3 Ways LinkedIn Can Help Your Company Besides Recruiting

This post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. LinkedIn has become one of the most important tools for HR department recruiters. Nearly nine in 10 recruiters use LinkedIn to source and vet candidates, over twice as many who use Facebook, a Jobvite survey found. LinkedIn provides an efficient, affordable way to find, …

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3 Social Media Recruiting Strategies

Today’s post is from my friends at SocialMonsters.org Recruiting is a vital part of a company’s success. Whether it be for a short-term project, permanent placement or just an interim solution, hiring the top talent ensures that business is continually productive, growing and successful. But what’s the best way to find the top talent without …

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Three HR lessons on a Wednesday

In my reading, I have run across several blog posts that I think it would behoove you to read. These writers talk about topics that each HR professional should pay attention to, in order to be better prepared to deal with similar situations. Social media Despite the fact that social media use has been around …

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3 Ways to Protect Your Company Reputation from Negative Rumors

This post comes my friends at SocialMonsters.org There are some good lessons for HR in this post. Last year, Samsung’s reputation was going down in flames, as reports of its Galaxy Note7 suddenly catching fire sabotaged a launch that was meant to give the company momentum going into the holiday sales season. The crisis devastated …

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Are employees protected from termination for social media posts?

Curt Schilling, former superstar turned ESPN announcer, was prominent in the news last week because he got fired for comments he made about the North Carolina “bathroom” law. (If you are not familiar with what that is you click here.) Many people may have thought that Schilling was protected in his comments, so what is …

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Who CAN you fire for their social media activity?

Most people in business have heard of the clamp down on companies firing employees for their use of social media. This is a result of the work of the National Labor Relations Board who says they are protecting the right of employees to engage in “protected concerted activity” as detailed in Section 7 of the …

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The NLRB and the EEOC are primed to sue you for using social media in the hiring process

The use of social media has been used for finding candidates for several years. It is an excellent tool for finding both active and passive candidates. But its use comes with some potential downsides because the government doesn’t like you using it. Exposed to more than a résumé Apparently the government’s dislike of the use …

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I read lawyer blogs and newsletters so you don’t have to

There you have it, just one more way I save you time and money by helping you make better use of your time! I hope you enjoy that value for visiting my blog. Kidding aside, I thought you might be interested in some of the things that I read that I think are important for …

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Is a LIKE on Facebook Protected Speech?

  Social media use has attracted a great deal of attention in the last several years. It continues to be a focal point of regulatory and judicial activity that does not seem likely to slow down. A recent court case gives us further input on the question of whether a Facebook LIKE is protected speech. …

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Turnabout is not Fair Play

  If you have been paying attention, to either my blog posts or others or the HR literature, you know the National Labor Relations Board has been enforcing protection of workers’ rights in their use of social media. But not everyone is protected. Turnabout is not fair play. A refresher on Section 7 The NLRB …

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