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. via Evil Skippy at Work The Origins of Sexual Harassment — via Workplace Prof Blog Is a dumb joke sexual harassment? —

#TChat Recap: Mending Employee And Employer Relations


Industrial & Organizational Psychologist and Director of Thought Leadership at Kilberry Leadership Advisors; and Chip Joyce, CEO and Co-founder of Allied Talent. Mending employee and employer relations involves taking a look at various organizational challenges that relate to talent management. Because at the end of the day: People want connection to their company – through belief in the products, excitement about the path, relationships with people etc.


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#TChat Recap: Leveraging Social Recruiting Legally


This week, our community was joined by: Jason Morris , Co-Founder, COO and President of EmployeeScreenIQ; and Nick Fishman , Co-Founder, EVP and CMO of EmployeeScreenIQ. TChat Radio Kicks Off at 7pm ET / 4pm PT — Our weekly live broadcast runs 30 minutes. TChat Twitter Kicks Off at 7:30pm ET/ 4:30pm PT — Our Social Hour midpoint begins and ends with our highly engaging 30 minute Twitter discussion. Leveraging Social Recruiting Legally.

Secret Santa: Background Checks & Holiday Temp Workers


But the truth is, when I see Santa up on his throne at the mall, taking one child after another up onto his lap for a recital of holiday wants and wishes, I don’t just see the candy canes, the mistletoe, and the happy, excited faces. Not necessarily always down the darkest of roads (though sadly, you’d be shocked at how often “Santa” gets hired without a proper sex offender registry search), but simply through the facts and realities. Perhaps it’s because I work in the HR space?

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% 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., diploma mill) degrees.

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. Remember, information readily available on a public page (religion or race, for example, gleaned by glancing at a profile picture) is protected class information. About the Author: Nick Fishman co-founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and serves as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President.

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.

Americans Much in Favor of Background Checks


Granted, the company announcing this research has some “skin in the game,” as we sometimes say around here, but this study — which was explained to me in some detail at the recent SHRM16 conference in Washington — bears sharing. The study (registration required) was commissioned by Sterling Talent Solutions, the entity created from the recent acquisition by SterlingBackcheck of EmployeeScreenIQ.

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.

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 #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). via employeescreenIQ Blog Federal judge reincarnates atheist’s religious bias claims — via Eric Meyer’s Employer Handbook blog Parental Leave Can’t Just Be for Mothers — via Harvard Business Review Social Media & Workplace Technology Believe This? How’s your bracket doing? The always awesome Rhett Miller feels your pain (in song).

WIRTW #358 (the “appreciation” edition)

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When Big Data Meets HR — via employeescreenIQ Blog Law firms clash over laptops taken by departing lawyers — via ABA Journal Daily News Compliance concerns for 2015 and beyond, Part 1: Social media — via InsideCounsel The Emergence of Cybersecurity Law — via Ride The Lightning What Does the Anthem Breach Mean For You? — o your employees feel appreciated? Today is Employee Appreciation Day.

WIRTW #347 (the “bad santa” edition)

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via Michigan Employment Law Connection EEOC promises guidance on wellness programs in February — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider Social Media & Workplace Technology Issue of Threats via Facebook Heads to the Supreme Court — via Molly DiBianca’s Delaware Employment Law Blog Googling Candidates: Ray Rice Version — via The HR Capitalist, Kris Dunn The Key to Managing Cyber Monday: Just Be Generous With Employees — via TLNT Will “Facebook at Work” be a LinkedIn Killer? —

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

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With the end of the year drawing nigh, today’s post will be my last of 2014 (barring any hot-off-the-presses breaking news). I wish all of my readers a joyous holiday season (whatever your December celebration of choice), and a happy New Year. I’ll see everyone back in 2015.

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. Cleveland is popping. We landed the 2016 Republican Convention. We keep showing up on national “best of” lists—best city to visit , best food , best beer ….

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

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I thought I’d try something different today by bringing you a musician I’ve recently discovered— Courtney Barnett. She’s a guitar playing, Australian, singer-songwriter, whose songs mix crunchy, grungy guitar riffs with catchy lyrical turns of phrases about otherwise mundane topics of everyday life such as house hunting (DePreston) and organic foods (Dead Fox). Oh, and she absolutely rocks. Need proof? Here she is performing “Dead Fox” in Minneapolis / St. Paul last month.

WIRTW #357 (the “proud papa” edition)

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The debate continues… — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider 3 Facts about Measles and the Workplace — via ERC Insights Blog Litigation Update: Transportation Firm Served With FCRA Class Action — via employeescreenIQ Blog Ten Actions You Can Take Now to Protect Your Company’s Trade Secrets – Action Eight: Make the Most of the Exit Interview — via netWORKed Lawyers What Counts As An Appropriate Workplace Hug? — 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., Allow me to take off my law blogger hat for a moment, and switch to my concert promoter hat.