Businesses need to understand that without appropriate controls in place, reviewing Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, or any other publicly available online information before making a hiring decision is a risky proposition. Read More
Unless you require that your employees check their mobile devices at the door (and suffer the anarchy that would likely ensue) it is impossible to prohibit employees from accessing personal social media accounts during the workday. And, if it's impossible to monitor or enforce a policy, why have it in the first place?Read More
A new Jobvite survey found that 52 percent of job seekers used Facebook to help find a job in 2012, up from 48 percent in 2011.
Of the employees surveyed by talent management software-maker SilkRoad, 43 percent worked for organizations that allowed total access to social media, 24 percent said access was monitored, and 16 percent had social media access blocked by their employer.Read More
Employers need to pay careful and diligent attention to this issue. Social media and other employee communication policies remain on the forefront of the National Labor Relations Board's hit parade.Read More
Letting students determine what delivery systems work best for them when there may be other more effective ways for them to master critical knowledge and applications is an abdication of leadership responsibility. Read More
Recruiters take note: Baby boomers, Gen X and millennials are spending almost all their time job searching online instead of offline. Boomers turn to LinkedIn first, while Gen X and millennials are first using Google and Google Plus.Read More
California could become the latest state to ban employer access to private social-media sites used by employees. A law passed by the state Legislature last month still must get the approval of Gov. Jerry Brown, who has until the end of the month to sign it.Read More
You may not be convinced that workplace technology (which includes social media and mobile devices) is not the key issue currently facing employers. This survey, however, says otherwise.Read More
As companies look for ways to spur collaboration and efficiency, they are naturally drawn to software tools that break down barriers and foster better communication—and human resources needs to be leading this transformation, experts say.