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Facebook Vacations: Coming And Going On Facebook

Facebook Vacations: Coming And Going On Facebook

Two-thirds of online American adults (67%) are Facebook users, making Facebook the dominant social networking site in this country.1 And new findings from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project indicate there is considerable fluidity in the Facebook user population: 61% of current Facebook users say that at one time or another in […]

MythBusters Help DOL Pick Winners Of Worker Safety & Health App Contest

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MythBusters Help DOL Pick Winners Of Worker Safety & Health App Contest

TV’s MythBusters, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, are once again using science and engineering to help keep America’s youth safe at work. Savage and Hyneman, cohosts of Discovery Channel’s popular MythBusters, were among a panel to judges that selected winners of the U.S. Department of Labor’s “Safety in the Workplace Innovator Award,” the “Safety and […]

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Social Media Passwords Protected From Prying Employers In Six States

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Social Media Passwords Protected From Prying Employers In Six States

It is now illegal in six U.S. states for employers to ask job applicants for the passwords to their social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter. California and Illinois recently joined four other states barring employers from demanding that employees divulge their social-media passwords. Passed during 2012, California’s and Illinois’ laws became effective January 1, 2013. […]

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Rich HR Desserts – Day 2 & 3 of the HR Technology Conference in Chicago

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Rich HR Desserts – Day 2 & 3 of the HR Technology Conference in Chicago

From Paul Smith’s Welcome to the Occupation blog— One of my HR colleagues who ventured to the HR Technology Conference for the first time this year frankly declared, “this is different from SHRM conferences.” When I asked in what way, he answered, “there’s no little guy here.” I reluctantly agreed and we both admitted there […]

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Infographic: Do Employers “Like” Social Media?

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Infographic: Do Employers “Like” Social Media?

Social media has gone to work to stay and many companies are still trying to figure out what to do about it. Some forward-looking industries are embracing social media. Others are at least starting to put policies in place to make sure the use of social media by employees remains appropriate. A smaller group hopes […]

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Two Reports Show Influence Of Social Media & The Internet On The Workplace

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Two Reports Show Influence Of Social Media & The Internet On The Workplace

In the U.S., 75% of employees access social media at least once a day from their personal mobile devices while at work. More than half of U.S. companies do not block access to the Internet. These are some of the finds of two recent surveys looking at the ways that workers are using social media […]

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IBM Gets Kenexa In Another Move Into Human Resources Software Services

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IBM Gets Kenexa In Another Move Into Human Resources Software Services

Technology giant IBM is purchasing human resources technology provider Kenexa in a deal valued at $1.3 billion. The deal,  announced 27 Aug. 2012, is the latest in string of acquisitions and mergers in the human resources technology realm. These mergers  have major implications for thousands of corporations, their employees and job-seekers. Kenexa, based in Wayne, Pa., […]

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Social Networking Your Way To Unemployment

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Social Networking Your Way To Unemployment

Social network sites are part of most people’s lives these days, to varying degrees. While they provide a lot of positive support to businesses and workers on a regular basis, it is not always the case. Every thought or action does not and should not be posted. Social networking sites enable potential employers to research […]

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Coworking Space for Women Opens in San Diego

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Coworking Space for Women Opens in San Diego

The cool new way to work is the kind of office where there’s always fresh coffee and no office politics. And you can leave anytime you feel like it. This is coworking: think co-op with wi-fi. It’s a new breed of flexible office spaces catching on globally by attracting independent contractors and work-at-home professionals as […]

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Google X – Corporate R&D That Dares to Think Big

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Google X – Corporate R&D That Dares to Think Big

Driverless cars, space elevators, Internet-enabled refrigerators that order groceries. The New York Times reports on Google’s super-secret research and development laboratory, Google X. It’s nice to see a company daring to think big and doing the kinds of R&D that puts the emphasis on the research. With the rise of state-sponsored industrial espionage originating in […]

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