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Cyber Vetting

Pepsi Pays $3.1M in Bias Case Invovling Criminal Background Checks

January 11, 2012

According to the Associate Press – Pepsi Beverages Co. will pay $3.1 million to settle federal charges of race discrimination for using criminal background checks to screen out job applicants — even if they weren't convicted of a crime. Probably not unexpected, reinforcing the idea that screening should be job related; of course, from a [...]

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Branding Your Company and Your Self

November 28, 2011

The branding of a company is a hot topic; as is the branding of oneself as an applicant for jobs. A question is where does the brand come from. One answer, and I think a good one, is that the Organizational Brand is a reflection of how you treat your employees. That is, if you [...]

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Employees Can Discuss Work Related Issues on Facebook

February 24, 2011

I have written a number of blogs on cybervetting and social media. One important case involved an ambulance company, American Medical Response of Connecticut that had fired an employee, Dawnmarie Souza, for criticizing the company on Facebook. The National Labor Relations Board argues that employers are in violation of the law when they fire workers [...]

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Social Media Website

November 15, 2010

If you are interested in the use of Social Media in Hr, and especially in public safety services, then you can find a great deal of information at the International Association of Chiefs of Police website. In addition to a blog, there is a model social media policy.

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Online Vetting – Part 2 – USAToday on Safety Forces and Facebook

November 12, 2010

I guess sometimes I can predict the future. The attached USAToday article deals with the controversy over cyber vetting for safety force jobs.

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Online Vetting

November 11, 2010

The World of Online Vetting is heating up. Consider for example the recent court case involving a firing and Facebook postings. The National Labor Relations Board said a company fired an employee illegally after she criticized her supervisor on Facebook. A description of the case can be found at the New York Times. In addition, [...]

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