Is your job title your identity?

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Description: Since the pandemic hit, I’ve interviewed many women who were forced out of their paying jobs to care for children at home. Many worried about their long-term career and financial prospects. Without work, one 31-year-old mother, Tommia Hayes said, “I’m worried about losing a piece of who I am.” Source: Fortune.com Date: Sep 01, 2021 Link: https://fortune.com/2021/09/01/is-your-job-title-your-identity/ Questions for discussion: What… Read more »

Work-life balance boots salary as top perk for employees: Survey

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Description: Any Canadian employers struggling with the labour shortage might be best served to tout the ability to achieve a healthy work-life balance on their job postings, according to a new poll. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Sep 15, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/employees-talk-and-collaborate-less-when-everyone-works-from-home-study Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the current attitude… Read more »

If You Never Met Your Co-Workers in Person, Did You Even Work There?

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Description: As the pandemic drags on, more people are beginning and leaving new jobs without once seeing their colleagues face-to-face, leading to an easy-come, easy-go attitude toward workplaces Source: NYTimes.com Date: Sep 08, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/08/business/never-met-co-workers.html?smid=em-share Questions for discussion: What does the report say about changes to workplace environments as more people return to their… Read more »

U.S. Workers’ Satisfaction With Job Safety Rebounds

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  Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. — One year after U.S. workers indicated significantly less satisfaction with the physical safety conditions of their workplace, their satisfaction has rebounded to its pre-pandemic level. Workplace safety and relations with coworkers are the two job aspects that U.S. employees are most satisfied with, of 13 tracked by Gallup. Source: Gallup.com… Read more »

On His Birthday 20 Years Ago, Tom Lo Escaped the South Tower of the World Trade Center. He Vowed Never to Waste Another Day

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Description: For Lo, September 11, 2001 ended with a sprint over the Brooklyn Bridge. Two decades later, it’s still motivating the doctor, chef, and entrepreneur to go his own way. Source: INC.com Date: Sep 10, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/marli-guzzetta/tom-lo-september-11-world-trade-center-spy-c-chinese.html Questions for discussion: What does this narrative say to you about personal character, goals and concepts of… Read more »

Happy to work hybrid? Staying home comes with a cost to you and your boss, new study finds

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Description: Information sharing and collaboration suffer when you work from home — or when your colleague works from home Source: FinancialPost.com – video report Date: Sep 09, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/employees-talk-and-collaborate-less-when-everyone-works-from-home-study Questions for discussion: What does the report have to say about the impact working from home has had on employee performance? What do you think… Read more »

How the office will be different for workers when they return

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Description: As workers start to prepare to return to the office, the workplace that will welcome them will be drastically different than what they remember pre-pandemic. ​Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 02, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/02/how-the-office-will-be-different-for-workers-when-they-return.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about changes to workplace environments as more people return to… Read more »

Survey: One-Third of People Who Quit Their Jobs Plan to Start Businesses

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Description: People are leaving their jobs at record rates. For a remarkable number of them, entrepreneurship could be the next step. ​ Source: INC.com Date: Aug 31, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/gabrielle-bienasz/quitting-entrepreneurship-survey-great-resignation.html Questions for discussion: What are the reasons cited for people leaving their jobs? Why would entrepreneurship appear to be a possible next step for many?

Small Businesses Unite to Push Vaccinations

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Description: Vaccines are crucial for returning to business as usual. Employers are eager to help. Source: INC.com Date: Apr 07, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/mary-yang/small-businesses-vaccine-leaders-pledge.html ​Questions for discussion: What are the managerial issues related to participation in this initiative? How would you advise management to promote vaccination within their organization while dealing with expected rejection by some… Read more »

Google is accelerating partial reopening of offices and putting limits on future of remote work

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Description: Google, one of the first major U.S. companies to send employees home last year because of the coronavirus, is setting new remote work guidelines as it speeds up plans to get staffers back to the office. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 31, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/31/google-speeds-partial-office-reopening-and-puts-limits-on-remote-work.html ​Questions for discussion: Why do you suppose… Read more »