Originally posted on 10 Dec 2013

The CIPD has released new guidance for employers on what constitutes good practice when conducting pre-employment checks on job applicants. It is designed to help HR professionals navigate the legal risks and ethical challenges involved in investigating the social media activity of potential hires during the recruitment process: see Bizezia News here to read the whole article.
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The Bizezia Work Manual includes a specific work policy on Blogging and Social Media. If your firm is committed to supporting employees’ rights to interact knowledgeably in the blogosphere through blogging and interaction in social media, you must set out your policy clearly in employee contracts. Details of subscriptions to Work manual are available at: http://bizezia.com/products/work-manual.

Martin Pollins

Managing Director at One Smart Place
Martin Pollins is a Chartered Accountant and MBA with wide experience in corporate finance and business management. He has served on the boards of several companies, including those listed on the London Stock Exchange, AIM and OFEX. He is Chairman and Founder of OneSmartPlace and was a Council member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales from 1988 to 1996. He was managing partner of PRB Martin Pollins, based in Sussex, the first Accountancy firm to advertise on British television.He went on to create and launch the CharterGroup Partnership (the UK’s first Accountancy network) and then LawGroup UK (at the time, one of the largest networks of lawyers in the UK). In recent years, he helped to raise several £millions to fund British films such as The Da Vinci Code, Bridge of San Luis Rey, Head in the Clouds and Merchant of Venice with actors such as Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, F. Murray Abraham. Kathy Bates, Gabriel Byrne, Geraldine Chaplin, Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen, Audrey Tautou, Penélope Cruz, Steven Berkoff, Lynn Collins, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes and many more.

He has written over 700 business publications (see Glossaries at http://onesmartplace.com/resources/glossaries/) and is editor of Better Business Focus (see http://onesmartplace.com/resources/better-business-focus-magazine). His Blog, on a wide range of subjects can be found at: http://onesmartplace.com/blog/
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