HRExaminer v4.32

We’re still looking at who owns data. This week we’re featuring Legal Editor Heather Bussing’s post on LinkedIn, Who Owns Data 7: Linkedin or Fencedin. Heather reveals that LinkedIn’s terms of service contain more weasels than your average company weasel words.

Who Owns Data 7: Linkedin or Fencedin

On August 20, 2013, in Data, Heather Bussing, HR Scoop, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Social Recruiting, Social Software, by Heather Bussing
Who owns data? Terms of Service or User Agreements are a kind of contract that describes who owns what. When you buy software, you don’t really own the software itself. You get a license to use it.

HRExaminer v4.31

On August 16, 2013, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
In HR we associate drama with employee meltdowns and mergers, not the great dramatic writing that John Sumser puts center stage in this week’s feature. Sumser showcases how dramatic writing impacts business outcomes in the article, David Mamet’s Memo to the Writers of the Unit.

Not Data, Evidence

On August 12, 2013, in Big Data, Engagement, Heather Bussing, Social Media Policy, Social Software, by Heather Bussing
Almost everything we do leaves a digital data trail. For lawyers, that means evidence. Legal Editor Heather Bussing walks thru places to find digital evidence depending on what you want to know.

HRExaminer v4.30

In our feature this week on Local Recruiting John Sumser asks why we’re still trying to recruit candidates in Boston and Austin like they’re exactly the same (there are at least 400 discrete cultures in America alone).

Why Best Practices Suck

Shouldn’t we learn from others and determine the most effective way to reach our goals, benchmark our progress, and achieve success? Best practices are only best if you’re just practicing. And I have no clue what a benchmark really is, or what you do with one.

HRExaminer v4.29

On August 2, 2013, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Weekly, by John Sumser
If there’s a problem on Facebook do you pay or does Facebook? Legal Editor Heather Bussing deciphers Facebook’s legal fine print in this week’s feature: Facebook Terms of Service Translated.

Facebook Terms of Service Translated

Facebook rolls out new code twice a day. There are hundreds of engineers working on thousands of changes every week. The legal stuff doesn’t change that often. But it’s still worth understanding. So here are some of the terms you should know about and what they mean.

HRExaminer v4.28

Feature: Communications Channels IV. You’ve figured out which communication channel works best to recruit your candidate. But wait, how much did that hire cost?

Brutal Simplicity of Thought

On July 22, 2013, in Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Reviews, by Heather Bussing
How did two wheels emancipate women? When bicycles became available in the 1880’s, women did not have to rely on men for transportation. “The bicycle became their freedom machine.”