Arresting statistics – when should social media misconduct result in dismissal?
Employment Issues / Social Media

Arresting statistics – when should social media misconduct result in dismissal?

Recent reports that officers and civilians working for our Police services have been dismissed or ‘invited to resign’ make for shocking reading.  What we have not been told, however, is what levels of misconduct have resulted in the termination of their employment. By way of example, in one force alone, a total of 828 resported cases of … Continue reading

The business of internet dating
In the News / Social Media

The business of internet dating

How better to spend a romantic Valentine’s day, than discussing the business of internet dating? Valued at anywhere between $1billion and $4billion each year and with an ever growing number of specialist sites, apps and offerings, it is perhaps surprising that only 1 in 10 singles are engaging in online dating opportnities. I joined the team at Arise News to … Continue reading

The survey says… social media is key to recruitment!
Employment Issues / Social Media

The survey says… social media is key to recruitment!

A recent survey has revealed that two-thirds of UK recruiters have rejected candidates after checking their profiles on social media.  However, social media was also found to have accounted for more than 70 per cent of successful recruiter hires. The survey was of more than 7,000 recruitment companies, HR managers and recruiters in the UK … Continue reading

Lawyers not immune to social media mishaps
Employment Issues / Social Media

Lawyers not immune to social media mishaps

A trainee solicitor with one of the world’s top legal firms now faces the possibility of dismissal following the reporting of an online video in which he describes his role as “f***ing people over for money”. The Clifford Chance trainee, whose name has not been disclosed, was seen in a video interview with Oxford University student … Continue reading