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The increasing presence of social media

April 9, 2013

The controversy around Tweets posted by Britain’s first youth police and crime commissioner, Paris Brown, followed by her withdrawal from the role highlights the increasing presence of social media in the recruitment process and in the workplace. Social media and online technology is a fast changing environment which offers many benefits to both our professional […]

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How Social Media Is Affecting Workplace Policies

January 31, 2013

(Guest post from a US author regarding social media and its impact on workplace policies) New technologies are rapidly changing our world and that includes our workspaces as well. Not only have computers allowed workers to telecommute, they have also affected how people socialize in and out of work. Employers have struggled to keep up […]

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11 civil servants lose jobs because of social media use

January 14, 2013

The Guardian reported last week that eleven civil servants in the Department for Work and Pensions have lost their jobs in the last couple of years because of their interaction with social media and blogs at work. The information emerged last week after a Freedom of Information request had been made to the Department for […]

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Even messages on private Facebook pages can get employees fired

November 14, 2012

Guest post regarding employment law and social media from At The Glasgow Law Practice. The GLP advise employers and employees in relation to issues arising from Social Media use and Employment Law. IRRESPONSIBLE posts on social media can lead to dismissal – even when they are made outside work. The following case demonstrates that even […]

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