Credentials? Sure, I Have Three Degrees (Wink, Wink)

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Morris, who is president of EmployeeScreenIQ in Cleveland, Ohio, started his discussion of background checking with a review of his degrees. Read the latest HR Daily Advisor research when you purchase HR Metrics Best Practices and receive our HR Technology Trends premium report free of charge. HR metrics and HR tech go hand-in-hand. Hiring & Recruiting Almeda University Expert Jason Morris HR LinkedInRecruiters beware!

WIRTW #348 (the “blackheart” edition)

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via Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas Expand pregnancy-bias law to include accommodation rights? — via Employment Law Bits 10 oddest Christmas and holiday gifts given by co-workers, says Harris Poll — via Cleveland.com Can you keep your HR lady from moonlighting as an exotic dancer? — An Employer''s Misstep Discussed… — via Jeff Nowak’s FMLA Insights Unanimous Supreme Court Rules Employer Need Not Pay for Worker Security Screenings: Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.

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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% Read the latest HR Daily Advisor research when you purchase HR Metrics Best Practices and receive our HR Technology Trends premium report free of charge. HR metrics and HR tech go hand-in-hand.

Americans Much in Favor of Background Checks

HRExecutive

The study (registration required) was commissioned by Sterling Talent Solutions, the entity created from the recent acquisition by SterlingBackcheck of EmployeeScreenIQ. background checks HR profession safety screeningGranted, 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.

WIRTW #355 (the “paraskevidekatriaphobia” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider DOL Interactive Map Highlights State-by-State Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Women — via Joe''s HR and Benefits Blog Three Observations about the New EEOC Statistics — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog Social Media & Workplace Technology How Not to Start a New Job — via San Antonio Employment Law Blog Who CAN you fire for their social media activity? — Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th.

Dos & Don’ts of Screening Your Candidates Online

TalentCulture

First, let’s take a look at how many in HR say that they use social media in the hiring process. Even with legal dangers overhead, some employers feel that using social media gives them another powerful tool to protect their interests, especially when it comes to hiring the right kinds of people and building an effective workforce. Should employers use social media to screen candidates?

WIRTW #358 (the “appreciation” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

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 #360 (the “one shining moment” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

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? March Madness is now if full swing, with 20 games down, and 47 to go (at least as this post goes live). How’s your bracket doing? The always awesome Rhett Miller feels your pain (in song).

WIRTW #347 (the “bad santa” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog Accommodating service animals in the workplace — via HR Hero Line “Oh Wow, You Look So Pretty I Can’t Even Concentrate” (Part II) — via Employment Discrimination Report Sexual Harassment Investigations — via Employment Essentials The EEOC and wellness programs: coming home to roost? — 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 #349 (the “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, y’all” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

via Employment Law Lookout Anti-discrimination training: How to harm when you’re trying to help — via HR Cafe Six Geese a Laying … And How Not to Get Your Goose Cooked With a Pregnancy Discrimination Claim — via All in a Day’s Work Is alcoholism considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? — 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).

WIRTW #362 (the #rockweek2015 edition)

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Persuasion Strategies for Litigators HR & Employee Relations I Didn’t Come to Work Because I Dreamed I Got Fired — via Workplace Insights My Employee Suddenly Became Gluten Intolerant — via Evil Skippy at Work When You Have to Let People Go, Do It With “Professional Kindness” — via TLNT Is Work Flexibility Already Trickling Into Your Office? — Cleveland is popping. We landed the 2016 Republican Convention.

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

Ohio Employer's Law

Massachusetts AG has questions — via ABA Journal Daily News Working for you supervisor may be stressful but it is not a disability — via Mike Haberman’s Omega HR Solutions Why the EEOC’s rebuke of sexual-orientation bias may barely affect your workplace. — EEOC ramps up digital charge system — via HR Hero Line Oy Vey! 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)

Ohio Employer's Law

via Mike Haberman’s Omega HR Solutions Cabbie’s Fear of Dogs Doesn’t Trump Requirement to Allow Service Dogs — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog Is Non-Pregnancy a BFOQ for Exotic Dancers? — via Phil Miles’s Lawffice Space Social Media & Workplace Technology The Apple Watch is coming: Do you have a Wear Your Own Device (“WYOD”) policy? — via Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas When Do Bonuses Get Included In Non-Exempts’ Regular Rate for OT Calculations? —

WIRTW #350 (the “bad reputation” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

via Mike Haberman’s Omega HR Solutions Knowing When to Fire Someone — via Harvard Business Review 15 for ’15: Employment and labor resolutions for the new year — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider Don’t Be That Guy: Holding Out on Employment Background Checks — via employeescreenIQ Blog The Employee Zone Of Privacy — via Ohio HR Law Wage & Hour Exotic dancers agree to $2.3