Michael Specht

A blog from Australia looking at technology, management, Human Resources (HR) and recruitment.

Entries Tagged as 'Digital Identity'

Social media as part of background checking (Part 4)

March 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Blogging, Digital Identity, Enterprise 2.0, HR Management, Recruitment ·

Finally part four! In case you missed the reason we are here have a look at the last few posts. In the first post we looked at laying a foundation for the discussion and about how social media allows you access to a unique view on a candidate’s character. In part two I discussed the issue of cultural […]

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Social networking and reputational risk in the workplace

March 22nd, 2010 · 4 Comments · Branding, Digital Identity, HR Management, Privacy ·

Over 6 months ago Deloitte released their 2009 report on ethics and the workplace this time focusing on impact social computing is having on reputation risk for organisations. The results are very interesting, and given the recent background checking and social media discussions, they also impact individuals and their online reputation. Let’s review the result: 74% of employees said […]

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Social media as part of background checking (Part 3)

March 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Blogging, Digital Identity, Enterprise 2.0, HR Management, Recruitment ·

This is part three in my four part series on social media and background checking. In the first post we looked at laying a foundation for the discussion and about how social media allows you access to a unique view on a candidate’s character. In part two I discussed the issue of cultural fit and […]

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Social media as part of background checking (Part 2)

March 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · Blogging, Digital Identity, Enterprise 2.0, HR Management, Recruitment ·

This is part two in my four part series on social media and background checking. In the first post we looked at laying a foundation for the discussion and about how social media allows you access to a unique view on a candidate’s character. Now another method of assessing character is through a process HR […]

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Social media as part of background checking (Part 1)

March 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Blogging, Digital Identity, Enterprise 2.0, HR Management, Recruitment ·

Right now the Australian online recruitment community have started some very health debate/discussion about the concept of using the content from social media as part of background checking. All started by Riges Younan from Peerlo*. Most of the discussion from the agency perspective is focusing around the ethics of using what is in the public […]

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