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You Shouldn’t Be Facebook Friends With Your Boss, Survey Says

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There are certain people it can be awkward to friend on Facebook. It’s not always the best idea to be friends with parents and coworkers on Facebook, but there seems to be a consensus that there is one person you should never friend-request: Your boss.

According to a survey of 722 people conducted by survey site SodaHead and anonymous feedback site YouTell, 81 percent say you should not be Facebook friends with your boss. Slightly more men than women said it was OK to friend your boss, and those age 25 to 34 (college-age kids when Facebook first appeared on campuses) were the most comfortable with the practice. A parallel survey that asked whether or not you should be Facebook friends with your co-workers was split: 55 percent said yes and 45 percent said no.


Social Media Guidelines for Students and Job Seekers

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Recently I ran across a great infographic that really brought home some important facts that all students and job seekers should be aware of when it comes to social media. There are a lot of hidden dangers in the wide open world of social media that many people do not seem to be aware of. Here are some facts that you may find interesting from that infographic:

  • More than 75% of U.S. college students and young professionals check their Facebook status at least once a day.
  • 36% of young employees age 18-29 list an employer affiliation on Facebook.
  • The average young employee is friends with 16 colleges on Facebook.


6 signs that a business is failing

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No health deteriorates overnight. Sure we have heard of cancer, liver and kidney failure – but there are always some signals. Ignore them, and you are dead.

Similarly there are some signals that you can pick up from a business that warns you about a possible failure in the near future

1. In ability to pay the statutory dues: this could be Service Tax, Income tax, TDS made from vendor/ employee payments. ….When you are running out of cash to make these payments, see what is going wrong asap.

2. You have some white elephant assets, but your top management refuses to part with those assets saying ‘these are strategic assets’.

3. Not paying salaries on time. After the government and the vendors, the salaries of your own employees are delayed.

4. Directors offering to differ their own salary and that of their top management.

5. Customer complaints and employees attrition: The customers and employees who walk with their talent. When they go they cause two types of damages – they take a few more clients, and sometimes a lot more employees too.

6. Raising more money- but using it in working capital. This is actually increasing your total overall costs, because of the higher interest amounts. It could also be a signal of the average days outstanding.
The author P V Subramanyam is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and a financial trainer by profession. Writing being a passion he also regularly pens his thought in his



Factors That Hinder Employee Work Efficiency

Employees who call in sick normally get most of the blame for lost productivity, but a phenomenon known as

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“presenteeism” has been gaining notice, as well. Defined as the act of coming in to work when you’re sick and doing a third-rate job as a result, presenteeism costs businesses billions of dollars a year in lost productivity.

If presenteeism is damaging to businesses, then it would stand to reason that the workplace would be better off if sick workers stayed home until they got better. When the illness is a byproduct of the workplace itself, however, that worker will just get sick again and keep doing a listless and unproductive job.


Fired From Job Due To Facebook Post

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If you’re going to complain about your job online, be sure to do it privately.

A recent study conducted by Nucleus Research found that of the 237 office workers examined, 61 percent used their Facebook account at work. But separate research shows that employees and employers have come across difficulties with social media sites in the workplace.

In August, the National Labor Relations Board, released a report based on their investigations into 14 cases of workers who had been fired over Facebook activity. In four of the cases they found the firing to be unlawful because the employee was engaged in “protected concerted activity.” This means they were acting with fellow employees to initiate group action against a perceived injustice by their employer. In five of the cases the board concluded that the employee had been in the wrong and upheld the employer’s decision. Please have look below cases -:


Facebook Apps is Good for US Economy

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On Monday, researchers at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Businessreleased a report confirming that Facebook is good for the economy. At least, its apps are.

The study, led by Associate Professor of Information Systems Il-Horn Hann, found that Facebook apps have contributed at least 182,744 new jobs and $12.19 billion in wages and benefits to the U.S. economy. Not bad considering that Facebook itself employs only about 2,000 people.

According to the study, the Facebook Platform launched in 2007 with 85 applications available to its 20 million users. Today, Facebook has over 750 million users, who install 20 million apps per day. For the big app companies, this can mean big money.According to the report, social gaming giant Zynga has roughly the same number of employees as Facebook and is valued at $15 – $20 billion dollars. Between their 49 Facebook apps, among which is CityVille, which AppData reports as Facebook’s most popular app, with over 74 million monthly active users, as of September 19. Altogether, Zynga’s social games attract over 49 million active users a day.

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