Should you mix business with pleasure? Conventional wisdom says no, but there is mounting evidence that coworker friendships are critical to the modern work experience.
A few years ago, astronaut Buzz Aldrin shared a surprising anecdote about the 1969 moon landing mission — he was required to file a travel expense report with NASA! His reported expenses for the eight-day, 480,000-mile trip totaled $33.31 for the use of government vehicles, including cars, planes and spacecraft.
The annual performance review is a time-honored process in which management provides employees with assessments of their job performance throughout the preceding year. Originating during the Industrial Revolution, the formalized review process is now ingrained in the corporate structure. More than 90 percent of businesses say they continue to conduct annual reviews.
Over the past year, the FBI, the IRS and numerous security analysts have warned of a marked rise in cyber attacks targeting human resources professionals. Given the type of information under HR’s control, it’s a wonder that such attacks are only a fairly recent phenomenon.
On January 19, 1999, Research In Motion (RIM) introduced the BlackBerry 850, a wireless, two-way pager that supported mobile email and web browsing. It changed everything about the way we work.
Technology allows companies to build workforces that cross city, state and even international boundaries. Supporting a remote workforce can be challenging, however. A well-designed human resources (HR) portal can help keep remote and mobile employees engaged, effective, and enthusiastic.
Digital transformation is a phrase that has been tossed around pretty liberally over the past few years, often in ways that seem overly technical. For most organizations, it can be simpler to think of it as using technology to increase efficiency by automating manual processes.
As organizations upgrade their systems and deploy Windows 10 operating systems into their enterprise domain environments, it is important to also update group policies to manage new features. This article will introduce the topic of creating a Central Store to ensure the Administrative Templates required are available across all domain controllers for a consistent management experience.
Microsoft continues to address vulnerabilities around user identity and has integrated a solution in Azure AD (currently in public preview) that enhances password policies to protect against common, weak passwords. Organizations can now configure their change/reset process to flow passwords through a sequence in which they are validated against banned passwords lists. If users attempt to use a banned password, they are notified that the password is vulnerable and will need to try a different password.
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