Twitter Job Search – Does It Discriminate?

by Karen Elliott Has your company joined the Twitter job posting trend? If it has, you may unwittingly be discriminating against older applicants. While many of the 40 and older set have acclimated to Facebook and Linked-In, Twitter still appeals predominantly to the under 40 age group . While...

Yo, Boss! Did you say "Spacebook" and "Tweeter"?

Penn State Kicker Sam Ficken probably had a pretty bad week. Last Saturday, he missed one extra point and four field goals in Penn State's 17-16 loss to Virginia. After the game, he was deluged with online insults. Thankfully, his coach, Bill O'Brien, came to his defense. Obviously, I think...

Employee's Twitter hatin' costs him unemployment benefits

An employee getting fired for caustic social-media posts is so 2011 . Having an application for unemployment-compensation benefits denied because of Twitter stupidity -- that's the new black. Stephen Burns was fired from his job after his employer learned that Burns had repeatedly tweeted that...