Mar 20

Good news spreads faster than bad on social networks

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BAD NEWS SELLS.┬áIf it bleeds, it leads. No news is good news, and good news is no news. Those are the classic rules for the evening broadcasts and the morning papers, based partly on data (ratings and circulation) and partly on the gut instincts of producers and editors. Wars, earthquakes, plagues, floods, fires,…

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May 22

Council employee resigns over Facebook comments

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A social media expert has warned the boundaries between public and private have become blurred, after a Gore District Council employee resigned in the wake of comments she made online. Dr Mark McGuire, an Otago University senior lecturer in Design Studies specialising in social networking, said yesterday the business model of social networking…

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Jan 19

ERA throws out dismissal over pregnancy

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A spray tan specialist was fired by her aunt after she got pregnant, with the aunt telling her clients would find it “disgusting and repulsive” to have services performed by a pregnant woman. The Employment Relations Authority has since ruled that Janita Wright was wrong to dismiss her niece Veronica Kloeten from her…

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Jan 19

Facebook using workers hogging workplace bandwidth

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Social-network users are hogging more computer-network bandwidth – from the cubicle next door. A growing proportion of the capacity on corporate networks is being taken up by employees actively using social networking applications and file-sharing services, according to Palo Alto Networks, a US computer-security company that tracked network usage at more than 1600…

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Jan 12

A 7-Step Process to Achieving Your Goals

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It’s the first work week of 2012, and from what I see on Twitter, lots of folks are jumping into the New Year with a resolution or two. Whether those resolutions are online (“check Facebook no more than three times a day”) or offline (“exercise every day”), the challenge lies in translating resolution…

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Sep 30

Labour MP has Facebook rant against Mad Butcher

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Labour Party list MP Darien Fenton’s Facebook rant against the Mad Butcher, Peter Leitch is another example of people in management doing dumb things with social media. Among other things, Darien Fenton’s said that she chooses “not to buy stuff from those who support Tories.” Referring to The Mad Butcher chain that Sir…

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Jul 19

Is the traditional CV a thing of the past?

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Our curriculum vitae used to be our ticket to employment. The exhaustive record of all we have achieved was the standard by which we were judged in the initial stages of our application for a job. A concise grammatically correct formal cover letter and a positive manner in an interview was good enough…

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May 23

Workers worried online past may damage career prospects

Posted by Dave Griffith

The latest Kelly Global Workforce Index shows that 25% of New Zealand men and 22% of women are worried that material from their social networking sites could adversely impact their careers. 30% of women and 28% of men admit to deliberately censoring or editing their personal social network content, to protect their current…

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