Monday, February 18, 2019

Friends Don’t Let Friends Hire Their Friends

Friends Don’t Let Friends Hire Their Friends
Jeff Hyman, Forbes 
Balancing relationships in and outside of the workplace can be a difficult juggling act; however, when a friend is hired in the workplace, that makes the juggling even more difficult.  This new co-worker who is seen as an emotional confidant outside of work, might receive office favoritism and act as a person to confide in.  Northwestern Business School professor Jeff Hyman believes that mixing friendships and work isn’t the best practice, but gives several steps/things to consider if you are going to hire a friend.    

Monday, February 11, 2019

Surveys Are No Substitute for Actually Talking to Customers

Surveys Are No Substitute for Actually Talking to Customers 
Graham Kenny, Harvard Business Review
Traditional online surveys and questionnaires have been popular for customer feedback, but they may not be the most effective.   Learn from a top consultant about why talking to customers online and in person, often in a one-on-one setting, is the best method for feedback because of the amount and the quality of information you would never get from a typical questionnaire.   

Friday, February 8, 2019

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Why Googling Yourself Is Not Just for Fun Anymore

Why Googling Yourself Is Not Just for Fun Anymore
Yoav Vilner, Entrepreneur
Google searching our own names isn’t just a game anymore.  This is a common practice for millions of individuals, but there are higher stakes involved now.  20% of people find outdated info about themselves and 12% are unpleasantly surprised about what they find when they do a simple Google search.  This inaccurate or embarrassing information can hinder a job application or your business from growing.  Removing personal content from Google searches can be a complicated process; nevertheless, it is vital to protect ourselves from cyber criminals who can finely tune a personalized scam.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Are Your Passwords Strong Enough?

Are Your Passwords Strong Enough?
Adam Levine, Inc.
The use of passwords to protect online accounts isn’t going anywhere soon.  According to a study last year by SplashData, however, of the 5 million passwords that were compromised by hacks last year, many of those hacks occurred because the user created “weak” passwords, such as ‘password’, ‘sunshine’, or the ever-popular ‘12345’.  Read more about why strong passwords are so important, and learn six simple rules in selecting passwords to protect information.  

Monday, January 28, 2019

How Much Do Cyber-criminals Make with Your Personal Data?


How Much Do Cyber-criminals Make with Your Personal Data? 
Security Magazine
According to a study from the Kapersky Lab, a global cybersecurity company, criminals can sell an individual’s complete digital life for less than $50.  The market for a single breached account is even lower.  You’ll be surprised to learn the various ways criminals are stealing and selling a person’s complete digital life on the dark web.

Monday, January 21, 2019

How to Write a Compelling Company Description


How to Write a Compelling Company Description   
Brian Hart, Inc.
Whether you are a budding entrepreneur or a seasoned business professional, writing a company description can be a difficult task to attract new business.  This description is a core part of your messaging, and it’s important to be succinct when everyone is now inundated with too much information.  Learn about the steps you can take to craft a compelling company description.