Friday, August 21, 2009

Social Networks and Employment Law

This topic has been mentioned on a few occasions but has not been heavily addressed since technology is changing at such a fast pace that the legal system has barely been able to keep up. But this ebook put out by PeopleClick just this week really does a great job of summing up what typically may seem like common sense to some but could easily get someone in a law suit if they aren't careful.

So I encourage all of you to check out this ebook on Employment Law as it relates to Social Networking. It has some really great points that we should all be sure to remember as we continue to use social networks, like Linkedin and Facebook, as a major source for recruiting.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Facebook for Professional Networking

Although Facebook was built as a social network and most people treat it as such – there is a tremendous amount of professional value that can be gained there.

The major concern by business professionals is that they don't want to blend their personal and professional lives. Facebook makes it very easy to keep your personal information private from those you interact with on solely a professional level. There are several blogs out there that give step by step directions on how to do that. So instead of reinventing the wheel I have pasted the URLs to several of the blogs.