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Published: 20 Oct 2012

Fifteen years ago, when human resources executive Anita Orozco needed to hire or fire an employee, involving IT probably wasn't on her to-do list. But the Internet boom and employees accessing corporate systems from virtually anywhere changed that. "Now it's definitely more important, whether getting a new employee set up with access to systems and software, or getting someone turned off," says Orozo, director of HR at Sonneborn, a manufacturer of refined hydrocarbons. "The turning off has become especially important. Generally, we'll give as much notice as possible to the IT staff so they can do what they need to do to protect the company." Like others in her field,Orozco finds it increasingly important to work regularly with technology managers to ensure corporate data is secure. In the information age, human resources professionals are teaming up with their counterparts in IT security to investigate potential Web or email policy violations by employees, develop security policies and procedures, and plan for disaster recovery. Bringing human resources and ... Access >>>

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