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 Business Administration at Elmira College and was promoted into the Continuing Education & Business Administration Department Liaison role in July 2018. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate level business courses at Elmira College. Matthew is also the SHRM Certification Exam Instructor at the college, his students currently have an 80% pass rate on the SHRM-SCP and 92.3% pass rate on the SHRM-CP. Matthew works as a trainer Tompkins Cortland Community College, Corning Community College, Broome Community College and Penn State University. He also acts as an On-Call Mediator and Fact-Finder through the Public Employment Relations Board in New York State, working with public sector employers and labor unions.

PUBLICATIONS:
Matthew has publications at the Cornell HR Review, Business Insider, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Expert 360 (in Australia). In early 2017, he published his first book, “$74,000 in 24 Months: How I killed my student loans (and you can too!).”

VOLUNTEER WORK:
Matthew is currently the New York State Society of Human Resource Management (NYSSHRM) District Director of the Southern District, President of the Human Resource Association of the Twin Tiers (HRATT), a board member for the Community Dispute Resolution Center (CDRC) and Boy Scout’s of America (BSA) Merit Badge Counselor.

EDUCATION & TRAINING:
Matthew has an associate degree in business administration from Tompkins Cortland Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Elmira College, a master’s degree from the University of Illinois School of Labor and Employment Relations in Human Resources & Industrial Relations and a Master’s in Business Administration specializing in entrepreneurship from Syracuse University. He currently holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) certifications. Matthew is currently pursuing a Master of Jurisprudence in Labor & Employment Law through the Tulane University Law School, anticipated graduation May 2021.

FEATURED IN & ON:
Matthew has been featured on CNN Money, Fast Company, Fits Small Business, Magnify Money, My Twin Tiers, Namely, Student Loan Hero, Smart Sheet and CEO Blog Nation.