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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Future Friday: How will you handle your public reputation?

We are all aware of sites that allow consumers to rate restaurants or stores, like Yelp, or sites that allow candidates and employees to rate companies, like Glassdoor. But have you thought about the possibility of having sites that allow everyone to rate everything? How would that effect you as an HR professional if your …

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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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Future Friday: A Lesson in the Value of Social Media Connections

On a futuristic TV program called Almost Human a recent episode called “Disrupt” featured a story about a boy who was killed in an accident involving a “smart house.” His mother was distraught and told the police that she knew of no one that would want to kill him. He was a “loner” and had …

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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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The In-Person Value of Social Media

  It is no secret that I am a big fan of social media. I think it is important in the field of HR now and I think it will be critical in the future for both the profession and for the professionals who embrace it. Your advancement will be hindered in the future without …

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A Revisit to Reputation Capital: Key to Hiring in the Future

  I spent a couple of days attending the Middle Tennessee SHRM conference in Nashville, Tennessee as part of the social media team. Several of us were there to introduce “social media” to HR professionals who were not already involved. We talked in terms of recruiting, awareness, the National Labor Relations Act and why it …

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