Getting Social Helps Solve Problems: From the Archive

Today’s post is a replay from a post about 4 years ago. The world has become more “social” through technology, but many of us understand that face-to-fact is still the best “social” there is. In today’s Web-crossed world “getting social” implies logging onto Facebook, Google, or Twitter (or any number of other sites) and having …

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Future Friday: Next week at #SHRM16

I am changing the focus of Future Friday from several years from now to next week. As most of you know I am an official blogger for #SHRM16. I will be at the conference starting Saturday, June 18th. If you are not attending there is still a way for you to follow the action of …

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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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Can a Concerted Activity F-Bomb Get You Fired?

  The NLRB has been the object of many blog posts in connection to “protected concerted activity”. I have written on it several times. One of the conclusions that many of us have come to is that even if the language engaged in is very coarse the employee may be immune from termination. Fortunately that …

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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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One big reason to attend the 2013 Tennessee SHRM Conference

What do Nashville, Middle Tennessee SHRM, and social media have in common? The answer is me! I got a call from my friend Chris Fields a couple of weeks ago. He needed a hand. Big time HR guru and social media expert Michael Vandervort had a change in his schedule that made it impossible for …

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Step Up Your HR by Hiring a Gamer

  In a webinar today I mentioned to the audience that one direction that the HR use of social media is moving is in the direction of “gamification.” After the webinar I realized that I only had a partial understanding of what that was. So I decided to step up my “game” and learn a …

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Who do you associate with on a regular basis?

  As you were growing up I am sure your parents were concerned about the friends you hung out with. They did not want you falling in with the wrong crowd. If you have children you are probably concerned about that as well. What about for your professional life? Are you concerned there as well? …

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