This week we’re reading about social media privacy policies in employee recruitment, hiring, referrals and workplace behavior. Some employers use social media in selecting job candidates by researching individuals prior to hiring or rejecting them. Other employers require access to employees’ social media accounts. Either way, companies want to access more personal information about job seekers and employees; social media is a great way to go about doing so. However, employers must recognize privacy policies and social media risk while exercising the usage of social media in human resource functions.
In unrelated news, ISIS is targeting, recruiting and radicalizing children on social media. Despite the implementation of the UK government’s anti-radicalization program, British children are still at risk of seduction into violent extremism.
- Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed legislation that prohibits employers from accessing personal online accounts, such as social media profiles and email accounts, through requesting account passwords.
- Herald Scotland — Agenda: Why it is vital for all employers to have a clear social media policy
- Enacting social media policies in the workplace are essential when avoiding legal liabilities. Employees need to know how to conduct themselves appropriately online and when representing their employer.
- Mirror — Islamic State: Hundreds of British children ‘at risk of being brainwashed by ISIS extremists’
- The statistics on at-risk British children have gained significance as the country’s youngest known suicide bomber – Talha Asmal, 17 – was reported to be connected to a bombing in Iraq.
Check back in a few weeks for more of what the foxes are reading!