Inc: Google Makes Employees Sign Away Right to Sue Over Pornography (and Lots of Other Rights, Too). “Google would rather you didn’t know about this because the company doesn’t want you to know anything at all about what it’s like to work at Google other than information the company itself has released. That, ironically, is the subject of a lawsuit that made the I-won’t-sue-for-pornography waiver public as part of a court filing. Here it is…”
Arkansas Online: Virus found in database of job seekers, state says. “Investigators are trying to determine whether personal information — including Social Security numbers — for an estimated 19,000 Arkansas job seekers was stolen after a virus was detected in a statewide database, a government spokesman said.”
From LinkedIn: LinkedIn Profile Photo Tips: Introducing Photo Filters and Editing. “To give you a quick and easy way to enhance and crop your existing photos—yes, even a selfie or group photo—we’ve added photo editing in our mobile app. There are now six photo filters available, and you can also crop and edit the brightness, contrast, saturation and vignette of your LinkedIn profile photo.”
CNBC: You’re fired! How to decide when a tweet goes too far. “A tweet targeting a sympathetic figure is surely more upsetting than a tweet targeting a jerk. But if the tone and content of the message is cruel, unkind or otherwise not the kind of thing that someone who gets the company’s values would say, then it would seem that even an offensive tweet targeting an unsympathetic person should result in a firing.”
Jim Stroud: LinkedIn can relax about Facebook Jobs (at least, for now). “There has been a lot of controversy over the new jobs on Facebook initiative and how it will seriously impede LinkedIn’s recruiting business. To which I would say, umm… no it won’t. At least, not anytime soon. With all of its ease of use and audience size, Facebook still has some major hurdles to conquer before displacing LinkedIn. If you would indulge me, step into my mind as I ruminate Facebook jobs and its pending impact on the recruitment industry.” Some editorial but it’s also a good overview of how the Facebook Jobs function works.
JD Supra: Don’t Friend My Friends: Nonsolicitation Agreements Should Account for Social Media Strategies. “As social media becomes an important part of many companies’ sales and branding strategies, issues relating to companies’ ability to protect their investments in such strategies are emerging. Indeed, this blog has previously covered whether LinkedIn contacts can qualify as trade secrets (answer: maybe). Another such issue, recently addressed in a district court in Idaho, is whether and to what extent a nonsolicitation agreement can restrict a former employee’s Facebook interactions with the former employer’s customers.”
From the Facebook blog: Take the Work Out of Hiring. “Beginning today, businesses in the US and Canada will be able to post job openings, and their future employees will be able to easily find those posts on their Page or in the new jobs bookmark. This new experience will help businesses find qualified people where they’re already spending their time—on Facebook and on mobile.”