Thursday Feb 14, 2013

Profit Briefing: Social, Big Data, & Workforce Trends

Wherein the music industry's Grammy awards and US President Barak Obama's state of the union address provide teachable moments for social media mavens. Plus: trends in workforce management and Big Data.











Social Media: 7 Social Media Lessons From the Grammys
Get smart insight into what Grammy organizers did right -- and wrong -- before planning how to use social media for your own event. CNET

Social Media: Still Waters
Senator Marco Rubio's famous swig from a bottle of Poland Springs water provided a watershed social media moment for the company. The results? A missed opportunity on Twitter but a thumbs up on Facebook.

Study: C-Level Leaders  Want HR Professionals to Look at Big Picture
CEOs and CFOs said they believe that the HR function’s expertise and experience in people issues can help companies make difficult but crucial staffing decisions in challenging economic times. Oracle

The Future of Work: Millennials Are Most Stressed Generation
Respondents age 18-33 reported highest levels of stress in a recent study by the American Psychological Association. In fact, "slightly more than 50 percent said that overwhelming worries disrupted their sleep in the past month." Los Angeles Times

Dealing With Data: Author Nassim N. Taleb On What To Watch For
"Modernity provides too many variables, but too little data per variable. So the spurious relationships grow much, much faster than real information. In other words: Big data may mean more information, but it also means more false information." says author Nassim N. Taleb. Wired

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