Social media

Turning up the heat on employees who tweet

In the aftermath of Danny Baker's sacking from the BBC this week Kirsty Cooke investigates how employers should handle their employees’ use of social media.

Driven to distraction: How can we tackle our waning attention spans?

16 Apr 2019

Our collective attention span is disappearing as more and more channels of information make demands on our time. This is...

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Cleaner unfairly dismissed for Topshop pay protest

21 Feb 2019

A cleaner at Topshop’s flagship London store has won up to £75,000 after an employment tribunal found she had been...

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‘Ghosting’ in recruitment: a growing candidate trend

15 Jan 2019

In the world of modern dating, few things leave the sting of confusion and despair as much as being ghosted....

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Ryanair sacks stranded cabin crew for ‘breach of trust’

7 Nov 2018

Six Ryanair cabin crew were dismissed by the airline this week for “breach of trust” after a photograph was circulated...

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Sainsbury’s employee dismissed for Facebook post wins case

22 Jun 2018

A former Sainsbury’s employee was unfairly dismissed after an investigation into whether he had committed an act of gross misconduct...

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How HR can help in the battle against cyber-criminals

21 Mar 2018

Giving free rein over internet access at work does not only post reputational risks, but leaves organisations open to cyber-hackers....

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Do social networks increase exposure to sexual harassment claims?

17 Jan 2018

There is a school of thought that new forms of digital technology have driven a new wave of sexual harassment...

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Private sector strike days jump 80%

4 Dec 2017

The number of working days lost to strike action in the private sector has increased by 80% in a year,...

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What employers can do to stop cyber bullying at work

15 Nov 2017

Anti-Bullying Week is a timely reminder for employers to look at the growing risk of cyber bullying at work. David...

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Workplace by Facebook: How collaboration platforms are changing the way we work

24 Oct 2017

It’s been a year since social media giant Facebook launched its first foray into workplace communication. Ajai Sehgal shares how...

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Six important employment law cases in 2017

28 Jul 2017

The decision by the Supreme Court that the employment tribunal fees system is unlawful may be one of the most...

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Facebook snooping on candidates? GDPR could put a stop to that

27 Jul 2017

Employers who snoop on potential job candidates on social media could soon be breaking the law under GDPR. Ed Stacey,...

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Reputational damage: six preventative measures for employers

26 Jun 2017

How can employers ensure reputational damage is kept to a minimum?

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WhatsApp and confidential data: where to draw the line with social media

18 May 2017

An investment bank employee has been investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) after sharing confidential client information over WhatsApp....

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