Webcast: HR & Social Media
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Webcast: HR & Social Media

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Policies and Practices to Keep You Safe and Legal

Presenters: William S. Helfand, shareholder, Chamberlain Hrdlicka; and Shawn Fegley, SHRM

October 20, 2 p.m. ET
Program length: 90 minutes

 Recertification Credits: 1.5

Program fee:
SHRM members: $99 - Register now
Nonmembers: $149 - Register now

Social media presents a unique challenge for HR. It's a tool for employers -- for communicating with customers and creating an employment brand. Recent SHRM polls found a growing use of social media in employers' recruiting and screening strategies. It's also increasingly popular with employees, who interact with their personal and professional networks before, during and after work hours. And the use of social media will continue to evolve as new tools and providers become available.

This webcast will answer the following questions and more:

  • What are legally safe ways to use social media in the hiring process?
  • What do you do when your social media use reveals information about an applicant's protected status (e.g., age, disability)?
  • Who "owns" the professional contacts your employees make during their on-the-job use of social media?
  • What types of messages can you prohibit employees from posting?

The program will begin with an overview of research conducted by SHRM into employers' use of social media and it will also explore the recent report by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on what can -- and can't -- be included in a social media policy.

About the presenters:

William S. Helfand is a shareholder in the law firm Chamberlain Hrdlicka in Houston, Texas. He leads Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s labor, employment and civil rights litigation group. He also also handles commercial and other large-scale litigation. Mr. Helfand's labor and employment law practice focuses on the defense of both public and private employers throughout Texas and the United States. He has achieved considerable success in the defense of labor and employment cases of all types. Mr. Helfand is actively involved in labor, employment and civil rights and governmental liability training as well as training employers and managers, governmental officials and employees. In addition, he has served as an adjunct instructor for Sam Houston State University’s law enforcement and corrections management professional development programs.

Shawn Fegley is a survey research analyst in SHRM's Research Division. He conducted and analyzed results from SHRM studies on social media and employers' usage.

Program fee:

  • SHRM members: $99 - Register now

  • Nonmembers: $149 - Register now

    Recertification Credit

     Viewing this entire presentation, either as a live event or archived, counts for 1.5 credit hours toward PHR/SPHR recertification from the Human Resource Certification Institute. Note: You are responsible for tracking your participation in this event.

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