Dos & Don’ts of Screening Your Candidates Online


First, let’s take a look at how many in HR say that they use social media in the hiring process. Take a look at these three key legal concerns. Discrimination : Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and state laws prohibit employers from making hiring decisions based on protected class information — information that could be seen inadvertently on a job applicant’s profile. Talent Management candidate screening compliance discrimination Nick Fishman online screening Social Media

The Prevalence and the Practice of Social Media Screening—The Dos and Don’ts

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Today, Morris, who is president of EmployeeScreenIQ of Cleveland, Ohio, reveals his tips for social media screening. According to EmployeeScreenIQ’s Survey, about 63% of organizations do not; about 30% do the searches internally; and about 7.5% Discrimination. HR metrics and the technology that supports them are advancing at a rapid pace—don’t be left behind! Yesterday’s Advisor shared Jason Morris’s earned and not-so-earned (i.e.,


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WIRTW #355 (the “paraskevidekatriaphobia” edition)

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via employeescreenIQ Blog Does Your Office Have Dating Policies and Guidelines? — via Employer Law Report Labor Relations Trade Groups Take Aim At Quickie Election Rule — via Labor Relations Today Calling the Police Over Handbilling in Front of Workplace Unlawful Because City Previously Designated Area as Public Right of Way — via Matt Austin Labor Law. Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th. Fragapane Phobia is the fear of celebrating birthdays.

WIRTW #349 (the “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, y’all” edition)

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Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination Santa Sued for Disability Discrimination Due to Reindeer Harassment — via Bolek Besser Glesius, LLC Ebola discrimination in your workplace, what the Department of Justice wants you to know. — Accent Discrimination in the Workplace. — via Fitzpatrick on Employment Law The GOP Effect on the EEOC — via HRE Online Is Retaliation The New Discrimination?? —

WIRTW #358 (the “appreciation” edition)

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Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Job blackmail is not the quickest way to a girl’s heart — via Mike Haberman’s Omega HR Solutions The Pregnancy Discrimination Laws You Never Knew About — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog OFCCP Updates Sex Discrimination Guidelines — via Newton Software Blog Is Anyone Else Fascinated by the Abercrombie and Fitch Supreme Court Case? — o your employees feel appreciated? Today is Employee Appreciation Day.

WIRTW #356 (the “rock hall” edition)

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Since Joan Jett is one of this year’s inductees, the Rock Hall has invited my daughter’s School of Rock band for an encore performance of last month’s Joan Jett show — April 11, at 5 pm , on the big stage at the Rock Hall. Norah’s very sincere comment when I told her: “Some people wait their whole lives to play at the Rock Hall — I’m only 8.” You may have heard that Cleveland has the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

WIRTW #360 (the “one shining moment” edition)

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March Madness is now if full swing, with 20 games down, and 47 to go (at least as this post goes live). Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Starbucks ‘Race Together’ promotion sparks controversy — via What’s your workplace retaliation IQ? — How’s your bracket doing? The always awesome Rhett Miller feels your pain (in song).

WIRTW #348 (the “blackheart” edition)

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And then Norah took the stage with Joan Jett’s Crimson and Clover : If you''re in Cleveland, you can see Norah perform this (and other Joan Jett songs) with her full band on Sunday, January 18 and Saturday, January 24, at the Music Box Supper Club. Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination The “Association” Game: How a Spouse’s Cancer May be Covered by the ADA — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog Role reversal!

WIRTW #347 (the “bad santa” edition)

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Here’s what I read this week (and last week): Discrimination Cancer and the Workplace: Tips for Employers and A Thanksgiving to Remember: When Cancer Strikes — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog Do you have a “ super” anti-harassment contract with your employees? — A big thank you to NPR’s Yuki Noguchi , who interviewed me for a story on office holiday parties gone badly, which ran on Wednesday’s Morning Edition.

WIRTW #362 (the #rockweek2015 edition)

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Our urban renaissance continues at warp speed. At 2:30 pm, School of Rock will perform a set of music by 2015 inductee Joan Jett, featuring (among others) Norah Hyman on guitar and vocals. A video posted by Jon Hyman (@jonhyman) on Jan 24, 2015 at 9:33am PST Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Young v. UPS — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog Discrimination Tim Cook: “Religious Freedom” laws are pro-discrimination — via TiPb Transgender Discrimination?

The Hot Potatoes Of Social Screening


Before even knowing the context (and not really caring at first), I cringed and rolled my eyes. This one, though, was really offensive, although I didn’t point that out to my friend who shared it, nor did I comment on it at all. My father was an officer and police detective for over 30 years, and he always told me that he’d rather face a “bad guy or gal” holding a gun than wielding a knife, because at least with the gun you knew where it was pointing. “The vacant laugh.

WIRTW #376 (the “…I’ll only disappoint you…” edition)

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Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination EEOC: Let Us Imagineer ENDA For You — via Cato Daily Podcast Are ride-hailing businesses Uber and Lyft ADA-compliant? I thought I’d try something different today by bringing you a musician I’ve recently discovered— Courtney Barnett.

WIRTW #357 (the “proud papa” edition)

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Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Can Your Severance Agreements Withstand an EEOC Challenge? — via The Emplawyerologist Walmart Settles EEOC Age, Disability Discrimination Suit for $150K — via In House Is retaliation such a big deal? — via Evil Skippy at Work Why Workplace Accidents Tend to Happen Late in a Project — via Harvard Business Review Wage & Hour Can the Employer Legally Cut an Employee’s Pay? — My kids go to an amazing school.

WIRTW #350 (the “bad reputation” edition)

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If you love live music and find yourself looking for something to do on January 18 at 3 pm, or January 24 at 1 pm, School of Rock Strongsville will be presenting The Music of Joan Jett, featuring my very own Norah Hyman on guitar and vocals. Both shows are at The Music Box , 1148 Main Ave., Here’s what I read over the past few weeks: Discrimination Is It Harassment To Post Nutritional Information On A Co-Worker’s Chair? —