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An HR exec says she gets excited every time a job candidate asks her a simple question about learning on the job

“But it’s hardly out-of-line to ask the hiring manager to explain how the company invests in employees” writes Shana Lebowitz for businessinsider.com. In fact, if you ask Lillian Landrum, director of talent acquisition at The Muse, you should ask the hiring manager about opportunities for professional development.”When people start asking those questions around how do we invest in growing our employees here, that gets me excited,” she said.Asking about company perks in a job interview might seem presumptuous — you don’t want to give the impression that you’re there for…

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How Companies Can Use Employee Data Responsibly

“Perhaps for good reason: only 30% of the executives whose companies use workforce data reported being highly confident they are using the data responsibly” reports hbr.org. There’s a great deal at stake in misusing employees’ data, including lost revenue growth due to losing employee trust.So how can companies use workplace data in an effective, responsible, and ethical way?. The data is never used to monitor how individuals work, but anyone can opt-in privately to see their own performance data.How can companies use workplace data in an effective, responsible, and ethical…

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People in the video game industry are rallying around the 800 employees laid off by Activision-Blizzard

“Major video game publisher Activision-Blizzard laid off about 800 workers earlier this week, sending shock waves through the gaming industry” writes Kevin Webb for businessinsider.com. With the layoffs looming, game developers from across the industry began to offer their condolences and commented on the stress and volatility of the video game industry.With hundreds of workers suddenly facing hardship, others within the video game industry quickly mobilized to share potential job openings and opportunities.While video game publishers like Activision-Blizzard earn billions of dollars each year, video games are still a relatively…

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Russia arrests employees of American private equity group on fraud charges

“Michael Calvey, founder and senior partner at Baring Vostok Capital Partners was held along with three other employees, according to a statement from the investment company” writes Ann Simmons for marketwatch.com. MOSCOW—Russian authorities detained the American founder of a private equity group on suspicion of fraud, an incident that could rattle potential foreign investors and add to already strained ties between the U.S. and Russia. Source: marketwatch.com

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Police arrest eight employees of mining company

“Police also carried out 14 search warrants as part of the investigation, prosecutors in the mining state of Minas Gerais said” writes Reuters In S for theguardian.com. Brazilian police have arrested eight employees of mining company Vale SA as part of a criminal investigation into the causes of a deadly dam disaster, prosecutors said on Friday.The arrests and search warrants targeted employees of Vale as well as employees of German auditing firm TÜV SÜD, which had certified the dam as stable.The Vale employees arrested on Friday were responsible for the…

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Was it worth it? Many suffered in Trump’s wall budget loss

“Unpaid federal employees recalled so they can pay federal contractors” writes Columnist Focusing On for washingtonpost.com. Was President Trump’s 35-day shutdown and the menace of another three weeks of dispute worth more than a month without pay for 800,000 federal employees?. Federal employees are getting back pay, though agencies have been slow in fully paying some staffers all they are owed. Source: washingtonpost.com

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Facebook keeps a list of people who are potential threats to its employees

“Facebook keeps a list of people, including users and ex-employees, who have made threats against the social media company and its employees” writes Queenie Wong for cnet.com. Sometimes, Facebook will also add former employees to the list if they’ve made threats against the company, CNBC reported.At the same time, Facebook and other tech giants have also had to deal with real threats against their employees.A Facebook spokesman confirmed the company keeps a list of people who might pose a threat, but said it’s “standard in terms of corporate security.”.  Source:…

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Facebook reportedly keeps a list of potential threats to employees

“Sometimes, Facebook will also add former employees to the list if they’ve made threats against the company, CNBC reported” writes Queenie Wong for cnet.com. Facebook keeps a list of hundreds of people, including users and ex-employees, who have made threats against the social media company and its employees, according to CNBC on Thursday.But the social media company and other tech giants have also had to deal with real threats against their employees. Source: cnet.com

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To Get Companies to Take Action on Social Issues, Emphasize Morals, Not the Business Case

“It may be too early to throw out the business case, but an appropriately framed moral case seems to be effective” reports hbr.org. Researchers set out to scientifically study whether the business case or the moral case for combatting social problems was most persuasive to managers.So we set out to scientifically study whether the business case or the moral case for combatting social problems was most persuasive to managers.Yet some have questioned whether we always have to make the business case.Conventional wisdom says to make the business case — convince…

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Oracle Boosts Blockchain Efforts

“Oracle said on Tuesday (Feb. 12) that it has as many as a dozen enterprise clients using a cloud-based blockchain platform that went live in the summer of 2018” reports pymnts.com. The companies said in a press release that they are testing whether using blockchain can reduce costs, and boost data transparency and integrity.The site noted that, up until then, enterprise blockchains in production had relied on the IBM blockchain, and had been geared toward trade finance.In an interview with CoinDesk, Frank Xiong, group vice president of blockchain product development…

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