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How Social Media Posts Hurts Job Seekers
Looking for a job? You might want to rethink what you’re posting on social media and delete those photos of your arrest warrant, the Bigfoot snaps you took and your boasts of driving drunk without getting caught. Experts say those postings may be to the job seekers' detriment.

Tech Redefines Applicant Communication
When Zappos stopped posting open positions and urged prospective hires to sign up as company “insiders” on its proprietary social network instead, the online shoe store encouraged candidates to get noticed by submitting video cover letters. The idea of using video or audio cover letters to replace or supplement the traditional paper version appears to be gaining momentum elsewhere as well.
Gen Z Could Soon Pose Greater HR Challenges
Experts say youngsters in Generation Z—those roughly age 17 and younger—are expected to handle work and life differently than previous generations and to pose growing challenges for employers in the coming years.

1 in 10 Americans Exposed in Data Breaches
More than 1,000 large health data breaches by health care providers and affiliated vendors involving 500 or more individuals have been reported to the government since 2009.
Social Media Worldwide
Social media policies vary around the world, but they tend to have a few things in common: Most permit some form of monitoring what employees do on social media sites and balance business interests against an employee’s right to privacy. Some also include data protection considerations.
Wanted: Amazon.com-like Experience with HR Tech
What’s the one thing human resource information system (HRIS) managers hope to accomplish when deciding whether or not to invest in new HR technology? Improve user experience, according to a new study

Deodorant, TV, Smartphones and Thou
People ages 18 to 24 say their smartphone is more important than their toothbrush. The devices are so important that one in two Americans say they consider them as equally important as deodorant, TV, and more crucial than a cup of Joe, according to a study that  analyzed broad mobile trends and the banking behaviors of U.S. adults who own smartphones.

Managing Risk in a Digital World
Every organization needs to think about how they’re going to manage risk in a digital era Courtney Shelton Hunt, Ph.D., told attendees during her session titled “Managing Risk in the Digital Era” at the 2014 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference & Exposition. Today, she said, “it’s the cost of doing business.”

Why HR Needs to Embrace Tech--Now
HR professionals have to figure out how to cut through the noise of technology bombardment to reach employees in ways “that resonate with them,” in real time, said Jessica Miller-Merrell, chief executive officer of Blogging4Jobs, in her session “How to Integrate Social Media and Technology into a Workplace Communication and Engagement Strategy” at the 2014 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference & Exposition.

Social Media Transforms Recruiting 
Embrace transparency—even if it’s scary. That’s what Will Staney, head talent warrior at Glassdoor, told attendees of the 2014 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference & Exposition during his packed session, “How Social Media Has Transformed Talent Acquisition.”

Never Too Late to Get a Social Media Policy
Every type of nonprofit should have a social media policy, whether it stands alone or is part of an organization’s broader communications policy, advised David Tinker, vice president of advancement at Pittsburgh-based Achieva, which serves people with disabilities and their families.

Feds Issue Telework Report
Forty percent of HR managers at federal agencies say they could continue operations in the event of a natural or man-made disaster thanks to their ability to telework.

HR Tech Spending Up Worldwide
A new study of human resource IT professionals reveals that companies worldwide are planning to spend more money on HR technology—mostly by embracing software-as-a-service (SaaS) systems, talent management solutions, HR portals and mobile applications.
 
 

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