Increasing numbers of Americans use social media both on and off the job. Recently, some employers have asked employees to turn over their usernames or passwords for their personal accounts. Some employers argue that access to personal accounts is needed to protect proprietary information or trade secrets, to comply with federal financial regulations, or to prevent the employer from being exposed to legal liabilities. But others consider requiring access to personal accounts an invasion of employee privacy.
State lawmakers introduced legislation beginning in 2012 to prevent employers from requesting passwords to personal Internet accounts to get or keep a job. Some states have similar legislation to protect students in public colleges and universities from having to grant access to their social networking accounts.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story and the complete list of States legislations at Employer Access to Social Media Passwords Legislation.
Could you imagine a job interview during which your interviewer asks you for your Facebook password? Well folks, it’s happening and you should know what to do when it happens to you. Let’s go over some things you can do to protect yourself on a job interview. Don’t forget: You have the right to a … Continue reading
Daily Mail – Setting high privacy controls and de-tagging yourself in photos may not be enough to keep potential employers from having concerns about your social media self. Rather than trying to get around the pesky password protections of Facebook and email accounts, certain government agencies and colleges are cutting straight to the source. Some … Continue reading
A survey of young people aged 16 to 34 shows the impact their use of social media can have on their careers – but this won’t stop them from using it. On Device Research questioned more than 17,000 young people in six countries – the UK, the US, Nigeria, India, Brazil and China – on … Continue reading