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Description: Ageism is one of the most unfair paradoxes in the labor market: People put in decades of hard work and then find themselves penalized for having done so.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Mar 20, 2022

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/20/how-older-workers-can-push-back-against-the-reality-of-ageism-.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about the managerial issues related to ageism?
  • What advice is suggested to businesses and employees?
  • What would you add to this discussion?

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Description: The days of mandating full-time work in the office are ending, hiring experts say

Source: CBC.ca

Date: Mar 23, 2022

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/hybrid-work-office-return-1.6393222

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about Canadian workers’ attitudes toward returning to work?
  • What does this mean for management?
  • What would you advise management and employees at this time of transition?

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Description: For all the excitement around places like Austin and Miami, the biggest tech expansion has been in Canada’s largest city.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Mar 21, 2022

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/21/technology/toronto-tech-boom.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Explain what is happening in Toronto and how the city is managing to draw IT developers.
  • What does this report suggest to other city centers seeking development and investment?

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Description: Adidas announced Wednesday a new “name, image and likeness” network that will be open to student-athletes at NCAA Division 1 Adidas-sponsored schools.The new program will allow more than 50,000 students across 23 sports at 109 schools the ability to become paid spokespeople for the brand.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Mar 23, 2022

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/23/adidas-announces-new-network-that-will-allow-more-than-50000-student-athletes-to-be-paid-ambassadors-.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What is this program intended to accomplish for those involved?
  • What are the risks involved?
  • What do you think of the program and its potential impact?

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Description: Human resources leaders commonly assume that for a company to stand out as a great place to work, it must deliver competitive perks—everything from skills training to pet insurance to foosball. New research finds that this view is outdated: Engagement and retention don’t correlate with benefits awards. Employees have begun looking beyond material offerings and assessing how they feel about the company they work for—and that requires a different approach.

Source: hbr.org

Date: Mar/Apr, 2022

Link: https://hbr.org/2022/03/rethinking-your-approach-to-the-employee-experience

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about “feelings” of employees as a motivational force in the workplace?
  • How should this factor be addressed?
  • What are your thoughts?

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Description: Starbucks (SBUX) is taking action to eliminate “points of exclusion” for customers across the globe and connect more with consumers and their communities.

Source: Yahoo.Finance.com

Date: Mar 15, 2022

Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/starbucks-takes-steps-toward-more-inclusive-future-here-are-three-ways-how-130048812.html

Questions for discussion:

  • How is management improving operations and eliminating points of exclusion?
  • What are the overall benefits of this way of thinking?
  • What else would you advise the firm in this area of operations?

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Description: Women in low-paying industries, particularly Black and Hispanic women, are losing billions of dollars every year — exacerbating an already stark gender pay gap in the U.S., according to a new analysis by the Labor Department.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Mar 15, 2022

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/15/women-in-low-paying-jobs-are-losing-billions-as-us-gender-pay-gap-persists-labor-department-says.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key arguments made in this report and the data used to make the arguments.
  • What is your interpretation of the data and what should businesses do in this matter?

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Description: Plans to expand to 300 restaurants across the country in the next decade

Source: FinancialPost.com

Date: Mar 15, 2022

Link: https://financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/tim-hortons-to-open-first-store-in-india-this-year-in-continued-push-to-become-global-brand

Questions for discussion:

  • Why is the firm expanding in India?
  • Do you think they will succeed there?
  • Should they modify their business model in any way because they are in India?

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Description: The region is home to the largest concentration of online shoppers in the country. The facilities, key to delivering packages on time, are reshaping neighborhoods.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Mar 16, 2022

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/16/nyregion/ecommerce-warehouses-nyc.html?

Questions for discussion:

  • What is happening in the NYC area and why?
  • What are the benefits and drawbacks?
  • Are there alternatives to this development?

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Description: KEARNY, New Jersey — Inside of a warehouse in this factory town neighboring Newark, thousands of strawberries grow in rows beneath bright lights.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Mar 15, 2022

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/15/bowerys-vertical-farming-strawberries-go-on-sale-in-new-york-.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the competitive advantages and disadvantages for this type of agriculture?
  • What sort of customers would be supportive of higher prices for these commodities?
  • What sort of investors would be interested in this development?