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LinkedIn Endorsements

If you are on LinkedIn, perhaps you have received an email saying that someone has endorsed you for a particular skill or expertise.  What exactly is an endorsement, and if you receive an endorsement are you expected to reciprocate?  Susan …

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Social Media: Pros and Cons

There are both advantages and disadvantages to Social Media.  The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) outlines some of the positive and negative aspects and gives

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Social Media

It is getting harder and harder to avoid the social media scene.  It seems that everywhere we turn there are reminders of how connected we are. 

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NLRB’s Opinion on the Validity of an Employer’s Social Media Policy

NLRB finds that the Respondent violated the National Labor Relations Act by maintaining a rule prohibiting employees from electronically posting statements that “damage the Company .

Apple Picking


It is peak season for picking apples, but we are not talking about Granny Smiths or Red Delicious.  Apple-picking is the new term coined for the

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Social Media – What’s Next?

MySpace came and went without much notice in the business world, but more and more companies are reaching out via social media.  So now that you have LinkedIn, Facebooked


Employer Access to Social Media Usernames and Passwords

Maryland has enacted legislation that prohibits requesting or requiring an employee or applicant to disclose a user name or password for a personal social media account.


6 Big Myths About Search-Engine Optimization

(Inc.) In the world of online marketing, misinformation abounds--and it gets compounded exponentially by an incredibly dynamic and rapidly evolving world. Most of the things you think


New WreckCheck Mobile App Takes the Guesswork Out of Auto Accidents

(NAIC) Many Americans do not know what steps to take or basic information to share — or not share — after an accident. They may even

Disaster prep

“Know Your Plan” App Makes Disaster Prep Easy

A free mobile disaster preparedness app from the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) delivers checklists, communication tools and vital safety tips to prepare users for hurricanes,

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