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Lessons From a Ransomware Attack

CNN reports that a ransomware attack has locked the computer network of the Pennsylvania Democratic Caucus. This is what we call a teachable moment. What is ransomware? Ransomware is malicious software that locks one's computer or network until a sum…

Where Girls Go to Code

In late September, Accenture’s Ellyn Shook welcomed 1,200 new female engineers to the company at an onboarding event at its offices in India. “That day was one of the most memorable in my career,” the consulting giant’s chief human resources…

Workday Rising — My First HR Conference

I attended the Workday Rising conference in Chicago, my first major HR conference. Almost 7,000 people attended. HR software company Workday released information about new products, features and partnerships. We’re going to take a break from my normal beat of…

Regulating Social Media at Work Is a Sisyphean Task

According to Ajilon (as reported by BenefitsPro), American employees spend 140 per year (or an average of 33 minutes per day) on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social networks. Aggregated across all employees, the survey estimates this personal time costs employers $192.4…

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