Xerox Corp. plans to acquire Affiliated Computer Services Inc., the parent company of Buck Consultants, which provides HR consulting services addressing employee health and wellness, HR technology, and administration and retirement plans.
While both Zappos and Amazon win praise for their customer service, their approaches to it couldn’t be more different.
The fun-yet-focused culture at online retailer Zappos has done much to create strong loyalty among employees and customers alike. But how that playful attitude will mesh with the culture of acquirer Amazon remains an open question.
Zappos calls its culture its biggest asset, and the firm manages as if it means it. About 50 percent of an employee’s performance review is based on how well he or she embodies the 10 values.
Helping businesses generate profits as well as contributing to SAP’s bottom line are its workers—employees and contingents. And it was around five years ago that SAP first discovered that it had little idea of the size or structure of its contingent workforce.
Traditional media isn’t always available to tech companies when they have news; because of the nature of competition and immediacy, they often turn to bloggers.
Federal regulations may soon put a crimp in bloggers’ lack of transparency, though some contend adequate self-policing is already in place. Until then, the flow of information continues from hundreds of bloggers in a mix of sensational headlines, anonymous sources and even some news you can use.
The Engineering Society of Detroit is teaming up with AVL and Michigan Technological University to offer a course to help up to 100 automotive engineers prepare for the shift to hybrid vehicle technologies.
Proposal includes the requirement that the system ‘must authenticate the employee’s identity by using a specific and unique biometric identifier,’ such as a fingerprint; giving workers PIN numbers or security codes would not suffice.
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