Facebook profiles are supposed to be a digital representation of a
person's self, but how much they reveal about a person might be far more
in-depth than previously thought. That's because new research published
by the Journal of Applied Social Psychology has indicated that Facebook
profiles can serve as a stronger indicator of job performance than an
Social media is part of everyday life. And increasingly, more and more
companies are using social media to screen possible employees. In fact,
according to a study done by the Society for Human Resource Management,
more than one half of employers use social media sites to recruit
potential candidates, an increase from just more than a third in 2008.
Social-networking behemoth Facebook filed for its initial public
offering on Wednesday, February 1, the first step in publicly trading as
ticker “FB” on, as yet, an undisclosed exchange. The Wall Street firms
underwriting the I.P.O. are Allen & Company, Bank of
America-Merrill-Lynch, Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase
and Morgan Stanley.
At one point in time, Black History Month was dedicated to celebrating
the accomplishments of African Americans over the year. While this
remains an important element of Black History Month, the event has
become little more than a month-long lesson play for K-12 social studies
teachers. Now, modern technology is breathing new life into the event.
Time and money are often two resources small business owners lack. To be
successful, you must combine your personal and professional life to run
your business and serve your customers. As a result, you need
state-of-the-art gadgets that function in both worlds. Here are a few must-have
gadgets that help save time, space and money.