Tags: Facebook

Gareth Mann: What should employers expect of the Facebook generation?

According to Goldman Sachs, Millennials (anyone born between 1980 and 2000) are one of the largest generations in history. It might also surprise you to know that since 2013 Millennials have made up the majority of the workforce. This generation is now poised to move into their prime spending years and will be a major force in our businesses.

Mark Zuckerberg to take two months of paternity leave

The founders of music streaming service Spotify have also announced a new paid leave plan for working parents. Any full-time Spotify employee will be able to take up to six months of 100 percent paid leave, either all at once or split into three sections, from 60 days before their child’s arrival to the child’s third birthday. All parents are included under the plan, including parents who adopt or use a surrogate.

Jessica Corsi: What freezing eggs really means for women and employers

Large corporate American firms, Apple and Facebook, have offered a new service to their female employees. They are offering to pay female employees to have their eggs frozen in an effort to attract more female staff. In essence, these companies are offering women the option to subcontract their reproductive abilities to their employers. For a…

Ruth Ferguson: LinkedIn is not the only social media tool for recruiters

Social recruiting refers to the process of acquiring candidates and reaching out to talent through social networks and social media. Social platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are still expanding and provide their users with a way to create individual profiles whilst also acting as a personal PR machine.  Social platforms also support informal interaction…

Steve Girdler: Social media – Screening success or business blunder?

Social networking sites have revolutionised communication methods in the last decade, both privately and increasingly, at work. As they enter the corporate arena, they are starting to become an integral part of many companies’ recruitment processes. Facebook, twitter and LinkedIn have all taken leading roles in helping businesses to source job candidates and they have…

Recruitment agencies have an audience of 650 users for every social media update

Specialist IT Recruitment Company IntaPeople has found that recruitment agencies have an average audience of 650 users per social media update, and enjoy a combined social reach of 2,000 across LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. An average of 650 LinkedIn Company followers was supported by an average of 600 Facebook page likes or friends and 1700…

Employers can check LinkedIn but not Facebook says CIPD

New guidance for employers on what constitutes good practice when conducting pre-employment checks on job applicants has been released by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. Drawing on consultations with HR professionals and employment lawyers, ‘Pre-employment checks: an employer’s guide,’ offers advice to employers who are struggling to keep up with the…

Simon Robinson: Screening an applicant’s social media profiles – yes or no?

“I know what you did last summer!” It’s commonplace for individuals to check out a potential employer’s company website or Facebook page, but does it work the other way around? Is it ever legitimate for an employer to check a candidate’s social networking profile before employing them? While obtaining information from these profiles might seem…

Employee wins tribunal over Facebook comments dismissal

A building company driver who was sacked for posting Facebook comments about the firm’s vehicle maintenance failings has won an unfair dismissal claim against his former employers. Niall Kass was working for Perthshire company, Gillies and Mackay Ltd, when the police stopped his vehicle and issued him with a £60 fixed penalty after discovering the…

Workers suspended after “inappropriate” Facebook posts

Seven workers at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in Swansea have been suspended for posting “inappropriate” comments on the social networking site, Facebook. The employees are now being investigated and face disciplinary action after being caught writing personal comments on the site. Workers are banned from accessing social networking websites on the computers…