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09 December 2011

Don Richards Interviewed by Global TV on the Impact of Social Media on Employment

Partner Don Richards was recently interviewed by Global TV discussing the implications of the use of social media by employees and job seekers.

The piece for 16x9 The Bigger Picture was entitled “Snoopy Boss” and aired nationally on 26 November, 2011. It addressed the common employment practice of undertaking internet searches prior to interviewing a candidate and the continuing surveillance of employees once hired.

It is claimed that some ninety percent of employers will check social networks and seventy two percent will not offer a candidate a position if they find something of concern about the individual online. Some employers are going so far as to request Facebook passwords to ensure that online profiles conform to employment contracts.

To view Don Richards’ interview, please click here.

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