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Big Brother isn’t interested in snooping on honest folks’ calls

Relax. The chances are high that, unless you are involved in drug trafficking, terrorism or organized crime, no one cares very much about what you are saying. The reality of wiretapping and call monitoring appears to be far more limited ...

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Use animation to create a site that moves people

As the Web emerges as a viable business environment, it is coming of age visually as well. Web sites are peppered with images, some of which are quite eye-catching. However, some sites are just so s-l-o-w that no one sticks ...

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Voice-recognition technology starting to come into its own

Phenelope: “OK, I think I’m ready to start.” Boss: “OK, let’s take a train from Detroit to Washington.” Phenelope: “What route would you like to get from Detroit to Washington?” Boss: “Let’s go via Toledo and Pittsburgh.” Phenelope: “The terminal ...

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Top-shelf talent sitting pretty in eyes of software recruiters

But these hot prospects aren’t being wined and dined for their prowess on the playing field. Instead, these are software developers and systems engineers with skill and technology on their side. Every baseball team needs a left- handed pitcher and ...

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CDS autumn program
lineup a varied bag

Career Development Services Inc.’s fall lineup features programs covering everything from assessing your career goals to starting your own business. Highlights follow. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at CDS headquarters at 706 East Ave. Call 244- 0750 for ...

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New federal retirement plans boost small companies’ benefits muscle

Heralded by financial planners and CPAs in Rochester as a way to reduce costly and time-consuming paperwork, the SIMPLE plan (or Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees) consists of an IRA or 401(k) plan with the following features: –Employers can ...

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Relocation industry shifts focus from finances to quality-of-life

Corporate relocation managers play a pivotal role in the complicated and time-consuming process of moving employees and new hires. Gloria Bartholomew, Xerox Corp. relocation manager, for example, says she becomes a new hire’s ally, adviser and friend. John Snow, a ...

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Overtime vs. comp time more than a question of preference

Tired and frustrated, especially as the holiday season approaches and they have no time for shopping, “they come to us and say, “Can’t you give me time off?,”’ says Robert Legge, vice president of human resources. “We’d love to,” he ...

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Growth over cutbacks works for him

(First Person features local businesspeople relating, in their own words, experiences and lessons that have shaped their company’s development. The goal is to inspire and inform others through first-person accounts.) By PETER SCHOTT Two years ago I held the fate ...

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CD-ROM
offers lessons

In an effort to boost interest in manufacturing careers, the National Association of Manufacturers has developed a multimedia educational program it is distributing free of charge to junior and senior high schools across the country. “Make It! America” is a ...

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Product liability ongoing
concern for manufacturers

What if the company that purchases the drapes doesn’t sterilize them properly, subsequently wreaking havoc in operating rooms? Innovation Packaging would be an innocent bystander, having relinquished any liability responsibility when the product was sold to the kit maker, right? ...

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Software makes short work of multiple manufacturing tasks

When Factura switched over to its new software system in January, managers at the Rochester manufacturer figured they wouldn’t reap anticipated rewards from the state-of-the-art system for at least a year. They were wrong. “It saved us,” says William Graham, ...

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New legislation offers tax
relief for refinancing

Both houses of the New York State Legislature have approved a bill granting tax relief for home owners who refinance their mortgages, according to the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors Inc. Thinking of refinancing your home? Then this piece of ...

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Hilton tries to balance growth
with desire for small-town feel

Best known in the region for its apple festival, Hilton recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. This village of 5,250 in the western Monroe County town of Parma began its second 100 years with four projects aimed at revitalizing its core ...

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Adaptable culture
increases agility

You often hear consultants, human resources professionals and even senior managers talk about the need to change the culture of an organization. But there seems to be a lot of confusion about what specific cultural elements need changing in order ...

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