The four-day workweek is new standard for 40% of companies, EY survey finds

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Description: A cooling economy, rising mortgage rates and mass layoffs have done little to dampen executive demand for expanded office presence and increased flexibility for office workers, a new report from Ernst and Young found.  The consulting firm on Wednesday released its second annual EY Future Workplace Index, which showed a growing appetite for hybrid… Read more »

Why Have Employees Historically Quit Their Jobs? The Entire Reason Can Be Summed Up in 1 Sentence

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Description: It also answers the age-old question: Why do so many managers fail at their jobs? ​Source: INC.com Date: Nov 16, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/why-have-employees-historically-quit-their-jobs-entire-reason-can-be-summed-up-in-1-sentence.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IncThisMorning-Nov%2016,%202022&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGIJIyXt0vCmwDXAJ3qmOsAbbdIGeXO1ebIZbUFXs4yo6hNqP2U-b4ZrTcj_gaqS7_vWZWOoM5qCD_8OvsSHzXmPFn-f_lQ2xYKM7by5w Questions for discussion: Do you think the reason provided by the research is valid? What might be behind the statement? Why would managers not follow this research insight and become better… Read more »

Lightspeed is ‘spending a fortune on hiring’ as tech sector cuts thousands

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Description: CEO aims to pick up talent that Amazon, Facebook, Shopify and Twitter have let go Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Nov 17, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/lightspeed-commerce-hiring-amid-tech-layoffs Questions for discussion: What are the arguments supporting this managerial move? What are the risks? Do you think management is doing the right thing? Do you think this might give the… Read more »

Walmart and Target’s quarterly results lay bare the retailers’ stark differences

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Description: Walmart’s stock surged this week. Target’s shares plunged. The rival big-box players are both known for selling an array of products including food, clothing, home goods and kitchen appliances. Both their CEOs − Walmart’s Doug McMillon and Target’s Brian Cornell − stepped into their roles in 2014. Source: CNBC.com Date: Nov 17, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/17/walmart-and-targets-quarterly-results-lay-bare-retailers-differences.html… Read more »

Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass to step down, join Levi Strauss as CEO in waiting

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Description: Kohl’s said Tuesday that CEO Michelle Gass is leaving the company for a new opportunity as its sales continue to fall.  In a separate release, Levi Strauss & Co. said Gass will join the company in early January as president and step into the role of CEO within the next 18 months. She will succeed the company’s… Read more »

My Employee Gets Stressed Out and Snaps at Me

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Description: He’s smart and capable but this behavior is disruptive Source: INC.com Date: Nov 07, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/alison-green/my-employee-gets-stressed-out-snaps-at-me.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IncThisMorning-Nov%2007,%202022&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGH9jODEqPBEk5jpl39RWE1uGLJ-rvIGNfBltKaiJKPBEUWK4KfRijoxF3IsudMoqDvHRTYpIWTor7FFHEOBs6nIwUDIu44myeLDT4nFg Questions for discussion: Summarize your interpretation of the dysfunctional issues related to this employee. What was the basic message to the manager for how best to handle the problem? Do you agree with this analysis and advice?

Apple Built Its Empire With China. Now Its Foundation Is Showing Cracks.

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Description: Every September, Apple unveils its latest phones at its futuristic Silicon Valley campus. A few weeks later, tens of millions of its newest handsets, assembled by legions of seasonal workers hired by its suppliers, are shipped from Chinese factories to customers around the world. ​Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 07, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/07/business/apple-china-ymtc.html Questions for… Read more »

Canada’s moonshot: The green farming revolution is here, but we must help it grow

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Description: Opinion: If we don’t act, we will miss our opportunity to lead the world in ensuring agriculture an engine of economic growth Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Nov 07, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/commodities/agriculture/green-farming-revolution-canada Questions for discussion: Summarize the vision for future operations of the industry. What do you think of the vision? What will this mean in… Read more »

The big reveal: New laws require companies to disclose pay ranges on job postings.

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Description: New York City has joined a handful of places, including Colorado, Washington State and Rhode Island, which require some form of salary transparency. In the case of New York City, companies are required to include a salary range when they post a job opening. Source: NPR.org Date: Nov 08, 2022 Link: https://www.npr.org/2022/11/05/1134193927/salary-transparency-range-new-york-pay-laws Questions for… Read more »

Navigating Microaggressions at Work

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Description: In this episode of the Leading Diversity at Work podcast, Wharton’s Stephanie Creary and two guest experts tackle the thorny issue of microaggressions. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu – podcast Date: Nov 01, 2022 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/navigating-microaggressions-at-work/?utm_campaign=KatW2022&utm_medium=email&utm_source=kw_campaign_monitor&utm_term=11-2-2022&utm_content=Navigating_Microaggressions_at_Work Questions for discussion: How would you define the term – microaggression? Do you view the issue as problematic in the same… Read more »