She responded with words to the effect of, “When are employees going to learn that there is no such thing as free speech?”
Amen. Continue reading
A few weeks ago, the great folks at ERE Media invited me to speak at the ERE Recruiting Conference in Washington, DC about what happens when you learn that one of your recruits has done something on social media that doesn’t mesh well with the culture of the company.
No, diversity and inclusion do not mean rounding out the team by hiring someone who posts her Halloween blackface photos on Instagram. Continue reading
Many of you have Googled or otherwise searched for a job candidate online before extending an official offer. I imagine that there were times that you found something objectionable that caused you to reconsider the offer.
But, how many of you have actually gone so far as to publicize your selection process on social media and shame the candidate? Continue reading
Yesterday, in this blog post, I asked you to take this quiz. That’s the one where you were shown 11 common social media policies and had to decide which ones the National Labor Relations Board’s Office of General Counsel would conclude were lawful.
So, how did you do? You did aight. Continue reading
The fire department began receiving complaints about these posts. Plus, the posts violated various provisions of the employee handbook. So, the next day, the firefighter was, err, fired. (For more on the initial lawsuit, you can read this story from CBS News.)
Fast forward three years and the firefighter is this close to a federal jury hearing his race discrimination claims. Continue reading
I’m typing this post in Las Vegas at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition. Several years ago, the intersection employee use of social media and HR compliance spawned several sessions on the topic. I should know; I delivered many of them.
In 2019 however, that topic seems played out.
But, make no mistake about it, employee abuse of social media is still a big problem for many workplaces in the United States. Continue reading