Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin President, USA Express Legal and Investigative Services and Secure Background Check. Licensed private investigator. Picture this: You had an argument three months ago on social media with a stranger over the hot-button issue of the day. You were provoked because you felt the other poster was such a jerk, and you had to stand your ground. You didn’t even care that much about the topic (what was it again?), but somebody had to set that person straight. You didn’t love the way you conducted yourself, but the comments are buried under millions of new posts and forgotten now, anyway, so who cares, right? Well, someone might. And that someone might be your next potential employer. As the president of a company that provides pre-employment screenings for clients, it’s my job to find everything I can about a candidate through their social media. I don’t make any decisions for clients; I simply hand over the … [Read more...] about How Social Media Can Reveal The Best (And Worst) Of Your Employment Candidates
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Sarah serves as CEO of Tribal Impact , a specialist firm focused on activating employee voices & accelerating business impact on social media As a CEO who is obsessed with feedback, I've long understood the value of the net promoter score, a widely used metric to measure the likelihood a customer would recommend your company and services. More recently, I'm finding that companies are evolving this approach to measure the impact of the employee net promoter score (known as "eNPS") and how likely employees are to recommend their employer as a place to work. But the connection between employee brand and employer brand is often overlooked. Organizations have been managing their employer brand for a long time because the impact is well-known. Establishing a reputation as a trusted employer accelerates growth and reduces costs. Consider, for example, that: • With a strong employer brand, you can reduce … [Read more...] about Why Employee Advocacy Can Strengthen Your Employer Brand
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin If your goal is to purchase a franchise, choosing the right franchise brand to invest in is one of the most important decisions you'll make as a business owner. It's not just about finding a company with a proven track record but also finding one that fits your personality and lifestyle. Your first step, is knowing what to look for when you're evaluating potential franchises. Here are some key areas to consider: Franchise Fees Franchise fees are one-time payments made when purchasing a franchise. These fees can range from $10,000 to $100,000 and are used to pay for the rights to use the name, the procedures and any systems developed by the franchisor. It is also used to cover costs for training and opening support by the franchisor to assist the franchisee with the opening of their franchise. Franchisors usually charge their franchisees up-front fee when the franchise is granted. In addition, post Covid initial "turnkey" … [Read more...] about 10 Key Points To Consider When Purchasing A Franchise
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Allegion SVP and chief information and digital officer, responsible for IT and security, data and analytics, and digital programs globally. Quality is a broad term; one that is hard to define. Despite its vagueness, quality is surely something you’d recognize when you see it, right? However, like beauty, quality is often in the eye of the beholder. Standards of quality can vary from person to person, depending on their taste, experience, culture and values. As the expression goes: “one man's trash is another man's treasure.” It’s safe to say delivering high-quality software systems and quality products is a requirement, but the challenge is that there are several different—and valid—points of view about what exactly that means. Is it an on-time and on-budget delivery, a beautiful user interface or a fully automated test suite? Maybe it’s zero bugs in production? Or maybe it’s just that customers aren’t complaining? … [Read more...] about Why Software Teams Must Align On The Definition Of Quality (And How To Do It)
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin AMD's Ryzen 9 7950X is the third generation of desktop 16-core processors and has a lot to live up to. It represents the pinnacle of mainstream desktop performance, demands a premium price and needs to deliver in games and content creation alike. In this Ryzen 9 7950X review, we'll be comparing it against its predecessor and the competition to see if it's the new king of the hill. You can also see my review of the Ryzen 7700X in the link here . Pricing and specs The Ryzen 9 7950X will retail for $699, £740 in the UK and around 850 Euros. It sticks to the same 16-core, 32-thread philosophy of its predecessors, but as well as a new 5nm architecture and more L2 cache, it also has a much higher TDP - 170W compared to 105W for the previous 16-core CPUs. This should allow it to hit much higher frequencies and offer more performance. Out of the box it was hitting 5.7GHz regularly on one core and … [Read more...] about AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Review: Faster Than Intel’s Core i9-12900K?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin AMD has lifted the embargo on reviews for its Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors and in this Ryzen 7 7700X review we'll be seeing just how fast it is in games and content creation. You can see my other article that reviews the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X here . Pricing and specs The Ryzen 7 7700X is slated to retail for $399, £419 and 499 Euros, which means it costs roughly the same or slightly more than the Core i7-12700K depending where you are in the world so today the fight is between those two processors. As you can see above the Ryzen 7 7700X has eight cores and 16 threads and a peak boost frequency of 5.4GHz. During testing, this was achieved regularly, while in multi-threaded workloads, it would regularly sit at 5.2GHz across all cores. It was also noticeably cooler-running than the Ryzen 9 7950X, usually sitting in the low 80's under full load. Overclocking Overclocking manually … [Read more...] about AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Vs Intel Core i7-12700K: Which Should You Buy?