Employee Screening Articles For June & July 2009

August 3, 2009

In case you missed any of our employee screening articles for June and July, here’s a quick recap of our most popular:

Smart, Compliant Hiring Decisions Made Easy

FYI Screening, Inc. offers a complete portfolio of employee screening services that will help you work smarter while providing the industry’s fastest turnaround and the highest quality results. This will allow your company to focus on what really matters:  hiring and retaining the best employees possible.

What Your Boss Knows Could Hurt You

July 14, 2009

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Here’s some good tips on privacy from PC World.

Written by Christopher Null

How to Avoid Facebook and Twitter Disasters

Who knew your boss could see so much of your Facebook page–including the pics from your wild weekend? Oversharing can lead to underemployment. Take some practical steps to control what others see about you.

Read the article here.

After reading that you may want to read “Does Google Know Too Much About You?” by Ian Paul.

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Hiring Managers Are Checking You Out

June 10, 2009

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According to a Jump Start Social Media survey that polled 100 hiring managers at small, mid-sized and large companies:

Three-quarters of hiring managers check LinkedIn to research the credentials of job candidates.  Of the hiring managers surveyed, 75% use LinkedIn, 48% use Facebook, and 26% use Twitter to research candidates before making a job offer.

“Social media is not only a great networking tool, it’s also a way for employers to perform reference checks on job candidates,” said Veronica Fielding, president of Digital Brand Expressions and its social media service for consumers, Jump Start Social Media. “Because LinkedIn is the most professionally oriented of the three, it tends to attract hiring managers who are doing due diligence.”

Read the rest of the article here.

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The One Thing Not To Post On Twitter

June 8, 2009

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Are Colleges Spying On High School Students?

June 6, 2009

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From The (Toledo) Blade

There has been a growing trend in recent years for employers to check out MySpace, Facebook, and, more recently, Twitter pages on the Internet to learn more about people applying for jobs. There even have been cases in which college students were denied degrees or certifications because of objectionable things posted on their social networking sites.

Now, high school students have cause to beware as well because a significant number of colleges are using these sites, as well as search engines, to research and evaluate applicants, even denying admissions or scholarships based on what they find.

According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, 26 percent of college admission officers surveyed said they used Internet search engines and 21 percent said they used social networking sites to research prospective students. The survey of hundreds of colleges was conducted by the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.

In other words, it’s not just predators who might be monitoring the tweets and posts of teenagers. It also could be the people who decide where those teens go to college, which ought to make young people pause before they hit the send button to share with friends their latest exploits.

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5 Legal Reasons Why Your Company Should Have a Social Networking Policy

June 3, 2009

Frederic Abramson over at the New York Business Law Blog gives you 5 Legal Reasons Why Your Company Should Have a Social Networking Policy.

Read them here.

I also recommend that you follow Frederic Abramson on Twitter here.  He is a New York Business Law Attorney that offers lots of great advice.

Employee Screening Articles For May 2009

June 1, 2009

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In case you missed any of our employee screening articles for May, here’s a quick recap of our most popular:

Smart, Compliant Hiring Decisions Made Easy

FYI Screening, Inc. offers a complete portfolio of employee screening services that will help you work smarter while providing the industry’s fastest turnaround and the highest quality results.

This will allow your company to focus on what really matters: hiring and retaining the best employees possible.

  • Sign-Up for a demo to see our new, faster, smarter employee screening technology.

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Twitter and Employment Law Issues

May 28, 2009

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There’s an interesting article from the Social Media Law Student blog titled “The First Law School Seminar Paper on Twitter: Twitter and Employment Law Issues.”

It’s actually a seminar paper authored by Vincent Pascual on potential Employment Law issues that employers and employees may face with regards to what users post online.

Some Of The Areas Covered:

  • Pitfalls as Related to Employment Law
  • Use of tweets in hiring/firing
  • Fake Profiles: The Potential for Identity Theft and/or Defamation
  • What should employees do at this point?

Conclusion:

“Without much case law to guide people one way or another, employees and job applicants should be highly vigilant about what they post and think twice before they post something. Tweeting should be treated as publishing a story to the front page of a newspaper or website for everyone to see.”

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The Top 10 Tweets To Get You Fired

Employee Screening Through Social Networks

The Dangers of Using Social Networks for Employee Screening

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The Top 10 Tweets To Get You Fired

May 13, 2009

Check out the top 10 Tweets to get you fired at TwiTip.

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Employee Screening Articles For March 2009

April 2, 2009

In case you missed any of our employee screening articles for March, here’s a quick recap of our most popular:

Smart, Compliant Hiring Decisions Made Easy

FYI Screening, Inc. offers a complete portfolio of employee screening services that will help you work smarter while providing the industry’s fastest turnaround and the highest quality results.

This will allow your company to focus on what really matters: hiring and retaining the best employees possible.

  • Sign-Up for a quick demo to see how your company can get the fastest, most accurate and cost effective employee screening results in the industry.

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