Michael Specht

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

Entries Tagged as 'Privacy'

My Mom’s on Facebook

March 24th, 2010 · Comments Off · Privacy ·

A bit of lighthearted humor following a few days of heavy posts, from BackoftheClass. The video is a hair metal anthem for anyone whose mom mum is ruining Facebook!

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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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The Facebook Five

September 19th, 2009 · Comments Off · Digital Identity, New Media, Privacy, Social Networks ·

During my presentation yesterday on social media in the workplace at RecruitTech I spoke briefly about the “Facebook Five” and felt I would expand on my comments here. In summary six (it was five) NSW prison officers are being threatened with being fired over comments they made on a Facebook page “Suggestion to help Big […]

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Unlock the social graph of candidates

April 20th, 2009 · Comments Off · Digital Identity, Privacy, Recruitment ·

First you need to know what a social graph is, simple put by Brad Fitzpatrick the “social graph” is “the global mapping of everybody and how they’re related”, therefore your social graph is a mapping of everyone and how they are related to you. So what does this have to do with candidates? Well I am […]

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Social media sacked employees and The Mother Test

November 17th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Branding, Privacy, Social Networks ·

First let me say this is not new people have been losing their jobs for years based on what they publish online, it is now the services being used are changing slightly. Last month Virgin Atlantic sacked 13 cabin crew for criticizing the airline and its passenger on Facebook. The action follows an investigation into the remarks […]

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