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Train Your Employees to Think Like Hackers

“The best way to train employees to defend against hackers is to teach them how to think like one” reports hbr.org. Acting out a breach scenario can help employees better relate to organizational risk and inspire a new level of mindfulness when it comes to cybersecurity.Companies that want to help their employees become better stewards of cybersecurity need to go beyond regular trainings on password security and other basic protocols. Source: hbr.org Share This:

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Va. GOP leaders back expanded family leave as party seeks to rebrand

“Now, only five states and the District provide paid family leave for all or some public employees” reports washingtonpost.com. The benefit would be among the most generous in the nation for public employees, according to data compiled by the National Partnership for Women & Families.He also would support legislation to extend that benefit to all state employees.Cox would direct the clerk of the House of Delegates to develop a policy to provide 12 weeks of paid leave to all full-time House employees following the birth or adoption of a child.—…

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What employees love about working at the 15 best companies in America

“Here’s a look at what employees love about working at the 15 most popular companies in the US:” writes Ine Cain for businessinsider.com. • Glassdoor just recently published its list of the best companies of 2018. • Business Insider scoured the job site to find out what employees loved the most about their workplaces. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Let board do its job finding successor, Airbus CEO urges staff

“PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders, who is stepping down in 2019, urged employees on Friday to allow the board to pick his successor without being distracted by speculation about who would replace him” reports businessinsider.com. “This is a matter for the board to decide in due course, behind closed doors and in the sole interest of Airbus, its employees and shareholders.”.  Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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ABC Pulls ‘The Great American Baking Show’ Amid Judge’s Sexual Harassment Allegations

“In light of allegations that recently came to our attention, ABC has ended its relationship with Johnny Iuzzini and will not be airing the remainder of ‘The Great American Baking Show’ episodes,” an ABC spokesperson said in a statement to Variety” writes Emma Dibdin for cosmopolitan.com. “ABC takes matters such as those described in the allegations very seriously and has come to the conclusion that they violate our standards of conduct. Source: cosmopolitan.com Share This:

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Boston Globe report alleges ESPN has a culture of sexism and sexual misconduct against women

“Abelson’s report also describes the difficulties women have had keeping a job at ESPN, where job security has been especially volatile as of late” writes Tyler Lauletta for businessinsider.com. A new report from Jenn Abelson at the Boston Globe details numerous allegations of sexism and reveals an entrenched “locker room culture” that runs through ESPN. Abelson spoke with roughly two dozen current and former employees at the network while compiling her report. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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A company in Japan wants to start paying employees in Bitcoin

“A Japanese internet services provider will start to pay employees partially in bitcoin, according to cryptocurrency watcher CoinDesk” reports businessinsider.com. Employees will also get an additional 10% of the salary they choose to receive in bitcoin as an incentive.Bitcoin is rising in popularity, with people using bitcoin to pay for private schools and buying homes.Beginning in 2018, GMO Internet Group will give employees the option to receive payments from 10,000 yen (about $88) to 100,000 yen (about $881).It is set to launch a new cryptocurrency mining operation in 2018, and actively trades bitcoin. Source: businessinsider.com…

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Democrats say Trump to seek federal pay freeze and cuts to domestic security

“After proposing a 1.9 percent federal pay raise for next year, President Trump will urge a pay freeze for federal employees and call for cuts to domestic security programs in fiscal 2019, according to reports released by Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Democrats” reports washingtonpost.com. If you believe federal employees are over compensated, then no other rational is needed.Federal employees dodged a bullet this year, with the flop of proposed cuts to their retirement and health benefits, but they shouldn’t put away the flak jackets yet.Federal employees had…

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Refinery29 lays off 34 employees

“This year has been especially challenging for digital media and advertising companies,” reads a statement from the company” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. Refinery29 has conducted a round of layoffs in an acknowledgement that the digital media industry is facing advertising headwinds.The women’s lifestyle website has let go of 34 employees, or about 7 percent of its staff, a spokeswoman confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.The layoffs come as the digital media industry at large suffers from a course correction.As dozens of content companies have been funded over the past 48 months,…

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Thousands of Interior Dept. Employees Report Harassment and Intimidation at Work

“Department officials are working to strengthen the policies on harassment based on the survey results, and have trained about 100 employees on how to conduct investigations into allegations” writes Emily Cochrane for nytimes.com. More than a quarter of the nearly 10,000 park employees who responded had experienced or witnessed some form of harassment, officials said in a portion of the survey released earlier this year. Zinke’s confirmation as secretary, after a congressional oversight committee found that at least 18 employees at the park had complained of a toxic work environment…

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