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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Employers’

Trying to Get a Job? Clean Up Your Facebook Profile (But Don’t Delete It)

Sure, you may be qualified for that job you’re trying to land, but something you said on Facebook might turn off potential employers. This has been true for years, but companies’ reliance on social media to screen potential employees is only rising. According to a recent study, over half of employers are researching job applicants on social media. The study …

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Google Is the Best Company to Work for, According to Employees

In the seventh iteration of employer-review site Glassdoor’s Best Place to Work list, Google finally takes the top spot. According to Glassdoor, it’s Google’s benefits, salary, and overall treatment of employees that puts it a notch above the rest. With thousands of reviews from both current and former employees, Google notched a 4.5 out of 5 rating. The company was …

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LinkedIn Makes It Easier For Employers To Recruit Job Candidates Using Mobile Devices

LinkedIn has launched a couple of new products aimed at making it easier for employers to recruit new job candidates, specifically while on the go. They’ve expanded a couple of important recruiting tools to include mobile support, which should be pretty valuable for those seeking new hires. Work With Us and LinkedIn Recruiter are now available via mobile devices. Work …

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CISPA Add-On Banning Employers from Seeking Facebook Passwords Killed

As you probably know, on Thursday the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known as CISPA. The bill, which aims to help the government react to cybersecurity threats by making it easier to share information between itself and private companies, saw bipartisan support. Opponents of CISPA have argued that the bill is a …

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Amazon Hiring 50,000 People for the Holiday Season

With the holiday season fast approaching, retailers need to reinforce their workforce to handle the increased business that comes with the period. This year, Amazon has just announced that they will add more than 50,000 temporary jobs (seasonal positions) at their fulfillment centers across the U.S. “In addition to the thousands of people we’ve hired for full-time jobs this year, …

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Google Tops LinkedIn List of Most Desired Employers

Today, another list has deemed Google the most desired company for potential employees. This time, it’s LinkedIn who has given Google the crown (Google was voted the best company to work for in Fortune’s list earlier this year). LinkedIn has just unveiled their “Most InDemand Employers” list for 2012, and Google comes in at number one. Tech companies had a …

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Two Password Protection Bills Signed in California

A few months ago, multiple reports surfaced of employers abusing their power to extract social media passwords from current of prospective employees – and the topic gained a lot of traction around the country. Bills were introduced in state legislatures as well as on the national level to deal with the practice of employers asking for employee passwords. Lawmakers succeeded …

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Looking For A Job? Want To Keep Your Job? Clean Up Your Facebook Activity

Want an incentive to refrain from posting that bellybutton tequila shot picture from Vegas on Facebook? How about the fact that nearly half of company execs think that they should be monitoring your social media profiles before even considering you for a job. In recent years, filterless social media users on the job hunt have learned the hard way that …

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Should Congress Move To Ban Employers From Demanding Employees’ Facebook Passwords?

If your future employer or current boss asks you for your Facebook password, it might soon be against the law. That’s because there is new national legislation against the practice of employers demanding access to employees’ personal accounts. A group of Democrats in both the House of Representatives and the Senate have introduced similar legislation, and it’s flying under the …

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California Bill Banning Employers From Seeking Facebook Passwords Sees Full Support

This Facebook snooping by employers thing has really struck a nerve. Ever since it was reported that there was a rising trend in employers asking prospective employees to turn over their social media passwords for investigative purposes, legislatures at both the state and national level have taken action. Last month, a bill outlawing the practice passed in Maryland. Now, a …

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Employers Are Still Patrolling Facebook, And Your Drunk Stripper Photos Are Why You’re Not Hired

Before you post that picture of you and your friends hanging out with those strippers in Vegas, remember that your future employer might be watching. Since the advent of Facebook, people have had to worry about how the new culture of completely open information could affect their reputations. Some worry more than others – kids with strict parents, college grads …

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Facebook Use On Company Computers: Not A Federal Crime

Go into any office anywhere and you are guaranteed to find people who, at one time or another, have used the company’s computers to send a personal email or take a few minutes to check out what’s happening on Twitter. It’s just what people do and, done with moderation, it’s a harmless spacer between tasks (just don’t do it while …

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