- Finding skeletons in candidates’ cupboards: new social-media scanning tool launched
Ever wished you could trawl the entire web with a single click and find all those unsavoury bits of information on people that would preclude their suitability for a position? Or what about info that could give you a headstart in legal proceedings? The Irish designers of a new software tool to be released later this month say it can do just that.
- Bullying: Watch for the prodders not the punchers
Extreme cases of bullying may make the 6pm news, but the bigger problem in reality is the majority of bullying that happens on a much more subtle level. And the bad news for HR is that it’s much harder to detect, act upon and eradicate.
- Looking for trouble
Gary Taylor questions the relevance of the sudden urge to check candidate profiles on social media during the reference checking process
- It's a living thing
Far from being like a machine, the modern business is more akin to a living organism. It is the connections between employees, the cells of the organism, which determine whether it thrives or perishes. Mike Handes outlines why social media forces HR to prioritise this technology shift
- Make telework work
Ninety per cent of work-from-home offices are set up badly, resulting in possible risks to employee health and increases in workers’ comp claims. Kate Aubusson explores how organisations can protect their work-from-home employees and their bottom line
- Safety First
How important is risk perception to safety culture? Ros Burke says the management of safety should be handled in the same systematic way employers manage their finances – using a structured risk management approach that is auditable, reproducible and measurable