Wednesday, October 12, 2011
"Twenty-six percent of 417 respondents said their organizations use search engines to screen job applicants, while only 18 percent of 441 poll participants said their companies use social networking sites (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter) for the same purpose."
As expected, much of this non-use is driven by potential "legal risks and ramifications."
So, where does this leave you as the employer? As always, be consistent in your screening and background practices, and if you elect to use on-line information in your recruiting practice, do so for all candidates and document your process.
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Thursday, October 06, 2011
~ Leonardo da Vinci
If you have your hand in the flowing stream at this point in the season, you're lucky. Or crazy. Or adventurous. Or D.) All of the above. Sitting at a Celebration of Life yesterday, this quote seemed so appropriate. We honored the spirit of the person who had moved on to a more peaceful world, yet we celebrated all that he had touched. Waters, countries, borders, soil, mountains, children, strangers, friends, family and human kind itself. Tears marked the memories of all that he gave during his short 36 years on earth. He lived large. And yet, he felt small. The world is, indeed, a humbling place.
"To lie under a tree, listening to the murmur of the water, and watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." ~ John Lubbock