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More States Ban
Social Media Snooping
Nearly 20 states now bar employers from requesting access to employees’, applicants’ social media posts. Similar legislation has either been introduced or is pending in at least 28 states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Some Jobs Going Way of Dodo Bird
Farmer, lumberjack, flight attendant and utilities meter reader are among the 10 jobs most likely to disappear by 2022, joining the ranks of switchboard operator and stagecoach driver, according to CareerCast’s Most Endangered Jobs of 2014 report. Many are disappearing because of technological advances.


Social Media Threats and Supreme Court Case
When things go south on social media, they get ugly fast, a recent case before the U.S. Supreme Court shows. Social media training can only go so far to prevent online outbursts. But in some instances it can help, according to Anne Larson, an attorney with Ogletree Deakins in Chicago.

Disabled Who Pursue STEM Careers Challenged
Stereotypes, a lack of mentors and ignorance about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are among the challenges that people with disabilities face on the job, according to comments posted during an online dialogue hosted by a federal office and an advocacy group.

Fla.: New Law Strengthens Data Protections
Human resource professionals in Florida are under more pressure than ever to safeguard confidential personal information.

SAAS See Highest Revenue Gains in Six Years
It’s not news that spending on HR technology is on the rise, as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reported last month, but according to a new report, software-as-a-service (SAAS) companies are seeing their largest revenue gains since 2008. And, according to a new report, more companies are implementing integrated, cloud-based talent and HR systems.


How Social Media Posts Hurts Job Seekers
Looking for a job? You might want to rethink what you’re posting on social media and delete those photos of your arrest warrant, the Bigfoot snaps you took and your boasts of driving drunk without getting caught. Experts say those postings may be to the job seekers' detriment.

Gen Z Could Soon Pose Greater HR Challenges
Experts say youngsters in Generation Z—those roughly age 17 and younger—are expected to handle work and life differently than previous generations and to pose growing challenges for employers in the coming years.

1 in 10 Americans Exposed in Data Breaches
More than 1,000 large health data breaches by health care providers and affiliated vendors involving 500 or more individuals have been reported to the government since 2009.

 

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