Human Resources News & Insights

Is flipping off the President a fireable offense? Sure. But should firm have done it?

When a government contractor fired an employee over a Facebook photo that showed her giving the middle finger to President Trump, it probably didn’t expect such a widespread negative reaction from the public. But that’s just what happened to Akima LLC.

Facebook photos showed FMLA abuse, so why won’t court dismiss case?

If an employee is supposed to be on FMLA because a medical condition prevents him for handling the day-to-day tasks of his job, you’d think a couple of photos of him frolicking about on a Caribbean island during his leave would be enough to prove he was abusing his FMLA leave. And it probably could’ve […] [MORE]

Well, that was dumb: Facebook post gets man fired for FMLA abuse

It never ceases to amaze what kinds of social media posts employees feel are OK. How could this man have possibly thought it was appropriate to post this while on FMLA leave? 

5 tips to prevent Pokemon Go from sapping workplace productivity

If you haven’t heard of Pokemon Go by now you’ve possibly been living in an isolated mountain cabin for the past few weeks. The game, released as an app for mobile devices, is considered an augmented reality game where players can walk around and capture digital creatures. 

News flash: Social media in the workplace both a good and bad thing

Shocked. Astonished. Stunned. We’re reeling from the results of a new study on the use of social media in the workplace that indicates — deep breath, now — that while it’s sometimes useful for “connection with colleagues and outside experts,” it can also be a distraction for workers.  

Using social media for recruiting continues to grow: Survey

Social media has become a fact of life in many companies’ recruiting — and screening — process.  

A quick checklist for hiring in the social space

If you still think of Facebook and Twitter as purely the domain of humble brags and dinner photos, it’s time to rethink your strategy. Here are five ways HR can improve its talent acquisition process through social media, courtesy of guest poster Anand Deshpande.  

Don’t do it: 5 costly hiring mistakes employers are making

Some analysts are predicting 2015 will be a big year for hiring. That’s good news. But the bad news is some employers have glaring holes in their hiring processes. 

HR administration: More difficult for small businesses? [Infographic]

Regardless of the size of the business, HR administration is a challenging job. But according to new research, HR pros at smaller firms have their own unique set of challenges — and rewards.

Are employees protected when they post negative comments about customers?

You know that employers have to tread carefully in their social media policies concerning what employees can and can’t say about work. But does that same leeway apply when it comes to employees posting negative comments about customers?