Finds include: ideas for temp employment
in tight labor markets, different view of
globalization effects, sustainability vis-a-vis
water, and care with cloud computing.
EMPLOYMENT TRENDS IN CONTINGENT
Source: J. Bennett, WSJ 4-25-2011, p. B8 No link
available. “Temping can offer a lucrative career path
to the right professional.”
She writes– significant number of organizations plan
to increase their use of contingent workers over the
next 3 years. Medium to large firms will also add
permanent staff more slowly and strategically. Tips
for applicants: Have 5 references lined up– previous
employers, managers, supervisors, colleagues, direct
reports, professors, mentors.
Be flexible– no stigma is attached to taking a temp
assignment below your skill and salary level.
Communicate with recruiter– if you like the company
and situation, let them know.
Stand out– Do the best you can. Ask the manager, if
there is anything you can do to improve your fit
into the company cultures.
SUSTAINABILITY THIRD WAVE: WATER
Source: J. Mullich, WSJ April 22, 2011,
Water is the next generation carbon. You can see
it in CA– lower water use, zero liquid discharge,
recover wastewater for industrial applications. Terms:
Green water: stored rainwater farms
Blue water: river. lake aquifer water industry
Grey water: fresh water containing pollutants
Top industries for implementation: autos, commodities,
FUTURE CLOUD COMPUTING ISSUES
Source: Economist, 4-30-2011, p. 14 Break-ins and
Risks: be aware of being reliant on a single supplier
Individuals: avoid using same PW on multiple on line
systems; Spot phishing emails that trick revealing
key personal information.
Interesting: Peoples’ responses to speed of computer