How HR and social media can harness an opportunity

Translation of the bible into English led to people being burned at the stake. Early printing presses were destroyed to prevent uncomfortable information reaching wider sources. Julian Assuage is unlikely to be burned at the stake, but he may want to be cautious about whom he embarrasses. Improvements in communication have never been popular with […]

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Who owns your connections?

As private and business increasingly merge in the modern world questions of who owns a social media account, and all its contacts, is emerging as a matter that needs to be addressed. Contacts are crucial in any business environment and social media is starting to provide an invaluable source of contacts. Background knowledge from Twitter, […]

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Warning employees of facebook transgressions – new video

Little by little employers are making use of social media for business purposes – no more so than in marketing. We have been working with Jane’s Social Media recently, a company specialising in the business use of social media. For our part, we want to ensure that, where companies are taking advantage of these new […]

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Dismissal for a social networking faux-pas can be fair, but not always

In a recent case it was found fair to dismiss an employee for derogatory comments about Apple products on a “private” Facebook page. The Gross Misconduct dismissal from an Apple store was fair because private pages do not necessarily remain private and the company had a clear policy in place. But in another case, where […]

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Dismissal for a social networking faux-pas can be fair, but not always

In a recent case it was found fair to dismiss an employee for derogatory comments about Apple products on a “private” Facebook page. The Gross Misconduct dismissal from an Apple store was fair because private pages do not necessarily remain private and the company had a clear policy in place. But in another case, where […]

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When private becomes public

As a student I attended a Liberal Society meeting where the Chief Constable of Durham was speaking. There were barely a dozen of us there, including me and the Chief Constable. During the course of the talk he indicated that, if it were left to him, he would have shot the Great Train robbers. It […]

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When private becomes public

As a student I attended a Liberal Society meeting where the Chief Constable of Durham was speaking. There were barely a dozen of us there, including me and the Chief Constable. During the course of the talk he indicated that, if it were left to him, he would have shot the Great Train robbers. It […]

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