4 tips on social media and employment law – KDHRA luncheon

What an honor ~ and a challenge ~ to prepare the presentation on “Social Media and Employment Law” for the April meeting of the Kane DuPage Human Resources Association. In introducing the topic, I recommended that the HR professionals gathered for the meeting keep in mind three things: I’m not an attorney. How employment laws… Read more »

3 Tips on social networking and business – KDHRA luncheon

Helen Mikulski and Julie Belloli (of The Management Association of Illinois) brought a lively and informative presentation on “Social Networking and Presence” to our October luncheon yesterday for the Kane DuPage HR Association. Top 3 tips: 90-9-1 Rule. 90% of people on social networking sites are passively present, viewing your business content but not actively… Read more »

Social media in hiring: disparate treatment

A recent survey by SHL Previsor, “Global Assessment Trends for 2011,” indicated that 43% of responding HR professionals currently use informal social media searches as a hiring tool, while 28% use formal social media searches as a hiring tool. Two previous posts explored the legal implications of Terms of Service agreements as well as disparate… Read more »

Social media in hiring: disparate impact

In my first discussion of the legal implications of using social media in hiring, I addressed the relevance of the site’s Terms of Service. Whether we are utilizing the site to enhance our brand as an employer, advertise our open positions, hunt for passive candidates, or screen active ones, knowing the site’s Terms of Service… Read more »

Social media in hiring: terms of service

LinkedIn, twitter, Facebook, MySpace …. Social media and networking sites offer valuable tools for branding our businesses, advertising our career openings, and identifying prospective employees. The flip side of these powerful resources is the accompanying legal risks when utilizing them for the hiring process. In this three-part series, I’ll explore some of the legal implications… Read more »