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How To Recruit and Retain Millenials

millennialsHow do you keep the cream of the crop working at your company? About 60 percent of millennials leave their companies in three years or less. Each loss of an employee, especially a sharp one, can cost thousands in lost revenue and training. Here are some helpful tips to recruit and keep them in your company.

1 Go to them instead of having them come to you. Instead of going through hundreds of online applications, go to millennial hangouts and hot spots like universities, small business clubs, industry meetups, and social media. Although they are not a different species, engaging with them on their turf allows an observance of their communication and leadership skills. Although they may not know it, their interview process has already begun and you will seem like the “coolest” boss to work for.

2. Define their path. Once hired, ongoing training keeps young employees interested and benefits the company overall. If they are as talented as you thought, they will jump at the chance to receive more training in areas they are interested and will feel your company is a great fit for their needs. Millennials want to develop their careers and if your organization can deliver, they will be with you for a long time.

3. Make them part of the big decisions. Provide opportunities for them to lead and work on their own. Cross-train and give them projects to lead so you can “grow” the next crop of project managers in your company. Ban the old tradition of leaving the junior team members outside of the conference rooms and let them in to infuse fresh ideas into your company.

4. Rehire. Since most employees don’t stay with the same company for their entire career, be ready to accept them back if they have left previously. If they leave the company on good terms, and they are sharp, this is a great opportunity to bring what they have learned on the outside into your company.

 

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Supreme Court Pulls the Plug On Aereo Streaming TV Service

aereo-logoThe Supreme Court delivered a major blow to Internet start-up Aereo this week stating it must pay the big television networks for content just as cable networks do. The company streamed television programming to tablets, laptops, and other devices skirting around the enormous licensing fees. Wednesday, in a 6-to-3 decision, the court stated Aereo must pay for content since most of the programming is made up of copyrighted works. This was a major victory for the networks but a potential business killer for Aereo, since many consumers would have enjoyed this type of service for streaming live sports and other television programs. Aereo’s CEO, Chet Kanojia, believes the ruling was a major setback for consumers and eliminates one of its choices.

Fire Phone from Amazon

Amazon-Fire-Phone-Maps-LandmarkAmazon debuted its smartphone, Fire Phone, this week amid mixed reviews. Smart companies always think about what benefits the bottom line of their business, and Amazon is nothing if it isn’t a smart, savvy business. Not only are there a large number of consumers buying products online using desktop computers and laptops, many are using mobile devices which makes shopping easy while on the go.

In the U.S., 35% to 40% of smartphone users use shopping apps, and about 20% of people look for better deals online for items they are shopping for while in a store that sells those particular items. Yes, we love to shop, and the Fire Phone will enhance the shopping experience. Using its Firefly technology, he Fire Phone can recognize printed text on posters, magazines, and business cards and from this information, make calls, save contacts, send emails, and visit websites instantly. It also recognizes songs so artist information, related songs, and albums can be downloaded directly to the phone.

Using its camera, the Fire Phone can recognize household items, books, DVDs, CDs, etc., access their product details, and order from Amazon right from the phone in a few steps. It has a dedicated camera button which allows the owner to launch the camera in a couple of seconds, even when the screen is off.  This smartphone is very functional, and useful, for the chronic shopper and gives that “quick draw” capability for those who like to buy what they see as soon as possible.

 

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Google Play Apps Have Secret Keys

google playA critical security problem has been discovered in Google Play. Jason Nieh, professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering, and PhD candidate Nicolas Viennot reported they discovered the issue in the official Android app store. Since Google Play has more than one million apps, and many more downloads, it would seem someone would monitor the content of the apps uploaded to it.

Any developer can easily get an account and upload their content. “Very little is known about what’s there at an aggregate level,” says Nieh, who is also a member of the University’s Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering’s Cybersecurity Center. “Given the huge popularity of Google Play and the potential risks to millions of users, we thought it was important to take a close look at Google Play content.” They developed PlayDrone which is a tool that uses various hacking techniques to circumvent Google security to successfully download Google Play apps and recover their sources. PlayDrone is fast enough to crawl Google Play on a daily basis, downloading more than 1.1 million Android apps and can decompile thousands of free applications. The researchers discovered developers can store their secret keys in their apps software, similar to usernames/passwords info, which can be used by anyone to steal user data or resources from service providers. These vulnerabilities can even affect users even if they are not actively running any Android applications.

The expertise does not even matter because even people billed as “top developers” included the vulnerability in their codes. The researchers have been working closely with service providers such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook to notify customers at risk and, hopefully, make the Google Play store a safer environment. Google is now scanning apps for these issues to prevent them from occurring in the future. Their research also brought to light what many already know: approximately a quarter of Google Play free apps are copies of other apps in Google Play.

Microsoft says coding is all just a game

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Microsoft says coding is all just a game (via The Inquirer)

MICROSOFT HAS OFFERED software developers a web browser based game that should give them a fun way to flex and improve their coding skills. ‘What if coding were a game?’ it ponders – and in this particular case, it actually is a game. The game in question…

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