Podcast: Social Media for Employers

Last week, I appeared on the The Proactive Employer, talking about all things workplace social media with host Stephanie Thomas, and fellow employment-law blogger, Jon Hyman of the Ohio Employers’ Law Blog.  The 60-minutes was over before we knew it but, lucky for you, if you missed the live version, you can listen to a recording of the show by either streaming it from the Proactive Employer site, or by downloading it from iTunes. 

Podcast: Being Smart about Social Media in the Workplace

Jonathan T. Hyman of the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog and I will be guests on this week’s edition of The Proactive Employer podcast with Stephanie R. Thomas, Ph.D. Jon and I are not only friends from the employment-law blogosphere but we also collaborated on the book, Think Before You Click, Strategies for Manging Social Media in the Workplace, together. Jon served as editor and co-author and I wrote the chapter on the interplay between privacy and social media.

On the podcast, we’ll be discussing some of the many issues relating to social media for employers, sharing tips on social-media policies, and offering suggestions on how to ensure employees are using social media safely. We’ll also be fielding questions and comments from listeners.

The podcast airs live on Thursday, May 24, beginning at 3 p.m. Eastern Time and will be available as a download therafter. I hope you can join us then!

Update: YCS&T Annual Employment Law Seminar

Delaware employers, you’ve got less than a week to register for the year’s most popular employment-law seminar. May 9 is just around the corner, but there is still time to register if you haven’t already done so. We’ve already beat our previous records in number of attendees but there are still seats available.

We are very pleased to announce that Delaware PERB Executive Director Deborah Murray-Sheppard will be joining Bill Bowser, Scott Holt, and Mike Stafford, for the Public Sector Update.

The details, including how to register, are available on the Seminar Event webpage. We hope to see you there!

Nov. 1–2: 11th Annual Delaware SHRM State Conference

DE SHRM’s annual conference is just around the corner.  For Delaware HR professionals, this is an event not to be missed.  Young Conaway is proud to be the Platinum Sponsor again this year.  Bill Bowser, Scott Holt, and Adria Martinelli will present the annual update, the always popular, The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Employment Law Update, on Tuesday, November 1 from 4:30 – 6:15 p.m.  And Mike Stafford and I will be presenting a session on Off-Duty Conduct, including medical marijuana use, social media, smoking and tobacco, and wellness, on Wednesday, November 2, from 10 – 11:15 a.m.

Registration is available on the DE SHRM website.  We hope to see you there!

Social Media Policies: Learn All About Them

Public_speaker_thumbSocial-media policies are on the mind of employers everywhere. I taught my first social-media policy workshop in 2009 and have been talking about them ever since. It’s only been in the last 12-18 months, though, that I’ve seen a real movement towards adopting and implementing social-media policies, as opposed to just talking about them. Continue reading