Don’t Fire An Employee And Leave Them In Charge Of The Corporate Twitter Account

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Description: HMV recently laid off 60 HR representatives including @poppy_powers, the Facebook and Twitter manager. What followed was a live tweeting session of the mass firing. Source: Forbes¬† Date: February 1st, 2013 Yesterday HMV, the beleaguered British entertainment retailer, laid off 190 employees, in an effort to cut costs and right its balance sheet. The… Read more »

Samsung in Hot Seat Over Abusing Chinese Workers

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Description: New York-based China Labor Watch has recently conducted a six month investigation into eight Samsung factories in China. The investigation has unearthed issues that include ¬†safety, work hours and underage workers. Source: theglobeandmail.com Date: September 5th, 2012 Fresh off a billion-dollar loss in a patent fight with rival smartphone maker Apple Inc., embattled Samsung… Read more »

How Your Social Media Profile Could Make Or Break Your Next Job Opportunity

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Description: The idea that your social media profile is being observed and analyzed by future employers has existed as long as social media itself. However, a recent survey by Eurocom Worldwide has confirmed that nearly 20% of tech industry companies admit to turning down prospective employees because of their social media profiles. Source: Forbes.com Date:… Read more »

Bit by Bit, Work Exchange Site Aims to Get Jobs Done

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Description: Mr. Rosedale, 43, is back with a new business called Coffee and Power, where people buy and sell most any kind of task, like making Halloween costumes or writing sophisticated software. Source: www.nytimes.com/ Date: Nov 6, 2011 To prove his point that a work exchange could function, Mr. Rosedale built the software for his… Read more »