The Innovation Rule

On May 12, 2015, in Dr. Todd Dewett, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Policies, by Dr. Todd Dewett
The common argument against the innovation rule goes like this: if it’s okay to break rules then everyone will do it constantly and we will live in chaos!
 

People Are Not Trade Secrets

On May 7, 2015, in Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, Recruiting Strategy, by Heather Bussing
People are not trade secrets. And in California, at least, trying to stop someone from taking a new job can be really expensive.
 

Can an Employer Make Me Change My LinkedIn Photo?

On April 20, 2015, in Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, Privacy, Social Media Policy, by Heather Bussing
If a company starts to control what an employee does on a personal social media account, it could give rise to liability for the company for the employee’s actions and content there.
 

Blogging Law II: Online Shaming

On March 24, 2015, in Discrimination, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, Privacy, by Heather Bussing
I have mixed feelings about using shame as a force for change. But there is a line between speaking up and destroying someone.
 

Laws, Algorithms, and Humans.

On February 12, 2015, in Big Data, Data, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
Algorithms follow the rules every time. That is what they are – a set of instructions and rules. This distinction is really important in evaluating HR software.
 

I Need You To Know Who I Am

“Forcing anonymity on people is not helpful. In it’s own way – this simple act reinforces the kind of behavior we are saying that we don’t want.” – Doug Shaw
 

Handling Employee Theft

On January 27, 2015, in Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
If you find someone being dishonest in a way that is significant enough to be fired, then fire them. You will never trust them again.
 

What’s Hiding in Those Terms of Service?

The most important thing about Terms of Service is that they are enforceable. And even if some parts may not be, you don’t want to have to pay to find out.
 

Dealing with Unexpected Truth

On September 16, 2014, in Data, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HR Scoop, HRExaminer, Leadership, Policies, Social Media Policy, by Heather Bussing
Everything, especially everything at work, is on the record. It’s not just information, it’s evidence.
 

Don’t Monitor Employees on Social Media

Lose the disclaimers, drivel and drama. Social media monitoring doesn’t protect your company like you think.
 
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