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Employer Use of Social Media as a Screening Tool Increased

The number of employers who use social networking sites to research job candidates continues to rise. Sixty percent of employers surveyed by CareerBuilder use these sites to screen candidates, a significant increase from 52 percent last year and only 11 percent in 2006 when this survey was first conducted. In addition, 59 percent of hiring […]

11 Jul 16 - Hiring, Social Media - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

NLRB Still Focusing on Unlawful Facebook Firings

While talk may have quieted down about the National Labor Relations Board’s reach into the non-union setting and employee social media activity, don’t get lulled into a sense of complacency. The NLRB is still very active in this area. The NLRB continues to take action against employers for disciplining workers who post negative comments about […]

22 Sep 14 - Social Media - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Free Cyber Risk Webinar on September 25 for CalChamber Members

Whether criminals steal information on your network, transfer money from company bank accounts or send out official emails from your servers, CalChamber members will learn about the risks at this important live webinar on Thursday, September 25, 2014, from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PT: New Era of Cyber Risk: From Legal Headaches to Business […]

9 Sep 14 - Social Media, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Filling a Position? Social Media Posts Continue to Vex Employers

According to a recent Career Builder survey, employers are increasingly turning to social networking sites to find additional information on potential candidates – and they are not always pleased with what they find.  The survey, conducted by Harris Poll, found that 51 percent of employers who research job candidates on social media reported finding content […]

10 Jul 14 - Social Media - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects NLRB Appointments

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously concluded that President Obama’s “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) were invalid. The case is National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning. In order for the NLRB to issue valid decisions, it must have a legally authorized “quorum” – a minimum number of members that must […]

26 Jun 14 - Social Media, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »