Amazon will let managers decide how often employees come into the office

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Description: Amazon is giving its employees more flexibility to work from home even after its offices begin to reopen next year. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 11, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/11/amazon-to-let-managers-decide-how-often-employees-come-into-the-office.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Describe the options available to individuals and teams working at Amazon. What are the benefits and drawbacks to this sort of organization shift? What… Read more »

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 »

‘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?

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 »

Amazon says workers and applicants fired or barred during marijuana screening are now eligible for employment

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Description: Amazon is further relaxing its screening policies for marijuana, as it ramps up support for federal legislation to legalize the drug. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 21, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/21/amazon-will-lobby-government-to-legalize-marijuana.html Questions for discussion: Explain the decision-making followed by the firm to the present day. Why do you suppose attitudes at the firm have… Read more »

Bay Street calls for national vaccine passport ahead of broad return to office

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Description: The victorious Liberal party has vowed to introduce legislation protecting employers from legal challenges if they require workers to be vaccinated. But according to Jan De Silva, president and CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, while legal protection would be appreciated, her Bay Street members would rather the federal government focus on… Read more »

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 »