Managing the Social Media Octopus: The Eight Tentacles Every HR Manager Must Master - on CD
Social media is everywhere you look in the office today -- from the interns on Facebook pages to the VP of marketing charting your company’s corporate online strategy. For HR managers, this represents a whole new area for which they must serve as both productivity police and corporate guardian.
From looking for background information on Facebook pages to hiring through LinkedIn, social media has become a dangerous octopus for HR professionals to wrestle -- but one that cannot be avoided.
But what can you legally regulate when it comes to employees' social media usage? How can you avoid having to use the hashtag #lawsuit in the future? It's crucial for you to have the answers to these questions and more so you can help keep your employees' productivity up and your organization out of court.
Participate in this interactive webinar, and you'll learn:
- Why you need to worry about the NLRB -- even if you have no unionized workers and no threat of a union on the horizon
- The legal landmines that await you where social media and background checks intersect -- and how to avoid them
- How to keep social media a useful part of your hiring strategy, rather than an attention-fragmenting, time-wasting distraction
- What you can -- and can't -- restrict your employees from doing and saying on social media, on their own time
- Tips for keeping your trade secrets secret in an infinitely connected world
- How the rules on harassment and other inappropriate workplace behavior have changed since the rise of social media and the traditional trouble spots you still need to be on the lookout for
- How to walk the line between maintaining peak levels of employee productivity and cracking down as the morale-killing "keyboard police"
- And more
In just 90 minutes, you'll learn tips for keeping productivity up and lawsuits down when it comes to social media in the workplace. Order now!
About your presenters:
Patricia M. Trainor, JD, SPHR is Senior Managing Editor of BLR’s human resources and employment law publications. Ms. Trainor has several years of experience representing employers and school districts in labor and employment matters. As an associate attorney in Chicago, she represented employers in state and federal court, before the EEOC and the Illinois Human Rights Commission. Before entering private practice, Ms. Trainor clerked for the Honorable Anthony Scariano at the Illinois Appellate Court. Ms. Trainor received her law degree magna cum laude from Loyola University Law School. She has a Masters Degree in Mass Communication from San Diego State University. Ms. Trainor is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the national Human Resources Certification Institute. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, and the Illinois Bar Association, and she is admitted to practice in Connecticut and Illinois.
An accomplished, award-winning writer and editor, Steve Bruce has been following and clarifying developments in the HR field for 20 years. Currently the editor/writer of the 225,000 subscriber HR Daily Advisor, the most-read HR publication in the US, he has published many books (Seven Secrets of Managers Who Avoid Employee Lawsuits, Face to Face: Every Manager's Guide to Better Interviewing, Best Practices for HR Managers), newsletters (HR Manager's Legal Reporter), and training materials (the best-selling Stop Sexual Harassment), plus videos, CDs, and many more.