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Carnival of the Capitalists at Blog Business World

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Carnival of the Capitalists…..It’s Carnival time again!..Grab your popcorn and cotton candy and sit back and enjoy…

Remaking the Information Security Market
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A Bad Year for Information Security

Survey: Engaged Employees = Engaged Customers

A feature in the Financial Times last week on how to engage employees (paid sub access) referenced a study by the Forum for People Performance Management and Measurement at Northwestern University in the US.

The Seven Things You Have To Say About Security

A provider of information risk management solutions offers its take on George Carlin’s famed bit, but on the serious side.

HP Buys Out Nearly 2,000 Employees

Voluntary severance packages find a lot of takers in the company’s imaging and printing division.

IBM To Axe Up to 13,000 Employees

IBM is cutting about 10,000 to 13,000 jobs or 4% of its workforce, mostly in Europe as part of its new restructuring plan.

Steve Ballmer’s Anti-Discrimination Email To Microsoft Employees

This email was sent to all Microsoft employees on Friday, April 22, 2005, and approved to be posted publicly by PR.

Steve Ballmer Writes To Microsoft’s Employees Over Anti-Discrimination Bill

Steve Ballmer wrote us all a note this afternoon about the anti-discrimination bill. I wish he’d post this publicly.

Adobe Buys Macromedia, Two Platform Strategy

Adobe acquired Macromedia for $3.4 billion in stock. What’s interesting about this deal is how the combined company has two web platforms, .pdf and Flash, and neither are web friendly.

Continental Employees Ratify Agreements With Airline

Pilots, mechanics, dispatchers and simulator engineers of Continental Airlines have ratified new collective bargaining agreements with the airline.

How Managers Can Help Retain Their Best Employees

A major problem for employers today is attracting the best talent, and then retaining key employees. Research shows that the key ingredient for retention lies within the manager’s ability to understand what employees really want.

Intel COO Blogs With Employees

While some big companies have already taken a step into the public blogosphere with executive blogs, Intel isn’t one.

Harsh Reality for PeopleSoft Employees

CNET News: “Oracle appears to be adding insult to injury in its merger with PeopleSoft – taking the unusual step of notifying workers of their termination by sending pinks slips via express mail to their homes.

Which Search Engines do Search Engine Employees Use?

Some interesting data about which search engines are used by search engine employees. Not surprisingly, a lot of Yahoo and Microsoft employees use Google.

Survey Shows Employees Want Employers to Block Offensive Spam

Sophos conducted a poll of more than 1,000 computer users at small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) regarding the issue of spam.

Let Employees Solve Their Own Problems

You should always be available to counsel and guide employees, but don’t let them drop every little problem on your doorstep. Here’s how to turn staff members into problem- solvers:

Are You in AWE of Your Employees?

Employers have become so concerned about seeming “unfair” or worse becoming the victims of lawsuits by unhappy ex-employees that they’ve stopped requiring minimum standards of employees. This can only lead to poor individual and eventually poor company performance. Your best employee performers will resent the fact that you use company money to pay people who aren’t up to standard and will reduce their own level of performance or leave.

Hiring and Retaining Good Employees

Hiring good employees is not only important to business, it’s essential. Employees are the heart and soul of a business; they are the mechanism that makes a business run; they are the breath of life that enables a business to be something more than an idea. A business cannot run unless someone (employees, in this case) is doing the work. Any intelligent business owner should want good employees.

Satisfied Employees, A Powerful Marketing Strategy
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Even in today’s still uncertain economic times, there are companies who are doing extraordinarily well. Why is it that some companies are thriving while others are barely making it? You can always blame the economy, but is that the only reason? The answer could be as simple as how respected and appreciated your staff feels.

Experience–A 21st Century Survival Strategy

“If a man with money meets a man with experience, the man with experience will gain some money and the man with money will gain some experience.”

Do Your Employees Really Need Customer Service Training?

If you go to the doctor with a headache, do you demand a particular treatment before she examines you? Of course not! Well then, why do managers send their employees for customer service training — before they know what the problem is? Another common mistake is to bring in a motivational speaker to talk to staff that has to fight dysfunctional work processes day after day. It’s like putting a band-aid on a cancer. Even the best employees can’t do their jobs if the job itself is an obstacle course!