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Posted August 06, 2013 by

Are you being watched at work?

Security camera with a white background

Security camera with a white background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Shouldn’t you be working right now? If you’re wasting time on the job, you’re in good company. More than two-thirds of employees (69 percent) admit to wasting time at work every single day. That’s according to a Salary.com “2013 Wasting Time at Work Survey” of more than 1,000 people. And if you think that’s bad, consider this: The National Restaurant Association says up to 7 percent of fast food restaurant sales are lost to employee theft, as reported by The Atlantic last year.

Numbers like these are likely why an increasing number of employers are monitoring their employees at work. (more…)

Posted July 24, 2013 by

Don’t Let Social Media Stand in the Way of Getting Your Dream Job

Rick Console

Rick Console

As a new grad, you’re likely fluctuating between feeling on top of the world and filled with anxiety. You’ve already worked hard during your college career and accomplished a lot, but you may also be facing bleak employment prospects. In a tough economy, employers can afford to be more selective about hiring new talent than ever. That means it’s not just your educational success, your experience, or even your confidence and charisma under scrutiny. When reviewing your resume and references, don’t be surprised if prospective employers take a virtual stroll through your Facebook profile, too. (more…)

Posted April 10, 2012 by

Contrary to Media Reports, Employers Aren’t Asking For Facebook Passwords

Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroadsThis non-starter article from the Associated Press was everywhere in March and, from our point of view, much ado about nothing. Not one public company was named and the authors of this and other articles misled readers into thinking, erroneously we believe, that this ‘trend’ among US firms of all sizes and stripes was real and growing. #Yellowjournalismatitsbest.

We cannot imagine any rational firm requiring candidates to fork over their passwords. Can you just see doing that and then discovering the person was last seen celebrating their pregnancy with their friends? Or, how about forcing a candidate to disclose their recent private status where they were praying (shared only with family and friends) for some less than popular outcomes? #classaction (more…)