ZipRecruiter’s CEO says these three things will get your resume thrown out before you get in the door

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Description: ZipRecruiter’s CEO says these three things will get your resume thrown out before you get in the door Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 22, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/01/23/how-to-write-your-resume-when-filling-out-online-job-applications.html Questions for discussion: What are the key suggestions for job applicants? Why do you think Ian Siegel is making these specific suggestions?

Bombardier has approached Alstom, Hitachi to forge rail merger, sources say

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Description: Needs a partner to cut costs and compete against China’s rail giant Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Jan 24, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/transportation/rail/bombardier-scrambles-to-craft-rail-merger-with-alstom-hitachi-sources-2 Questions for discussion: From an operations management point of view, why does a merger make sense for Bombardier? How important is scale of operations for these competitors?

Jobs are on the line and clock is ticking as Boeing’s new CEO takes over

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Description: Boeing’s new CEO, Dave Calhoun, has a daunting to-do list when he takes the reins at the company’s Chicago headquarters on Monday: improving the plane-maker’s strained relationships with regulators and airline customers, winning back public trustand getting the 737 Max — grounded for almost a year after two deadly crashes — flying again. Source: CNBC.com… Read more »

‘Damning’ Boeing messages reveal efforts to manipulate regulators of 737 Max

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Description: Boeing employees boasted about bullying regulators to approve the now-grounded 737 Max without requiring pilots to undergo simulator training while others raised safety concerns and complained about lax standards, according to a trove of internal documents the company released on Thursday. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 10, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/09/boeing-releases-communications-on-737-max-simulators-it-calls-completely-unacceptable.html Questions for discussion:… Read more »

McDonald’s: black executives sue over ‘systematic’ racial discrimination

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Description: McDonald’s is being sued by two African American executives who allege they suffered “systematic but covert” racial discrimination at the fast-food giant. Vicki Guster-Hines and Domineca Neal, senior directors working for McDonald’s in Dallas, allege that discrimination at the company worsened under the former chief executive Steve Easterbrook, who took over the company in… Read more »

Nice Try, Ghosn, But You Can’t Try Yourself

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Description: (Bloomberg Opinion) — Instead of a show trial in Tokyo we got the Ghosn show in Beirut. Neither offered the chance of a satisfactory outcome. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Jan 08, 2020 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nice-try-ghosn-cant-try-163534746.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the key items concerning how Ghosn was treated thus far and in Japan in… Read more »

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon took bold stances in 2019. Next year he’ll have an even bigger platform

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Description: After two deadly shootings at Walmart stores over the summer, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon made a surprising move.The retailer on Sept. 3 said it would halt sales of ammunition for assault-style rifles and handguns and that it would begin asking shoppers to no longer openly carry firearms in stores in states where “open carry” is allowed…. Read more »

Google employees are complaining the company has changed — this chart shows one reason why

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Description: As Sundar Pichai faces his first full year leading Alphabet, the job comes with challenges, including a workforce that has grown eight-fold from a decade ago. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 02, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/02/google-employee-growth-2001-through-2019.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: How has Alphabet changed over the past decade? How should management deal with the growth… Read more »

Gap between CEO pay and average worker hits record

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Description: The gap in pay between CEOs and the average Canadian worker is bigger than ever. A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has found Canada’s 100 highest paid chief executives made 227 times more than the average worker in 2018, up from the previous year when CEOs made 197 times… Read more »

Fiat Chrysler, auto union reach tentative deal on contract

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Description: Fiat Chrysler is the last company to settle on a new contract with the union Source: CBC.ca Date: Dec 02, 2019 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/fiat-chrysler-uaw-contract-1.5380562 Questions for discussion: How well did each side do in the end? How would you characterize the future of auto union power to influence corporate decisions?