Tag Archives: april-2015

Avoiding Inside Jobs

By screening current employees, organizations can prevent costly data and security breaches.

By Raj Ananthanpillai

In response to the data deluge, organizations are collecting and analyzing more sensitive, valuable, digital information than at any time in history. In fact, IDC predicts that the amount of data being generated will grow to a whopping 44 zettabytes by 2020. The good news is that this phenomenon is making companies smarter and more efficient. The bad news is that there is no shortage of unethical employees looking to access this sensitive information for personal gain. While many organizations take extensive measures to protect their IT networks from data breaches, they fail to devote the same amount of resources to protecting against threats that are just as dangerous: their employees, contractors, and supply chain participants.

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Avoiding Inside Jobs

By screening current employees, organizations can prevent costly data and security breeches.

By Raj Ananthanpillai

In response to the data deluge, organizations are collecting and analyzing more sensitive, valuable, digital information than at any time in history. In fact, IDC predicts that the amount of data being generated will grow to a whopping 44 zettabytes by 2020. The good news is that this phenomenon is making companies smarter and more efficient. The bad news is that there is no shortage of unethical employees looking to access this sensitive information for personal gain. While many organizations take extensive measures to protect their IT networks from data breaches, they fail to devote the same amount of resources to protecting against threats that are just as dangerous: their employees, contractors, and supply chain participants.

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Turning Around a Turnaround

Darrell Ford is tasked with leading a dedicated HR team as a global organization adjusts to market needs.

By Kim Shanahan

Darrell Ford was recruited to Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), a global technology company, as SVP and CHRO three years ago in the midst of a comprehensive turnaround. A Fortune 500 company that competes directly with Intel and other global semiconductor players, AMD has more than 10,000 people in 50 locations across 31 countries and reported 2014 annual revenue of $5.5 billion. As Ford knows all too well, a turnaround CHRO requires a different type of skillset. He or she needs the courage to drive change and encourage stability while facing competing pressures and intense scrutiny on a daily basis.

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Internal Investments

Organizations are engaging tomorrow’s leaders and narrowing the skills gap through aligned training initiatives.

By Debbie Bolla

management at Comcast University and Comcast Cable, recognizes the importance of leveraging training programs to develop leadership skills for a customer-facing business. And she is not alone. In fact, The Corporate Executive Board estimates that major corporations spend an average of $3 million each year on leadership and development programs for high- performing employees. Organizations are viewing leadership training as a powerful internal investment now more than ever. According to Deloitte’s 2015 Global Human Capital Trends report, 78 percent of respondents feel leadership is very important—which is up 32 percent from last year.

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