Flash Research Paper #1 — Data Centers and Networking

Hook As you know, over the past year, we have experienced 10 unscheduled outages. This is why I am proposing an investment in the Tier 3 data center. These outages cost us $14,800 per minute, and puts a halt to all production – hurting both the top and bottom line. It served its purpose while [...] Read the rest of this entry »

Big Data

What is Big Data and Why is it Important A topic that has been growing recently is the use of big data within companies. According to SAS, big data is “a popular term used to describe the exponential growth, availability and use of information, both structured and unstructured.” Companies have been using data before but […] Read the rest of this entry »

James Tang’s E-Portfolio Tips: The Three Important Things about You

Brought to you by: When starting off with the e-portfolio page, the user must remember the three important things. Those three important things are: Who are you? Resume Contact Information Who are you? Remember. Many companies want to know more about you and your career. In fact, users do not have to include their personal […] Read the rest of this entry »

Office Romance is Good for Business?

Office Romance is Good for Business? By: Jasmine Budak As I was pulling up articles regarding job dissatisfaction and its affects on employee behavior I came across this interesting article about in the office romances. Of course there were the infamous in office scandal romances in the news for instance, Bill Clinton and his intern […] Read the rest of this entry »

Reward and Incentive Programs are Ineffective–Even Harmful

Peter Scholtes principal author of “The Team Handbook” researched a study on kids in a classroom with comparison to incentive programs in a business and how he believes they do more harm than help. In the classroom the students were offered a Pizza Hut coupon for every book that finished. The teachers were hopeful that […] Read the rest of this entry »

Gender, disability top HR focus at most companies: Mercer

According to the Hindu Business Line,  Corporate India is a great place for women today.  Diversity and disability are main priorities for Indian companies and they are highly focused on conforming to top notch laws and regulations.  “Companies said their efforts in 2012 would mainly focus on two initiatives — developing women for leadership roles […] Read the rest of this entry »

7th Circuit: Employer Not Liable Under FLSA for Employee’s Off-the-Clock Work

 A former Indiana employee is sewing manger resigned from her job and is suing her employer for back pay. The former employee of Summit seating claims that she arrived at least 15 or sometime 45 minutes early for preparation for her shift. According to the former employee she did a substantial amount of preparation that […] Read the rest of this entry »

The EEOC Opens the Door to Title VII Protection for Transgender Employees

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides guidelines and rules to prevent discrimination and biases against protected classes. These protected classes which include:  race, color, religion, origin (national) has been used to offer equal opportunities for potential applicants. Unfortunately, sex and or gender are not a protected class leaving room for biases in company hiring […] Read the rest of this entry »

NYC council battles for paid sick leave law

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-jones/ny-paid-sick-leave_b_1457023.html   New York City Council is seeking to pass a law that would require employers to provide paid sick leave for their employees. The article explains that over 60 percent of low wage workers in NYC  for example those working in fast food restaurants such as McDonalds do not receive paid sick leave. The […] Read the rest of this entry »

Using Workplace Flexibility as a Talent Strategy

In the article, “Using Workplace Flexibility as a Talent Strategy,” Teresa Hopke, principal at the consultancy Life Meets Work described how the “new economy” is focused on using flexibility in the workforce to retain and attract employees. As employees are constantly searching for the next great job, employers are using flexibility to make their current […] Read the rest of this entry »