Nobel Prize-winning economist: The world of long work hours is ripe for a revolution

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Description: At the pandemic’s outset, many labor experts doubted that a professional work culture long defined by commutes and cubicles was ready to truly embrace remote employment. That’s changed. The next revolution on the job? According to Nobel Prize-winning MIT economist Esther Duflo, it should be about the long hours synonymous with success. Source: CNBC.com… Read more »

Is Facebook Advertising Going to Die?

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Description: Four percent of iOS14 users are opting in to let apps track them. Compared to a few months ago (in a pre-iOS14 world), these numbers can feel staggering. As marketers, we feel these numbers as we look at our paid marketing strategies and wonder…is it all over? Source: DigitalMarketer.com Date: Oct 05, 2021 Link: https://www.digitalmarketer.com/blog/facebook-advertising-going-to-die/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rasa_io&PostID=38987241&MessageRunDetailID=6614951794 Questions… Read more »

‘What Would Chad Do?’ How Women at Facebook and Snap Level the Playing Field in Silicon Valley

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Description: Panelists at the Grace Hopper Celebration discussed how to get what you deserve. Source: INC.com Date: Oct 04, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/kevin-j-ryan/facebook-snap-chad-grace-hopper-2021.html Questions for discussion: What do you think of the advice presented in this article? What advice would you present to women?

Recognizing a person’s pronouns is not an ‘accommodation,’ but a basic employer obligation

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Description: As one B.C. restaurant recently discovered in a case brought before the Human Rights Tribunal Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Oct 05, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/howard-levitt-recognizing-a-persons-pronouns-is-not-an-accommodation-but-a-basic-employer-obligation Questions for discussion: Summarize the legal and social implications described in this report. How should management approach the issue with the legal implications in mind?

​ SPOS #795 – Brian Primack On ‘You Are What You Click’

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #795 – Host: Mitch Joel. The new book is called, You Are What You Click – How Being Selective, Positive, and Creative Can Transform Your Social Media Experience (and, you need to read it). This book is for realists, and it was written by Brian Primack. Brian in Dean… Read more »

Shares of Hertz jump after appointment of ex-Ford CEO Mark Fields as interim CEO

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Description: Shares of Hertz Global on Tuesday were up by as much as 13.3% after the car rental company named former Ford CEO Mark Fields as its interim chief executive officer. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 05, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/05/hertz-names-ex-ford-ceo-mark-fields-as-interim-ceo.html Questions for discussion: Why did the stock price jump? Do think the firm can recover?… Read more »

Apple TV+ Has Under 20M Subs In North America, Company Tells Production Union

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Description: Apple — which has never publicly revealed how many subscribers Apple TV+ has — told a production union that the streaming service, which will turn two years old on November 1, had fewer than 20 million subscribers in the U.S. and Canada as of July 1. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Sep 27, 2021 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/367263/apple-tv-has-under-20m-subs-in-north-america-com.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=readmore&utm_campaign=123778&hashid=VqrNVU8KRva-05RcXzdoNQ… Read more »

Employees of United Airlines Are Suing Over Mandatory Vaccines. Is Your Business Next?

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Description: After making headlines with its rigorous vaccine mandate, the airline is facing several employee lawsuits. How to prepare for your own legal challenges. Source: INC.com Date: Sep 27, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/employees-of-united-airlines-are-suing-over-mandatory-vaccines-is-your-business-next.html?utm_source=incthismorning Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the law and dealing with employees who refuse to be vaccinated? What advice would… Read more »

The Future of Work Should Mean Working Less

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Description: A dozen years ago, my friend Patricia Nordeen was an ambitious academic, teaching at the University of Chicago and speaking at conferences across the country. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Sep 23, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/09/23/opinion/covid-return-to-work-rto.html Questions for discussion: What does the essay say about changing attitudes toward work and organizational relationships? What does this mean for… Read more »

Labour shortage or lack of decent work? What really ails Canadian restaurants

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Description: Restaurant operators across Canada are struggling to find enough staff to run their operations. This labour crisis has been highly publicized by Canadian media as a “labour shortage.” Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Sep 28, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/labour-shortage-or-lack-of-decent-work-what-really-ails-canadian-restaurants Questions for discussion: Is there a labour shortage? Summarize what has happened to the restaurant industry and how… Read more »