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Online database of social media policies has 176 policies from organizations of various types and sizes. It’s an invaluable tool if you need to create or update your policies. 9 Web Apps for Gathering Customer Feedback – a list of web-enabled tools for eliciting customer feedback, but many of these could be harnessed to gather…

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Transgender policies, dog days, talent trends, bad supervisor of the month & more

Transgender policies – Currently, only about 4 in 10 Fortune companies have gender-identity-inclusive policies but that may change soon since the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has recently issued guidelines on transgender workers. David Shadovitz of Human Resource Executive notes that with more than 2 million employees, OPM’s actions might spur other organizations to follow…

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Tips for using Facebook (and other social media) in the hiring process

If you use social media such as Facebook or LinkedIn as a primary source of recruiting, you may be inadvertently putting yourself at risk for discriminatory hiring practices. For one, there is the issue of disparate impact since some minorities may be underrepresented on social networking sites, a matter that may be particularly important for…

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News roundup: social media & engagement; Lady Gaga & Mother Theresa; cancer survivors & more

Employee engagement – At SmartBlogs Andy Sernovitz posts about how Wal-Mart engages with employees using social media. His post includes a 25 minute video presentation by Walmart’s Lisa Thurber who talks about how her team is tasked with communicating with the more than 1.2 million employees. Related: 12 questions to measure employee engagement. Leadership icons:…

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