Uber, Doordash plunge after Labor Department proposes change to gig worker classification

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Description: The Biden Labor Department released a proposal Tuesday that could pave the way for regulators and courts to reclassify gig workers as employees rather than independent contractors. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 11, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/11/uber-doordash-plunge-as-labor-dept-proposes-gig-worker-change.html Questions for discussion: What are the business implications for this change in status? Overall, do you think this is… Read more »

Want to Promote–or Hire–the Best Candidate? Follow the Rule of Skill Over Talent

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Description: Understanding the difference between talent and skill can make all the difference for promotion decisions. And for starting a small business. Source: INC.com Date: Oct 07, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/promotion-hiring-skill.html Questions for discussion: What is the difference between skill and talent? Do you agree with the analysis and recommendations made in the article? Do you… Read more »

Hockey Canada’s problems show that the government needs to regulate sport in Canada

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Description: The departure of Hockey Canada CEO Scott Smith and the resignation of the sporting body’s entire board of directors are the latest signs of the deep problems within Canadian hockey. Source: TheConversation.com Date: Oct 12, 2022 Link:https://theconversation.com/hockey-canadas-problems-show-that-the-government-needs-to-regulate-sport-in-canada-192052 Questions for discussion: Summarize the damage done and how management failed. Do you think the organization can… Read more »

Mismanagement and ‘Monster Trains’ Have Wrecked American Rail

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Description: After World War II, railroad companies ceded freight, including mail and perishables, to semi trucks and instead favored goods like newsprint, chemicals and steel coils, which could sit in rail yards for days. Many freight companies made this change enthusiastically; trucking’s rise gave them a strong reason to stop servicing goods that were financial and… Read more »

SPOS #846 – Dr. Ella F. Washington On Making Real Progress On Equity And Inclusion

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #846. Candid conversations about diversity, inclusion and equity are never easy. Dr. Ella F. Washington is an organizational psychologist and DEI expert with a wealth of experience through her involvement as the Founder and CEO of Ellavate Solutions, a Professor of Practice at Georgetown University’s McDonough School… Read more »

Technology Can Make Your Relationships Shallower. But it’s all in how you use it.

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Description: In 1995, decades before she began assisting with research on this column, Rena Rudavsky and her family were selected to participate in a novel psychology experiment: Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University would install a computer in their dining room and connect it to the internet. At the time, only 9 percent of Americans used the… Read more »

Howard Levitt: Shakedowns in the guise of whistleblower complaints can have severe consequences

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Description: In the employment law world, whistleblower complaints are usually coupled with the aggrieved employee alleging a reprisal after they raised the troubling allegations with their employer. The reprisal usually looks like mistreatment at work, ostracization from people and tasks, harassment from the aggressor (sometimes continued harassment), unwarranted discipline, and in some cases — termination. Source: FinancialPost.com Date:… Read more »

Preventing Burnout: The Demand-Control-Support Model

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Description: In this Nano Tool for Leaders, Wharton’s Adam Grant shares insights about how burnout can be prevented and reduced — even in high-pressure jobs. Source: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/ Date: Sep 27, 2022 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/preventing-burnout-the-demand-control-support-model/?utm_campaign=KatW2022&utm_medium=email&utm_source=kw_campaign_monitor&utm_term=9-28-2022&utm_content=Preventing_Burnout:_The_Demand-Control-Support_Model Questions for discussion: Explain the three key components of the model. Are they equally important, in your opinion? What should managers and… Read more »

A Tale of 2 Pioneering Women in the Content Marketing Space

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Description: We know inequality for women in the workplace needs to change. Which industries are making a difference? Content marketing, for one. Source: CMSWire.com Date: Sep 28, 2022 Link: https://www.cmswire.com/digital-experience/a-tale-of-2-pioneering-women-in-the-content-marketing-space/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rasa_io&utm_campaign=newsletter Questions for discussion: Explain the success of the model employed at the Cleveland Clinic? Why is it more important to focus on researching the needs… Read more »

Corporate Silence Is Far From Golden

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Description: When a sensitive situation unfolds, many managers opt to limit communications to their inner circle. They fear that providing partial information in a rapidly developing environment will confuse and unsettle their wider group of stakeholders. They don’t manage expectations, and they’re not transparent. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Sep 29, 2022 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/378256/corporate-silence-is-far-from-golden.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=127764&hashid=sEI_WGOFRPC9S2yOZBKY8g Questions for discussion:… Read more »