If you don’t want something to appear on the front page of the newspaper, or to be read in front of a judge or jury, don’t put it in writing. Don’t email it, don’t text it, don’t Facebook it, and don’t tweet it.Read More
This decision displays a fundamental misunderstanding about social media. Nothing about social media is private. It is public, interactive, and immediate.Read More
Online communities of practice are a great idea in theory, but without enough traffic, they quickly turn into online ghost towns.Read More
We need a strategy that is effective but won't be cumbersome or costly. What are the keys to using social tools to recruit?
—Behind the Curve, human resources representative, finance/insurance/real estate, North Hollywood, California
Train an employee who is insulated from the hiring process to do your social media searches, scrub all protected information, and provide a sanitized report to those responsible for making the hiring decision.
Social media is not creating new laws, but is merely creating new applications of existing laws to an evolving communication and technology tool.Read More
Ehling v. Monmouth-Ocean Hospital Service Corp. provides further legal justification for employers to avoid this practice.Read More
Why social media posts about current and former employees from saloon franchise Coyote Ugly's management opened the door to lawsuits.Read More
According to a recent survey of 400-plus human resources professionals, 82 percent said their companies do not include social media in their rewards programs. Really? What gives?Read More
Social media has the ability to turn a forgotten event into a viral nightmare. Certainly there are instances when you will have no choice but to fire someone for something posted online.Read More