Thought-provoking Things Worth Sharing - Issue #77
It's that time of year
We are ten days out from Mardi Gras, so it’s king cake, parades, and fun times in Louisiana. It’s an excellent time to remind ourselves of the mental health benefits of simply having fun:
Sharing - Here's why you should make a habit of having more fun
I hope you have some fun planned. Amid all this other stuff, we need it.
Careers and the Workplace
The hits keep coming on layoffs, even amidst the next jobs report in years.
How? This all makes no sense, and I’m not the only one saying it. Here are a couple of other newsletters talking about layoffs recently:
So what is going on? Share your thoughts.
Networking Effectively May Not Look the Same For Everyone
As a male, I am not nearly as cognizant of what kinds of small things go on day to day that make it a good or bad environment for women. Other women would know that, and having a handful of trusted women to point you in the right direction would help tremendously.
Training and Development
You Need to Address Skills Gaps Before It's Too Late - this should be obvious.
Another Reminder of Failing to Train - Kids and Social Media - Much like the users we never trained, we sent kids out into the online world without training or education about navigating it.
Speaking of layoffs:
How to Deal with Unemployment Depression
5 Ways To Support Your Mental Health After Being Laid Off
Linked – Job Insecurity Is Toxic to Health
Take care of yourself, and connect with people when you’re struggling, even just chatting.
Security, and Privacy
FINTECH Cyber Attacks Already Rising
Banks and financial institutions should expect both increased cyber-adversity from bad actors and expectations for heightened cybersecurity measures in 2023.
Quick Thought – The Data Isn’t Safe – Bake in Privacy and Security
Again, if we can’t keep data safe, we shouldn’t be storing it or requiring more and more places to store it. We should be finding ways to protect data privacy.
On a similar note - Stop Passing the Buck on Cybersecurity
Buffer put out a pretty good guide - Social Media Security: What You Need to Know
Until next week!
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