Clients Playing Gotcha: Your Online Footprint Might Cost You Placements, and Your Candidates Jobs

By |2019-06-27T17:15:16+00:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|Tags: |

Estimates vary from 30%-60%, but HR, on one end of the spectrum, is checking your LinkedIn Profile and Googling you and on the other, nutty end, asking you in interviews for your passwords to Facebook. Have you ever posted anything suggestive, sophomoric, funny in a Dumb and Dumber way, maybe something political, maybe a selfie too late at night? Yeah, they have that now, and they’re asking you about it, and by the way they will always have it because the Internet records everything and forgets nothing. With author, Professor and HR consultant, Matthew Burr, Danny takes on not just the Do’s and Don’ts of what you should and shouldn’t post, but the right and wrong of this practice…are we all going to end up facing a “Paparazzi Problem?” Will nothing ever be forgotten or forgiven? In a generation will anyone even know what a “second chance” is? (And if not, does 38 Special go from a one hit wonder band to a no hit wonder band?) The Library of Congress just decided to store all Twitter posts since 2006. Are they going to have to pass laws allowing us to “scrub” our digital footprint? “…Gossip is no longer the resource of the idle, but has now become a business…” This was said about the Kodak camera in 1890, it seems quaint now. Will any sort of freedom of speech seem quaint soon?! Take a listen… Mathew W. Burr, MBA, MHRIR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CPHR   ABOUT: Matthew Burr has over 12-years of experience working in the human resources field, starting his career as an Industrial Relations Intern at Kennedy Valve Manufacturing to most recently founding and managing a human resource consulting company; Burr Consulting, LLC. Prior to founding the consulting firm, the majority of his career was spent in manufacturing and healthcare. He specializes in labor and employment law, conflict resolution, performance management, labor and employment relations. Matthew has a generalist background in HR and provides strategic HR services to his clients, focusing on small and medium sized organizations. In July 2017, Matthew started as an Associate Professor of