Description: Why interview when you can Facebook stalk? Yesterday, I told you about a study suggesting that employers can judge candidates’ future work performance by spending five to ten minutes lurking on their Facebook pages. Source: Forbes .com Date: March 6, 2012 Some readers were outraged by this. “I truly wish employers would stop using… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Human Resources
Description: CNN’s Stan Grant talked to a Foxconn worker in China about conditions in factories where Apple products are made. Source: cnn. .com Date: Feb 6, 2012 Questions for discussion: What are the biggest challenges of Apple outsourcing its manufacturing? Do you feel that this publicity will have any affect on Apples’ sales? Why? Or… Read more »
Description: A study from Stanford University, published Wednesday, wrestles with a new question: How is technology affecting their happiness and emotional development? Source: nytimes .com Date: Jan 25, 2012 The research raises as many questions as it seeks to answer, as the scientists readily acknowledge. That is because the research was based on an online… Read more »
Description: A New York group is offering free online classes on computer programming. CNN’s Maggie Lake reports. Source: cnn.com Date: Jan 6, 2012 Questions for discussion: Why is codeacademy so popular? Is this service something that appeals to you? Why or why not?
Description: The digital age has left men’s nether parts in a squeeze, if you believe the latest science on semen, laptops and wireless connections. Source: www.reuters.com Date: November 29, 2011 In a report in the venerable medical journal Fertility and Sterility, Argentinian scientists describe how they got semen samples from 29 healthy men, placed a… Read more »
Description: It’s a tough economy out there, but there’s at least one skill in high demand: programming. Industry veterans insist that almost anyone can master the basics of software coding. Source: cnn.com Date: Nov 28, 2011 “Coding is going to be the literacy of the 21st Century, and we think we have the easiest way… Read more »
Description: A new Intel survey on mobile etiquette in the workplace finds user should execute more restraint. Source: cnn.com Date: Dec 2, 2011 Questions for discussion: Do mobile manners at work make a difference for the employee? 2. Who should set what are the right “mobile manners”?
Description: Mr. Rosedale, 43, is back with a new business called Coffee and Power, where people buy and sell most any kind of task, like making Halloween costumes or writing sophisticated software. Source: www.nytimes.com/ Date: Nov 6, 2011 To prove his point that a work exchange could function, Mr. Rosedale built the software for his… Read more »
Description: Source: As the new school year begins a number of Canadian classrooms are increasingly implementing video as an educational tool to keep their digitally savvy students engaged and interested. Source:Globe&Mail Date: Sept 8, 2011 “Everyone has different learning styles, they learn best in different ways,” she says. “Video provides the opportunity to almost… Read more »
Description: IN early 2009, statisticians inside the Googleplex here embarked on a plan code-named Project Oxygen — What makes a good manager? Source: NYTimes.com Date: March 12, 2011 They wanted to build better bosses. So, as only a data-mining giant like Google can do, it began analyzing performance reviews, feedback surveys and nominations for top-manager… Read more »