Wednesday, March 28, 2012

SND:Social Network Discrimination

I must comment on this article: Using Facebook as a Resume.

Is there no longer any separation between your personal life and business? There is already a study showing Facebook as a major contributor to divorce. Why, tell me, do I want a company, where I want to work, read posts to my High School or College friends, my family and people I call friends. Giving a company my Facebook password, are you crazy? It's a "Social Network".

Sorry, my life is not an open book. Work performance and accomplishments should rule in the business setting.

This is just another form of employment discrimination. We'll call it SND for Social Network Discrimination.

Here is a great article about this subject from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Hold That Password.

Monday, March 5, 2012


When will companies get it? Once again, I'm talking about candidate respect in the job search process. A friend of mine had three interviews within two weeks. After a month has passed, since the last interview, he has heard nothing from any area of the company and no response to his several initiated contacts.

What's this all about? Please someone tell me. I'm sure it's the same companies that wonder why they have poor associate morale and retention. If the U.S. economy ever improves, watch out for the mass exodus from these companies.

This is a blog posting of complete frustration. HR need to translate to "Human Respect."