Businesses in nearly every industry have come to rely on contingent talent as specialists and flexible experts rather than temps who fill vacant seats during absences, seasonal demands or personnel transitions. With increasing frequency, we’re integrating these skilled contractors into our primary workforces. Yet, we still haven’t integrated them into our internal knowledge systems. And that’s a missed opportunity to tap into their intelligence and ideas, especially as the sharing economy’s[...]
‘Tis the season, they say, especially around Thanksgiving. Who’s saying this? The big retailers that put up Christmas decorations a couple of weeks in advance, hoping to lure shoppers to the door-buster events that define Black Friday. Congratulations to those of you who braved the annual pre-dawn dash through the mall. Yes, the 2015 holiday shopping season has officially arrived -- and that means it’s also the season for hackers. Few Americans can forget the panic of 2013’s Black Friday, and not just because of the frantic rush to grab the hottest products off the shelves at “ridiculously” low prices. That was also the year over 110 million shoppers discovered that their credit card information had been stolen after hackers targeted a variety of retailers -- Target, chief among them.