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Should You Block Social Media at Work?

July 14, 2014
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The answer to this question is a resounding no. If an employee wants to check Facebook at work, or post a Tweet, or show off that fancy filtered sunset on Instagram, they will simply take their iPhone out of their pocket and post away.
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‘Free Speech’ Can Be Costly in the Workplace

June 3, 2014
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It’s a common misconception among employees that their First Amendment rights of free speech carry over to the private workplace. The expression of a political opinion can lead to the loss of a job.
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NLRB Judge Clips Wings of Hooters' Workplace Policies

May 28, 2014
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No matter the situation, thorough investigations and maintaining a consistent story will save your bacon in many workplace lawsuits.
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Should you Check Your Employee's Social Media Accounts?

May 14, 2014
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Do employers have a right to monitor employees’ social media accounts, or is this an invasion of their personal lives?
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How Do We Evaluate Social Learning Platforms?

May 12, 2014
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We have been moving slowly to integrate social learning in our LMS. We want to include tools that boost the nature of collaboration among our workers, especially among those who are stationed remotely. How do we evaluate social learning platforms to find the best match? How heavily should we rely on employee feedback?

 — Socializing at Work, vice president of talent, manufacturing, New York


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Special Report: E-Recruiting Dead and Alive

May 8, 2014
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Sourcing job candidates has become easier for recruiters because of internet job boards, social media and applicant tracking systems – and the job of recruiters has changed because of it.
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With Workplace Social Media, Don’t Be Like Emperor Nero

May 1, 2014
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Employers perceive social media as a workplace problem that’s not going away, but many are choosing to do nothing about it.
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NLRB judge: Employers Cannot Require Employee Social Media Disclaimers

April 28, 2014
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This decision adds to the confusion that already exists around workplace social media policies. As for me, I see little harm in these types of disclaimers.
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What Facebook's More Than 1 Billion Active Users Mean for the Workplace

April 25, 2014
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Over 1 billion active Facebook users should be a wake-up call for any business that is ignoring the impact of mobile technologies on your workplace.
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EEOC Holds Public Meeting on Social Media in the Workplace #socialEEOC

March 13, 2014
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The lesson here isn’t so much how social media is impacting EEO laws, but instead how employers are adapting their current policies and training to adapt to these new technologies.
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