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Start-Up Offers Social Media Background Searches; Employers Rejoice and Privacy Advocates Mistakenly Groan

More employers are turning to social media sites to vet potential employees. There is no doubt that sites like Facebook and Twitter offer a wealth of information about potential hires. Using these sites to vet job candidates offers a great opportunity, and also a huge risk. Using publicly available...

Are Fewer Employers Checking Facebook Before Hiring?

The Society of Human Resources (SHRM), released the results of a recent s urvey about employers' use of social-media in the hiring process . The findings may surprise some. According to SHRM's survey, there are fewer employers using social-media sites to screen job applicants than there were...

Dear Congress: Can You Fix The Economy Before You Focus on Facebook?

Two related stories caught my eye last week: Are Fewer Employers Checking Facebook Before Hiring? - from Molly DiBianca's Delaware Employment Law Blog Senators Worried Job Seekers "Unfairly Harmed" By Social Media Background Checks - from Kashmir Hill at Forbes Here's...

New Movie Asks This Question About Workplace Social Media: “Have I Shared Too Much?”

If you are asking questions in job interviews about candidates social media activities, I bet it's not like what happened in a short movie that debuted recently online, Have I Shared Too Much? In the 12-minute movie, an interviewee trying to land his dream job is forced to defend why no one...

6 Things You Must Know About Social Media & Your Workforce

Cisco just completed this study , which shows just how much social media, device freedom, and mobile work means to the next generation. Thinking about banning social media in the workplace? Before you flip the kill switch, read on.... More than half of students (55%) and an even larger proportion...

EEOC Holds Public Meeting on Social Media in the Workplace #socialEEO

Yesterday, the EEOC held a public meeting on the use of social media in the workplace, and its impact on the enforcement of equal employment opportunity laws. The commission heard testimony that addressed issues such as recruitment and hiring, harassment, and discovery. According to EEOC Chair Jacqueline...