Howard Levitt: The gig economy is here to stay and Ontario is ahead of the curve in recognizing it

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Description: The pandemic has highlighted how the nature of work is rapidly evolving away from traditional employment to a more flexible, freelance model Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Mar 11, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/howard-levitt-the-gig-economy-is-here-to-stay-and-ontario-is-ahead-of-the-curve-in-recognizing-it Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the legal changes taking place and the nature of work? Do you think these proposals… Read more »

Can Workers Climb the Career Ladder From Outside the Office?

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Description: Translating opportunities for networking, mentoring and advancement to the virtual world isn’t easy. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 03, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/03/business/dealbook/remote-work-careers.html Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the challenges facing businesses and their employees who work remotely? Why is the office an important contributor to employee develomment and career advancement?

Retail Theft Rises, and N.Y.C. Small Business Owners Are Paying the Price

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Description: In New York City, neighborhood stores are struggling to confront the crimes that have cascaded from the disruptions of the pandemic. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Feb 28, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/28/nyregion/new-york-stores-robberies-theft.html? Questions for discussion: What can small business owners do to mitigate the problems described in the report? What are the managerial issues related to these… Read more »

Women’s participation in labour market rebounds but pay gaps remain

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Description: Women in Canada have more than regained the jobs they lost early in the pandemic, but they still face pay and career imbalances, especially in key child-rearing years, says a new report. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Mar 03, 2022 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/women-s-participation-in-labour-market-rebounds-but-pay-gaps-remain-1.1732070 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the participation of… Read more »

Why Identity Matters When Asking for Career Help

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Description: People from marginalized groups can increase their chances of getting career help when they explicitly mention their demographic identity in written requests for support, according to a new study from Wharton experts. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu Date: Feb 21, 2022 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/identity-matters-asking-career-help/ Questions for discussion: What did the research reveal and what was the explanation presented?… Read more »

SPOS #815 – Sarah Stein Greenberg On How To Think, Create And Lead

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #815 – Host: Mitch Joel. At Stanford University’s world-renowned Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, aka “the d.school,” students and faculty, experts and seekers bring together diverse perspectives to tackle ambitious projects. In her new book, Creative Acts for Curious People, Sarah Stein Greenberg creates a provocative and highly visual companion that… Read more »

Burnout isn’t just about work anymore: How one woman conquered her exhaustion to live the post-burnout dream

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Description: We talk a lot about burnout around here — and for good reason. A whopping eighty-four per cent of Canadians say they’ve struggled with burnout at some point, and some are even calling it the new mid-life crisis. It appears clear we have a collective problem on our hands that needs addressing. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Feb 22, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/burnout-isnt-just-about-work-anymore… Read more »

Etsy CEO talks earnings, raising seller fees, and advertising to men

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Description: Etsy CEO Josh Silverman joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the company’s earnings, its reinvestment in the platform, raising fees, and attracting male users with NFL ads. Source: Yahoo.finance.com – video report Date: Feb 25, 2022 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/etsy-ceo-talks-earnings-raising-155135053.html?contentType=VIDEO Questions for discussion: Why did Etsy’s stock value shoot up? Why did it fall so dramatically… Read more »

Zoom’s Breakout Room Feature Is About to Get a Lot Smarter

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Description: Thanks to an acquisition in the remote work space, Zoom’s breakout rooms will soon use algorithms to match employees Source: INC.com Date: Feb 18, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/kevin-j-ryan/zoom-breakout-rooms-twine-glimpse-acquisition.html Questions for discussion: How does the algorithm emulate reality? Do you think this tool can enhance productivity of meetings? ​

How One Firm Has Baked Purpose into Its Business Model

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Description: Roma McCaig joined Clif Bar & Company last May as the senior vice president of impact and communications. In this newly created position, she oversees sustainability strategy, community initiatives, corporate brand, and employee communications. McCaig said the role is a chance for her to live her values at work; the privately held company is on a… Read more »