By Kalen Smith, special to Workplace Tribes. Kalen has an MBA in finance and marketing, and writes about entrepreneurship and finance.
At some point in time, most employers have used some form of social media to screen job applicants. Though it’s now basically standard practice, it may not always be a wise idea. Understand the laws and consider the alternatives before you make a dangerous mistake.
Approximately 77% of employers have reported using social media sites to evaluate job candidates, and many of these employers are unaware of the risks they may be taking.
Lawyers and private investigators have warned their clients that this practice can get them into trouble. Companies should very carefully consider the costs and benefits of using social media to make selection decisions. Read more »
By Rob Markey is co-author, with Fred Reichheld, of the book: The Ultimate Question 2.0: How Net Promoter Companies Thrive in a Customer-Driven World, just published by HBR Press. He is a partner in Bain & Company’s New York office and head of the firm’s global Customer Strategy and Marketing practice.
Employee happiness is becoming a hot topic among CEOs and in boardrooms, and it’s about time. The current issue ofHarvard Business Review, which includes a series of articles focused on employee happiness, is just one more sign of the growing recognition that happy, engaged employees are more productive and generate better outcomes for their companies. Read more »
by John Zappe
I’ve learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success.
Jack Welch said that. It’s a good reminder of that old aphorism about learning from your mistakes.
What about those times when no one believes in you? When you fail when no one expected you to succeed anyway? Ted Turner has been there: ”All my life, people have said that I wasn’t going to make it.” Today, there’s no doubt that he’s made it, and like Welch, helped transform an industry. Read more »