicon Valley worry about retaining in-demand workers who are barraged with tempting job offers — but some companies seem to retain employees for longer than others. Source: BizJournals.com Date: Oct 17, 2019 Link: https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2019/10/17/tech-employers-longest-tenure-tsla-aapl-csco-intc.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo Questions for discussion: Summarize the reasons these employees behave as they do, according to the article and… Read more »

Lululemon investigating after report alleges abuses at Bangladesh factory

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Description: Vancouver company says currently no orders planned from factory, which is owned by Korean firm Source: CBC.ca Date: Oct 15, 2019 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bangladesh-factory-lululemon-1.5321405 Questions for discussion: What are the social issues and related problems facing companies like Lululemon, as highlighted in this report? How should management respond? What strategy should be taken to mitigate… Read more »

Ontario human rights tribunal orders employer to pay $120,000 in damages to worker it didn’t even hire

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Description: A recent award from Ontario’s human rights tribunal should have employers carefully reviewing their HR policies and emailing their employment lawyers. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Oct 09, 2019 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/opinion/ontario-human-rights-tribunal-orders-employer-to-pay-120000-in-damages-to-worker-it-didnt-even-hire#comments-area Questions for discussion: What message does this article have for Ontario HR managers? How should the hiring process be modified in order to mitigate the… Read more »

United Airlines ramps up recruitment to hire 10,000 pilots over the next decade

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Description: Close to half of United’s roughly 12,500 pilots will retire over the next 10 years, the airline estimates, and it expects to need to hire 10,000 over that period to keep pace with growth. Boeinghas estimates that airlines will need 645,000 pilots from 2019 through 2038, with 212,000 in North America alone. Source: CNBC.com – video… Read more »