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Ways Facebook outages have a ripple effect on other companies

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From time to time Facebook suffers outages. With so many people dependent upon the network these days, and a 1 billion+ membership, any downtime is definitely noticed.

Oh #!*! Using profanity in business communications

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Correspondence in the workplace should be conveyed on a level that demonstrates professionalism. Profanity is most often than not, inappropriate in business correspondence. Using profanity in business communications reflects on the organization as being unprofessional or sloppy.

What is the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002? An overview

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The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was a motion by Congress to increase financial transparency and reduce fraud of publicly held companies. This law was passed immediately (2002) after a series of corporate scandals, most notably, Enron. Often referred to as "SOX", this compliance law has become deeply ingrained in the corporate sector.

Benefits of age diversity in the workplace

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Today's workplace pool has a lot more age diversity than it had in generations past. People are retiring later and many now working years, sometimes decades, past the former 55 to 65 age range for retirement.This means careers are stretching a lot longer than they used to and it has changed workforce demographics.

As the first decade of the new millennium came to a close, for the first time in the United States there were four generations coming together as colleagues - veterans, baby boomers, generation X and millennials (and now generation Z is also beginning to enter the workforce too). In 2015 millenials became the largest working population.

Each generation brings its own unique attributes to an organization.
Differing ideas and approaches With diversity typically comes innovation, fresh ideas and, yes, sometimes there is conflict too. However, if everyone agreed on everything, there would never be any new ideas or alternative perspectives considered when going through the d…